The Big Easy Meets Big Thrills

Let the good times roll at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras!

Let the good times roll at Busch Gardens® Mardi Gras, every weekend from January 27 through February 26. Celebrate with jazzy live music, classic Cajun flavors, and returning favorites like Carnaval Imaginique, an electrifying cirque show in the Globe Theatre. Enjoy colorful entertainment throughout all nine of Busch Gardens’ villages with an exciting New Orleans-style event for the whole family; featuring jester drummers, a DJ and street performers. Tempt your tastebuds with over thirty mouth-watering bayou favorites, like the Crawfish Boil, shrimp étouffée, handcrafted cocktails and iconic warm beignets. The Big Easy meets big thrills with three world-class roller coasters, over fifteen rides and kid-friendly play areas. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind party every Friday through Sunday, plus Presidents' Day, from January 27 through February 26.

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*Included with park admission. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

Jan 27
Feb 26
Event Dates
Fridays 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays
+Presidents' Day
12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Included with park admission
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  • Mardi Gras Food & Beverage Menu

    Mardi Gras Food & Beverage Menu

Mouthwatering Cajun food & cocktails

Tempt your taste buds with Mardi Gras inspired offerings like a Crawfish Boil roll and handcrafted cocktails. Choose among 30 specialty menu items with a five or ten item Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard! Stay tuned as we get closer to the start of the event to purchase yours!

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Mouthwatering Cajun Cuisine at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Mardi Gras
  • Mardi Gras Entertainment
    Mardi Gras Entertainment

     

  • Mardi Gras Street Party Parade

    NEW! Mardi Street Party

  • Carnaval Imaginique

    FAN FAVORITE! Carnaval Imaginique

  • New Orleans Jazz Band at Mardi Gras Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    New Orleans Jazz Band

  • Samba Jamboree at Mardi Gras Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Samba Jamboree

  • Killarney Village Band at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras

    Killarney Band: Unplugged

  • Mardi Gras DJ at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Mardi Party DJ

  • Scavenger Hunt

    Masquerade Scavenger Hunt

  • Rides & Coaster at Mardi Gras

    Rides & Coaster at Mardi Gras


     

  • Coasters & Thrill Rides


    • Verbolten®*
    • Apollo’s Chariot*
    • Alpengeist
    • Finnegan's Flyer
    • Oscar’s Whirly Worms
    • Prince Elmo’s Spire
    • Der Autobahn
    • Der Autobahn, Jr.
    • Flutter Sputter

    • Bug-A-Dug
    • Le Catapult
    • Kinder Karussel
    • The Little Gliders
    • Little Balloons
    • Li’l Clydes
    • Der Roto Baron
    • Elephant Run
    • Busch Gardens Railway
    • The Flying Machine

    *Please note that colder temperatures or inclement weather conditions may impact ride operations during the event.

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  • Sesame Street® Forest of Fun

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  • Land of the Dragons at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Land of the Dragons

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