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Seven Seas Food Festival Kicks off February 3 at SeaWorld Orlando

Seven Seas Food Festival Kicks off February 3 at SeaWorld Orlando seven-seas-food-festival-sea-world-2023

There’s no better time of year than now to have a food festival in Orlando. The temperature is perfect and crowds are still manageable before the rush of spring break begins. SeaWorld Orlando will be kicking off 2023 with the return of the popular Seven Seas Food Festival starting February 3 and running Thursdays – Sundays until May 7. Guests will taste flavors from around the world while also enjoying SeaWorld’s many attractions and animal presentations. 200 food and drink offerings will be found at the international marketplaces around the park.

The best way to take in all the fest has to offer is with a Tasting Lanyard. 10 samples will cost $70 or you can spend a bit more and get the 15-sample lanyard. Pass Members can even purchase 18 samples for the price of 15.

Like other festivals around Orlando, the Seven Seas Food Festival will feature 28 live concerts every Saturday and Sunday at Bayside Stadium. These concerts are completely free, but you can purchase reserved seating if you’d prefer. The headliners for this year include the following with many more performers yet to be announced:

  • February 4: En Vogue (R&B)
  • February 5: REO Speedwagon (Rock
  • February 11: The Commodores (Funk & Soul)
  • February 18: Collective Soul (Rock)
  • February 19: Jerry Rivera (Latin)
  • February 25: Don McLean (Rock)
  • February 26: Ludacris (Hip Hop)
  • March 4: Joey Fatone & Friends (Pop)
  • March 26: Eli Young Band (Country)

New food items for the event in 2023 include:

  • Parmesan Truffle fries: Grana Padano cheese, fresh parsley, winter white truffle oil
  • Pork Belly Feijoada: pork belly and black bean Brazilian stew, garnished with green onions
  • Ropa Vieja: 12-hour slow cooked shredded beef served on top of smashed plantains, garnished with micro cilantro
  • Classic Reuben: thin-sliced pastrami served on marbled rye bread with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, garnished with a gherkin
  • Italian Beef Arancini: arancini served on top of San Marzano tomato sauce, garnished with fresh basil
  • Strawberry shortcake `a la mode: vanilla ice cream served with yellow cake, topped with strawberry glaze
  • Jameson Bread Pudding: Jameson-infused bread pudding topped with Jameson anglaise sauce
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Shark’s Underwater Grill will have all new full-service menu items including:

  • Lobster and Shrimp Cakes: Caribbean remoulade, salsa verde and rainbow green salad
  • Chicken and Shrimp Tagine: succulent slow cooked light stew of chicken, shrimp and vegetables with aromatic Mediterranean spices, jasmine rice
  • Chocolate Mousse Marquise: chocolate mousse, raspberry coulis, pecans and edible gold garnish

The all-new Caribbean Moonshine Tasting booth will be serving a selection of moonshine including:

  • Marmalade Mayhem: Orange 80 Proof Moonshine
  • Cat 5: Coconut 80 Proof Moonshine
  • Passionfruit Prohibition: Passionfruit 80 Proof Moonshine
  • Banana Breeze: Banana 80 Proof Moonshine
  • PB & C Cannonball: Peanut Butter and Chocolate 80 Proof Moonshine

If moonshine isn’t your drink of choice, other new refreshing cocktails around the park will include:

  • Island Rum Punch: light, dark and coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry
  • Southern Peach: Fistful bourbon, peach schnapps, peach, Sprite, simple syrup
  • Frozen Polynesian Summer: pineapple rum, mango, coconut cream, pineapple juice
  • Aperol Spritz: Aperol and Prosecco
  • Mediterranean Sangria: red Sangria, red wine, cranberry juice, orange juice, lime
  • Tokyo Rose: Shimizu-No-Mai Pure Snow sake, Tito’s Vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry  
  • Irish Cold brew Latte: Jameson Cold Brew, coffee, cream, simple syrup

Finally, for beer lovers like myself, you can find local beers including:

  • Tupac ShaPorter from Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
  • Strawberry Blonde Ambition from Suncreek Brewery
  • Tag & Release Amber Ale from Sailfish Brewing Company
  • Florida Sunshine from Crooked Can Brewing Company
  • Frost Proof from Cigar City Brewing
  • Florida Orange IPA from 3 Daughters Brewing

The Seven Seas Food Festival is included in your admission to SeaWorld Orlando, but if you want to experience the event more you might consider purchasing an Annual Pass. SeaWorld is offering a 2023 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2023, for $129.99. This pass is different from an Annual Pass which offers more benefits. We hope you enjoy the Seven Seas Food Festival if you’re heading out to it this year!


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