SeaWorld Orlando Events

Seaworld Orlando offers a variety of special events throughout the year.

From family-friendly festivals to thrilling shows and concerts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Check out the list of upcoming events at SeaWorld Orlando, and plan your visit today!

Sesame Street Land’s 5th Birthday at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating the 5th Birthday of Sesame Street Land in a big way.

Celebrate Sesame Street’s birthday at the park from 27 January to 28 April. 

Enjoy Sesame Street-themed decor, entertainment, meet-and-greets, and food specials. 

Sing “Happy Birthday” to Sesame Street Land and have fun with the family.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Sesame Street Birthday Parade: A new, colorful, and energetic parade featuring your favorite Sesame Street characters.
  • Birthday Breakfast Bash: A fun-filled breakfast experience with your Sesame Street friends.

This event is happening on Saturday, 27 January & Sunday, 28 January, then on Saturdays only starting 3 February through 28 April.

  • Birthday Storytime with Big Bird: Gather around Big Bird’s nest to hear some of his favorite birthday stories.
  • Sesame Street Land’s Birthday Scavenger Hunt: Go on a scavenger hunt to find all the party balloons throughout Sesame Street Land.
  • Birthday Photo Opportunities: Your favorite furry friends can’t wait to get festive birthday photos with you.

Special Sesame Street friends will also be visiting to help celebrate Sesame Street Land’s 5th Birthday. 

The celebration begins on 27 January and runs through 28 April.

Seven Seas Food Festival SeaWorld 

Event Schedule – 2 February to 19 May 

The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando is a grand event showcasing more than 200 distinct food and drink offerings worldwide. 

The festival features 28 marketplaces and 13 live concerts across several weeks of festivities. 

Here are some highlights:

  • Culinary Marketplace: Sip and sample around the park with dishes and distinct beverages worldwide.
  • Live Entertainment: From local bands and artists around the park to live concerts at Bayside Stadium, this is a music line-up you won’t want to miss.
  • Spotlight Seven Seas Chefs: The Seven Seas Chefs share their top picks for this year’s festival.

Whether you are coming for classic attractions, famous dishes and drinks, or a chance to win leprechaun magic, you don’t want to skip this event.

Experience cultures across the seven seas by trying international cuisine at various stations.

Check the SeaWorld Orlando event schedule and menu for more information about this culinary journey.

For more information, check the SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival and venture on a sensory journey through Seven Seas’ culinary creation.

Seven Seas Food Festival Concerts

Get ready for four months of music at SeaWorld Orlando.

Every weekend, enjoy live concerts with all kinds of music, from rock to Latin, at the Bayside Stadium. 

The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando is a popular event featuring various international cuisines and live concerts.

So get your tickets and join SeaWorld concerts for great energy and shows every Saturday and Sunday from February 4th to May 7th. 

Here is the updated list of performers for the 2024 Seven Seas Food Festival Concerts:

24 February SaturdayHanson
25 February SundayNewsboys
2 March  SaturdayGloria Gaynor
3 March SundayNight Ranger
9 MarchSaturdayThe Righteous Brothers
10 March SundayThe Goo Goo Dolls
16 March SaturdayCorey Kent
17 March  SundayBoyce Avenue
24 March SundayWarrant
30 March  SaturdayNatalie Grant
31 March SundayBig Bad Voodoo Daddy
6 April SaturdayGrupo Niche
7 April  SundayOwl City
13 April SaturdayHoobastank
28 SundayLudacris

There are still dates yet to be filled. Concerts will take place every Saturday and Sunday during the festival at Bayside Stadium.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March – 7 to 10 and 14 to 17

Seaworld Orlando hosts a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with various activities and entertainment. 

As part of the Seven Seas Food Festival, you’ll enjoy the unique flavors on St. Patrick’s Day. 

In addition, enjoy lively entertainment, such as stilt walkers and Irish Step Dancers performing traditional Irish melodies.

