Universal Orlando Resort Mardi Gras 2020 – 25th Anniversary

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Universal Studios is celebrating 25 Years of Their Mardi Gras Events!

This year the events will run from February 1 – April 2 with nightly parades, street performers, and live music on select nights.

You can “catch performances from some of the biggest names in pop, rock, country, R&B and more at the Music Plaza stage.”

If you are a passholder you have the opportunity to ride on one of the floats!

“Want to take part in the parade fun and throw beads from our floats? Passholders have the opportunity to ride Mardi Gras floats as part of their exclusive Passholder benefits.

Concert Lineup

Saturday, Feb. 1 – The Roots
8:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 8 – Karol G
8:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15 – Bell Biv DeVoe
8:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 16 – +Live+
8:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 22 – Kool & the Gang
8:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 29 – TLC
8:30 pm

Saturday, Mar. 7 – REO Speedwagon
8:30 pm

Sunday, Mar. 8 – Dustin Lynch
8:30 pm

Friday, Mar. 13 – Luis Fonsi
8:30 pm

Saturday, Mar. 14 – The All-American Rejects
8:30 pm

Sunday, Mar. 15 – Diana Ross
8:30 pm

Friday, Mar. 20 – Chris Young
8:30 pm

Saturday, Mar. 21 – Earth, Wind & Fire
8:30 pm

Sunday, Mar. 22 – Marshmello
8:30 pm

Saturday, Mar. 28 – Why Don’t We
8:30 pm

Sunday, Mar. 29 – Gavin DeGraw
8:30 pm

When and Where is the Mardi Gras Parade?

There is a special viewing area for kids called “The Little Jester Parade Viewing Area” and you can find that in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop. This area “offers an unobstructed view for petite partygoers. Access is available beginning one hour before the parade starts.”

Parade times

Parade starts at 6:00 pm on the following dates:
Feb 2 – Feb 7

Parade starts at 6:15 pm on the following dates:
Feb 9 – Feb 14
Feb 17 – Feb 21
Feb 23 – Feb 28
Mar 1 – Mar 6

Parade starts at 7:30 pm on the following dates:
Mar 9 – Mar 12
Mar 16 – Mar 19
Mar 23 – Mar 27
Mar 30 – Apr 2

Parade starts at 7:45 pm on the following dates:
Feb 1, 8, 15, 16, 22, 29
Mar 7, 8, 13-15, 20-22, 28-29

Best of all, the festivities are included with your Universal Studios Florida theme park admission or Annual Pass. Seasonal Passholders can also experience the event on select nights.

You can find a lot more information about the event on the Universal Orlando site HERE.

If you would like to book contact Universal Orlando or any authorized travel partner!.

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Source: Universal Orlando


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