Mardi Gras returns to Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay today announced the return of the park’s fan-favourite Mardi Gras event. Inspired by the vibrant colours and delectable flavours of New Orleans’ biggest celebration, Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will transport guests to a festive realm of bayou-inspired fanfare featuring Cajun-inspired culinary delights and spirited entertainment offerings for the entire family.

Mardi Gras returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on select dates 14  Jan – 5 March 2023

Feast on Authentic Cajun Cuisine

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has brought the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay with Mardi Gras-inspired culinary offerings. Guests will be able to feast like kings and queens with classic New Orleans style offerings ranging from gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, and much more. Plus, let the good times flow with classic bayou-inspired cocktails including Hurricanes, Spiced Rum Sangria and an all-new “Throw Me Some Beads” punch. Some of the new food items are:

  • NEW! – Andouille Sausage Po’Boy
  • NEW! – Crawfish Etouffee
  • NEW! – Dirty Rice & Beans
  • NEW! – King Cake Donut
  • NEW! – Shrimp Creole

Enjoy Colourful Beads and Brass Beats

The spirit of the bayou lives on at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with jazzed up music and festive fanfare of costume performers that bring the celebration of Mardi Gras to life. This year’s parade will be bigger than ever with new festive characters throughout the entire route, starting at the Zagora Café and Market through the Coke Canopy, allowing guests to catch beads along the way and march to the beat of live music from an authentic brass band.

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