Get ready to be captivated by the vibrant colors and savory flavors of the biggest party in town – Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Step into a world of lively festivities inspired by the bayou, where you’ll be treated to delicious Cajun-inspired dishes, a fantastic parade filled with lively characters, a cascade of colorful beads, an authentic brass band playing live, and a whole range of exciting entertainment options for the entire family. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Mardi Gras experience at Busch Gardens!

Woman throwing beads at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the vibrant celebration of Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens, where visitors can revel in a festive parade and catch beads while marching along to the infectious rhythm of a live music performance by an authentic brass band! This event returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on select dates from January 13th through March 3rd, 2024.

Parkgoers can get a taste of Bourbon Street without leaving needing to leave Tampa Bay. This year features a new crepes station and foodie favorites such as gumbo, jambalaya, and andouille sausage po’boys! Party the night away as you enjoy traditional cocktails such as Hurricanes, signature mocktails, beer, and wines.

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Food Sampler Lanyards

Just as Busch Gardens has done in past events, you can purchase a Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard to save a few bucks and enjoy all the Mardi Gras treats and cajun eats. These lanyards can be bought in quantities of five and 10; however, pass members can purchase an exclusive 12-item Sampler Lanyard. Lanyards start at $40.

Some of the good food you can enjoy will be:

  • Big Easy Rum Bundt Cake
  • Mardi Gras Signature Cupcakes (Lemon & Lime Krew, “Brace Yourself” Hurricane, Chocolate Flambeaux, and “Let the good times roll” Cupcakes)
  • King Donut Cake
  • Beignets
  • Crepes
  • Andouille Sausage Po’ Boys
  • Crawfish Etouffee
  • Dirty Rice & Beans
  • Gumbo
  • Shrimp Creole
  • Jambalaya
  • And many more treats and drinks!

Attend Busch Gardens Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens is included with your daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards. Currently, they are running a limited time special where guest can purchase a 2024 Busch Gardens Fun Card for $138.99 and get an Adventure Island Fun Card for FREE.

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