Mardi Gras 2016 Kicks Off At Universal…

Orlando Attractions Update – Here’s the latest on the Mardi Gras Celebrations at Universal that kick off this weekend! The official press release states “This is one of our favorite times of year at Universal Orlando Resort as we are surrounded by the sights, sounds and flavors of The Big Easy. We pride ourselves on giving you the most authentic, family friendly Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans. Anyone of any age can enjoy the festivities on select nights from February 6 – April 16.

Dance along with masked characters and catch beads during Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebrationOn our concert main stage this year, you’ll find an array of performances that span numerous genres and generations. From the legendary sounds of Diana Ross to current day hit makers Fall Out Boy and Shawn Mendes, there is something for everyone.

  • 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

During the afternoon, as you enjoy the tastes of our French Quarter Courtyard(we’ve got tons of beignets and jambalaya!), you’ll find bands straight from Bourbon Street filling the air with the authentic sounds of New Orleans.

Mardi Gras 2015 Party GoersAnd our Mardi Gras parade will be as festive as ever. This year’s parade represents celebrations of various cultures from all across the globe. Working with the artists and designers of Kern Studios in New Orleans, we have created four brand new floats. The Venetian Carnival, Rio Carnival, Oktoberfest and the 4th of July floats will all make their debuts. Catch tons of beads during Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras celebrationNow all you have to do is join us. You’re the reason we throw the biggest party in Florida.

The Mardi Gras concerts, parade and French Quarter music are all included with your Annual Pass or Universal Studios admission. So grab your tickets and laissez les bon temps roulez—let the good times roll!