It’s almost time to let the good times roll at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration from February 3 until April 7 at Universal Studios Florida!
During the celebration guests visiting the park can take in the sights, tastes, and the sounds of a real Mardi Gras experience.
One of our favorite highlights is the Headliners Concerts that take place on 13 select nights on the Music Plaza stage, including GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, international superstar and recording artist, Sean Paul and award-winning, multiplatinum chart-toppers, Fifth Harmony.
2018 Mardi Gras Headliners Concerts
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 – To be announced
March 11 -Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17 – Foreigner
March 18 – Fifth Harmony
March 24 – To be announced
March 25 – BUSH
The musical stars won’t be the only ones on display as a constellation-themed Mardi Gras parade will keep the good times rolling every night throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida with breathtakingly detailed floats, festive krewes of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads. Six new celestial floats – including Taurus, Virgo, and Serpentarius – complete a lineup of 12 intricately hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, designer of the original New Orleans Mardi Gras floats for more than 50 years.
Guests will also enjoy mouthwatering shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, beignets and more at the French Quarter Courtyard while listening to authentic sounds of New Orleans straight from Bourbon Street.
2018 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands
February 3 – 20: Free Agents Brass Band
February 21 – March 6: Naughty Professor Brass Band
March 7 – March 20: New Breed Brass Band
March 21 – March 31: Young Pinstripe Brass Band
April 1 – April 7: Dirty Bourbon River Show
The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an annual pass. Florida Residents can get three months free on Power, Preferred and Premier Annual Passes with a UPC code from select Coca-Cola products. For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.
We look forward to Mardi Gras every year, and can’t wait for this year’s fun!!!Follow us for more updates: