• Busch Gardens Mardi Gras event at a glance


  • Mardi Gras Entertainment
    Mardi Gras Entertainment

    • NEW ORLEANS STYLE JAZZ BAND – Immerse yourself in the brass beat with the tunes of a seven piece New Orleans Jazz Band, complete with a trumpet, trombone, snare and bass drum.
    • SAMBA CARNAVAL – Step up the fun with these wacky, wild court jesters sure to entertain you! Catch them as they make their way through France, Rhinefeld and Oktoberfest with a jazzy New Orleans rhythm.
    • COMEDIC JUGGLERS – You won’t want to miss the juggling comedic duo, Thom Wall and Benjamin Domask, sure to make guests laugh and awe in Oktoberfest during Busch Gardens Mardi Gras.
    • STILT WALKERS & RIBBON DANCERS – Meet the King and Jester of Busch Gardens Mardi Gras! France village comes to life with a colorful krewe of ribbon dancers and stilt walkers.
    • MARDI GRAS PARTY DJ – Enjoy the party atmosphere in front of Das Festhaus with a DJ playing today’s top hits.


    Mardi Gras Entertainment



  • Mardi Gras Food & Beverage Menu

    Mardi Gras Food & Beverage Menu

Mardi Gras Tasting Card

Tasting Cards

Indulge in Mardi Gras treats and Cajun eats with a tasting card. Select from 5 or 10 samples to enjoy entrees, desserts, beer, wine, specialty beverages and more.

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  • Bayou Grub

    Bayou Grub


    Shrimp Po Boy

    Cajun Sausage & Grits

    Shrimp and Grits

    Mardi Gras Corn

    Mardi Gras Frites

    Cajun Hushpuppies

    Red Beans and Rice

    Cajun Meatballs

  • Beignets and King Cake Funnel Cake

    Sweet Treats


    King Cake Funnel Cake

    Fried Delights (Kit Kat, Snickers, Oreos)

    Chocolate Drizzled Kettle Corn

  • Hurricane Cocktail

    Drink Specials

    Hurricane Cocktail

    Specialty Winter Brews

    Mardi Gras Gelatin Shot

    Spiked Hot Apple Cider

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  • Rides & Coaster at Mardi Gras

    Rides & Coaster at Mardi Gras


  • Verbolten
    Finnegan's Flyer
    Der Roto Baron

    Check Out The Rides
  • More Mardi Gras Fun

    More Mardi Gras Fun

Park Crawl

Mardi Gras Park Crawl

Experience all the flavors and thrills of Busch Gardens Mardi Gras with the exclusive guided Mardi Gras Park Crawl tour. Enjoy Cajun eats and sweet treats with a 10-Sample Tasting Card, souvenir hurricane glass, front-of-line access to coasters and rides, VIP Parking and a Mardi Gras favorite…beads! Park admission is not included with purchase and advance reservations are required. This guided tour will begin at the start of your reserved session. Spots are limited!

  • Bead Giveaway

    Bead Giveaway

  • Scavenger Hunt

    Masquerade Scavenger Hunt

  • Surprise Squad

    Surprise Jesters (Arlequin, Zanni & Fleur)

  • Sesame Street® Forest of Fun

    Visit the Forest of Fun
  • Mardi Gras Merchandise


  • Reservations

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  • Become a Member

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