Blues, Beads & Beignets: Celebrate Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

By: Rachelle Lucas


It's Fat Tuesday! Do you have beads around your neck and a big slice of king cake in hand?

If not, then check out Universal's Mardi Gras celebration! In Florida, residents and visitors can celebrate Mardi Gras all month long at Universal Orlando Resort. Included with regular admission to Universal Studios, you can experience an elaborate Mardi Gras parade, catch a handful of beads, taste authentic Cajun cuisine and enjoy authentic New Orleans bands and live concerts by some of today's most popular artists.  

Some of the tasty French Quarter style food selections include jambalaya, grilled andouille sausage, shimp gumbo, king cake and beignets. Now through April 14, they have a pretty incredible concert lineup including Diana Ross, Goo Goo Dolls, Sugar Ray, Plain White T's and Cyndi Lauper. For more information on this ultimate street party, check out


  • There are authentic Mardi Gras style parades and beads, but the event is family-friendly!
  • Stay the weekend and book a room at one of the fun resorts such as Portofino Bay, Hard Rock or Royal Pacific.
  • For a complete concert schedule, check out their Live Concert Line Up.

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