Mardi Gras Parade

  • The parade takes place at 3:30pm (non-weekends) and 5:30pm (weekends) each evening and run through Rockville, Spassburg, and Kidzopolis.

  • Guests have the opportunity to participate in the parade. The park picks these guests by random. Those participating dress up in Mardi Gras gear and ride the floats through the parade route. Outside groups also can apply to participate in the parade in advance.

  • The parade route is outlined inside the park so that guests know where to observe from. The route begins near the entrance of Fiesta Bay Boardwalk and ends in Crackaxle Canyon near Lone Star Lil's Amphitheater.

  • Mardi Gras Festival logos are placed throughout the parade route. These logos signify spots where floats will stop to throw beads and provide other entertainment, including the King William Brass Band.

  • Music written exclusively for the park will play during the parade.

  • All floats have been designed and built by Kern Studios, a New Orleans-based company that specializes in Mardi Gras-themed floats. 

  • The park touts that the floats are up to 16 feet tall.

Live Entertainment



• Showing in Teatro Fiesta, a pop show featuring today's hit music from Bruno Mars, Fitz & the Tantrums, and more.


From Memphis to Motown

• Showing at Sangerfest Halle Stage, featuring classic Motown & Memphis hits from Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Elvis Presley, and more.


Vinyl Countdown

• Showing in Zaragoza Theatre, Volume 2: Featuring one hit wonders from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today.


King William Brass Band

• Featured in Los Festivales, authentic New Orleans-style jazz music taking place in the streets of Los Festivales during Mardi Gras Festival.

Specialty Food & Drink

Jambalaya Bites with Cajun Fries

• Locations: Mardi Gras food booths in Rockville, Fireball Snacks in Fiesta Bay Boardwalk, & Pete's Eats in Rockville.

Gumbo & Jambalaya

• Location: Mardi Gras food booths in Rockville.

Cajun Popcorn Shrimp or Crawfish with Cajun Fries

• Location: Mardi Gras food booths in Rockville.

Cajun Popcorn Chicken Po'Boy with Cajun Fries

• Location: Pete's Eats in Rockville.

Muffaletta with Voodoo Chips

• Location: Primo's Pizzeria in Rockville.

Beignets and Fried King Cake

• Locations: Reggie's Funnel Cakes in Rockville & Mockingbird Funnel Cakes in Los Festivales.

Mardi Gras Ice Cream

• Location: Cold Stone Limited in Rockville.

Mardi Gras Shake

• Location: Johnny Rockets in Fiesta Bay Boardwalk.

Southern Comfort Sweet Tea

• Locations: La Cantina in Los Festivales & Pit Stop in Rockville.

Southern Hurricane

• Locations: La Cantina in Los Festivales & Pit Stop in Rockville.

Big Easy

• Locations: La Cantina in Los Festivales & Pit Stop in Rockville.


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