Mardi Gras is in full swing at Universal Studios Florida
Barb Nefer

Mardi Gras returned to Universal Studios Florida last week, with Olivia Newton-John kicking off the concert series, plus lots of street entertainment, New Orleans bands, and delicious Cajun food. The Mardi Gras parade also returned, bringing authentic floats and rain of beads to the packed streets. Click the video accompanying this article for a full video.

Mardi Gras is an annual event that runs on select days and is included with regular theme park admission. That means the parade, entertainment, and even the concerts are all part of your day at the park. The event runs through April 18 this year, with Trey Songz closing things down on the concert stage. Here's the full concert schedule:

  • Feb. 7: Olivia Newton-John
  • Feb. 14: Jesse J
  • Feb. 15: Barenaked Ladies
  • Feb. 21: Kelly Clarkson
  • Feb. 28: Heart
  • March 7: Trace Adkins
  • March 13: MKTO
  • March 14: Styx
  • March 15: American Authors
  • March 20: Becky G
  • March 21: Yandel
  • March 22: The B-52s
  • March 28: Phillip Phillips
  • April 4: The All-American Rejects
  • April 11: The Band Perry
  • April 18: Trey Songz