Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration Kicks Off This Weekend
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!
This is one of our favorite times of year at Universal Orlando Resort as we are surrounded by the sights, sounds and flavors of The Big Easy. We pride ourselves on giving you the most authentic, family friendly Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans. Anyone of any age can enjoy the festivities on select nights from February 6 – April 16.
On our concert main stage this year, you’ll find an array of performances that span numerous genres and generations. From the legendary sounds of Diana Ross to current day hit makers Fall Out Boy and Shawn Mendes, there is something for everyone.
- February 6: Hunter Hayes
- February 13: Diana Ross
- February 14: Barenaked Ladies
- February 20: Nate Ruess
- February 27: Fall Out Boy
- March 5: Kool & the Gang
- March 12: The Fray
- March 13: Adam Lambert
- March 19: Shawn Mendes
- March 20: 3 Doors Down
- March 26: REO Speedwagon
- April 2: T-Pain
- April 9: Jessie J
- April 16: Yandel
During the afternoon, as you enjoy the tastes of our French Quarter Courtyard (we’ve got tons of beignets and jambalaya!), you’ll find bands straight from Bourbon Street filling the air with the authentic sounds of New Orleans.
And our Mardi Gras parade will be as festive as ever. This year’s parade represents celebrations of various cultures from all across the globe. Working with the artists and designers of Kern Studios in New Orleans, we have created four brand new floats. The Venetian Carnival, Rio Carnival, Oktoberfest and the 4th of July floats will all make their debuts.
Don’t forget, if you purchase any Universal Orlando Multi-Day Ticket or Annual Pass with any American Express Credit or Charge Card, you receive entry to the American Express Reserved Parade Viewing area in Universal Studios! Get all of the details here.
And the party continues in after the show ends in Universal Studios. Enjoy free club admission in Universal CityWalk on Mardi Gras event nights. You’ll just need your park ticket from that night’s Mardi Gras event to get in.
The Mardi Gras concerts, parade and French Quarter music are all included with your Annual Pass or Universal Studios admission. So grab your tickets and laissez les bon temps roulez—let the good times roll!