Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is gearing up for the most jazzy time of the year! That’s right…move over Christmas, it’s Mardi Gras season! So, get ready to dance, party, and catch some beads!

This lively and festive celebration, featuring live music, street performers and open-air New Orleans-style entertainment, will be held on weekends and select dates from January 16th – February 16th, 2021.

Plenty of festive fairs will be available throughout Bush Garden’s Mardi Gras, including signature dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp po’boys, and of course… fresh beignets! YUM! And if you’re looking for libations, look no further! Several signature handcrafted cocktails will be made available for consumption, including the world-famous Hurricane!

Here are a few of our Top Picks for what to eat at Bush Garden’s Mardi Gras! Be sure to check out the full list here!

Canal Street Distilled Tastings

Traditional Hurricane

Voodoo Coffee

Mardi Gras Cupcakes (4 Packs: The Big Easy, Deviled Chocolate Frost, Sugar Frost Margarita, Caramel Bourbon)

Sweet Beignets

Beignets (Traditional Powdered Sugar, Bourbon Caramel, Rum Glazed Bananas Fosters)

Bayou Grub

Jambalaya (Chicken & Andouille Sausage)

Esplanade Street Bites

Shrimp Po’boy (Crispy Shrimp, Tabasco pepper remoulade, crisp cabbage & pickles)

Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyards

Want to live every day like it's Fat Tuesday? We strongly suggest you purchase a Mardi Gras Sampler Lanyard, offering you an exclusive sampling selection! Take advantage of several culinary selections by grabbing 5-punch lanyards, 10-punch lanyards, or an exclusive Pass Member 12-punch lanyards.

Don’t forget, that a valid reservation is required for park entry. Grab your tickets now at BuschGardensTampa.com