Friday, December 8, 2023

Seven Seas Food Festival returns to SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego is bringing back international flavors, beverage tastings ,and live music performances with the return of Southern California’s fan favorite Seven Seas Food Festival. The event will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from March 5 through May 2, with the park’s enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements. In addition to the tantalizing food and delicious drinks, guests can safely enjoy three live music stages and all of their favorite outdoor animal exhibits, including dolphins, sea lions, bat rays, bamboo sharks, flamingos, sea otters, turtles, and more. SeaWorld San Diego reopened as a zoo earlier this month with 100 acres of expansive open-air grounds.

After a year of limits on international travel, San Diego’s popular culinary event will offer foodies and families the widest variety of chef- and mixologist-curated tastes inspired by cultures from across the Seven Seas. Guests can plan a safe, limited-capacity visit to the park, where they can embark on an international flavor journey inspired by the tastes and smells of the Mediterranean, Polynesia, Mexico, the Caribbean, France, Italy and beyond. With more than 125 fresh flavors from around the world, guests can taste everything from rich desserts to the park’s all-new Vegan bites. In addition to the amazing food, this year’s festival includes SeaWorld’s most expansive beverage menu ever with more than 25 specially curated cocktails, zero proof cocktails and wines, and a selection of more than 75 craft beers from California and beyond.

“We are excited to bring back this popular fan favorite event to San Diego, complete with new menu items, live music and a safe, outdoor experience for the whole family,” said Marilyn Hannes, president of SeaWorld San Diego. “In addition to our incredible outdoor animal exhibits and presentations, the return of Seven Seas gives our guests more options to make new, lasting memories with family and friends.”

Guests can sip and sample “around the world” with international dishes, craft beers, wines, and specialty alcoholic and zero proof cocktails at unique festival marketplaces:

All-New Vegan Market with fresh and sustainable bites: New Jackfruit Sloppy Joes and Tempura Mushrooms & Green Beans with a Miso Glaze & Furikakeand IMPOSSIBLE Meat Sliders.

Tastes of Polynesia: Take a trip through the islands with favorite flavors, including the Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl with Chili Dressing,the hearty Kahlua Pork Sandwich with Pineapple Slaw, served up with new Hawaiian Pineapple Express and tropical cocktail pairing like the Blue Hawaiian.

Culinary trip through Mexico: Explore regional favorites with a fun twist,including Beef Barbacoa Taco, Brisket Nachos, Mexican Roasted Corn, and Mango Margarita with Milagro Tequila, Chamoy, and Tajín Rim.

Spice it up with some Caribbean heat: Take your taste buds on an exploration withSmoked Jamaican St. Louis Ribs, Jerk Chicken Sliders, Key Lime Pie and the Caribbean Sunrise tropical drink.

Hearty Italian fan-favorites: Savory Fontina Cheese Meatballs with Pomodoro Sauce,comfortingMama’s Rigatoni with Braised Mushrooms, plus Caprese Salad for a lighter option and Tiramisu for a sweet finale.

Tasty French flavors and sparkling cocktails: Goat Cheese Croquettes, Grilled Lamb Chop, Golden Dusted Chocolate Mousse and Macaroon, complete with a French Kiss Cocktail or Sparkling St Tropez.

Magnificent Mediterranean bites: Lamb Slider, Hummus & Parmesan Garlic Fries, and Greek Yogurt & Honey with Poached Berries

Delectable treats and sweets: Experience the ultimate in adult popsicles with Cutwater Frozen Margarita Popsicles, and sweet spins on delectable desserts such as Sweet Beignets with Bourbon Caramel, and Duo of Tropical Cheesecakes

Explore a wide array of globally inspired and mixologist-curated cocktails: Taste around with the globe with theSantorini POM Cocktail, Bay Magic Cocktail, Tropical Hurricane, Hawaiian Pineapple Express, Mango or Original Micheladas and Frozen Margaritas

Signature brews, seltzers and wine: Craft beer from word-renowned San Diego-born breweries such as Hess, Pizza Port, Stone, Ballast Point, Green Flash, and many others, as well as Domestic & International beer favorites, plus Main & Vine Wine Spritzers, Hawaiian Hard Seltzers, and Benziger wines

Sip with a purpose: This year, SeaWorld has proudly partnered with even more companies that give back to local communities and animal conservation efforts: Braveheart Brewery, Beso Del Sol, and more.

A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online at

Along with the food and drink, Seven Seas will feature three live music stages and an exciting trip to the Pacific islands, with the sights and sounds of the new Polynesian dance presentation —all included with theme park admission.

Polynesia Dance Presentation: Experience the heart-pounding energy and lyrical beauty of Polynesian dance and music with the premiere of SeaWorld San Diego’s Polynesia Dance Presentation, complete with atmospheric Hawaiian traditional music, hula dancers and live musicians.

Three Live Music Stages: Talented musicians will perform physically distanced performances at various times throughout the day, including the relaxing sounds of acoustic guitarists and the upbeat rhythms of jazz trios spaced out around the park.

SeaWorld San Diego reopened as a zoo on February 6. Guests can again safely enjoy all their favorite outdoor animal exhibits, attend SeaWorld’s renowned live educational presentations to learn more about dolphins, sea lions, and orcas, and check out the park’s newest presentation, Rescue Tails! This exciting and educational, new addition shares the story of SeaWorld’s Conservation Ambassadors, animal care and rescue stories at the Nautilus Amphitheatre with physically distant seating.

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