Wednesday, February 21, 2024

SeaWorld San Diego adds Mardi Gras festival for February

SeaWorld San Diego is bringing New Orleans flare, food and festivities to the West Coast with an all-new Mardi Gras event starting on February 5 and running on Saturdays and Sundays through the month of February. The event is included in park admission and brings Mardi Gras celebrations full of live music, colorful costumes, performers, and kids’ games and activities. Guests can also indulge in new menu items with Mardi Gras-inspired Creole and Cajun cuisine.

SeaWorld’s New Event Offers Kid-Friendly Mardi Gras Festivities for Families in SoCal
  • The festive spirit of Fat Tuesday will come alive with the SkyTower lawn fully decked out in Mardi Gras flare. Purple, green and gold flags, ribbons, lights and masks will decorate the festival area while colorful characters in over-the-top costumes greet and pose with passersby.
  • Guests will dance in the street to jazzy beats while grasping for shiny beads during the daily Mardi Gras walking parade along SeaWorld’s very own “Bourbon Street.”​ The parade will run twice a day and feature a live band as well as an assortment of street performers such as jugglers​, jesters​ and more.
  • Family-friendly activities will take place throughout the weekend, including an opportunity to participate in the Mardi Gras parade alongside Mardi Gras performers. The festival area will also have a face painting booth, fair-style games and other fun kid’s activities.
  • The area will host live musical performances on the SkyTower Stage. Guests can enjoy sets from DJs and groove to classic Mardi Gras genres, such as Dixieland and Jazz, plus special performances by the San Diego Marine Corp Marching Band on select dates. 
Photo courtesy of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

“We’re thrilled to bring this exciting new event offering to San Diego,” said Jim Lake, SeaWorld San Diego Park President. “SeaWorld’s Mardi Gras will give guests a taste of New Orleans’ iconic carnival celebration and fully immerse them in all the colors, flavors, sounds and fun of Mardi Gras with activities suitable for visitors of all-ages.”

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