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Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval

Get Ready to Let the Good Times Roll with Savory Cuisine Inspired by Carnavals from Around the World, a Magnificent Parade, Live Music and Tons of Beads

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Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval

Universal Orlando Resort will take its fan-favorite Mardi Gras celebration beyond the bayou with Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval – running daily February 4 through April 16, 2023 at Universal Studios Florida. The parkwide celebration will transform Universal Studios Florida into Florida’s biggest party, complete with mouthwatering cuisine inspired by Carnaval celebrations from New Orleans to Brazil to Belgium and beyond – plus a lively parade filled with vibrant floats where partygoers can catch beads by the handful. And on select nights, guests can cap the festivities with live concerts by top names in music. Access to Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval is included with regular admission to Universal Studios Florida. More details about the event – including the concert lineup and dates, the delicious selection of food and beverage guests can sample, and the spectacular parade theme – will be revealed soon. For more information, visit

We’re Going Beyond the Bayou for Mardi Gras!

What’s even more exciting than Mardi Gras? Universal’s Mardi Gras! We’re going beyond the bayou with an awesome party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Watch parades (on select nights) of spectacular floats. Sample flavors from the bayou to Brazil and beyond. Enjoy live music all around and concerts (on select nights), then go ahead and get your beads and your party on!

Mardi Gras Excitement in the Streets

On select nights, catch the dazzling Mardi Gras parade with authentic floats direct from New Orleans, while during the day enjoy dancers and colorful street performers. Note that there is no Mardi Gras parade on Mar. 31.

Daytime and Nighttime Fun at Universal Studios Florida

At Universal’s Mardi Gras you’ll enjoy a glittering parade and some of the biggest names in music live in concert (both select nights only), along with unforgettable food from around the world (food available for purchase).

Incredible Food from the World Over

From traditional Cajun delights to international tastes inspired by Carnaval celebrations around the globe, Universal’s Mardi Gras is a food lover’s dream.

Live Concerts

This year’s concert series will feature eight live performances by popular names in music like GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls, GRAMMY-winning Platinum superstar Maren Morris and GRAMMY-winning artist Sean Paul at the Music Plaza stage – an outdoor concert venue set against the backdrop of the towering Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster. See below for the complete concert line-up.

  • February 4
    Patti LaBelle
  • February 10
  • February 11
    Goo Goo Dolls
  • February 18
    Maren Morris
  • February 19
  • February 25
    3 Doors Down
  • March 4
    Sean Paul
  • March 5
    Lauren Daigle