Mardi Gras at Universal Studios

January 18, 2019

Mardi Gras - March Events in Orlando

We are less than a month away from one of the biggest parties of the year at Universal Orlando! Live music, street performers, and a taste of Cajun will at be happening during Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras! This New Orleans themed event is an annual tradition in Orlando and will happen from Feb. 9 to Apr. 4 in 2019! If you have never attended Mardi Gras at Universal, listen up to learn why you shouldn’t miss out on this event:


Live Music: Universal has just released their concert lineup for Mardi Gras and we are impressed! Here’s the short list of the names that will be gracing the stage this year:


  • Saturday, Feb. 9 – BUSH at 8:30 pm


  • Saturday, Feb. 16 – Gavin DeGraw


  • Sunday, Feb. 17 – Dan + Shay


  • Saturday, Feb. 23 – Macklemore


  • Saturday, Mar. 9 – Becky G


  • Sunday, Mar. 10 – Sean Paul


  • Saturday, Mar. 16 – Steve Miller Band


  • Sunday, Mar. 17 – Ziggy Marley


  • Saturday, Mar. 23 – NF


  • Sunday, Mar. 24 – Pitbull



The best news is that concerts are included in your general admission pass, so it doesn’t cost any extra to enjoy these amazing bands live! Most concerts will happen at 8:30 pm, but check their website before visiting, as times may change.



Parade: One of the best parts of this event is the themed Mardi Gras parade that happens daily during the event dates! Make sure to save a spot to watch dancers, stilt walkers and street performers show you exactly what Mardi Gras looks like in New Orleans, but with a family-friendly vibe! Kids love seeing the confetti fly away and the endless beads being generously thrown from the floats! Make it a contest and let’s see who can collect the most vibrant and fun beads at the end of the night!



Food: The French Quarter Courtyard is a space dedicated to “N’awlins Style Food and Spirits.” There are a bunch of different food vendors selling authentic Creole and Cajun dishes in a relaxing atmosphere that features the sounds of sweet Southern music to spice up your Mardi Gras experience!



If you are Florida resident and have an annual pass, you should definitely check out all the perks available for pass holders during this event! You can even sign up to ride on the floats during the parade and toss the beads to the parade viewers! Book your Orlando hotel suites stay now at the Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista and don’t forget about Florida Resident Discount, as well! We look forward to hosting you for this spicy party!