The spirit of New Orleans is brought to life during Universal Orlando Mardi Gras! A combination of electrifying concerts, a dazzling parade, delicious Cajun cuisine and plenty of authentic New Orleans musicians creates one of the biggest parties in Orlando, Florida.
On select nights February 4 through March 25, 2017, Universal Orlando guests will be treated to a family-friendly version of Mardi Gras. You know it’s Mardi Gras the minute you enter the park, with festive decorations, traditional Zydeco Music, street performers and stilt walkers creating quite the scene. Of course, the biggest crowd pleasers are Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Concerts. This year’s line-up features a variety of music with everything from rock to R&B, to country to pop sensations taking the stage.
- February 4: Trace Adkins
- February 11: Ne-Yo
- February 18: Collective Soul
- February 19: X Ambassadors
- February 25: Fifth Harmony
- March 4: Yandel
- March 5: Olivia Newton-John
- March 11: UB40
- March 12: Toby Keith
- March 18: Jason DeRulo
- March 19: Earth, Wind and Fire
- March 25: The All-American Rejects
All concerts are included with the purchase of Universal Studio tickets. Concerts are held at the Music Plaza stage. Get ready for beads, bands and good times!
Before the concerts, be sure to take in the Mardi Gras Parade. Winding its way through the streets of Universal Studios, the parade celebrates cultures from around the world A lot of work, imagination, wood, glitter and paint went into making each float, all of which will take you around the globe to exotic locales. The celebration continues at the French Quarter Courtyard, which is the central location of the Mardi Gras festivities. Located near the Mummy and Twister attractions at Universal Studios, the French Quarter is where you’ll find food, spirits and music straight out of the Big Easy.
February 15-21: New Breed Brass Band
February 22 – March 5: Free Agents Brass Band
March 6-15: Naughty Professor Brass Band
March 16-25: Dirty Bourbon River Show
After the concerts end, head to Pat O’Briens at Universal CityWalk. It is a replica of the original bar in New Orleans. Grab a hurricane and continue the festive fun you can find only at Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Celebration.
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