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Where to Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras in Orlando 2023

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

Ain’t no party like a NOLA party and here in Orlando, we have the biggest celebrations this side of the Mississippi River!


Here we've listed the Fat Tuesday celebrations on Tuesday, February 21, plus all the Mardi Gras Celebrations and Events happening all over Central Florida throughout the coming weeks.


Form the huge Mardi Gras Celebrations at Universal Orlando, to block parties, and pub parties, get ready to party hard and let the good times roll!




FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATIONS


Pat O’Brien’s Fat Tuesday Celebration
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

On February 21, Pat O’Brien’s in Universal's CityWalk will host its annual Fat Tuesday celebration from 4 pm - 1 am.


After catching beads by the handful and savoring incredible food at Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval, guests can head over to the venue and enjoy live entertainment, including a dueling piano set of course, plus exclusive food and drink offerings.


While admission is complimentary, reservations are encouraged and can be made here or by calling 407-224-3663.


Pat O’Brien’s Fat Tuesday Celebration Universal CityWalk


Promenade at Sunset Walk Fat Tuesday Street Party!
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Let the good times roll at the Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, with live music, street performers, thousands of beads and more!


Highlights include live entertainment from"The "Mardi McFlys" live in concert, with DJ Scotty B, and Mardi Gras street performers.

Plus, activities including Tie-Dye "T" making, Mardi Gras mask making, food and beverage specials and more!


Promenade at Sunset Walk Fat Tuesday Street Party


Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party at Tibby's in Winter Park
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Join Tibby's for an "Out of This World" Mardi Gras Block Party at Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen in Winter Park!


It's time to grab some beads and Let The Good Times Roll! Featuring HAPPY HOUR all day!

Highlights include an outdoor tent party from 5-10 pm,

DJ & Band rotating throughout the night,

Live Music by Mike Quick Band featuring the sounds of Blues, Jazz & Funk!

DJ Red Table from Shreveport, Louisiana playing Brass, Bounce, and Pop Hits!


Check out the limited edition cocktails and food including King Cake!


Come dressed in your best "Out of This World" Mardi Gras Costume!


Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party at Tibby's in Winter Park


MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONS


2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval
Now through April 16, 2023

Every spring, the fun and excitement of the Big Easy makes its way to Universal Orlando Resort for an authentic celebration that completely transforms Universal Studios Florida into a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans street party.


Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval runs through April 16, 2023.


The parkwide celebrations will transform Universal Studios Florida into Florida’s biggest party, complete with the return of the parade, the beads, the tribute store, the food, and the big name concerts.


2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval Universal Studios Florida


Pat O’Brien’s Mardi Gras After Party
Now until April 16, 2023

Guests can keep the festivities going all night long during Pat O’Brien’s Mardi Gras After Party.


Taking place from 4 pm - 1 am on select nights during Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval (running February 4 – April 16).


This party includes live DJs, stilt walkers, exclusive food and drink offerings and more.


While admission is complimentary, reservations are encouraged and can be made here or by calling 407-224-3663.


Pat O’Brien’s in Universal CityWalk


Mardi Gras Celebrations at SeaWorld Orlando
February 16 through until February 26, 2023

SeaWorld is getting ready to lt the good times roll with its very own Mardi Gras celebrations.


From February 16 through until February 26, you can expect limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music.


Highlights include entertainers, bead captains, stilt walkers, and musicians bring the Mardi Gras spirit to SeaWorld during a special pop-up parade.


Plus immerse yourself in the music of New Orleans as a live band brings Cajun and jazz classics to Orlando.


SeaWorld Orlando Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Now until Sunday, March 5, 2023

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday though March 5, 2023 at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras.


Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through the park.


Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is available with valid theme park admission.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


The Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Historic Downtown Sanford is bringing the Big Easy to Central Florida with the ninth annual Mardi Gras Street Party on Saturday, February 18, from 4 pm to 9 pm.


Guests can enjoy great food, music and fun with food trucks, live music, craft beer, cocktails and more.


Gathering starts at 3. 30 pm and then at 4 pm, sashay your way down Sanford Avenue all the way down to West End Trading Co. with musicians such as Kid Dutch’s Perseverance Band and The Smoking Jackets, golf carts, dancers, artists and the community!


Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party

Orlando's Massive Mardi Gras Celebration!
Saturday, February 18, 2023

This year, Chillers, Cahoots, and High Tide are joining forces to bring you an unforgettable night of partying in Church Street, Downtown Orlando.

Whether you're a seasoned Mardi Gras veteran or a newcomer to the festivities, you will want to attend this exciting event.

You'll have the opportunity to explore and party in three other locations all in one night! This means you'll always have things to see and do, and you'll always have a new adventure.

The atmosphere is electric, the music is lively, and the drinks are flowing.

So get your friends together, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to party like it's Mardi Gras in the French Quarter!

This event is for 21+


Orlando's Massive Mardi Gras Celebration Church St


City of Casselberry Mardi Gras Music Festival
Saturday, February 18, 2023

The Porchdogs, who have been playing spicy Louisiana Cajun and zydeco and New Orleans R&B classics since 1992, headline the City of Casselberry’s fifth annual Mardi Gras Music Festival on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Lake Concord Park.


The band, which performs at 7: 30 p.m., has had numerous extended performances at Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and many fairs and festivals, including nine years of daily performances at the Florid State Fair.


Besides Porchdogs, there will be the 60 Street Band performing (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and the famous Junkanoos will make an appearance (7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.).


Before the music and fun, there will be the Mardi Paw Dog Parade at 5 p.m. with a host of dogs dressed up to strut their stuff before judges with potential to win prizes.


City of Casselberry Mardi Gras Music Festival

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