Mardi Gras 2018 at Universal Orlando

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Laissez les bon temps rouler! Come to Florida’s Biggest Party – Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras! 

On 13 select nights, you can sing along as some of the biggest names in music take the Music Plaza stage, including GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, international superstar and recording artist, Sean Paul and award-winning, multiplatinum chart-toppers, Fifth Harmony

2018 Mardi Gras Concerts at Universal Orlando

Feb. 3 - Sean Paul
Feb. 10 - The Beach Boys
Feb. 17 - Kelsea Ballerini
Feb. 18 - Andy Grammer
Feb. 24 - Macklemore
March 3 - 311
March 4 - Phillip Phillips
March 10 - TBA
March 11 - Fitz and the Tantrums
March 17 - Foreigner
March 18 - Fifth Harmony
March 24 - TBA
March 25 - BUSH

Mardi Gras floats at Universal Orlando

A constellation-themed Mardi Gras parade keep the good times rolling every night throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida with breathtakingly detailed floats, festive krewes of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads. Six new celestial floats – including Taurus, Virgo and Serpentarius – complete a lineup of 12 intricately hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, designer of the original New Orleans Mardi Gras floats for more than 50 years. 

Mardi Gras street performers at Universal Orlando

Starting at 4pm, enjoy mouthwatering shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, beignets and more at the French Quarter Courtyard while listening to authentic sounds of New Orleans straight from Bourbon Street. 

Mardi Gras events are included in your regular admission to Universal Studios Florida. Hashtag the fun with #UniversalMardiGras and 2018's theme #ReadyforUniversal

- Kimberly