Prepare for a carnival of colors, rhythms, and delectable delights as Busch Gardens Williamsburg celebrates Mardi Gras! Running select dates January 26 to March 3, the park will transform into a lively festival featuring an all-new Bourbon Street Brigade, bayou-inspired cuisine, and the electrifying Carnaval Imaginique cirque show in the Globe Theatre. This year’s festivities promise to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family, blending the charm of New Orleans with the thrills of Busch Gardens’ world-class roller coasters (and it’s all included with park admission)!
Busch Gardens Mardi Gras Entertainment
Busch Gardens Mardi Gras includes a wide variety of live entertainment, such as:
Bourbon Street Brigade
Get ready to rock your way through the Big Easy with the all-new Bourbon Street Brigade! This classic rock band will entertain park-goers with timeless tunes from artists like Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton, Kansas, and more.
Don’t miss Carnival Imaginique, a fan-favorite cirque show in the Globe Theater. If you prefer traditional Mardi Gras music, head to Das Festhaus for the New Orleans Jazz Band.
Mardi Street Party
Surround yourself with colorful ribbon dancers and stilt walkers at the Mardi Street Party. And don’t forget to wave hello the King of Mardi Gras.
French Quarter Flavors
All that partying is bound to work up an appetite! Taste your way through the park with delicious New Orleans flavors:
Authentic Mardi Gras Drinks and Dishes
Tempt your taste buds with over 40 mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors, including new items like Seafood Gumbo, Fried Green Tomato Po’Boy, and Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding. You can also indulge in classic New Orleans-style cuisine, from Chicken and Andouille Gumbo to Shrimp Étouffée and Banana Fosters Cheesecake. And wash it all down with spirited cocktails like hurricanes, rum runners, and the King Cake shot.
Mardi Gras Sampler
Mix and match your way through Mardi Gras with a Sampler Lanyard. Choose between entrees, desserts, or speciality beverage samples at designated kiosks throughout the park. Available for $40 for five items or $60 for ten items.
More Mardi Gras Fun
Masquerade Scavenger Hunt
Embark on a family-friendly parkwide scavenger hunt, offering French Quarter fun for everyone.
Mardi Gras Crawl
Experience the best of Busch Gardens with a personalized tour through all nine villages as you savor the flavors of Cajun eats, sweets, and cocktails.
2024: A Year of Celebrations
The excitement doesn’t end with Busch Gardens Mardi Gras! 2024 promises to be an exciting year with new reasons to visit for every season. Stay tuned for signature events like Howl-O-Scream, Christmas Town, and more!
Plan your visit to Busch Gardens Mardi Gras, or learn more about Williamsburg’s thrilling attractions at BuschGardens.com/Williamsburg.