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Seven Seas Food Festival returns to SeaWorld San Diego in March

by Attractions Magazine Staff

SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Food Festival will take place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from March 5 through May 2, 2021, with more than 125 new chef- and mixologist-crafted flavors to sample and sip.

Seven Seas Food Festival, SeaWorld San Diego
Photos courtesy of SeaWorld San Diego

After a year of limited international travel opportunities, Southern California’s popular culinary event will offer an “international journey” inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, Polynesia, Mexico, the Caribbean, France, Italy, and many more.

Along with delicious menu items from around the world, the festival will also feature an expansive list of beverage options with over 25 specially-curated cocktails, zero-proof cocktails and wines, and a selection of more than 75 craft beers from California and beyond. Plus, guests will be able to “sip with a purpose” through SeaWorld’s partnership with companies that give back to local communities and animal conservation efforts, including Braveheart Brewery, Beso Del Sol, and more.

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While they sample the tasty bites and sips, festival guests will be able to enjoy three live music stages, as well as the premiere of SeaWorld San Diego’s Polynesia Dance Presentation featuring traditional Hawaiian music, hula dancers, and live musicians. SeaWorld San Diego’s outdoor animal exhibits will also be open, including dolphins, sea lions, bat rays, bamboo sharks, flamingos, sea otters, and turtles. Plus, the park’s newest presentation, Rescue Tails, will share the story of SeaWorld’s Conservation Ambassadors, animal care, and rescue stories with physically distant seating.

“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,” said Marilyn Hannes, president of SeaWorld San Diego. “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.”

The Seven Seas Festival international marketplaces will include:

Seven Seas Food Festival Poke

Polynesia – Island flavors like the spicy tuna poke bowl with chili dressing, the hearty Kahlua pork sandwich with pineapple slaw can be paired with a Hawaiian Pineapple Express or Blue Hawaiian cocktail.

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Mexico – Regional favorites, including beef barbacoa taco, brisket nachos, Mexican roasted corn, and a mango margarita with Milagro tequila, chamoy, and a Tajín rim.

even Seas Food Festival, fontina cheese meatballs

Italy – Hearty favorites like savory fontina cheese meatballs with Pomodoro sauce, Mama’s rigatoni with braised mushrooms, Caprese salad, and Tiramisu.

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France – Tasty French flavors and sparkling cocktails, including goat cheese croquettes, grilled lamb chop, golden dusted chocolate mousse, macaroon, and a French Kiss cocktail or sparkling St Tropez.

Seven Seas Food Festival, lamb slider

Mediterranean – Bites include a lamb slider, hummus & parmesan garlic fries, and Greek yogurt & honey with poached berries.

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Vegan Market (all-new) – Fresh and sustainable bites, including jackfruit sloppy joes, tempura mushrooms and green beans with a miso glaze and furikake, and Impossible meat sliders.

Click here for a complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks.

Reservations and date-specific tickets must be purchased online in advance. Each ticket includes park entry and access to all outdoor animal exhibits and presentations. Click here to purchase tickets.

The best way to experience the festival is with a 10- or 15-sample Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard. SeaWorld San Diego Annual Pass Members can purchase a special Annual Pass Seven Seas 15-sample lanyard to get three additional samples. Click here for details.

In compliance with state safety guidelines for zoos, SeaWorld has implemented protocols for cleaning and sanitizing, physical distancing, face-covering requirements, and temperature screenings. Click here for details about SeaWorld San Diego’s health and safety measures.

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