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Universal's Mardi Gras 2014

Select Nights February 8 to June 7

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Universal's Mardi Gras
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Universal Orlando will be transformed into the "Big Easy" and kick off its annual one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration February 8, 2014. The ultimate street party continues for 20 select nights, through June 7. In addition, each week the Mardi Gras 2014 Concert Series showcases some of the world's hottest musical performers, including Barenaked Ladies, Robin Thicke, Daughtry and Nelly.

The Mardi Gras 2014 Concert Series will also feature Collective Soul, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kool & the Gang and more:

Headliners performing in the Music Plaza include:

  • Saturday, Feb 8 - Daughtry
  • Saturday, Feb 15 - Barenaked Ladies
  • Sunday, Feb 16 - Thomas Rhett
  • Saturday, Feb 22 - CANCELLED
  • Saturday, Mar 1 - Collective Soul
  • Saturday, Mar 8 - Prince Royce
  • Friday, Mar 14 - Cody Simpson
  • Saturday, Mar 15 - Foreigner
  • Friday, Mar 21 - A Great Big World
  • Saturday, Mar 22 - Gavin DeGraw
  • Friday, Mar 28 - Kelly Rowland
  • Saturday, Mar 29 - Weezer
  • Saturday, Apr 5 - Skillet
  • Saturday, Apr 12 - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - Kool & the Gang
  • Saturday, May 3 - Nelly
  • Saturday, May 10 - The Wanted
  • Saturday, May 17 - The Roots
  • Saturday, May 24 - Cher Lloyd
  • Saturday, May 31 - Huey Lewis and The News
  • Saturday, June 7 - Robin Thicke

New Orleans' Bands performing in the French Quarter:

  • Saturday, Feb 8 - Remedy Krewe
  • Saturday, Feb 15 - Soul Project
  • Sunday, Feb 16 - Soul Project
  • Saturday, Feb 22 - Rockin Jake
  • Saturday, Mar 1 - Big Al and The Heavyweights
  • Saturday, Mar 8 - Daddy Mac Blues Band
  • Friday, Mar 14 - Mississippi Rail Company
  • Saturday, Mar 15 - Mississippi Rail Company
  • Friday, Mar 21 - The Big Easy Playboys
  • Saturday, Mar 22 - The Big Easy Playboys
  • Friday, Mar 28 - Dirty Bourbon River Show
  • Saturday, Mar 29 - Dirty Bourbon River Show
  • Saturday, Apr 5 - John Lisi and Delt Funk
  • Saturday, Apr 12 - Beth McKee & The Sliders
  • Saturday, Apr 19 - Gravy
  • Saturday, May 3 - Chris O'Leary
  • Saturday, May 10 - T Bird & The Breaks
  • Saturday, May 17 - Grady Champion
  • Saturday, May 24 - Cha Wa
  • Saturday, May 31 - Naughty Professor
  • Saturday, June 7 - Remedy Krewe

Universal's Mardi Gras fuses the party atmosphere of the famous New Orleans' festival with the opportunity to experience the over-the-top theme park attractions that Universal Orlando is known for. The result is an event that includes one of the largest parades in Florida, confetti, New Orleans-style cuisine and... beads, beads and more beads!

Everyone will agree that the centerpiece of Mardi Gras is the parade. For almost 20 years the parade has been the centerpiece of Universal's Mardi Gras celebration. This year, elaborately themed floats will take guests on a journey through the earth's different ecosystems, including bayous and swamps, rainforest, coral reefs, the deep blue sea and polar regions.

Of course, the party wouldn't be complete without the taste of authentic Cajun and Creole classics such a jambalaya, gumbo and beignets, which are sure to tempt the palate of Mardi Gras partiers. And, along with mouth-watering food, guests can sip on party drinks made famous in New Orleans.

Ticket Information

Mardi Gras is included in admission to Universal Studios. Guests can save by purchasing tickets online in advance. Visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

Use these tips for visiting Universal Orlando in February, March, April & May to help you plan your vacation.

 

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