• Universal Mardi Gras Celebration Returns with new acts and parade floats

    by  • February 2, 2016 • Universal Orlando


    I’m excited for the return of Mardi Gras to Universal Studios Florida. It’s a little bit of the Big Easy right here in Orlando. The food, the music, the dancing, and the parade with the beads. It’s all a fantastic experience that you shouldn’t miss.

    This year’s Mardi Gras parade features 12 vibrant floats and includes four new additions — Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival. All of the exquisite floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists. The same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewes since 1947.

    The concert series opens on February 6 with Hunter Hayes. Other stars include Diana Ross, Adam Lambert, Jesse J, and Barenaked Ladies (full list below).

    You can let the good times roll on select nights from Feb 6 through April 16. Mardi Gras is included with your theme park admission to Universal Studios Florida

    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

    For more information on this vacation package and Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.