It is DWNTWN Muncie’s biggest party of the year! DWNTWN is gearing up for its 15th Annual Muncie Gras celebration. The party will take place in the streets of downtown Muncie on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 6 pm. to 2 a.m. Locals, visitors and students ages 21+ are welcome to join in the New Orleans-style festivities.

The ever popular mechanical bull and the Budweiser go-go cage are back! Other entertainment includes: Oxygen Bars, Hippo Chowdown, Giant Twister Board, Dizzy X, Vortex Bouncing Ponies and Track. 

Our two giant heated tents will house the Illuminate EDM Dance Party, The Fabulous Funcie Femmes and Friends Burlesque Show. Inside, The Mark III Taproom will be the hosts for fabulous Drag Shows and Male Go-Go Dancers. 

Multiple outdoor bars and food vendors will keep the libations flowing and munchies available throughout the night.

The event is open to those 21 years and over. The MITS trolley and buses will provide a safe ride home, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. with routes to the Ball State campus and Lyndenbrook area hotels. 


To keep up with the latest developments, follow Muncie Gras on Twitter @MuncieGras and Facebook - Muncie Gras. Bud Light Muncie Gras is produced by Muncie Downtown Development Parternership and sponosed by Woof Boom Radio. 


Tickets are available for purchase starting January 27th at 3p!

$15 advance, $20 at the gate 


Band line-up

This year's musical lineup should not be missed. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will headline the BudLight Stage. Jennie DeVoe, Mike Martin and the Beautiful Mess Losing September Glostick Willy and The Ball Salt Zombies will round out this eclectic stage. We are so excited for the artists and bands performing this year! Who's ready to "Raise a Little Hell"? 

Parade info

Muncie Gras Inaugural Parade will be on March 25th right before the Muncie Gras kick-off! Line-up starts at 4:30p, beginning on Riverside in a parking lot between Dicks and Dill Streets. The parade will travel East on Riverside to Reserve, Reserve to Washington, Washington to High St, and finally entering the Muncie Gras event on Charles St. For those that wish to participate please fill out the entry form below and contact Cheryl Crowder at or by calling 765-282-7897.

Become a VENDOR

Retail, food or service vendors who would like to be a part of this year's event should fill out the appropriate form below and contact Cheryl Crowder at or by calling 765-282-7897.