The Need-to-Know about Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras!
Get ready for fun! Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2022 is back and better than ever! This family-friendly version of the Big Easy bash promises to be louder, spicier and better than ever!
The Fan-Fave event runs from February 5 -April 24th at USF! Get ready for Mouth-watering bites, authentic cuisine, and the spectacular nighttime parade!
And this year the live concerts, beads, and colorful merchandise return!
Are you ready to hit up Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras? It is all included in your park admission! So, read on for the need-to-know about Mardi Gras 2022!
Live Concerts are Back!
Check out top artists performing live on select nights at the Music Plaza stage. The outdoor venue is an amazing backdrop from these high-energy performances! Check out the concert line up:
- February 5 Sugar Ray
- February 12 Diana Ross
- February 19 Barenaked Ladies
- February 20 Styx
- February 26 Jon Pardi
- March 5 LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-Trip
- March 6 Marshmello
- March 12 Lee Brice
- March 13 Becky G
- March 18 Khalid
- March 19 Seal
- March 20 Gavin DeGraw
- March 25 The Revivalists
- March 26 Jimmie Allen
- March 27 Jason Derulo
And there is live daily music, dancers, and street performers!
Check Out the Planet Mardi Gras Parade!
“Planet Mardi Gras” is this year’s parade theme and features 6 new floats. Mardi Gras flare is combined with cosmic-inspired elements like comets, rockets, martians and more.
In addition, these new floats will join Universal’s traditional lineup to wind down the streets of Universal Studios Florida. Think colorful beads, high-energy music, and dozens of talented performers and beautiful costumes. So excited that this is back!
Delicious International Foods
Universal Orlando’s award-winning chefs are bringing you an assortment of tasty dishes and authentic flavors!
Indulge in an international culinary journey with Crawfish Boil, melt-in-your-mouth Beignets, Salchipapas, and more.
Select CityWalk restaurants and Universal hotels are getting in on the fun too! Everything from New Orleans BBQ Shrimp & Dirty Rice to Shrimp Po’ Boys and more.
Check them out for special menu offerings during the celebration.
Mardi Gras Food and Beverage Card
The best way to experience these authentic flavors and tastes is with the specialty “Mardi Gras Food and Beverage” card.
Enjoy discounts and savings on select food and beverage purchases at Mardi Gras kiosks and Universal Orlando owned restaurants. Use them to purchase food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
Float Factory Warehouse Tribute Store!
The Mardi Gras Tribute Store returns this year with an all-new theme: the Float Factory Warehouse. Explore (and shop) through four themed rooms that share the creative process of bringing a parade float to life. Be sure to check out the latest Mardi Gras gear and delight in tasty-themed treats within the retail location!
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