ORLANDO, Fla. (January 2019) – If you have ever been to Universal Studios Orlando, you know there always seems to be something going on. And no, it isn’t always scary stuff.

Every night from Feb.9 – April 4 the streets of Universal explodes with colorful costumes and countless beads. And you can’t have a Mardi Gras celebration without a parade. Floats line the parade route as pass holders, and performers toss out the much-coveted beads. Truly bringing guest to the Big Easy. 

Superstar singer-songwriters Sabrina Carpenter and Bazzi are joining the incredible concert lineup, which includes names like Macklemore, Mr.World Wide (Pit Bull) and others, for this years Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration – a family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash that features authentic Cajun-style cuisine, an incredible nightly parade and – on select nights – live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.

Plus, as part of the Mardi Gras Celebration, guests will be able to sample new and returning authentic Cajun cuisine at the French Quarter Courtyard, as well as enjoy a party animal-themed parade that will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida.


(performing in the Music Plaza)

Feb. 9BUSH
Feb. 16Gavin DeGraw
Feb. 17Dan + Shay
Feb. 23Macklemore
March 2Sabrina Carpenter
March 9Becky G
March 10Sean Paul
March 16Steve Miller Band
March 17Ziggy Marley
March 23NF
March 24Pitbull
March 30Bazzi
March 31To be announced

Just in case the Parade, All-Star musical lineup and amazing street performers, don’t get you in that New Orleans mindset, our friends at Universal have also grabbed some big sounds from some Big Brass Bands. 

Performing in the Fench Quarter Courtyard of course:

Feb-9 – Feb. 17    Dirty Bourbon River Show

Feb. 18 – Feb. 27   Naughty Professor Brass Band

Feb. 28 – March 18  Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey Bannister

March 19 – April 4   New Breed Brass Band

All this is included with park admission!

Florida residents can experience this year’s Mardi Gras celebration and the spring season with an exclusive 2-Park, 3-Day Base ticket offer for $159.99 – that’s three days for less than $54 per day. This limited-time offer can be used at one park per day and is available for purchase with a valid promo code from Coca-Cola® or Coke® Zero Sugar.

*Florida residents must purchase by April 4 and can visit any three days now through June 30, 2019. 

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