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. 27 – Feb. 25, including Friday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 19 and is included with park admission.


Including Friday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 19 and is included with park admission


Mardi Gras Processional

Guests are invited to join in and walk with SeaWorld performers and the Mardi Gras band! Guests will love dancing through the park pathways to lively music.

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SeaWorld Mardi Gras Welcome Show Cast

NEW! Mardi Gras Opening & Closing Ceremonies

Join the King and Queen as they kick off our Mardi Gras festivities at the SkyTower Stage during the Opening Ceremony. Then, after a day of New Orleans-style fun, enjoy as the SeaWorld Brass Band, Mardi Gras performers, and the King & Queen close each day during the Closing Ceremony.

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Mardi Gras Atmospheric Entertainment

Let the good times roll with performances from stilt-walkers, comedy magicians, hoop performers, and jugglers as they take 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, try your hand at bead toss, have your face painted, and then join our performers as they lead a parade!

Holly Street Stompers

Live Music & DJ Performances

Dance the day away as our SeaWorld DJ plays some of your favorite tunes.

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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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