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Everything coming to Universal's Mardi Gras 2022

Universal Orlando Resort's Mardi Gras is one of the most featured and vibrant festivals of any theme park, bringing a mountain of live entertainment and food that transforms its parks for months. Running from Feb. 5.-April 24, 2022, this celebration is one of the best representations of the holiday outside of Louisiana. From live music, to parades, to food, there is no shortage of events and offers to keep track of, so below you'll find the breakdown of what to expect from the event all spring.

Spectacular Parade

This Mardi Gras parade takes inspiration from the holiday's classic tradition of floats and bead-throwing, letting guests interact directly with the parade instead of only watching it. Additional opportunities let guests ride the floats and toss beads to the crowd, involving Universal fanatics in the heart of the action. The parade is scheduled to run every day of the event except for April 1, 2 and 8.


Universal's concert series sees renowned bands and artists take over Universal Studios Florida's Music Plaza Stage for dynamic, electric concerts, where the only price of admission is a theme park ticket. The currently announced lineup consists of:

  • Feb. 5: Sugar Ray

  • Feb. 12: Diana Ross

  • Feb. 19: Barenaked Ladies

  • Feb. 20: Styx

  • Feb. 26: Jon Pardi

  • March 5: LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip

  • March 6: Marshmello

  • March 12: Lee Brice

  • March 13: Becky G

  • March 18: Khalid

  • March 19: Seal

  • March 20: Gavin Degraw

  • March 25: The Revivalists

  • March 26: Jimmie Allen

  • March 27: Jason Derulo

Dining Cajun food takes center stage with dedicated food kiosks spread across the parks, in addition to special menu items at Universal CityWalk and the destination's hotels. The hotels with special menu items at their restaurants include:

  • Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

  • Hard Rock Hotel

  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort

  • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

  • Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • Universal’s Aventura Hotel

  • Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites

  • Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

If you're as excited as we are to experience one of the most fully featured events of the year for theme parks, you can click here to reach our roster of travel advisors, where their complimentary services can help you craft your dream vacation.

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