Streets of Green 

Timings: 12:30 pm to  6 pm

You won’t want to miss the lively entertainers, amazing stilt walkers, and other fantastic performances at the Irish Market Plaza.

Timeless Tunes

Timings:12:30 pm to  6 pm

Immerse yourself in Irish songs as traditional musicians perform throughout the day in Orlando.

Tastes of Ireland

Timings: 11:30 am to park close

Discover Irish cuisine and new menu items.

Try classic dishes like corned beef hash and pair pan

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

  • April- 25 and 28
  • May- 2 and 5

Enjoy Cinco De Mayo festivities at the SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival with genuine music, lively entertainment, and scrumptious Mexican cuisine

Fiesta in the Street

Prepare to be astonished as performers, stilt walkers, and party initiators infuse this area with vibrant energy and continuous excitement.

Live Music

Enjoy the lovely and stimulating sounds of vintage bands performing traditional Mexican music in Orlando.

DJ Dance Party

Throughout the day, the lively party will keep you dancing with its fusion of traditional and contemporary elements.

Mexican Flavours

Savor traditional and modern tastes at the Seven Seas Food Festival: Indulge in street corn, tacos al Pastor, and tostada de barbacoa alongside refreshing beer and cocktails.

Guy Harvey Weekend

Guy Harvey Weekend

  • 17 and 18  May 

Harvey holds a rare combination of roles – artist, diver, scientist, conservationist, angler, and explorer. 

His passionate commitment to both the ocean and his family is evident. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet him, snap a photo, and get an autograph.

Viva La Musica

Viva La Música
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  •  June- 1 to 30, Weekends

Get ready for a summer blast with Viva La Música, happening on weekends of June.

Enjoy a lively family event where streets come alive with upbeat music from salsa to merengue.

Watch as dancers and entertainers showcase the best of Brazilian and Cuban carnivals.

Treat yourself to delicious Latin American flavors like churrasco, mojitos, and empanadas, perfect for refueling after dancing with your loved ones.

Don’t miss out on the chance to buy musical instruments and live band recordings to keep the party going at home.

Bands, Brew & BBQ

  •  6 July to 25 August on Weekends

Bands, Brew & BBQ is a popular annual event at SeaWorld Orlando that combines great music, craft beer, and delicious BBQ. 

Here are some event highlights:

  • Live Music: The event features live performances from top classic rock and country musical artists.
  • Craft Beer: You can enjoy nearly 50 craft beers from domestic and international breweries in the park’s famous Beer Garden.
  • BBQ: The event offers BBQ from some of Orlando’s best restaurants.

The event usually takes place on weekends from mid-February to early March. 

In 2024, Bands, Brew, and BBQ is replace the SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival in the fall.


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  • 6 September to 2 November 

Howl-O-Scream is an annual Halloween event filled with spooky scares and frightful festivities at SeaWorld Orlando.

This after-hours event turns SeaWorld Orlando into a spooky party with haunted houses, scare zones, rides, bars, and live shows.

Here are some highlights:

  • Haunted Houses: The event features several haunted houses, each with a unique theme and scare factor.
  • Scare Zones: These areas of the park are transformed into terrifying zones filled with actors in costume and makeup.
  • Rides: Many of the park’s popular rides are open during the event, often with a spooky twist.
  • Bars: There are several themed bars throughout the park where you can enjoy a variety of beverages.
  • Live Shows: The event includes live entertainment, with performances varying each year.

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular
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  • 31 August to 3 November 

The Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando is a family-friendly annual event.

Children can enjoy daytime trick-or-treating, a dance party with Sesame Street friends, fun crafts, and sea-themed Halloween activities during the event. 

Guests of all ages are welcome to dress in costume.

Please note that for those ages 13 and up, costume face masks and hoods are not permitted as part of costumes. 

Face paint is prohibited on any guest, regardless of age (unless on-site artists do the painting).

In addition to the Halloween Spooktacular, SeaWorld Orlando also hosts Howl-O-Scream, a separately ticketed, “after-hours,” adult-focused event.

