The Niagara Wine Festival is proud to present the 2016 Grande Parade with its theme “Homegrown Niagara”. This rain or shine event will happen on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11am, in the downtown core of the St.Catharines, Ontario, where we will welcome more than 70,000 spectators. The 2016 Niagara Wine Festival Grande Parade is organized and produced by the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival.
Enjoy the colour and the pageantry of one of North America’s foremost street parades! The Meridian Grande Parade hosts an outstanding procession of marching bands, drum corps, community groups, majorettes, floats and amazing performances, attracting upwards of 100,000 spectators to the streets of downtown St. Catharines each year.
Don’t forget to donate to the Community Care Annual Harvest Drive, collected during the Grande Parade. Last year you contributed over 8,000lbs of food to fill the shelves at our local food bank!
Downtown road closures begin at 9am, Lake Street closure between Carlton Street and Welland Avenue at 8am.
We thank everyone who submitted a Parade Application form for 2016!
Meridian Parade Pre-Show Fun Zones
Downtown St. Catharines
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | Starting at 9:30am
Join Meridian Credit Union as they host three Pre-Parade Shows that will kick off the 65th annual Meridian Grande Parade. The Pre-Show Fun Zones will take place in front of City Hall, the corner of Ontario and St. Paul Streets and Geneva Street prior to the beginning of the Grande Parade starting at 9:30am. Join Meridian and the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival for a unique Stand & Show performance, lots of activities and fun for children and a Pre-Show won’t forget.