Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2017

Universal-Mardi-Gras-Parade-2017.jpgMardi Gras is a wonderful, festive time of year for areas all over the world. Which means we get to celebrate down here in Orlando 😉 Universal Studios takes over from February 4th – March 25 to help keep the celebration alive no matter where you go! Every night there will be a Mardi Gras parade with festive floats and performers through the streets as beads are tossed into the crowd (G rated is expected of course). The times of this parade are:

5pm: 2/7
: 2/5, 2/6, 2/8 – 2/10, 2/12 – 2/17
7:15pm: 2/20 – 2/24, 2/26 – 2/27, 3/1 – 3/3, 3/6 – 3/10
7:45pm: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/19, 2/25, 2/28, 3/4, 3/5, 3/11 – 3/25

“Little ones get their own private parade experience in the Little Jester’s Parade viewing area located in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop. This area is available beginning one hour before the parade starts.”


On select nights Universal has even brought in big-name headliners to entertain the crowd that much more! This year they have:trace.png

Feb 4th – Trace Adkins
Feb 11th – Ne-Yo
Feb 18th – Collective Soul
Feb 19th – X Ambassadors
Feb 25th – Fifth Harmony
Mar 4th – Yandelgallery-1454103924-screen-shot-2016-01-29-at-44510-pm
March 5th – Olivia Newton-John
March 11th – UB40
March 12 – Toby Keith
March 18th – Jason Derulo
March 19th – Earth, Wine, & Fire
March 25th – The All-American Rejects

They also brought in musicians from New Orleans to show us Floridians how it’s done. “Every event night you and your family can tap your toes to some of Louisiana’s most popular bands performing authentic blues, zydeco and more. As they say in N’awlins, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” – Let the good times roll!”

Young Pinstripe Brass Band: 2/4-2/14
New Breed Brass Band: 2/15-2/21
Free Agents Brass Band: 2/22-3/5
Naughty Professor Brass Band: 3/6-3/15
Dirty Bourbon River Show: 3/16-3/25

Finally, the food they will have available for purchase in the French Courtyard is of course N’awlins style. Some of the delicious items they’ll have are:

I hope you’re looking forward to Universal’s Mardi Gras just as much as I am. I never fail to have a great time exploring a different culture right in my back yard. Hope to see you there 🙂





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