Family-Friendly Mardi Gras Event

Let the good times roll at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, select dates January 14 - March 5.

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music and catch some festival beads (after each parade). Feast like kings and queens on New classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay. 


*Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Food & beverage available at an additional cost. Limited quantities of beads available. 

Jan 14
Mar 05
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays See Park Hours for All Event Dates Included with Park Admission
Mardi Gras Performer in parade
Hurricane & Mardi Gras Kiss
Mardi Gras Performer
Mardi Gras Bead Garden

Mardi Gras Performer in parade
Hurricane & Mardi Gras Kiss
Mardi Gras Performer
Mardi Gras Bead Garden

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Event Activities

Mouthwatering Cajun food & Cocktails

Tempt your taste buds with New Mardi Gras-inspired offerings like Crawfish etouffee, andouille sausage po’ boy sandwiches and a must have sweet treat at any Mardi Gras celebration - beignets! Get a taste of Bourbon Street with handcrafted cocktails such as Hurricanes,  “Throw Me Some Beads” punch, and so much more. 

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Mardi Gras Parade

The Bird Gardens come to life as entertainers, stilt walkers and musicians bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tampa Bay during this lively parade.

Mardi Gras Parade

"Bead Balcony"

What's Mardi Gras without beads? Stop by the "Bead Balcony" for an opportunity to catch beads and celebrate the event.

Select times during event hours. Limited quantity of beads available.

Mardi Gras Performer tossing beads to a guess

Brass Band

Enjoy Bourbon Street beats and jazz classics as the Brass Band gets the party started in the Bird Gardens.

Brass Band

Mardi Gras VIP Tour

Experience the best of Busch Gardens Mardi Gras

During the Mardi Gras VIP Tour, you will be guided through the event to each of our Mardi Gras locations in order to sample and enjoy some Mardi Gras Inspired food.

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