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Meridian Grande Parade


Saturday, Sept 28 – 11:00am | Downtown St. Catharines

Immerse yourself in the Parade of Many Colours as hundreds of musicians, dancers, acrobats, entertainers and floats fill the streets of Downtown St. Catharines. 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 70,000 spectators annually – get there early to block your seat!

Enter to win VIP seats!

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 Sept 21; one winner will be contacted via social media account).

Vote for the people’s choice award!

During the #MeridianParade, snap a photo of your favourite entry and tag it @niagarawinefest #PeoplesChoiceAward. 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 during the Meridian Grande Parade and help to fill the shelves at our local food bank! #MeridianParade