Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the place to be this Fourth of July! With Summer Nights in full swing, guests can enjoy world class entertainment, party zones, and coasters in the dark. In addition to all the summer fun, Busch Gardens will have an extended fireworks show, patriotic entertainment, and much more this Independence Day.

Best Way to Play

SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Now through Sunday, July 1, buy a Busch Gardens Fun Card and get Adventure Island FREE! This incredible offer gets you unlimited admission to both parks through the end of 2018, because even after the sun sets on Summer Nights, there are still so many amazing events and reasons to visit all year long! 

Don't forget, now through July 4, veterans and their families receive complimentary admission to Busch Gardens! Learn more here.

Ready to take on all the thrills? Busch Gardens offers world class coasters and attractions for all ages. Skip the lines at all your favorite coasters with Quick Queue!

Food and Fun for Everyone

Coke Plaza at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Summer Nights features three themed party zones, each with their own entertainment and delicious summer fare.

Enjoy the savory flavors of the ¡Fiesta Festa! party zone, complete with steak chimichurri and beef empanadas.  Wash down these flavors with a blue margarita or any of our other spectacular drink options. Check out our ¡Fiesta Festa! dancers as they get the party started.

Exit Cheetah Hunt Plaza and head to Stanleyville to take on Vibin’ Village! Enjoy delicious sweets and unique culinary creations, such as hummus topped with curry-roasted cauliflower & pita chips. Stick around to watch an exciting hula hoop performance! Craving something sweet? Pick up a strawberry funnel cake before heading to the next party zone!

On the way to your next stop, celebrate the red, white, and blue with two complimentary brew samples at Garden Gate Cafe!

Finish your feast in the all-new Backyard BBQ zone. This zone is located in the Coca-Cola® Plaza, near the Bird Gardens area of the park. Enjoy classic American fare and local entertainment to dance the night away. Backyard BBQ will be home to exclusive Fourth of July specials, like the All-American Burger Deal! Grab a grilled hamburger and hot dog with all the toppings, plus baked beans, potato salad, and a bottled Coca-Cola product for just $14.99!

TOMS at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Don't miss all the patriotic merch, including TOMS that are waiting to be customized by one of our talented artists outside of Excursions!

Party All Night, Plus an Extended Fireworks Finale

Fireworks at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

End your night at Gwazi Park enjoying live music, patriotic performances, and an extended fireworks show. Beginning at 8:30pm, the fun on the field is nonstop!

The A Cappella Bay Show Chorus will be performing The Star Spangled Banner prior to the fireworks display. This award-winning group will kick off the celebration by paying homage to our Nation.

Actual Bank Robbers will take the stage on the Fourth of July with their indie pop-rock sounds. If you're feeling brave, join in on the dance competition that will happen LIVE from Gwazi Stage!

Finish the day with an electrifying, extended fireworks show that will illuminate the sky with a patriotic medley in honor of Independence Day!


We can’t wait to celebrate the red, white and blue together with you Independence Day! Use #showusyoursummer to capture your memories made at Busch Gardens this summer!