Florida’s Biggest Party to Feature New Mouthwatering Cajun Cuisine, a Nightly Mardi Gras Parade and Entertainment; Plus Live Concerts on Select Nights from Feb. 9 – April 4

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 10, 2019) – Laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)! Universal Orlando Resort today announced the concert headliners performing at the 2019 Mardi Gras celebration – a family-friendly version of the renowned Big Easy bash that features authentic Cajun-style cuisine, an incredible nightly parade and – on select nights – live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.

Universal’s Mardi Gras 2019 will run daily from Feb. 9 through April 4.  For 13 select nights during the event, guests can enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in music, including GRAMMY award-winning rapper, Macklemore, globally renowned superstar,  Pitbull, chart-topping country music duo Dan + Shay and Latin superstar Becky G. For the complete line-up and performance schedule, see below. 

But the jamboree won’t stop there as a party animal-themed Mardi Gras parade will run nightly throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida featuring intricately detailed floats, vivacious dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads. This year, the party animal-themed parade will debut six new floats featuring animals from the arctic, jungle, ocean and more– rounding out the lineup of 12 hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, the same company that has created floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947.

Plus, guests can also enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street. New to this year’s event, all food and beverage items will be served as a tasting size, allowing guests to experience a variety of classic New Orleans dishes throughout their visit including gumbojambalayapo boys and more. In addition the event will feature new menu items including, frog legscrab etouffee and craft beer flights featuring regional brews from Louisiana.

Launched this week, Florida residents can experience this year’s Mardi Gras celebration and the spring season with an exclusive 2-Park, 3-Day Base ticket offer for $159.99 – that’s three days for less than $54 per day. This limited-time offer can be used at one park per day and is available for purchase with a valid promo code from Coca-Cola® or Coke® Zero Sugar. Florida residents must purchase by April 4 and can visit any three days now through June 30, 2019. Click here for complete details and additional ticket options.

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is also included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an Annual Pass. And now through April 4, guests can take advantage of an unprecedented offer featuring up to six months FREE on any Universal Orlando Annual Pass. CLICK HERE for more details about Annual and Seasonal Pass options.

For more information on Mardi Gras, visit


Mardi Gras Event Dates


(performing in the Music Plaza)Feb. 9BUSHFeb. 16Gavin DeGrawFeb. 17Dan + ShayFeb. 23MacklemoreMarch 2To be announcedMarch 9Becky GMarch 10Sean PaulMarch 16Steve Miller BandMarch 17Ziggy MarleyMarch 23NFMarch 24PitbullMarch 30To be announcedMarch 31To be announced

2019 Mardi Gras New Orleans Bands Lineup

Mardi Gras Event Dates

New Orleans Bands

(Performing in the French Quarter Courtyard)Feb. 9 – Feb. 17Dirty Bourbon River ShowFeb. 18 – Feb. 27Naughty Professor Brass BandFeb. 28 – March 18Free Agents Brass Band featuring Honey BannisterMarch 19 – April 4New Breed Brass Band

About Universal Orlando Resort  Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. 

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels are destinations unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

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