I always enjoy celebrating my Latino culture and love hearing the music I grew up listening to, eating food I love, and seeing others celebrate the beauty of our culture. It’s not often I do this outside of our own home, but a couple weekends ago, I attended the Viva la Música festival at SeaWorld Orlando and shared in the joy of our culture with park attendees.
Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orlando is an annual event which honors Latino culture through food, music, and art, all included with park admission to SeaWorld. Isn’t that great?! Here’s more of what you can find at SeaWorld’s Viva la Música festival.
5 Reasons to Love Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orlando
- Weekly concerts from popular Latino artists – we saw reggaeton star Daddy Yankee the day we attended.
- Delicious Latin and Caribbean food spear-headed by SeaWorld Orlando’s Executive Chef, Héctor Colón. I love that the Executive Chef for the park has first-hand knowledge and experience with the Latin food he’s serving, having grown up eating it before becoming a professional chef.
- Cultural art and merchandise available for purchase. There is plenty of beautiful artwork on display, plus cultural merchandise available to celebrate each individual Latin American country.
- Domino tables set-up throughout the Viva la Música festival area, ready for you to sit down and play a fun game.
- Lots of music! Plus, a dance area near a second stage where local bands play salsa, merengue, and bachata.
You still have time to catch the fun of Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orlando as there are two more Saturdays left before this annual festival ends for the year. This coming Saturday, April 27, you can catch merengue group Grupománia live in concert, and the following Saturday, May 4, you’ll be able to see classic salsa band El Gran Combo. I noticed that folks line up 2-3 hours before the concert begins in order to get good seats at the stadium, so you may want to consider upgrading your concert seating by purchasing VIP seating (starting at $14) or the Viva la Música VIP Package, which offers reserved seating plus a meal (starting at $24).
As I mentioned, all the fun of the Viva la Música festival at SeaWorld is included with daily park admission or if you have a Fun Card or annual pass. In fact, with a SeaWorld Fun Card, you can pay for a day and then enjoy unlimited admission to the park for the rest of 2013! That’s perfect for you and the kids to go back when Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin opens up on May 24.
What do you enjoy most at SeaWorld Orlando?
Disclosure: Our family was provided a complimentary 1-day visit to SeaWorld Orlando to experience Viva la Música. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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