Let the Good Times Roll with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, select dates from January 8 through March 6.
Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through spacious walkways. Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.
Busch Gardens Mardi Gras 2022
LIVE MUSIC, PARADE AND BEADS
MARDI GRAS PARADE – The Bird Gardens come to life as entertainers, stilt walkers and musicians bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tampa Bay during this lively parade.
BEAD GARDEN – What’s Mardi Gras without beads? Stop by the Bead Garden for an opportunity to catch beads with your party.
Select times during event hours. Limited quantity of beads available.
BRASS BAND – Enjoy Bourbon street beats and jazz classics as the Brass Band gets the party started in the Bird Gardens.
LIVE LOCAL MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the music of New Orleans as local musical groups bring zest to this flavorful event.
See the daily schedule for showtimes.
Tastes of Mardi Gras
Tempt your taste buds with a signature shrimp po’ boy, hearty jambalaya and gumbo, or specialty sweets like iconic beignets. Handcrafted cocktail classics like Hurricanes join new signature drinks for a perfect pairing with the park’s carefully crafted culinary offering. Try them all with a Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard!
- Mardi Gras Cupcakes (2 or 4 Packs)
- Rum Tastings
- Artisan Crafts
- Beignets: Traditional Powdered SugarWoodford Reserve Chocolate DrizzleBanana Foster
- Smoked Bourbon Peach Sour Cocktail: Woodford Reserve, Peach Sour, Club Soda
- NEW! IMPOSSIBLE™ Dirty Rice: Spices of New Orleans, Green Onions, IMPOSSIBLE™ Meat
- REIMAGINED! Shrimp & Grits: Cajun Garlic Shrimp, Smoked Cheddar, Tasso Ham, Stone Ground Grits
- Creole-Style Jambalaya: Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Tomatoes, Green Onions
- Spiced Vanilla Old-Fashioned Cocktail: Woodford Reserve, Vanilla, Bitters
- Traditional Hurricane: Served Frozen or Iced Spike DAT! +$3.50
ESPLANADE STREET BITES
- NEW! Smoked Peppered Brisket: Chipotle Cream, New Orleans Kettle Chip, Green Onions
- NEW! Smoked Chicken Po’boy: Bourbon BBQ, Crisp Lettuce, Pickles
- Shrimp Po’boy: Crispy Shrimp, Creole Remoulade, Crisp cabbage, PicklesSmoked Bloody Mary Cocktail: Tito’s Vodka, Hickory, Fresh Lemon
- Select Draft Beers
- Frozen Cocktails
- Cocktails on Tap
- NEW! French Quarter Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake Waffle Cone: Chocolate Drizzle, Mardi Gras Sprinkles
- REIMAGINED! The Mardi Gras Waffle Cone Sundae: Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Popcorn, Chocolate Drizzle, Whipped Topping, Wild Morello Cherries
- REIMAGINED! Bourbon Street Cream and Cookie: Choice of Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Drizzle
- (GARDEN GATE CAFE)Draft Beer
- Frozen Cocktails: Strawberry Daiquri, Piña Colada, Tampa ViceGold Coin Mojito, and Green Fairy Margarita