Our Biggest Mardi Gras Festival!
Experience the music, flavors, and culture of New Orleans during our biggest Mardi Gras festival, January 19-March 3. This year's celebration features all-new entertainment, more beads, specialty culinary creations, and exclusive novelty souvenirs. Here are the best things to do at the park during Mardi Gras 2019!
Catch Beads During Nightly Street Parades with 16-Foot Floats
The streets of the park come to life at 6 p.m. each evening with a high-energy parade. Our incredible spectacle features authentic 16-foot-tall floats created by world-renowned float designer, Kern Studios. New this year, we're debuting a massive double-decker float! Each float is carefully crafted to represent the biggest themes of Mardi Gras, featuring Dia de los Muertos, harlequins, jesters, and the Mardi Gras king and queen! Some very special characters will ride in the floats and toss out bead necklaces, while marching bands, cheerleaders, stilt walkers, and drill teams march alongside the parade. The parade strolls daily through Rockville, Kidzopolis, and Spassburg.
Listen to Live Brass Bands and Jazz Performers
In our Jazz Quarters located throughout the park, you can catch live musicians and street performers. Listen to the seven-member King William Brass Band bringing the traditional trumpet and saxophone jazz rhythms to life in Mardi Gras Village. The Dixieland Band and other variety acts will perform New Orleans' best entertainment daily in Los Festivales. Plus, stilt walkers, jugglers, and street performers stroll the Mardi Gras Village area.
Eat Gumbo, Beignets, and Other Specialty Foods
New Orleans is famous for its special Cajun foods, and we're bringing the best recipes to the park. Enjoy exclusive, limited-time menu options like beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, fried cajun shrimp or crawfish po'boys, mini muffalettas, crawfish etouffee, red beans & rice, crab mac 'n cheese, and much more! Wash it all down with Hurricanes, Comfort Collins, and Mint Julep beverages.
Take Home Jester Hats and Feather Boas
Commemorate the special event with the hottest festival souvenirs. Dress for the occasion with Mardi Gras apparel, novelty hats like jester hats and King's crowns, bead necklaces, harlequin masks, and feather boas. Take home themed shot glasses and decorative items to party all year long. You can also light up the night during our parade with illuminated glow wands and necklaces.
Ride World-Class Thrill Machines
It wouldn't be a visit to Six Flags without taking a ride - or a few - on your favorite coasters! Let your cape down on BATMAN: The Ride, get your dose of adrenaline on WONDER WOMAN Golden Lasso Coaster, and celebrate good times on Boomerang.