SeaWorld San Diego’s Craft Beer Festival Brings Over 100 Craft Brews & Entertainment

Craft Beer Festival is returning to SeaWorld San Diego with fun entertainment, local brews, delicious food options, and a whole new look!

The event will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from August 25 to September 10, and features an unbeatable mix of more than 100 domestic and local California crafts brews.

SeaWorld San Diego Craft Beer Festival

Bringing a new look to Craft Beer Festival

Taking over the Arctic Plaza area of the park, guests will be able to enjoy a lively festival atmosphere with live music from an Oompah band and upbeat costumed performers. For guests who prefer alternative options to beer, the festival has a range of hard kombucha and cider options available, plus wine and cocktail options are available throughout the park.

“We’re excited to bring a new look to Craft Beer Festival, while still providing the same local brews and delicious bites our guests have come to expect from the event,” said Jim Lake, Park President of SeaWorld San Diego. “As someone with a deep appreciation for beer and brewing, I look forward to this event every year and I hope our guests enjoy all of the hard work we put into making this year’s festival the best one yet.”

Cheers to Beers

SeaWorld San Diego Craft Beer Festival

Craft Beer Festival will feature the best craft brews from California breweries and beyond. Included in the line-up are two custom-made beers and a hard seltzer crafted by Mike Hess Brewing to compliment rides at the park which are exclusively sold at SeaWorld – Shipwreck Rapids Lager, Emperor Hazy IPA and Arctic Rescue Hard Seltzer.

Guests will find brews they know and love, as well as delicious new beers to taste and try. Featured breweries

For guests looking for a gluten-free or non-alcoholic drink, the park will be serving a variety of options including:

Bites for the Brews

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A craft beer festival wouldn’t be complete without delicious food inspired by and perfectly matched with drink selections. Guests will find two festival food huts serving a variety of unique and flavorful options that incorporate brews into delicious menu offerings including:

  • Pork Sliders – Served with a Stone IPA BBQ sauce and coleslaw.
  • Cheeseburger Sliders – Topped with shredded lettuce, fried pickles, and Thousand Island dressing.
  • Lamb Sliders – Topped with cucumber, tzatziki, and arugula.
  • Sloppy Joe Sliders – Beef-filled sliders served with coleslaw, jackfruit, and a chipotle emulsion.
  • Cheesesteak – A sandwich filled with steak, peppers, onions, and beer cheese.
  • Walking Taco Dog – Classic hot dog topped with chili, beer cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, and jalapeno.
  • Tri-Tip Mac & Cheese – Cheesy mac & cheese tossed with smoked tri-tip, toasted panko, and parsley.
  • Apple Streusel – Topped with a crumble topping and vanilla ice cream.
  • Lemon Tart Parfait – Layers of lemon curd, vanilla cream, and shortbread cookie.

Attendees can enjoy boundless combinations of food and drink selections with a purchase of a Craft Beer Festival Sampler. Tasting options start with an 8-item Sampler for only $60 or attendees can take it up a notch with the best savings and a 12-item Sampler for $75.

SeaWorld Annual Pass Members get to enjoy 3 FREE menu items when they purchase an exclusive 15-item Craft Beer Festival Sampler for the price of a 12-item Sampler. Samplers are a separate purchase from park admission and are only valid for use on Craft Beer Festival dates.

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All-New Lively Entertainment

Arctic Plaza will transform into a festival of beer, food, and culture during Craft Beer Festival. The area will be decorated with festive banners, ribbons, and floral touches to bring the space to life in a whole new way.

Every event day, guests will enjoy live music from an oompah band playing traditional German music. The band will play two sets on Fridays, and five sets on Saturday and Sundays. The festival area will also include a dance floor for guests to dance the day away to the tunes of the band. Throughout the event area, performers in traditional Germen lederhosen will also be entertaining guests and celebrating the festival.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit here. Events and times are subject to change.

See you there, San Diego!

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  • Start Date
    August 25, 2023 11:00 am
  • End Date
    September 10, 2023 7:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
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    • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Address
    500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
  • Info and Tickets
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