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Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2018

Voodoo float at Universal Mardi Gras

In 2018, Universal Studios Florida are celebrating their 23rd annual Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) with a nighttime New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade, live music, authentic Cajun cuisine and lots of beads (over 1.8 million!!) spread over a much longer period.

This year, Mardi Gras celebrations run daily over 64 consecutive nights from February 3 to April 7, up from 50 days in 2017. On select nights there are concerts at the Music Plaza stage mostly on a Saturday with the occasional Sunday.

A range of New Orleans bands also perform daily in the French Quarter.

Admission is included in the standard single day ticket or annual pass to Universal Studios Florida.

Busch Gardens Real Music Series Line Up for 2018

Peter Noone [ShellyS, http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellysblogger/8110162107]

Busch Gardens’s “Real Music Series” concerts include everything from swing, blues, jazz, country, disco and rock ’n roll all the way to pop plus dance and acrobats.

For 2018, the Real Music Series concerts give you 48 days of music from eight different top line acts.

Each Monday to Saturday for eight weeks, you can see top performers from the world of big band and popular rock from the 1950s to the present day in the Stanleyville Theater.

Epcot Eat to the Beat Concert Line Up for 2017

Night Ranger at Eat to the Beat [© Walt Disney World]

Each year as part of the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, there are a series of live Eat to the Beat concerts each evening.

The concerts take place at the open-air American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm.

Admission is included in the standard Epcot admission ticket.

The first concert is on August 31 and they run every night until November 13, 2017, a record breaking 75 nights and 32 artists.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2017

Ocean Spray® Cranberry Bog Display [© Walt Disney World]

The 22nd Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival presented by Chase offers a range of activities for the whole family and runs for a record breaking 75 days from August 31 to November 13, 2017, up from 62 in 2016 and 53 days in 2015.

Admission is included in the standard Epcot admission ticket.

There are around 34 international food and wine marketplaces plus special exhibits featuring fabulous cuisine and wine, culinary demonstrations and gourmet dining experiences, book signings, seminars and shops selling everything to do with food and cooking.

Each year this event attracts over 1 million visitors and is reputedly the largest wine and food festival in the world.


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