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Mardi Gras Universal Orlando kicks off this weekend

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:15 am

 

By Peter Covino

A&E Editor

Universal Orlando’s annual Mardi Gras event kicks off this weekend with a live performance by international superstar and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Sean Paul, on Saturday.

The party features a nightly parade, which includes six new Mardi Gras floats – including Taurus, Virgo and Serpentarius – complete with dozens of colorful dancers and stilt performers, and lots of beads.  Guests can also enjoy authentic New Orleans-style cuisine at The French Quarter Courtyard and music by bands from Bourbon Street.

Sean Paul is one of 13 nationally recognized musical acts performing live on select nights during Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration, which begins Feb. 3 and continues daily through April 7 – marking the longest Mardi Gras celebration in Universal Orlando’s history, 

The  entertainment lineup includes The Beach Boys, Foreigner, Fritz and the Tantrums, Bush and Andy Grammer.

Mardi Gras is included with admission to Universal Studios 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.