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Meridian Grande Parade

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Meridian Grande Parade

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am

The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival is proud to present the 2018 Meridian Grande Parade on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00am. This rain or shine event will parade through the downtown core of St. Catharines, Ontario, where we will welcome more than 70,000 spectators.

Immerse yourself in the Four Seasons in Wine Country as hundreds of musicians, dancers, acrobats, entertainers and floats fill the streets of Downtown St. Catharines. New Artistic Director Alice Burke has woven a spectacle of colour, sound and energy into an incredible hour of pageantry. The Meridian Grande Parade attracts upwards of 100,000 spectators annually–get there early to save your seat!



Post a photo of you at a previous Grande Parade for a chance to win a VIP Box at City Hall on Parade Day! Includes 10 seats, refreshments and the best view on the route. Post your photo on the @NiagaraWineFest Instagram or Facebook account and include #MyParadeStC for a chance to win! (enter before September 23; one winner will be contacted via social media).


During the #MeridianParade, snap a photo of your favourite entry and tag it @niagarawinefest #NGWFPeoplesChoice. The winner will be announced on stage Saturday night during Jonesy’s performance.

Don’t forget to donate to the Community Care Annual Harvest Drive, collected just before the Meridian Grande Parade and help to fill the shelves at our local food bank! #MeridianParade

 New for 2018

Joining us this year along the parade route is a number of Niagara’s Dance Schools. They will be animating the theme of Seasons in Wine Country from the Fall Harvest to Winter & Icewine, Spring, Summer, and the wonderful changing climate of Niagara.

Spot Niagara's Dance Community in this years parade, whirling like snowflakes, dancing in the rain, Soaking up the Sun and floating like leaves!"

Enjoy this year’s parade theme, a Harvest Feast for the Senses!

Follow our studios on Instagram or visit them online for more information and class schedules

Fascination Dance Studio

Ballet Etc

Dance FX

Paradisaea Ariel Dance

Paradisaea Circus Arts is a performance group and circus school based out of Niagara Falls. They offer aerial bartending and circus performances on a variety of apparatus, including aerial silks, hoop, pole-silks, and more. They also offer aerial circus classes and birthday parties for students of all ages!