Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

It’s party time! From February 3 to April 7, Universal Studios Orlando transforms into the French Quarter of New Orleans. Each night, celebrate Mardi Gras with a family-friendly twist. This year’s event welcomes all ages to partake in colorful parades, seasoned Cajun delicacies and unforgettable live music.

The Mardi Gras parade starts in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios each evening, featuring floats crafted from New Orleans designer, Kern Studios. This year, behold six new floats, inspired by constellations like Virgo, Taurus and Orion. The festivities continue at 8:30pm with a performance from an all-star musician. Top names this year include Macklemore, Fifth Harmony, Foreigner and The Beach Boys.

And then there’s all the delicious food: Head to the French Quarter Courtyard to feast on New Orleans favorites, including shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, beignets and more. The French Quarter Courtyard opens every day at 4pm.

Best of all? The Mardi Gras fun is included with admission to Universal Studios.

Mark your calendars – here’s this year’s dazzling lineup:

Full music schedule
February 3: Sean Paul
February 10: The Beach Boys
February 17: Kelsea Ballerini
February 18: Andy Grammer
February 24: Macklemore
March 3: 311
March 4: Phillip Phillips
March 10: TBD
March 11: Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17: Foreigner
March 18: Fifth Harmony
March 24: TBD
March 25: BUSH

French Quarter band schedule
February 3 to 20: Free Agents Brass Band
February 21 to March 6: Naughty Professor Brass Band
March 7 to 20: New Breed Brass Band
March 21 to 31: Young Pinstripe Brass Band
April 1 to 7: Dirty Bourbon River Show

Parade times
February 6: 5:15pm
February 4, 5, 7 to 9, 11 to 15: 6:45pm
February 16, 19 to 23, 25 to 28: 7:15pm
March 1, 2, 5 to 9: 7:15pm
February 3, 10, 17, 18, 24: 7:45pm
March 3, 4, 10 to 31: 7:45pm
April 1 to 7: 7:45pm

By Amy Sapp

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