Downtown Burlington’s spring street celebration is undergoing significant changes in 2019, but Magic Hat Mardi Gras is still sure to be an incredible weekend in Burlington.
The parade down Main Street will be replaced by three days of fun events on Church Street and at the Magic Hat Brewery on Shelburne Road in South Burlington. The weekend will feature many musical acts, food, street performers and a decorations contest.
Unlike previous years there will be no street closures for this year’s Magic Hat Mardi Gras. Burlington’s parking system will continue to operate normally for the duration of the weekend. Two hour free parking can be found at Marketplace Garage, College Street Garage and Lakeview Garage.
Additional parking can be found at one of the many private and surface lots around Burlington. Rates for these Burlington parking facilities vary and more information can be found on our interactive map.
Also new this year is a free shuttle system that will drop off attendees on Church Street and at the Magic Hat Brewery on Shelburne Road. The shuttle routes and times are listed below:
- Bottom of Church Street to Magic Hat Brewery – First pick up will be on Church Street/City Hall at 9:50 a.m. and go on a continuous loop with the last drop off on Church Street at 2 p.m.
- GE Parking Lot to Magic Hat Brewery – First pick up will be from the GE Parking Lot at 9:50 a.m. and go on a continuous loop with the last drop off at the GE Parking Lot at 2 p.m.
- Burlington High School to Top of Church Street – First pick up will be at Burlington High School at noon and go on a continuous loop every half hour with the last drop off at Burlington High School at 7:20 p.m.
If you are headed downtown on your bike check out our bike parking map to find locations of secure bike parking in downtown Burlington. Also check out Greenride Bikeshare with multiple docking locations in the downtown.
This year beads are on sale for a suggested amount of $5, with all proceeds going to the Howard Center Street Outreach Team, which connects vulnerable community members with essential social services.