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Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras
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Every Night from 1 Feb. – 2 Apr.

Due to the parks’ temporary closure, Universal Orlando’s 2020 Mardi Gras celebration will now conclude on Sunday, 15 March.

Enjoy an authentic New Orleans celebration with nightly parades, dazzling entertainment including superstar concerts on select nights, and mouthwatering Cajun food available for purchase. Best of all, the festivities are included with your theme park admission, Annual Pass or Seasonal Pass*. It’s unforgettable springtime fun for everyone.

*Seasonal Passholders are blocked out of Universal Studios Florida™ the entire day on Mardi Gras concert dates.


On the Universal Music Plaza Stage in Universal Studios Florida™

You can’t have a great party without great music. On select nights of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, catch performances from some of the biggest names in pop, rock, country, R&B and more at the Music Plaza stage.

We want to inform you of changes to this weekend’s Mardi Gras concert lineup. Flo Rida will now perform on Saturday, 14 March and Sugar Ray will perform on Sunday, 15 March. These concerts will replace the previously scheduled acts, The All-American Rejects and Diana Ross, as they have decided to cancel their performances. We look forward to providing a great Mardi Gras experience for guests planning to attend.

Saturday, 1 Feb. - The Roots
8:30 pm

Saturday, 8 Feb. - Karol G
8:30 pm

Saturday, 15 Feb. - Bel Biv DeVoe
8:30 pm

Sunday, 16 Feb. - +Live+
8:30 pm

Saturday, 22 Feb. - Kool & The Gang
8:30 pm

Saturday, 29 Feb. - TLC
8:30 pm

Saturday, 7 Mar. - REO Speedwagon
8:30 pm

Sunday, 8 Mar. - Dustin Lynch
8:30 pm

Friday, 13 Mar. - Luis Fonsi
8:30 pm

Saturday, 14 Mar. - JUST ANNOUNCED - Flo Rida
8:30 pm

Sunday, 15 Mar. - JUST ANNOUNCED - Sugar Ray
8:30 pm

Friday, 20 Mar. - Chris Young
8:30 pm

Saturday, 21 Mar. - Earth, Wind & Fire
8:30 pm

Sunday, 22 Mar. - Marshmello
8:30 pm

Saturday, 28 Mar. - Why Don’t We
8:30 pm

Sunday, 29 Mar. - Gavin DeGraw
8:30 pm


Join The Parade

Gather with your fellow party animals to see our stilt walkers, dancers and street performers get in touch with their wild side amidst themed parade floats. Let the good times roll as our colorful menagerie parades through the streets of Universal Studios Florida. Confetti will fly as countless strands of beads are tossed into the crowd at this wild and wonderful evening event.

Parade starts at 5:45 pm on the following dates:
2 Mar

Parade starts at 6:15 pm on the following dates:
1 Mar, 3-6

Parade starts at 7:00 pm on the following dates:
12 Mar

Parade starts at 7:30 pm on the following dates:
9 Mar - 11 Mar
16 Mar - 19 Mar
30 Mar - 2 Apr

Parade starts at 7:45 pm on the following dates:
7 Mar, 8, 13-15, 20-22, 28-29


The French Quarter Courtyard

Our French Quarter Courtyard sizzles with authentic New Orleans food and grooves with live music. Kick back with great tunes and tap your toes while you enjoy jambalaya, beignets and more in tasting sizes so you can sample a variety of Cajun and Creole food.
(Food available for purchase.)


The French Quarter Courtyard

With a rich history of soulful performers, New Orleans is often considered to be the birthplace of true American music. Experience the city’s signature sound with performances by real Louisiana jazz, blues and zydeco bands.

1 Feb – 13 Feb Dirty Bourbon River Show
14 Feb – 6 Mar Free Agents Brass Band
6 Mar – 21 Mar New Breed Brass Band
22 Mar – 2 Apr Naughty Professor Brass Band