Universal Orlando Is All Set For Mardi Gras

It’s nearly that Universal Mardi Gras time of year again! The event is set to return from Feb. 3 through April 7, 2024, promising guests a journey through the flavors and traditions of Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Visitors can join the party at Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval for nonstop fun with global eats, music beats and floats parading down the streets!

Universal Mardi Gras gif showing off food, parade, and entertainers

The streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive with fantastic floats inspired by New Orleans and Carnaval celebrations around the globe, including all-new Elements floats.

Group of people standing in front of a Universal Mardi Gras parade as entertainers cheer them on

Savor the Carnaval flavors from around the globe and dig into chicken Schnitzel, Chilaquiles Verdes and Beignets for days*.

Couple sitting at a bench during Universal Mardi Gras enjoying food

It wouldn’t be Universal Mardi Gras without live music from some of your guest’s favorite artists like DJ Khaled, Ava Max, Luis Fonsi, and more.

Get your guests ready to party with headliner concerts on select nights.

Music Plaza filled with people during Mardi Gras
  • Feb. 3: Walker Hayes
  • Feb. 10: The All-American Rejects
  • Feb. 17: Elle King
  • Feb. 18: KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Feb. 24: Barenaked Ladies
  • March 2: DJ Khaled
  • March 9: Ava Max
  • March 10: Queen Latifah
  • March 16: Luis Fonsi
  • March 17: Zedd

The concerts are held at Universal Studios Florida’s Music Plaza stage, near the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster toward the front of the park. Shows begin at 8:30 p.m.