Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida (Feb 6 - Apr 16)
Universal Studios Florida is launching the festivities of its annual Mardi Gras celebrations on Saturday, February 6, with a host of world-class concerts, cajun-style food events, wild nightly parties and an awesome Mardi Gras Parade which will run through Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Starting at 7:45pm on every Mardi Gras event night, the Mardi Gras Parade will be the highlight of every week-end, as family members and friends will compete in catching as many as possible of the 1.7 million traditional beads that will be thrown in the air from colorful floats, skilled stilt walkers, impressive street performers and wild dancers in the purest New Orleans tradition.
Kids and yound children will even enjoy their very own parade experience from Little Jester's Parade private viewing area, which is located near the Brown Derby Hat Shop (opens 1 hour before the main parade starts).
Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras concerts line up is nothing short of amazing this year with top performers for every taste from rock to pop and from country to R&B. World famous artists such as Diana Ross, Kool & The Gang, Barenaked Ladies or T-Pain will be following one another to play their biggest hits on the Music Plaza live stage on selected nights starting at 8:30pm.
Finally, the French Quarter Courtyard will feature cajun-style food, including traditional jambalaya, creole gumbo and andouille sausages, classic red beans and rice dishes as well as sweet beignets and fried doughnuts.
For more information about the 2016' Mardi Gras Parade at Universal Studio Florida, read the Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Frequently Asked Questions, or download the Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Mobile App.