Mardi Gras Universal Studios Orlando


Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras – Every Night From Feb. 3–Apr. 7, 2018

Experience an authentic New Orleans celebration at Universal Studios Mardi Gras in Orlando! Treat your taste buds to some delicious genuine Cajun food. Each night you can enjoy the Mardi Gras parade, with amazing street performers and stilt walkers, dressed in colorful costumes as they are followed by unforgettable Mardi Gras floats. Don’t forget to get your hands in the air when it’s time to catch some beads as they are tossed from the floats!!

On Music Plaza Stage, get ready to see some of the biggest names in music perform live in concert.  The best part of it all is that all these festivities are included with your theme park admission. To begin planning for this amazing event, purchase your discount tickets today at

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Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras Concert Series

Learn more about the Event and Universal Studios Orlando’s 2018 Mardi Gras Artist Lineup.

Don’t miss out on the Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras performances.

  • Saturday, Feb. 3 – Sean Paul 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 10 – The Beach Boys 8:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 17 – Kelsea Ballerini 8:30pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 18 – Andy Grammer 8:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 – Macklemore 8:30pm
  • Sunday, March 4 – Phillip Phillips 8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 10 – Jason Derulo 8:30pm
  • Sunday, March 11 – Fitz and the Tantrums 8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 17 – Foreigner 8:30pm
  • Sunday, March 18 – Fifth Harmony 8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 24 – Jesse J 8:30pm
  • Sunday, March 25 – BUSH 8:30pm

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Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras – French Quarter – Sugary, Sweet and Delicious Beignets

Let the Good Times Roll with some Cajun Cuisine!

Another can’t miss is the French Quarter Courtyard. What goes better with amazing musical performances than some delicious food. Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine inside the French Quarter Courtyard, open every day at 4:00 pm. Treat yourself to savory meals along with some delectable desserts. Make sure to try some Spicy jambalaya or Shrimp Gumbo. Finish it all off with an all-time favorite, the sweet and sugary beignet. While you’re there don’t forget to check out the French Quarter Bands playing the signature sounds of New Orleans with Louisiana jazz, blues, and zydeco music. Enjoy all this and save by purchasing your discounted Universal tickets TODAY!


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Beads, Beads, ….and more Beads!!!

The highlight of the night is when the street performers, stilt walkers, and dazzling Mardi Gras floats start to make their way around the park. Enjoy the colorful, energetic parade with family and friends as you cheer and catch colorful beads as they fly through the air. Furthermore, due to the popularity of this event, we recommend grabbing your spots early for the best view of the parade. (Click here to see the Parade Route.) They even have a special Little Jester’s Parade Viewing Area, where your little ones can have an unobstructed view of the parade. It is located in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop. Access this area one hour prior the start of the parade. Make this a memory to last a lifetime!

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Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is every night, February 3rd – April 7th

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