Mardi Gras Comes to Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens announced that the theme park will be hosting a limited-capacity Mardi Gras event this year keeping the park open in February for the first time.

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras





Celebrate safely with open-air festivities and French Quarter flair every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from Jan. 29 until Feb. 28.

Live music, food, coasters, and much more will be open to guests. Capacity is limited and reservations are required.

Mardi Gras Highlights: 

NEW! Entertainment – Mardi Gras entertainment is always colorful and dazzling, and the park will capture that carnival atmosphere with street entertainment including a New Orleans Jazz Band, interactive drum band, stilt walkers, comedic jugglers and more.

NEW! Culinary and Beverages – a traditional carnival celebration is not complete without good eats and libations. Guests can start the party with classic NOLA fare, like Cajun sausage and grits and Gumbo, then unwind with a Hurricane cocktail or specialty beer from one of the park’s winter kegs. And no Mardi Gras party would be complete without a taste of popular sweet treats like hot and fresh beignets or the park’s unique take on the traditional king cake.

NEW! Kid Activities – a park-wide masquerade scavenger hunt, activities where kids can decorate their own mask to take home and more surprises just for the little ones.