Celebrate Mardi Gras 2019 at Universal Orlando
Known as “Florida’s Biggest Party,” Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando celebrates the sights, sounds, and flavors of New Orleans’ iconic street party. The festivities include a spectacular nightly parade, lively street performances, authentic Cajun cuisine, live concerts by top artists, and some of the Bayou’s best Big Easy bands.
Mardi Gras 2019 Concerts and Parade Info
MARDI GRAS CONCERT LINEUP – Feb. 9 – Mar. 31 | Select Nights | Music Plaza Stage
The 2019 Mardi Gras concert series includes a star-studded lineup of new and returning fan-favorites. Held on select nights throughout February and March, this annual tradition showcases some of the biggest names in musical entertainment. Performers scheduled to appear include Pitbull, Steve Miller Band, Bush, and more.
MARDI GRAS PARTY PARADE – Feb. 9 – Apr. 4 | Nightly | Parade Begins in the Hollywood Area
Gather for the fabulous procession of stilt walkers, dancers, floats, and street performers in a spectacular parade through the streets of Universal Studios Florida. This year’s theme is Party Animals, featuring a wild and whacky menagerie of characters festooned as their favorite creatures from the jungle, swamp, ocean, and sky.
Parade Viewing Area for Kids
Located in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop, The Little Jester’s Parade is perfect for visitors with children. The little ones can enjoy an unobstructed view of the festivities, and access is available beginning one hour before the parade starts.
Mardi Gras 2019 Food and Entertainment
AUTHENTIC CAJUN CUISINE – Feb. 9 – Apr. 4 | Starting at 4pm | French Quarter Courtyard
Savor the flavors of New Orleans’s legendary Cajun cooking. With all food and drink items served in tasting sizes, foodies will have the opportunity to indulge in everything. From Crab Etouffee, jambalaya, and Catfish Po Boy, to Gumbo, King Cake, and plenty of cocktails and drinks, this year’s Mardi Gras is cooking up all your favorite N’awlins-style foods.
BIG EASY BANDS – Feb. 9 – Apr. 4 | French Quarter Courtyard
Enjoy the signature sounds of Louisiana jazz, blues, and zydeco bands.
- Feb. 9 -17: Dirty Bourbon River Show
- Feb. 18 – 27: Naughty Professor Brass Band
- Feb. 28 – Mar. 18: Free Agents Brass Band
- Mar. 19 – Apr. 4: New Breed Brass Band
- Mardi Gras Tickets
- Mardi Gras festivities are included with your theme park admission or Annual Universal Orlando Resort Pass.
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Stay Near Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
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