SeaWorld Mardi Gras

SeaWorld San Diego is bringing the excitement of Mardi Gras to Southern California!

This New Orleans-style carnival event comes complete with live music, colorful costumes, and Mardi Gras-infused Creole and Cajun food favorites like hearty jambalaya, those ever-popular beignets, and much more. Don’t miss your chance to feel that French Quarter vibe, dance in the streets, and indulge in all the flavor and fun that only Mardi Gras can bring. “Laissez le bon temps rouler!"

Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 21 – Feb. 26, including Friday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 20 and is included with park admission.

Jan 21
Feb 26
Including Friday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 20 and is included with park admission

New! Mardi Gras Processional
Guests are invited to join in and walk with our SeaWorld performers as they make their way to the SkyTower Stage for the Mardi Gras Welcome Show!
SeaWorld Mardi Gras Welcome Show Cast
New! Mardi Gras Welcome Show
Join the Grand Dame of Mardi Gras as she kicks off our Mardi Gras Festivities in a high energy musical number performed several times daily at the SkyTower Stage.
Mardi Gras-Infused Foods
Cajun Food favorites like jambalaya, po-boy sandwiches, hush puppies, those ever-popular beignets, and much more. Available at SkyTower Lawn on Mardi Gras event dates.
Mardi Gras Circus Performers
Let the good times roll with performances from stilt-walkers, contortionists, and jugglers as the San Diego Circus Center takes over SkyTower Lawn.
Mardi Gras Performers
Mardi Gras Performers & Activities
Throughout the day near SkyTower stage, come see our talented SeaWorld performers as they show off their costumes and lead family-friendly games and activities. While at SkyTower Lawn, join in on the fun and have your face painted!
Holly Street Stompers
Good Time Jazz Band & DJ Performances
Back by popular demand, join the toe-tapping Good Time Jazz Band on the SkyTower stage to hear some of your favorite Mardi Gras-themed songs. The New Orleans-inspired Jazz and Dixieland music will make you feel like you are on Bourbon Street! Plus, dance the night away as our SeaWorld DJ plays some of your favorite tunes.
Mardi Gras Laser Light Show
New! Louisiana Bayou Laser Light Show
Running nightly at the front of the park. Experience a canopy of laser beams that submerges guests below in rays of color and a festive soundtrack.
Tunnel of Lights during SeaWorld Mardi Gras
Tunnel of Lights
For the ultimate insta-worthy moment, walk through a shimmering, Mardi Gras-music activated tunnel of over 5,000 colorful lights! Dancing is highly encouraged.

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