Universal Mardi Gras Celebration Returns with new acts and parade floats


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.