For anyone who thought that Mardi Gras is something that only happens once a year, you haven't been to Universal Orlando Resort! On select days from now until April 20 , you can celebrate the spirit of New Orleans in Central Florida.
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Florida “let the good times roll” at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras in honor of their recent Big of the Year awards. The Bigs who attended have been recognized as extraordinary mentors - going above and beyond to make a noticeable difference in a child’s life. The organization also announced Smith LeVeille from Tallahassee, FL as Big Brother of the Year and Sara Peterson from Venice, FL as Big Sister of the Year, honoring Feveille and Peterson’s outstanding efforts to make a life-changing impact to the children they mentor in the state of Florida.
Universal Orlando Resort hosted the Bigs and their Littles for a day of fun in both theme parks. The group capped off the night throwing beads from this year’s amazing floats during the Mardi Gras parade.
This Saturday night, country duo Montgomery Gentry will perform live at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras. The authentic, family-friendly celebration includes a dazzling parade, tons of Mardi Gras beads and Universal’s very own French Quarter Courtyard – complete with authentic New Orleans bands, delicious Cajun cuisine and more.
Schedule of Events on March 9:
· 4 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens
· 7:45 p.m. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts
· 8:30 p.m. – Montgomery Gentry Concert Begins
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