Mardi Gras Events in Orlando

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Orlando with events happening at Universal Orlando Resort and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Universal Orlando Resort

International Flavors of Carnaval: Mardi Gras will run until April 7th at Universal Orlando Resort and is included with park admission.

Parade- All new floats inspired by New Orleans and global Carnaval celebrations where you can catch a handful of beads.

Live Music- On select nights you can see some of your favorite artists at the Universal Music Plaza stage.

February 10th- The All-American Rejects, 17th- Nessa Barrett, 18th- KC and the Sunshine Band, 24th- Barenaked Ladies.

March 2nd- DJ Khaled, 9th- Ava Max, 10th- Queen Latifah, 16th- Luis Fonsi, 17th- Zedd.

Food & Shopping- Enjoy dishes from around the world for an additional purchase such as chicken schnitzel and chilaquiles verdes. You can also purchase themed merchandise at the Mardi Gras tribute store.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Running until March 3rd, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will host their family-friendly Mardi Gras event. It is included with park admission on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Cajun Food & Cocktails- NEW this year! Louisiana Hot Shrimp, Blackened Chicken Slider, Raspberry French 75 (Gin, Prosecco, Monin Blue Raspberry, Citrus Juice), Cajun BBQ Short Rib, Crepe Suzette, and Chicory & Chocolate Crepes.

Mardi Gras Parade- Stilt walkers, musicians, and entertainers at the Bird Gardens.

Bead Balcony- An opportunity to catch beads at select times (limited quantity available).

Brass Band- Bourbon Street jazz classics in the Bird Gardens.

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