Mardi Gras Festival 2019 Guide

January 19 - March 3, 2019

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About Mardi Gras Festival

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 2017 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.

 
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Interactive Event Map

Want to know where all Mardi Gras Festival activities are happening? SFFT Source provides a full Google Maps-powered interactive map showing off the parade route, live entertainment locations, and more. Click the button below to view our interactive map.

 
 

Entertainment

Mardi Gras Festival features an impressive daily parade and live music throughout the park.

 
 
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Mardi Gras Parade

Rockville to Spassburg

This authentic Mardi Gras parade features nearly a dozen floats constructed and designed at the famous Kern Studios in New Orleans. The floats, standing at heights of up to 16 feet tall, feature unique themes including the Day of the Dead, Bacchus, the French Quarter, and even pirates. In 2019 an all-new double decker float joins the parade!
Diamond/Diamond Elite Perks
  • A reserved watching area for the parade is located in Rockville. Stop by Member Services to learn about how you can participate in the parade.
 
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Photo Credit: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Photo Credit: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The Big Easy Duo

Sangerfest Halle Stage

The Big Easy Duo, located at Sangerfest Halle Stage, features classic New Orleans hits and other prominent jazz numbers. Sangerfest Halle has many food offerings for those who would like to eat while enjoying the entertainment.
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Dixieland Jazz Celebration

Texas State Square Stage

Dixieland jazz heads to Mardi Gras Festival for the 2019 season. Guests are able to experience this authentic style of Mardi Gras music that originated in New Orleans in the early 1900s. Also, keep your eyes open for flying Mardi Gras beads!
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The King William Brass Band

Rockville Outdoor Stage

The seven-piece King William Brass Band returns to Mardi Gras Festival for the 2019 season. Catch this band playing many jazz and Mardi Gras music selections at multiple locations, including the parade, throughout Fiesta Texas.
 
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Daily Show Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: This show schedule is subject to change due to weather, technical difficulties, changes in the park's operating schedule, etc. Please contact the main park for all up-to-date details on show scheduling.

 
 

Specialty Food & Drink

Fiesta Texas features numerous specialty food and drink options during Mardi Gras Festival. Many of them are also found on the Dining Pass.

 
 
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Mardi Gras Village

  • Gumbo
  • Jambalaya
  • Po' Boys
    • Fried Cajun Shrimp, Crawfish, or Spicy Chicken
  • Muffaletta Slider w/Zapp's Chips
  • Roast Beef Slider w/Zapp's Chips
  • +$1 Crawfish Etouffee
  • Crab Macaroni & Cheese
  • Sausage on a Stick
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Boudin Balls
  • Zapp's Voodoo Chips
  • Beignets
  • Praline Cheesecake
  • King's Crunch Donuts
  • Mardi Gras Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy

Mardi Gras Booth

  • Beignets
  • Praline Cheesecake
  • Mardi Gras Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy

Adult Drink Options

Mardi Gras Village

  • Comfort Collins
    • Sprite, Lime Juice, & Southern Comfort Whiskey
  • Mint Julep
    • Mint Leaf, Bourbon, Simple Syrup, & Crushed Ice
  • Hurricane on the Rocks
    • Juices, Grenadine, & Bourbon Whiskey
- Dining Pass Meal Options
- Dining Pass Snack Options

Helpful Information

 Diamond/Diamond Elite Perks

  • Look for the “diamond” symbol in the guide above as these signify important Mardi Gras Festival perks available to Diamond and Diamond Elite member holders.

Watching the Parade

  • The parade travels from Rockville (near the entrance of Fiesta Bay Boardwalk) to Spassburg (near Lone Star Lil’s Amphitheater). Pathways within Fiesta Texas will have a golden border outlining the parade route. We recommend lining up to watch the parade in advance to ensure you have a good viewing spot.

  • Don’t forget that beads are thrown from the parade floats. Be prepared!

Specialty Foods

  • Fiesta Texas offers numerous specialty foods throughout the festival that are not available during other times of the year. Have a Dining Pass? Many of these options can be obtained with your Dining Pass meal and snack credits. View the “Specialty Food & Drink” section above for more information.