Each spring the spirit of New Orleans comes to Universal Orlando Resort with special concerts, parades and Cajun inspired delights.
Universal have just announced the line up of star musicians who will be performing concerts at the Music Plaza Stage at Universal Studios Florida. Singer/Songwriter NE-YO, country star Trace Adkins, UB40 and Grease's very own Olivia Newton-John will be performing along with other huge stars.
There are 12 different concerts taking place between 4th February and 25th March so if there is a particular musical act you want to see then make sure you check out just when they will be on stage.
Admission to the concerts is included in your park tickets so you don't need to buy anything extra to enjoy some pretty big stars. Just make sure you turn up early to bag your place in front of the stage.
Even though the concerts are only on select evenings, this year at Universal it's Mardi Gras every single day. A brass band will be playing in the French Quarter during the day and on an evening CityWalk will come to life with the music. The party continues well into the night.
Making this year the biggest Mardi Gras ever, the parade will be running nightly, not just on concert nights. Mythical Creatures themed floats are a new addition and have been engineered by the same company who put together the floats for the New Orleans celebration. The parade features stilt walkers, performers and dancers. There are beads up for grabs at this family-friendly event so get ready to start collecting them.
Mardi Gras wouldn't be complete without New Orleans style foods. Beignets, jambalaya and andouille sausage are all on offer for you to sample and enjoy.
So for 50 nights Universal Orlando Resort will be rocking to the beat of the "Big Easy" with fun for everyone Mardi Gras. It's just a case of grabbing a beignet and enjoying.