SeaWorld Orlando goes full-on Mardi Gras during Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival is in full swing, but the party really kicks off from Feb. 12-16 and 19-21 with the scintillating sights, sizzling sounds, and fabulous flavors of Mardi Gras!

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Fat Tuesday lands on Feb. 16 this year, but SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating for more than a week as Mardi Gras joins the park’s annual Seven Seas Food Festival, with live music, a street party, parades, and tantalizing tastes inspired by New Orleans favorites.

The Mardi Gras celebration takes place from 12:30-6 p.m. at various locations around the park. In particular, watch for:

  • Pop-Up Parade: Wild Arctic Plaza is the place to be when entertainers, bead captains, stilt walkers, and musicians perform in a special pop-up parade.
  • Jazz Band: It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without the jazz and Cajun sounds of New Orleans, and a live band brings the party to life.
  • Street Party: Speaking of parties, Wild Arctic Plaza is the hottest spot in the park when a DJ, street performer, and a physically distanced dance party unleash the Bourbon Street vibe.
  • Gulf Coast Flavors: When is it okay to have powdered sugar all over your face? When you’re digging into those classic Nawlin’s treats, crispy-sweet beignets! Enjoy other traditional favorites too, including po-boys and southern libations (11:30 a.m. – park close).

In addition, 10 more Bayside Stadium concerts have been added to the Seven Seas Food Festival line up, taking place during Mardi Gras days:

Saturday, February 13

  • 2 p.m.: Let It Be – Beatles Tribute
  • 4 p.m.: U.S. Stones – Rolling Stones Tribute
  • 6 p.m.: Absolute Queen – Queen Tribute

Sunday, February 14

  • 2 p.m.: Let’s Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez Tribute
  • 4 p.m.: One More Time – Britney Spears Tribute
  • 6 p.m.: Born This Way – Lady Gaga Tribute

Saturday, February 20

  • 2 p.m.: Renegade – Styx Tribute
  • 4 p.m.: Smokin’ – Boston Tribute
  • 6 p.m.: Best of Both Worlds – Van Halen with Sammy Hagar Tribute

Sunday, February 21

  • 6 p.m.: Chris Jansen

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