SeaWorld Announces Craft Beer Festival

This looks like a great event.

SeaWorld San Diego is bringing hops to roller coaster drops for the remainder of summer with an all-new Craft Beer Festival that’s safely spread out across more than 100 acres of expansive open-air grounds of the theme park. The festival will feature more than 100 craft beers, wines, seltzers, and cocktails with an impressive mix of domestic, international, and local California favorites. The event will be hosted on Saturdays and Sundays from August 14 through September 19 providing guests with plenty of brews, beverages, and bites spread out between 12 locations throughout the park, plus festive entertainment to keep the party going all day long.


“We’re excited to kick-off our first-ever craft beer festival at SeaWorld San Diego. We’re a place that is designed for fun and entertainment and it’s a natural fit to expand our beverage offerings and highlight local craft beers and beyond and provide our guests an expansive assortment of beer and other drink options to choose from all in one place,” said John Dunlap, SeaWorld San Diego Park President. “People are looking for fun and safe ways to spend their last days of summer. With an open-air environment, this event is a great way to end summer with delicious food and drink choices, live music, and to finish it all off – fireworks.”


Cheers to Beer!

Among the beers on tap are varieties of local San Diego favorite craft brewers including Alesmith Brewing Company, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Harland Brewing Modern Times, Mother Earth Brew Co., Pizza Port, Societe Brewing, Stone Brewing, and Thorn Brewing Co. In addition, guests can enjoy popular pours from Sierra Nevada, Samuel Adams, and Elysian Brewing Company, providing pints to please every guest’s beer preference. The drink options aren’t limited to just craft beer, the Craft Beer Festival will also include popular wines, ciders, and non-alcoholic beverages, providing something for every taste!


Now for the perfect pairing! A menu made to compliment all the best beers, including peppered brisket with IPA BBQ sauce, roasted pork carnitas nachos with avocado cream and cotijas cheese, German brats with caramelized onions, vegan pulled pork, and more! A complete menu of the Craft Beer Festival dishes and drinks can be found online at


Tap into the Beers on Tap

Discover and enjoy boundless combinations of food and drink selections with a purchase of a Craft Beer Festival Tasting Lanyard Guests can sample an unbeatable mix of domestic, international, and local California favorites with an 8-sample lanyard starting at only $50 or take it up a notch with the fan favorite 12-sample lanyard for the best savings for $65. Lanyards are a separate purchase from park admission.

SeaWorld San Diego Annual Pass Members get to enjoy 3 FREE menu items when they purchase an exclusive 15-item Craft Beer Festival Sampler Lanyard for the price of a 12-item Sampler Lanyard. Lanyards are only valid for use on Craft Beer Festival dates, starting August 14, 2021.

End of Summer Savings

For a limited time, SeaWorld San Diego is offering visitors a special savings on admission to finish their summer fun with tickets as low as $49.99. Now available until August 15, guests can experience SeaWorld San Diego for only $49.99 (a savings of over 45%). Tickets offered during the End of Summer Sale must be purchased by August 15, and visitation must take place by September 30. The offer is only available online.

Summer Fun and Entertaining Evenings

August marks the final month for SeaWorld San Diego’s Electric Ocean. When the sun goes down, the entertainment turns up. Guests can enjoy live music and entertaining acts scattered throughout the park, be in awe at the new Cirque Neon show with a variety of suspenseful entertainers and acrobats, and marvel at the Ignite fireworks show happening on weekends through Labor Day weekend. Check the park schedule online for show times and a full schedule for the day.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld San Diego on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.