From Feb. 3 through April 7, the 2018 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando celebration will offer more opportunities than ever before for guests to experience Florida’s Biggest Party. On 13 select nights, fans can sing along to popular hits as some of the biggest names in music take the stage, including GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, Macklemore, international superstar and recording artist, Sean Paul and award-winning, multiplatinum chart-toppers, Fifth Harmony. See below for the complete lineup.
The musical stars won’t be the only ones on display as a constellation-themed Mardi Gras parade will keep the good times rolling every night throughout the streets of Universal Studios Florida with breathtakingly detailed floats, festive krewes of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and countless beads. Six new celestial floats – including Taurus, Virgo and Serpentarius – complete a lineup of 12 intricately hand-crafted floats engineered by Kern Studios, designer of the original New Orleans Mardi Gras floats for more than 50 years.
Guests will also enjoy mouthwatering shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, beignets and more at the French Quarter Courtyard while listening to authentic sounds of New Orleans straight from Bourbon Street.
2018 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Headliners
These concerts take place in the Music Plaza
- February 3-Sean Paul
- February 10-The Beach Boys
- February 17-Kelsea Ballerini
- February 24-Andy Grammer
- February 24-Macklemore
- March 3-311
- March 4-Phillip Phillips
- March 10-To be Announced
- March 17-Foreigner
- March 18-Fifth Harmony
- March 24-To be Announced
- March 25-BUSH
2018 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando New Orleans Bands
These concerts take place in the French Quarter Courtyard
- February 3 through February 20-Free Agents Brass Band
- February 21 through March 6-Naughty Professor Brass Band
- March 7 through March 20-New Breed Brass Band
March 21 through March 31-Young Pinstripe Brass Band
April 1 through April 7-Dirty Bourbon River Show
Mardi Gras is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida or with an annual pass. Florida Residents can get three months free on Power, Preferred and Premier Annual Passes with a UPC code from select Coca-Cola products. For more information, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/MardiGras.