Grande Festival Parade

Join us Saturday, June 18 at 11 AM! With marching bands from across Canada and the United States, the Festival's official mascot "Maestro", and whimsical floats and performers, the Grande Festival Parade is fun for the whole family. The parade begins at Central Park; travels along Caroline Street to Pearl Street, west on James Street, then turns north on Brant Street, ending at Central High School.

Note:  Route may change due to road construction.  

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prelude to parade

Where: City Hall

When: Saturday, June 18 from 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Who: Ulster Accordian Marching Band

Marching Bands Concert Presentation

Where: Burlington Hyundai Stage

When: Saturday, June 18 from 2 PM to 4 PM

Who: Burlington Teen Tour Band, Preston Scout House Alumni Band, Ghost Riders Corp, White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corp, M.M. Robinson Drumline, Crusaders Drumline, Kawartha Kavaliers Drum & Bugle Corp

Street Performances

Where: Maria Street Pod Pine Street Pod  Ontario Street Pod
When: 2:45 PM  2:15 PM  3:00 PM
Who: Top Hats Marching Orchestra  TBA Rock This Way




2016 Parade line-up

Alexander's Marching Coyotes  
Baltimore Twilighters Marching Band - NEW Magnolia Brass Band
Burlington Teen Tour Band McMaster Marching Band
Burlington Junior Redcoats Mayor Rick Goldring
Burlington Volunteer Fire Department Mocha Jeepsters
Buddy Bench - NEW  Optimists Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps - NEW
Bur Bear - Mascot Philippine Heritage Band
Carl Korody - The Intuitive Innovation Port Colborne Welland Shriners
Ceremonial Band of Waterloo Police Services - NEW President of Sound of Music - Andy Porecki
Comic Corp - NEW Preston Scout House Alumni Band
Community Living Drum Corps Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Mass Band - NEW 
Ghost Riders Corps - NEW RCL Br. 163 Pipes and Drums
Grimsby Pipes Bands Rock This Way Band
Hamilton Air Wing / 826 Gryphon Squadron - NEW Rotary Club - Burlington North (Bed Race)
Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra St. Andrews Pipe and Drum Band
Kawartha Kavaliers - NEW St. Mary's Marching Acts
Kilbride Volunteer Fire Department Tian Guo Band + Waist Drummers
KX 94.7 FM Cruiser Top Hat Marching Orchestra
M.M. Robinson Drumline Toronto Signals Band
Karina Gould, MP Ubuntu Grandwomen & Naked Beat Drummers 
Eleanor McMahon, MPP Winona Peach Festival 
Maestro - Sound of Music Mascot White Sabers Drum & Bugle Corp - NEW 
Maid of the Mist (Niagara Shrine Club)  

To find out more specific information about the Parade, or if you would like to help, please email