Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval

February 6 – March 28, 2021

January 15, 2021


After a year of many canceled events due to health and safety concerns caused by the pandemic, we are excited to see that events are slowly opening up in the New Year. One of Orlando’s highly anticipated events is Mardi Gras held annually at Universal Orlando Resort. Normally, you can expect to enjoy an exciting lineup of musical artists creating an epic concert experience; however, this year, the resort seems to be changing their experience. Now, the event is known as Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval where they will be embracing the culinary magic that makes Mardi Gras a memorable experience!


Mardi Gras 2021 International Flavors Of Carnaval

Immerse Yourself in the Culinary Journey

The event features a full menu based on carnival favorites from around the world. Enjoy Pernil & Mofongo from Puerto Rico, Jambalaya from New Orleans, Pholourie and Carib Lager from Trinidad and Tobago, or even Pork Schnitzel Sliders from Germany. Additionally, the Mardi Gras event will also feature famous favorites from Spain, Belgium, The Bahamas, Brazil, Cuba, Canada, Italy, Colombia, and France.



Celebrate Mardi Gras with a spectacle! Catch a fleet of Prate Treasure themed floats that will be on display throughout the park as well as a collection of classic Mardi Gras floats. Additionally, there will be street entertainment sprinkled throughout the park that will consist of musicians, beads and more!


Activities and Merchandise

Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras event will also be rolling out new experiences for visitors to enhance their celebratory experiences such as a Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt, a Tasting Lanyard that will allow you to try a variety of International food samples, and more.

Finally, be sure to visit the Mardi Gras Tribute Store where you can find exclusive merchandise as well as themed rooms perfect for Mardi Gras themed photo op:

  • 1920’s jazz parlor featuring dueling pianos and more
  • A nautical cemetery with floral décor
  • A waterfront warehouse featuring treasures and trinkets


Visit the event page online at: https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/things-to-do/events/mardi-gras to get the latest information of event updates and health & safety guidelines.