2016 Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend – Burlington, VT

When something makes the top ten list you know it has a reputation for being good or at least worth mentioning for one reason or another. On his late show David Letterman had a top ten list as a regular segment, most often lists that were very humorous or absurd in nature. Here in Vermont, the Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend makes the list for being one of the top ten winter events. It is a three-day celebration coming up March 4-6, 2016 and you won’t want to miss it!

The 2016 Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend will be taking place on Church Street in downtown Burlington, VT. It is an annual event that has been going strong for 21 years and every year it just gets better and more fun. It all started with Magic Hat Brewing Company who thought it would be a great idea to gather up the folks in the community for a Mardi Gras celebration that would benefit a local non-profit. To get a crowd to show up in the cold they figured what better way that a fantastic float parade that would throw beads and chocolates. It worked and now many years later, the event brings in around 25,000 people and they have raised more than $250,000 for the local community.

This three-day celebration is chock full of events going on all day long and too many to list here so be sure to check out the full schedule on the event website so you don’t miss anything. There is a Fun Run, a myriad of performances, costume contest, the parade, and much more. Sample some drinks at the Magic Hat Artifactory nearby, browse the 100+ shops at the Church Street Marketplace, or sneak in a quick afternoon of skiing at Smugglers’ Notch.

At the end of each day you can come home and relax in your private suite at our inn in Middlebury and enjoy a gourmet, homemade breakfast each morning. Book online today for this popular winter weekend event or contact us for further information.

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