Universal Orlando Resort is rolling out the red carpet for some of music’s biggest names for their 2016 Mardi Gras celebration! On select nights Feb. 6 through April 16, visitors can end their day with a family-friendly version of the famed “N’awlins” celebration at Universal Studios Florida.

This year’s concert lineup features a diverse array of talent with something for everyone to enjoy. Headliners include rock band Fall Out Boy, teen pop sensation Shawn Mendes, Adam Lambert, country singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes and legendary entertainer Diana Ross.

2016 universal orlando mardi gras lineup

This year’s Mardi Gras parade features 12 vibrant floats, 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. All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida.

For more information on this vacation package and Mardi Gras, visit www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.


  • February 6- Hunter Hayes
  • February 13- Diana Ross
  • February 14- Barenaked Ladies
  • February 20- Nate Ruess
  • February 27- Fall Out Boy
  • March 5- Kool & the Gang
  • March 12- The Fray
  • March 13- Adam Lambert
  • March 19- Shawn Mendes
  • March 20- 3 Doors Down
  • March 26- REO Speedwagon
  • April 2- T-Pain
  • April 9- Jessie J
  • April 16- Yandel


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