IMG_4174The celebration is back as Universal Orlando Resort has announced details for this year’s Mardi Gras event!

Taking place on select nights starting Feb. 6 through April 16, guests can enjoy a family-friendly version of the famed celebration at Universal Studios Florida – featuring  Cajun cuisine, a nighttime parade and 14 nights of concerts from some of the biggest names in music.

This year’s lineup features a diverse array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Check below for the full line-up:

Mardi Gras Event Dates Headliners New Orleans Bands
(Music Plaza) (French Quarter)
February  6 Hunter Hayes Rockin’ Jake
February  13 Diana Ross Mississippi Rail Company
February  14 Barenaked Ladies Mississippi Rail Company
February  20 Nate Ruess Naughty Professor
February  27 Fall Out Boy Cha Wa
March  5 Kool & the Gang Beth McKee & the Sliders
March  12 The Fray Soul Project
March  13 Adam Lambert Soul Project
March  19 Shawn Mendes The Big Easy Playboys
March  20 3 Doors Down The Big Easy Playboys
March  26 REO Speedwagon Gravy
April  2 T-Pain Dirty Bourbon River Show
April  9 Jessie J Daddy Mack Blues Band
April  16 Yandel Big Al and The Heavyweights

During Mardi Gras, guests can get a taste of some authentic NOLA cuisine at the French Quarter Courtyard while enjoying performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

This year’s parade features 12 floats, engineered by Blaine Kern Artists—the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration – including four new additions that celebrate different cultures and festivals from around the world – Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information on  vacation packages and Mardi Gras, visit