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Daily & Mardi Gras Parades


Parades at The Big E

Hear that? The parade is coming! The Big E Daily Parade and Mardi Gras Parade circle the grounds, daily. Line the route and enjoy the procession of floats and marching bands, and catch a few beads as the parade travels by. Both parades come together for the Grande Mardi Gras Parade, Friday - Sunday.

March in the Daily Parade with your group. Learn how: 2018 Daily Parade Application and Rules


Tickets on sale now!

Mardi Gras Parade Tickets
Sept 14 - Sept 30, 2018
Ticket allows you to ride on the floats and throw beads
The Big E Mardi Gras Parade

The Big E Mardi Gras Parade

Fri. - Sun. • 5pm | Mon. - Thurs. • 7:30pm
Every day is Fat Tuesday! The Mardi Gras Parade transforms the grounds into an authentic New Orleans celebration with traditional floats, dazzling lights, costumes, beads and rockin' tunes.
The Big E Daily Parade

The Big E Daily Parade

Daily • 5pm
Every afternoon, Big E contingents, marching bands, animals and more, are lead around the grounds by BiggiE, our mascot! Hear great music from bands and marching units and see the Hallamore Clydesdales, tiny pony hitches and costumed characters!

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