The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando is typically held in the late winter / early spring and is completely free with your theme park admission.  This annual event is one of the best times to visit SeaWorld as the park hosts a number of amazing food and beverage offerings as well as live concerts at Bayside Stadium.

While the The Seven Seas Food Festival is more an adult event, it is still considered family-friendly and is completely age appropriate for younger children.

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival (2024)

The Seven Seas Food Festival is back at at SeaWorld Orlando and runs on select dates from February 2nd to May 19th, 2024.  Similar to last year, the Seven Seas Food Festival has more than 200 food and beverage offerings including over 50 distinctive cuisine choices, 75 craft beers and a selection of more than 75  wine & cocktails.

Anticipated Food and Beverage Offerings

The Seven Seas Food Festival features specialty cuisine and drinks from a variety of international regions. There are a number of individual locations throughout the park which are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to park closing.  

Flamecraft Bar

The Flamecraft Bar is located next to the Seafire Grill facing the SeaWorld lagoon and offers 13 craft beers (rotating throughout the festival) and specialty cocktails include the Flamecraft Breeze and the Frozen Orlando Vice.


Also located at the Lakeside Patio, Smugglers features two craft beers and two different wine selections.

Caribbean Moonshine Tasting

Located at the Shoppes at the Waterfront is the Caribbean Moonshine Tasting.  Guests will enjoy from a choice of five different Caribbean specialty cocktails.

Cafe’ De Mar

Also located at the Shoppes at the Waterfront is Cafe’ De Mar.  Cafe’ De Mar offers the Maple Hog as well as specialty cocktails and wines.

Caribbean Market

Just down from Cafe’ De Mar is the Caribbean Market.  Offering Caribbean food and drinks which include: Smoked Jerk Chicken Sliders, Ropa Viega and Pineapple Dream Cake along with craft beer and specialty cocktails.

All-American Market

Enjoy American fare at the All-American Market which is located next to Voyagers Smokehouse.  Offerings include a Classic Reuben and Lobster Mac N Cheese along with craft beer and specialty cocktails.

Polynesian Market

Also located near the Voyagers Smokehouse is the Polynesian Island Market.  One of the most popular food location, the Polynesian Island Market offers Lamb Ribs, Ahi Tuna Poke Nachos, the Big Wave Golden Ale and frozen Polynesian Summer cocktails.  

North Atlantic Market

The North Atlantic Market is located at the Lakeside Patio and features cheddar hush puppies, a New England style lobster roll, fish & chips and shrimp fritters along with craft beer and specialty cocktails.

Coaster Cocktails

Located near Pacific Point Preserve, Coaster Cocktails features four different specialty cocktails.

Sweet Sips

Located near Sharks Underwater Grill, Sweet Sips features four desert cupcakes and four different wine selections.

Italian Market

The Italian Market is one of our favorite locations this year.  Offerings include Palermo Fontina cheese meatballs, Italian Cannoli, Italian Pilz and two types of Italian wines.


Located near the entrance to Mako, Espana features four different wine selections.


Located in front of the Nautilus Theater, Salted Rims features four different specialty cocktails.

Mediterranean Market

The Mediterranean Market is located in front of the Nautilus Theater and features bay scallops, Moroccan Grilled Lamp Chop and Baklava.  There are two specialty wine selections to accompany the Mediterranean Sangria.

Brazilian Market

Situated next to Infinity Falls, the Brazilian Market features Pao De Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread), Brazilian Picanha Steak, Prok Belly Feijoada, Frozen Guava Mint Caipirinha, Reserva Malbec wine and Brazil Loves New England craft beer.

Asian Market

The Asian Market features Gua Bao, a Korean Corn Dog, Deep Fried Dumplings and Bing Su.  Specialty drinks include Tokyo Rose, Asahi craft beer, Shimizu-No-Mai Pure Snow Sake and Kobai Plum Wine.

Waterway Bar

The Waterway Bar is located behind Infinity Falls and features the Popeline Surfboard Pretzel, 12 rotating draught beerds, specialty cocktails and wines.

Irish Market

The Irish Market is located next to Infinity Falls and features corned beef hash, Guinness beef stew and Jameson bread pudding.  Guinness Draught and Magners Original Irish Cider is also offered.

Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen

Also next to Seaside Coffee is Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen with features eight different craft beers including Mako Red Ale.

German Market

Just next to Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen, the German Market features Pretzels on a Stick, Bratwurst and Apple Strudel.  Cocktails and wine is also offered at this location.

Beer Gardens

Located across from Shamu Stadium, the Beer Gardens features a number of different beers and wines include the Florida Special Lager.

Gulf Coast Market

Also located next to Wild Arctic, the Gulf Coast Market features Bananas Foster Beignets, Impossible Jambalaya and Cajun Shrimp and Grits. Purple Haze draft been are offered along with Hurricane cocktails.

