Don’t’ Miss Orlando’s Biggest Party – Mardi Gras 2020. Let the good times roll at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2020 Mardi Gras celebration that will run daily from Feb. 1 through April 2. For 16 select nights during the event guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music. These will include world-renowned, chart-topping DJ and producer, Marshmello, the multi-platinum international star behind global smash-hits “Despacito” and “Échame La Culpa,” Luis Fonsi, and best-selling American girl group of all time, TLC, known for mega-hits such as “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” “Creep” and “Unpretty.” For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below.
Don’t’ Miss Orlando’s Biggest Party – Mardi Gras 2020
The concerts take place on at Studios on Music Plaza Stage (pictured below) at 8:30 pm most Saturday and Sunday nights of the event. (This year, there are two Friday concert nights as well).
Crowds can be absolutely nuts for these concerts. Because of this, if you really want an up close view, you’ll need to line up several hours beforehand. Some people will even spend their entire day in line waiting. Personally, that’s not my ideal theme park day, but your opinion may vary!
2020 Mardi Gras Concert Line-Up:
- Saturday February 1st — The Roots
- Saturday February 8th — Karol G
- Saturday February 15th — Bell Biv DeVoe
- Sunday February 16th — +Live+
- Saturday February 22nd — Kool & the Gang
- Saturday February 29th — TLC
- Saturday March 7th — REO Speedwagon
- Sunday March 8th — Dustin Lynch
- Friday March 13th — Luis Fonsi
- Saturday March 14rd — The All-American Rejects
- Sunday March 15th — Diana Ross
- Friday March 20th — Chris Young
- Saturday March 21st — Earth, Wind & Fire
- Sunday March 22nd — Marshmello
- Saturday March 28th — Why Don’t We
- Sunday March 29th — Gavin DeGraw
Universal Orlando 2020 Mardi Gras Parades & Floats
“The nightly Mardi Gras parade runs throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers with extraordinary costumes, and countless beads,” the theme park said in a press release.
Inspired by the all-new Treasures of the Deep theme, the nightly Mardi Gras parade runs throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers with extraordinary costumes, and countless beads. This year, the parade will debut six new floats inspired by mystical creatures of the deep, the sunken city of Atlantis and more. All 12 hand-crafted floats are engineered by Kern Studios, the same company that has created floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. And, fan-favorite floats, including the Riverboat and King Gator, will return with all-new décor celebrating 25 years of party.
Sizzling Cajun & Creole Food at Universal Mardi Gras
Make your way to the French Quarter Courtyard located in the New York area, loosen up your belt and get ready to try a wide variety of mouthwatering bite-sized Cajun favorites including jambalaya, shrimp gumbo, Andouille sausage, sugary-sweet beignets, and more! All-new experiences are coming to Universal Orlando Resort’s 2019 Mardi Gras celebration. As part of this family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash, guests can purchase new add-on experiences including an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil and a special dessert and Cinematic Celebration party with an exclusive parade viewing area.
A brand new Carnival Around the Universe tasting tent will feature dishes inspired by carnivals worldwide, with new menu items debuting bi-weekly throughout the Universal Mardi Gras event.
Add-on experiences, including the Bayou Boil, bring an authentic New Orleans crawfish boil experience. The Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard will also be available, which gives you the chance to try a variety of classic New Orleans dishes.
The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2020 celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. The best discount tickets to purchase for this event is the Universal Buy 2 Days get 3rd Day FREE!