WHAT: Universal Studios' Mardi Gras celebration kicks off Saturday. Look for the park's traditional lineup of Cajun food, zydeco bands, New Orleans-style (and bead-crazy) parade and night-topping concert on the Music Plaza stage. First up on the big stage will be country singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes (pictured), who may feel right at home: He's a Louisiana native.
WHEN: Saturdays through April 16 — plus Feb. 14, March 13 and March 20. The parade steps off at 7:45 p.m.; concert time is 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Intersection of Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando
COST: Mardi Gras festivities are...