The annual Mardi Gras celebration starts on February 9 at Universal Studios Florida with a parade packed with floats, beads, and doubloons, plus concerts, New Orleans-style food, and fun.
Here's this year's concert line-up at Universal Studios Florida for Mardi Gras (shows are included with your regular admission ticket):
- FEB 9 : LIFEHOUSE
- FEB 16: STEVE MILLER BAND
- FEB 17: BOYS LIKE GIRLS
- FEB 23: TREY SONGZ
- MAR 2: DEMI LOVATO
- MAR 9: MONTGOMERY GENTRY
- MAR 15: SEAN KINGSTON
- MAR 16: MATCHBOX TWENTY
- MAR 22: AUSTIN MAHONE
- MAR 23: PHILLIP PHILLIPS
- MAR 30: PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO
- APR 6 : KOOL & THE GANG
- APR 13: PITBULL
- APR 20: THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS
Mardi Gras nights at Universal Orlando Resort also feature a parade with authentic floats built by Mardi Gras float builders. Catch some beads and doubloons, and if you have kids, bring them to the Little Jesters section, a special viewing area just for them.
If you're hungry, feast on delicious dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, andouille sausage, and beignets. You'll also enjoy the sounds of musicians direct from New Orleans.
To get an idea of what you can expect, click the video at lower left that shows the full parade from 2012.