Let’s start off by saying the phrase that every article about Universal Mardi Gras should start with – Let the good times roll! Universal Mardi Gras will unsurprisingly return to Universal Studios Florida and the Universal Orlando Resort on February 5 and will run through April 24. All of the fan-favorite parts of the event will also return in 2022, including the parade, live concerts on select nights, and SO MUCH FOOD.
Universal Mardi Gras was cut short in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event returned in 2021, but without the parade and concerts. The dining options were expanded around all of Universal Studios Florida and it turned into a Carnival food festival. Floats and Mardi Gras performers were stationed near the food tents and it ended up being a really enjoyable event.
If Universal is able to blend the best parts of their 2021 food festival with the parade and concerts then Universal Mardi Gras would turn into an absolutely cannot be missed event. The best part about Universal Mardi Gras is you don’t need an extra ticket to attend! You can get in on all the action of Universal Mardi Gras as long as you have a ticket for Universal Studios Florida. Annual Passholders can attend the event as well but check for blockout dates specifically on concert nights (either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights).
More details will be announced about the concert lineup, parade theme, and food & beverage options in the future. If you’re looking to book a vacation for Universal Mardi Gras, we recommend using Dreams Unlimited Travel.