Guy Harvey Weekend

Guy Harvey Weekend

Guy Harvey Weekend

  • November- 15 and 16

If you missed out on meeting Harvey before, there’s good news! 

He is returning for another engaging session in November. 

Seize this second chance to interact, capture a memorable photo, and secure an autograph. Don’t miss out again!

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration
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  •  2 November to 2 January 

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a beautiful holiday event that takes place annually at SeaWorld Orlando.

The event will run from 8 November to 2 January 2 2025.

During the event, the park transforms into a winter wonderland sparkling with millions of beautiful lights.

You can enjoy various festive activities and shows, including:

  • Mrs. Claus’ Magic Kitchen: A hilarious holiday cooking show where Mrs. Claus shares her famous Christmas cookie recipes.
  • O Wondrous Night: A returning fan-favorite show with over 30 carols, life-size puppets, and live animals that tell the most incredible story ever.
  • Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale: A spectacular fireworks show lighting the night sky.
  • Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show: A fun holiday show featuring Sesame Street friends.
  • Sesame Street Christmas Parade: A festive parade featuring decorated floats and performances by Sesame Street friends.
  • Sea of Trees: A wintery, watery wonderland with a glistening forest in SeaWorld’s lagoon.

New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld Orlando

New Year's Eve

31 December 2024

If you plan to visit Orlando in December, make sure to attend New Year’s Eve. An unforgettable evening filled with exciting shows, thrilling rides and amazing animals, followed by spectacular fireworks visible from various areas around the park.

SeaWorld Orlando Private Events

SeaWorld Orlando offers a variety of private event options for groups, including company picnics, outings, meetings, and banquets. 

Here are some of the venues and packages available for private events:

  • Ice Breaker & Wild Arctic: This venue offers space for food, beverages, and entertainment, along with the thrills of the Ice Breaker, SeaWorld’s newest coaster.
  • Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin: This venue can accommodate 100 – 1,200 guests and offers a spectacular backdrop that takes on an entirely new look as the sun goes down.
  • Key West & Manta: This venue can accommodate up to 1,200 guests and provides up-close encounters with some of the many wonders and mysteries of the sea.
  • Mako: This venue can accommodate 100 – 750 guests and takes its name from one of the ocean’s fastest-known sharks, Mako, Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster.
  • Shark’s Underwater Grill: This venue can accommodate 50 – 240 guests and offers a unique dining experience with spectacular views of the shark aquarium.
  • Wild Arctic: This venue can accommodate 50 – 200 guests and offers views of magnificent beluga whales, walruses, and harbor seals.
  • Ports of Call Ballroom: SeaWorld’s dedicated banquet facility, Ports of Call, can accommodate 100 – 750 guests for catered functions and meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best family-friendly events at SeaWorld Orlando?

SeaWorld Orlando is known for its family-friendly events, offering activities suitable for kids, character meet-and-greets, and more. 

To fully enjoy these events and save money, consider getting an annual pass for unlimited access.

What’s the best event for food lovers in Orlando?

The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando stands out as the premier event for food enthusiasts. 

Happening on select dates from February to May, it offers an unmatched culinary adventure. 

Enjoy tasting diverse global flavors, exploring local craft beers, and experiencing live entertainment as you navigate through the festival.

What is the best event in the Orlando area for kids?

Elmo’s Birthday Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando is a hit among children, taking place on selected dates in January and February. 

This event lets kids to celebrate Elmo’s birthday with character meet-and-greets, a lively DJ dance party, and lots of fun surprises. 

In 2024, SeaWorld Orlando will also mark the 5th anniversary of Sesame Street Land with a brand-new parade and the introduction of Sesame Visiting Friends, adding even more excitement for families.

Are there any nighttime events at SeaWorld Orlando?

Yes, events like Electric Ocean transform the park into a vibrant nighttime spectacle with live music, special performances, and illuminated attractions.

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