Mexican Market

The Mexican Market is also located near Wild Arctic and features Tostada de Barbacoa, Taco al Pastor, Mexican Street Corn and Sopapilla. You will also find Model Especial beer, Dos Equis Lager and Frozen Pitaya Punch.

Glacier Bar

The Glacier Bar is part of the Wild Arctic building and features six different craft beers, frozen daiquiris, frozen cocktails, and specialty craft cocktails on tap.

Seven Seas Food and Beverage Sampler Lanyard

If you are a foodie and looking to sample a number of different food and drinks, SeaWorld’s  Sampler Lanyard might be the way to go.  

  • 10 item sample lanyard – $70 plus tax
  • 15 item sample lanyard – $80 plus tax

At around $6.00 to $10.00 per sample, the lanyards represents a fairly good value if you planning on attending multiple days or share with other Seven Seas guests.

Concerts at the Seven Seas Food Festival

SeaWorld Orlando hosts live concerted every weekend during the Seven Seas Food Festival. Located at Bayside Stadium which is an outdoor venue, performances range from country to rock music and more from the original recording artists and tribute bands.

The performers for the 2024 which have been announced are as follows:

  • February 3rd at 7:00 PM: Kool & the Gang
  • February 4th at 7:00 PM: Josh Turner
  • February 10th at 7:00 PM: Colt Ford
  • February 11th at 2:00 PM: Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute Bands
  • February 17th at 7:00 PM: Gente De Zona
  • February 18th at 7:00 PM: Grand Funk Railroad
  • February 24th at 7:00 PM: HANSON
  • February 25th at 7:00 PM: Newsboys
  • March 2nd at 7:00 PM: Gloria Gaynor
  • March 3rd at 7:00 PM: Night Ranger
  • March 9th at 2:00 PM: The Righteous Brothers
  • March 10th at 7:00 PM: The Goo Goo Dolls
  • March 16th at 7:00 PM: Corey Kent
  • March 17th at 7:00 PM: Boyce Avenue
  • March 23rd at 7:00 PM: 
  • March 24th at 7:00 PM: Warrant
  • March 30th at 7:00 PM: Natalie Grant
  • March 31st at 7:00 PM: Bid Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • April 6th at 7:00 PM: Grupo Niche
  • April 7th at 7:00 PM: Owl City
  • April 13th at 7:00 PM: Hoobastank
  • April 14th at 7:00 PM: Chris Janson
  • April 20th at 7:00 PM: Gavin DeGraw
  • April 21st at 7:00 PM: Chris Young
  • April 27th at 7:00 PM: Chris Lane
  • April 28th at 7:00 PM: Ludacris
  • May 4th at 7:00 PM: Relient K
  • May 5th at 7:00 PM: Little River Band
  • May 11th at 7:00 PM: Baha Men
  • May 12th at 7:00 PM: All-4-One 
  • May 18th at 7:00 PM: Tiffany and Sheena Easton
  • May 19th at 7:00 PM: Fuel


Where to stay during the Seven Seas Food Festival?

Local area hotels book up quickly so it is our recommendation that you get your reservations as early as possible.  Crowd levels are typically higher than usual due not only to this special event, but also school holidays as well as “Spring Break”.  And in the spring time there are always large conventions coming to Orlando where many hotels block off rooms for the convention attendees.

If you are planning on consuming a number of adult beverages, we would highly recommend you stay a hotel within walking distance or with a transportation service.

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is one of our favorite hotels in Orlando and it is our “go to” when we are planning on visiting SeaWorld.  The Renaissance is literally across the street from SeaWorld and within easy walking distance.  The hotel features 781 rooms & suites, a resort style pool with splash pad and water slides (R AQUA ZONE), fitness center, full service spa and extensive dining options.

Hotel rates range from less than $140.00 per night to more than $250.00 per night depending on the time a year.  There is a $30 per day resort fee plus a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax.  

The Renaissance is an Official SeaWorld Hotel which provides guests a number of SeaWorld benefits including guaranteed admission and complimentary parking at SeaWorld, dining and merchandise discounts and complimentary access to the SeaWorld Rescue Tour.

The Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld 

The Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld is less than a mile from the front gate.  This hotel features family-sized apartment-style suites with kitchens and is one of the more affordable hotels in the SeaWorld area.  Features include complimentary breakfast, 24-hour fitness center, resort pool with hot tub, barbecue grills and a sports court.

Hotel rates range from less than $150 per night to more than $250 per night depending on the room type and the date of the stay.  There are no resort fees but there is a daily parking charge of $15 to go along with the resort and sales tax.

The Residence Inn is also a Official SeaWorld Hotel so guests receive a number of theme park benefits along with their stay.

Click here to see a list of local area SeaWorld Hotels

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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