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Events & Things To Do

LOOKING FOR NEW THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA BAY?

From food festivals & live concerts to spectacular Halloween & Christmas events, explore exciting things to do in Tampa Bay.

You’ll always find something fun going on at Busch Gardens. From our popular spring Food & Wine Festival to Summer Nights parties or Sesame Street® Kids' Weekends to our chilling Howl-O-Scream® or festive Christmas Town celebration. The best part? Many are included free with your admission.
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  • Dad's Day Feast at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Thanksgiving Day Feast

    November 23, enjoy a hearty buffet with your family on Thanksgiving.

    • Reservation Required
  • Visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Christmas Town

    From Nov. 19 - Dec. 31, celebrate the holidays with Santa, Rudolph & more.

    • Included with Park Admission
    • Open Late
  • Enjoy Guy Harvey Weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Guy Harvey Weekend

    December 16 & 17 Join Guy Harvey for meet-and-greets, autographs and more!

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Dine at the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Christmas Day Holiday Feast

    December 25, enjoy a holiday buffet with the Serengeti.as your backdrop.

    • Reservation Required
  • New Year's Eve Celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    New Year's Eve Celebration

    Dec. 31, Ring in the new year with music, fireworks and thrill rides.

    • Included with Park Admission
    • Open Late
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas Town 2017 Christmas Shows and Lights

    Three Kings Celebration

    January 1-6, continue your Christmas traditions with our new Three Kings Celebration.

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Real Music Real Masters Event Series at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Real Music, Real Masters

    January 8 - March 3, Tampa Bay's longest running concert series returns with music and all-new entertainment.

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Food and Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Food and Wine Festival

    Weekends March 3 - April 29, a world of taste awaits at the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival.

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Sesame Kids Weekends at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

    May 5 - 20, join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends for fun-filled weekends.

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2018 events Jack Hanna Weekend

    Jack Hanna Weekend

    May 26 & 27, join Jack Hanna for a wild weekend of animal shows, meet and greets, and more.

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Ride Roller Coasters in the Dark at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during Summer Nights

    Summer Nights

    Select nights from June 15 - August 5, Party louder and play later at Summer Nights!

    • Included with Park Admission
    • Open Late
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2018 Events Bierfest

    Bier Fest

    Aug. 25 - Sept. 16, More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's all-new Bier Fest

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Howl-O-Scream 2017 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Howl-O-Scream

    From Sept. 21 - Oct. 28, take on terrifying haunted houses & roaming hordes.

    • Separate Ticket
    • Open Late
  • Sesame Street Kid's Weekends at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

    October 6 – 28, celebrate Halloween with Elmo, Abby, Grover and all your favorite Sesame Street friends every Saturday and Sunday.

    • Included with Park Admission
  • Busch Gardens Annual Pass + 3 Months Free

    Enjoy unlimited visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with an Annual Pass

    Limited-Time Offer: Unlimited admission to Busch Gardens for 12 months + 3 additional months free. Free parking & exclusive discounts.

    • No blockout dates
    • 10% off dining & shopping
    • 2018 monthly Pass Member Instant Rewards

    Benefits Include:

    • Unlimited admission for 12 months + 3 additional months free with no blockout dates
    • FREE parking
    • 10% off dining & shopping
    • 2018 monthly Pass Member Instant Rewards valued at $350+*
    • Savings on single-day guest tickets & Howl-O-Scream® tickets
    • Pass Member exclusive events
    • Savings on Preferred Parking, select tours, rentals & summer camps

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    Limited-time offer only available through January 3, 2018. Not valid for EZpay Annual Passes or Fun Card. Prices and offer subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Pass valid only at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Service fees and taxes not included. Full paid Annual Pass vouchers must be redeemed within 90 days of purchase. Does not include admission to select special events (including Howl-O-Scream® at Busch Gardens). Parking is not included in the first visit, unless the Annual Pass is purchased online prior to visit. Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable and may be revoked for misuse. Benefit package subject to availability, change or cancellation without notice. Ticket discount is based on full priced front gate pricing. Limited availability for Preferred Parking. Other restrictions apply. *Instant Rewards value based on combined retail value of the 2018 offer calendar at Busch Gardens.

    Offer Ends Jan. 3
    Full Paid Guest (Ages 3+) $168.00