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SeaWorld Orlando Amps Up Viva La Música Series

SeaWorld Orlando is set to make bigger waves than even those made by Shamu! It’s all because of the epic entertainment planned for this summer’s Viva La Música festival. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, SeaWorld Orlando will extend this annual event’s duration to run five weekends, starting on June 1, 2024.

Definitely add Viva La Música to your family’s summer bucket list. Because you can spice up the season with Viva La Música’s blend of upbeat Latin music, authentic cuisine (including kid-approved finger foods), and captivating cultural experiences. And it all takes place in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere.

Viva La Música Concert Schedule

The dynamic concert series is a main draw for Viva La Música. Each headliner will perform two live shows, at 2pm and 5pm, at the Nautilus Theater.

Here’s the 2024 show schedule:

  • June 2: Sergio Vargas
  • June 9: Proyecto Uno
  • June 16: Tony Vega
  • June 23: Milly Quezada
  • June 30: Jon Secada
SeaWorld Orlando 60th Anniversary
SeaWorld Orlando 60th Anniversary | Image courtesy of Meghan Roth

SeaWorld Orlando scored some exciting headliners this year. Vargas won a Latin Grammy Award. Proyecto Uno won Billboard Latin Music Awards and was nominated for an Emmy award. Secada won Billboard Awards and Grammy Awards. And Quezada earned a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Any of these talented performers could be a fun ‘first concert’ for even the littlest of Latin loves.

Foodie Fun at Viva La Música

Peppered throughout the park, food and drink huts will feature fresh Latin- and Hispanic-inspired flavors.

Here’s a taste of this year’s menu:

  • Steak/Chicken Pinchos: Grilled and marinated beef or chicken on a skewer, glazed with BBQ sauce and served with garlic herb flatbread.
  • Frozen Pina Colada: Refreshing drink (for mom or dad) topped with fresh pineapple.
  • Guava & Queso Empanada: Crispy pastry stuffed with guava paste and cream cheese.
  • Arroz con Pollo: Spiced chicken with seasoned rice, onions, Latin spices and vegetables.
  • Seafood Paella: Colorful saffron rice full of clams, mussels, shrimp and vegetables.
  • Flan: Baked dessert custard topped with a layer of caramel.
  • Quesito: Puff pastry with cream cheese and sugar. [Pssst… this is our pick for the kiddos.]
  • Tequila Tasting: 21Seeds tequila selections featuring natural flavoring of cucumbers, jalapenos, oranges and more.
Sharks Underwater Grill
Sharks Underwater Grill | Image courtesy of Maria DiCicco

There’s much more to feast on too. Plan for a diet cheat day because–holy moly– you don’t want to miss out on the chips and guacamole.

Know Before You Go

Since Viva La Música runs five weeks, you may consider making it worth your while.

Freebies: To toast SeaWorld Orlando’s 60th anniversary, the park is pouring a free 7-ounce beer for guests 21+ at Waterway Grill Patio (for a limited time only). SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members may receive two complimentary pours per day. Please drink responsibly.

Save: The SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass is available for $180 per person (with the option to pay-in-full or payments of $15/month). Aside from unlimited visits, annual passholders get special perks, like free parking, free guest tickets, access to VIP events and merchandise discounts. Plus, annual passholders will gain exclusive access to “Penguin Trek,” a new attraction opening sometime this spring. FYI, restrictions and block out dates do apply.

Jon Secada at SeaWorld Orlando's Viva La Musica
Jon Secada coming to Viva La Musica | Image courtesy of SeaWorld Orlando

More more more: The Viva La Música fun comes in addition to the standard theme park awesomeness. You know… the rides, attractions, animal shows, etc. Click over to SeaWorld Orlando’s tips and tricks page for must-do suggestions.

Birthday shenanigans: If your kiddo totally loves SeaWorld Orlando, know that birthday packages are available. We’ve got you covered with tons of other birthday party venue recommendations too.

Special accommodations: Families with special needs can plan ahead by reviewing SeaWorld Orlando’s accessibility page which includes sensory-friendly guidance.

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Nancy DeVault
Nancy DeVault is a fitness enthusiast, news junkie, shoe lover, adult beverage fan and travel addict. She works as a Florida-based freelance writer and editor. As mom to two super silly boys, Nancy is always on the hunt for family fun!