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Mardi Gras continues at Universal Studios Florida with Nelly concert on May 3

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans is long over, but the party continues through early June at Universal Orlando Resort. Every Saturday night through June 7 you can see a full concert performance by popular artists like The Wanted (May 10), Roots (May 17), Cher Lloyd (May 24), Huey Lewis and the News (May 31), and Robin Thicke (June 7).

The concerts at Universal Studios Florida are included with your park ticket; space is first come, first served on the main stage. However, if you come early in the evening, you can enjoy additional information from New Orleans bands and street performers. There's also plenty of authentic cuisine like jambalaya and po' boys.

The Mardi Gras parade continues on Saturdays through June 7, too, with elaborate floats, colorful costumes, and lots and lots of beads. If you'd like a sneak peek at the parade, check out the video accompanying this article.

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