Six Flags Mardi Gras Festival is coming to Northern California

The first annual Six Flags Mardi Gras Festival is coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., featuring New Orleans-inspired entertainment, food, and décor.

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The fun- and food-filled new celebration will take place on weekends Feb. 11- Feb. 26, 2023 (including Presidents Day), as the park brings popular New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions to Northern California with Cajun food, live entertainment, colorful décor, and characters, as well as world-class rides and animal attractions, all included with park admission.

“Six Flags continues to be a leader in providing fun and memorable new experiences for our guests,” said Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Park President Don McCoy. “Our team is incredibly excited to bring the sights, sounds, and flavors of Mardi Gras to our park guests.”

Six Flags Mardi Gras Festival food and drink offerings include:

Six Flags Mardi Gras Festival food

  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo over rice with cornbread
  • Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo over rice with cornbread
  • Shrimp Po’Boy sandwich
  • Festival fried okra
  • Shrimp Boil with sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, and cornbread
  • New Orleans King Cake cinnamon roll
  • Big Easy cotton candy
  • Carnival churros
  • Traditional powdered beignets
  • Chocolate-filled powdered beignets
  • Classic Mint Julep

Six Flags Mardi Gras Festival parade

Six Flags Mardi Gras Festival entertainment

Additional festival highlights are a Mardi Gras Parade (where guests can even walk away with beads), live bands playing music from New Orleans, special meet-and-greets with holiday-inspired characters, and Mardi Gras-themed décor throughout the festival area.

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