Seven Seas Food Festival in SeaWorld San Diego

Witness traditional dragon and fire dancing, meet Shamu, enjoy operetta, eat, drink and more as the Seven Seas Food Festival returns to SeaWorld San Diego!
Todd Sarouhan
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Seven Seas Food Festival in SeaWorld
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All About the Festival - Two Months of Food, Drink, Music & Fun

Bella Loving the Lilikoi Bar at the Seven Seas Food Festival in Seaworld San DiegoTodd Enjoying the Tiki Punch at the Seven Seas Food Festival at Seaworld San Diego

Sip and sample from more than 100 different food and drinks at the 2024 Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld San Diego every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this March 1, 2024 through April 28, 2024!

Guests at the festival can choose from a variety of international flavors, craft beers, cocktails, and wines while enjoying live musical performances from a variety of local talent.

I took my wife and kids to the Seven Seas Food Festival this year and knew I needed to tell our readers about my personal thoughts and observations from this year’s event!

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With so many food and drinks to choose from at the Seven Seas Food Festival, your tastebuds will have no shortage of varieties and flavors to try from all around the world.

Mexican Flavors

  • Carne Asada Nachos – My family is a carne asada fan and when topped on nachos, it’s a perfect match. These nachos were especially tasty.
  • Grilled Chicken Nachos
  • Soyrizo Empanada
  • Dulce De Leche Nachos (vegetarian) - San Diego has great Mexican food and these dessert nachos are something you should really try, delicious!

Todds Top Pick the Shredded Beef Sope at the Seven Seas Food Festival in Seaworld San Diego
Todds Top Pick the Shredded Beef Sope at the Seven Seas Food Festival in Seaworld San Diego

Baja Flavors

  • Shredded Beef Sope (gluten-free) - This was my top pick for the day, tender and delicious!
  • Carnitas Tacos (gluten-free) - My wife loved these, it was her top pick!
  • Shrimp Cocktail (gluten-free)
  • Churro Cheesecake (vegetarian) – My daughter Bella especially enjoys a good dessert. This churros cheesecake was very well done.

Underwater Cantina

  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Frozen Margaritas
  • Craft Draft Beer

Tiki Bar Cocktails at the Seven Seas Food Festival at Seaworld San Diego
Tiki Bar Cocktails at the Seven Seas Food Festival at Seaworld San Diego

Tiki Bar

  • Mai Tai
  • Piña Colada
  • Strawberry Daiquiri
  • TIki Punch - Who doesn’t love a good tropical drink? My wife and I both loved this Tiki Punch!
  • Bay Magic

Polynesian Flavors Stand at the Seven Seas Food Festival in Seaworld San Diego
Polynesian Flavors Stand at the Seven Seas Food Festival in Seaworld San Diego

Polynesian Flavor

  • Pulled Pork Slider
  • Tahitian Tuna
  • Huli Huli Chicken Thighs
  • Spam Fried Rice – It might sound strange to some but it’s actually quite good. My son approves as well!
  • Lilikoi Bar (vegetarian)
  • Craft Draft Beer

Baklava at the Seven Seas Food Festival
Baklava at the Seven Seas Food Festival

Mediterranean Flavors

  • Lamb Slider
  • Lamb Lollipop
  • Lobster Roll
  • Baklava (vegetarian) - This is a premium dessert option that I think is underrated. Try this one. I think you’ll love it!
  • Santorini Lemonade

Thai Boba at the Seven Seas Food Festival
Thai Boba at the Seven Seas Food Festival

Boba Bar

  • Milk Tea with Boba
  • Thai Tea with Boba
  • Lucky Dragon Punch
  • Seven Seas Spiked Seltzer

Chinese Flavors

  • Char Sui Pork Fried Rice
  • Tri Tip Bao Bun
  • Stir Fry
  • Egg Tart (vegetarian)
  • Almond Cookie (vegetarian)

East Asian Flavors

  • Beef Pho
  • Pork Ramen
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Mochi Ice Cream (vegetarian)

Fortune Bar

  • Craft Draft Beer
  • Shiso Highball
  • Fortune Fizz

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Live Music and Entertainment

With many different musical performances, live entertainment, and schedules to choose from, I really think that there’s something for everyone at the Seven Seas Food Festival.

SeaWorld Costumed Characters

You can have meet and greets with your favorite SeaWorld San Diego costumed characters at the front gate right outside the SeaWorld San Diego Store.

My kids, wife, and I love to meet, hug, and pose for pictures with Shamu and many of the characters from Sesame Street each time we visit the Seven Seas Food Festival.

Fun Bavarian Band at the Seven Seas Food Festival in Seaworld San Diego
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Seven Seas Sound Stage

If you like music, dance along to a four-piece all-star authentic German band with Hammerstein Musik Bavaria as they perform traditional polka, tango, operetta and more at SkyTower Lawn.

Polynesian Stage

Get transported to the islands of the South Pacific as you witness Polynesian fire knife dancers perform and excite your senses.

My wife and kids and I love seeing these talented performers breathe fire, twirl batons, and perform intricate choreographed dances during these heart-racing and thrilling performances.

Wild Arctic Stage

Witness traditional Chinese lion and dragon dancing during the festival while beating it out to high-energy Japanese drumming.

My kids love watching as these giant puppets dance up and down, left and right, and back and forth in rhythmic waves as they move to the beat of the music and wind their way through the streets of SeaWorld San Diego.

Be sure to check the SeaWorld San Diego website or app for up to date days and times for each event.

Know Before You Go & Tips

I attended the event this year with my family and I think there’s a few things you should consider before you arrive.

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Make it a three-day weekend of fun! Book a room at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Mission Bay. The hotel is just about five miles away from SeaWorld San Diego and the Seven Seas Food Festival.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Diego Mission Bay features an outdoor pool, hot tub, electric vehicle charging station, and continental breakfast for guests.

It’s just a short drive away from many of San Diego’s popular beaches including Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores Beach, and Pacific Beach, and is conveniently located near other top San Diego attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and the Sunset Cliffs National Park.

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