Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Features Gavin DeGraw and A Great Big World This Weekend!

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras

Get ready to Laissez les bon temps roulez “Let The Good Times Roll” This weekend at Universal Orlando’s continued Mardi Gras fun!  Peforming this weekend are Gavin DeGraw and A Great Big World (pictured below)

The weekend kicks off Friday, March 21, with A Great Big World, best known for their singles “This Is The New Year” and “Say Something.” The next night, Gavin DeGraw will take to the Music Plaza Stage to perform hits including “Best I Ever Had” from his acclaimed fourth studio album, “Make A Move,” and his double platinum smash single “Not Over You.”

Universal Orlando’s “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras runs select nights through June 7. Guests can catch colorful beads by the handful during the festive Mardi Gras parade, which features 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Verne’s novel, “Around the World in 80 Days.” Guests can also visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.

Here is a schedule of the events!


  • 4:00 p.m. – French Quarter Courtyard Opens
  • 7:45 p.m. – Mardi Gras Parade Starts
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live Concert Begins


  • Friday, March 21 – A Great Big World
  • Saturday, March 22 – Gavin DeGraw

The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida. For more information, visit

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  1. 1

    That sounds like so much fun. All your Universal Studios posts are really making me want to go back!
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    Wow that is late for Mardi Gras – but cool to keep it going! Universal always goes all out on their events – so cool.
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    Wait, what? Mardi Gras is starting now and goes well beyond Easter?! That’s a super long celebration! I’d be looking for all the parades!
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    Oh I wanna go see Gavin DeGraw!
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    I’ve heard so many great things about Universal lately. I can’t wait to get there this Fall!
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  6. 8

    Looks like it is going to be a fabulous weekend to be there.
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  7. 9

    This sounds like fun! Good weather, good music… Good times! 🙂

  8. 10

    We have a trip planned to Universal Orlando this year, but not until November. We’re really looking forward to it!
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  9. 11

    This looks like so much fun! I wish I was closer. Thank goodness we will be visiting Universal Studios this summer! Can’t wait.
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  10. 12

    Looks like an amazing time! We would love to be at universal for mardi gras

  11. 13

    I want to but not sure I will make it saving up for a trip to CA. then again you never know i’ve enter several contest to win tickets.
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  12. 14

    This looks like such a fun event! I bet it will be a great performance.

  13. 15

    That sounds like a really fun event! I’ve never been a part of any Mardi Gras activities.
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  14. 16

    The closest we get to Mardi Gras is homemade King Cakes. We will have to remember to look for show schedules when we finally plan our Fl vacation!
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  15. 17

    This looks like it will be such a great concert! I love Mardi Gras at Universal!

  16. 18

    So amazing! I love Gavin DeGraw. I was able to interview him several years ago and he was such a great person!
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  17. 19

    I love Mardi Gras at Universal Studios. I went last year and it was so much fun.

  18. 20

    This looks like fun! I love Gavin DeGraw!

  19. 21

    That looks super fun! I wish I could get there for Mardi Gras but that’s not happening. Maybe one year!
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  20. 22

    It’s been over 4 years since I last visited Orlando…I would love to go back! So much fun!
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  21. 23

    Oh, I’ve loved Gavin Degraw since his first album. That would be the time to go for me!
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  22. 24

    This post reminds me that I really need a vacation.

  23. 25

    Sounds like a real exciting weekend. We live in Southern California. I wonder if Universal Studios here has the same type of festivities?
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  24. 26

    I haven’t been to Universal for so long!! They do always make sure their events are awesome though, and this one sounds like it’s just that. 🙂
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  25. 27

    Sounds like a lot of fun, I wish we were going to Florida for Spring Break again this year! I have lots of friends who absolutely LOVE Gavin DeGraw!
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  26. 28

    How fun would that be! One of these days I’m going to experience Mardi Gras some way, some how.
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    I really wished we could move to Florida already. I hate missing out on all the cool things that happen there!
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    I love the concert series at universal studios! I saw the black eyed peas there many moons ago!
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  29. 31

    I wish I was close enough to get there. I want to see Weezer for sure!
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  30. 32

    This looks like an absolute ball! Anything involving Mardi Gras and New Orleans sounds like a blast to me.
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  31. 33

    So neat. I met Gavin last October in New York and he was so personable.

  32. 34

    I think I went to one way back in High School for my senior trip but haven’t been back. I hope to go one day. We go to lots of Mardi Gras parades being from Louisiana, but a MG parade at Universal is just as much fun.
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    I’d love to visit Universal. I’ve never been and it’s on my list.
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  34. 36

    What a fun show that would be. Too bad Im too far away!
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    My daughter caught Gavin DeGraw last year in Chicago and we so excited when he high 5’d her best friend. Sounds like he puts on a great show!
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  36. 38

    That looks like a fun event! I’ve never been to Universal, and this just proves that I’m really missing out! 🙂 I hope you have a blast!
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    This looks like so much fun! I would love to see Gavin Degraw!
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    Looks like a great time! I love the idea of keeping mardi gras going and going!
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  39. 41

    I bet that would be a great concert! I’m headed to Orlando this summer, I wonder if I’ll catch one.
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  40. 42

    I’d love to go and visit Universal again. It’s been too long since I’ve been there.
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  41. 43

    I love music. This sounds like fun times.
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  42. 44

    This looks like amazing fun! Universal is on my bucket list!
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  43. 45

    I bet Universal would be a fun place to see a concert. I’ve heard of Gavin DeGraw but don’t think I’ve ever heard his music.
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    I would love to go I’m planning on it next year for sure!
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