Offered at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day and get caught up in the fun as you dance through spacious walkways. Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.
Tempt your taste buds with a signature shrimp po’ boy, hearty jambalaya and gumbo, or specialty sweets like iconic beignets. Handcrafted cocktail classics like Hurricanes join new signature drinks for a perfect pairing with the park’s carefully crafted culinary offering. Try them all with a Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard! Let the Good Times Roll with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, select dates from January 8 through March 6.
*Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Food & beverage available at an additional cost. Limited quantities of beads available.
MARTI GRAS LIVE MUSIC, PARADE AND BEADS:
- MARDI GRAS PARADE – The Bird Gardens come to life as entertainers, stilt walkers and musicians bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tampa Bay during this lively parade.
- BEAD GARDEN – What’s Mardi Gras without beads? Stop by the Bead Garden for an opportunity to catch beads with your party.
Select times during event hours. Limited quantity of beads available.
- BRASS BAND – Enjoy Bourbon Street beats and jazz classics as the Brass Band gets the party started in the Bird Gardens.
- LIVE LOCAL MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the music of New Orleans as local musical groups bring zest to this flavorful event.
- Check daily schedule for showtimes here: Park Hour Calendar and Show Times | Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Check out What is on the Menu During Marti Gras:
Mardi Gras Cupcakes (2 or 4 Packs RIGHT), Rum Tastings, Artisan Crafts
SWEET BEIGNETS: Beignets with Traditional Powdered Sugar, Woodford Reserve Chocolate Drizzle, Banana Foster, Smoked Bourbon Peach Sour Cocktail, Woodford Reserve, Peach Sour, Club Soda
NEW! IMPOSSIBLE™ Dirty Rice, Spices of New Orleans, Green Onions, IMPOSSIBLE™ Meat,
REIMAGINED! Shrimp & Grits, Cajun Garlic Shrimp, Smoked Cheddar, Tasso Ham, Stone Ground Grits,
Creole-Style Jambalaya, Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Tomatoes, Green Onions, Spiced Vanilla Old-Fashioned Cocktail, Woodford Reserve, Vanilla, Bitters
Traditional Hurricane Served Frozen or Iced and Spike DAT! +$3.50 (LEFT)
ESPLANADE STREET BITES
NEW! Smoked Peppered Brisket, Chipotle Cream, New Orleans Kettle Chip, Green Onions,
NEW! Smoked Chicken Po’boy, Bourbon BBQ, Crisp Lettuce, Pickles, Shrimp Po’boy
Crispy Shrimp, Creole Remoulade, Crisp cabbage, Pickles, Smoked Bloody Mary Cocktail
Tito’s Vodka, Hickory, Fresh Lemon
GIRAFFE BAR (RIGHT)
Hurricanes, Select Draft Beers, Frozen Cocktails, Cocktails on Tap
NEW! French Quarter Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake Waffle Cone, Chocolate Drizzle, Mardi Gras Sprinkles REIMAGINED! The Mardi Gras Waffle Cone Sundae, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Popcorn, Chocolate Drizzle, Whipped Topping, Wild Morello Cherries, REIMAGINED! Bourbon Street Cream and Cookie, Choice of Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Drizzle
(GARDEN GATE CAFE)
Draft Beer, Frozen Cocktails, Strawberry Daiquiri, Piña Colada, Tampa Vice, Gold Coin Mojito
Green Fairy Margarita
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Content courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay all rights reserved. For another great Marti Gras event check out Dunedin Marti Gras here. You may also be interested in the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival coming soon!