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History

Mardi Gras Festival is the "youngest" special event/festival to hit the Six Flags chain of theme parks. Started in the Spring of 2017, Mardi Gras Festival originated at Six Flags Mexico and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Later on in the year guests at Six Flags St. Louis also had the pleasure of enjoying the festival.

The event includes tons of specialty food and drink, live entertainment, and decor throughout various sections of the park. A parade, featuring genuine Mardi Gras floats, also operates in the park.

Mardi Gras Festival expanded in 2018 with new food and drink options, the addition of three new parade floats, an extended line-up of Mardi Gras-specific entertainment, and even a nighttime parade on select dates.


Live Entertainment

Mardi Gras Festival features a strong line-up of the park's spring/summer entertainment as well as bringing in a few unique Mardi Gras-driven features. Here's what the entertainment line-up looked like in 2018:

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King William Brass Band

Located at the Rockville Outdoor Stage, the King William Brass Band can be heard playing numerous jazz and Mardi Gras hits in Rockville and during the Mardi Gras Parade.

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King of N'Awlins Swing

Brand new for 2018, the King of N'Awlins Swing will make their debut on the Texas State Square Stage in Los Festivales playing great Mardi Gras-themed music. Located at the Texas State Square Stage.

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Mardi Gras Parade

The Mardi Gras Parade features authentic Mardi Gras floats designed by Kern Studios. The parade begins in Rockville and makes its way through the park into Crackaxle Canyon. Some dates feature special nighttime version of the parade.

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¡Bailando!

¡Bailando!, new for the 2018 season, is a journey through today's top Latin hits. The production is full of singing, dancing, and a live band. Located in Teatro Fiesta.

V!BE

V!BE returns to Teatro Fiesta for the 2018 season and features today's popular pop hits. The line-up includes music by Bruno Mars, Zedd, Carrie Underwood, HRVY and much more. 

Vinyl Countdown: Volume II

Returning to Zaragoza Theatre for the 2018 season, this show features one-hit wonders from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s.


Specialty Food & Drink

A plethora of food and drink options were presented at Mardi Gras Festival during the 2018 event. Below is the full line-up of what was offered by Fiesta Texas, including their availability on the Dining Pass.

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The Mardi Gras Village located near Rockville High School & Hustler is the main location for specialty food & drink.

Mardi Gras Village (Rockville)

Please Note: Mardi Gras Village is open 2:00pm until 30 minutes prior to park closing.

  • Beignets (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Mardi Gras Popcorn (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Mardi Gras Cotton Candy (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Zapp's Crawtator Chips (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Zapp's Voodoo Chips (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Bread Pudding
  • New Orleans Famous Praline
  • Gumbo (Dining Pass Meal Item)
  • Jambalaya (Dining Pass Meal Item)
  • Muffalettas (Dining Pass Meal Item)
  • Cajun Shrimp & Crawfish Po'Boys
  • Shrimp Boil

Mardi Gras Booth (Los Festivales)

  • Beignets (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Mardi Gras Popcorn (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Mardi Gras Cotton Candy (Dining Pass Snack Item)
  • Bread Pudding (Dining Pass Snack Item)

Johnny Rockets & Totally Kickin' Chicken

  • Mardi Gras Shake (Dining Pass Snack Item)

Adult Drink Options

These drinks can be found at three locations in the park: Thirsty Buffalo Saloon in Crackaxle Canyon, Cocktails on the Corner in Rockville, and the Mardi Gras Village.

  • New Orleans Hurricanes
  • Pimm's Lemonade
  • Comfort Collins

Mardi Gras Festival Media


Event Guide Archive

Click on the links below to view Mardi Gras Festival guides from past seasons.


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