Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL, is bringing the lively atmosphere of Mardi Gras to Tampa Bay. The family-friendly Mardi Gras event, running from January 13th to March 3rd on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, is a perfect blend of entertainment, cuisine, and culture.
The event promises a day filled with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, complete with a parade where guests can catch festival beads. Immerse yourself in the sounds of live music and the energy of entertainers, stilt walkers, and musicians who bring the Mardi Gras spirit alive in the Bird Gardens.
Culinary delights are a significant part of this celebration. The festival offers Cajun cuisine like Crawfish étouffée, Andouille sausage po’ boy sandwiches, and sweet beignets. Alongside these treats, guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails, including classics like Hurricanes and “Throw Me Some Beads” punch.
A unique feature of the event is the “Bead Balcony,” where visitors have the chance to catch beads, embracing the traditional Mardi Gras experience. Additionally, the Brass Band will set the mood with Bourbon Street beats and jazz classics.
This event at Busch Gardens is not just a celebration of Mardi Gras; it’s an opportunity for families and friends to come together and enjoy a slice of the “Big Easy” in Tampa Bay. With activities and flavors for all ages, it’s an ideal way to spend a weekend, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Planning to attend with friends? One tip is to coordinate your visit around the Mardi Gras parade times. It’s a great way to enjoy the festivities together, ensuring everyone gets a chance to catch some beads and enjoy the parade’s vibrant energy.