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Events & Things To Do

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Get admission for 12 months with one of our Annual Passes and choose from a variety of benefits such as free parking, discounts on dining & merchandise. Don’t forget thrilling new attractions, events with a variety of flavorful foods and new entertainment, world-class concerts and so much more. Annual Passes start as low as $15 per month.
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Events

Food & Wine Festival

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

A world of taste awaits at the annual Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

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Food & Wine Festival Concerts

Select Dates, March 11 - May 21

The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival brings together the best in pop, rock, Latin, country and contemporary music.

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Meet the Easter Bunny

Easter Celebration

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 - 9

Join us as we celebrate Easter with a special egg hunt, fun activities, animal interactions and more.

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Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

Fridays - Sundays, April 28 - May 21

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, and all of your favorite Sesame Street® friends for fun-filled weekends.

Cinco de Mayo at Busch Gardens

Cinco de Mayo

Friday - Sunday, May 5 - 7

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a party zone, festive dancing, food and beverages.

Viva La Musica

Viva La Música

Select Dates, May 12 - 21

Dance to the hottest music, sample fiery flavors and more during our newest Latin celebration.

Guy Harvey Weekend

Guy Harvey Weekend

Friday & Saturday, May 26 - 27

Join Guy Harvey in-person at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for meet-and-greets, autographs & more.

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Busch Gardens Pin Trading

Pin Trading Weekend

Sunday, May 28

Trade and explore new and rare pins during a special pin trading event.

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Busch Gardens Summer Nights Logo

Summer Nights

Daily, May 26 - Aug. 6

Celebrate summer throughout the day and night with electrifying entertainment.

4th of July Weekend Fireworks over SheiKra

4th of July Celebration

Jun. 30 - July 4

Enjoy dazzling entertainment, seasonal eats and some of the best fireworks in Tampa.

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Bier Fest

Friday - Sunday + Labor Day, July 21 - Sept. 4

Sip and savor seasonal brew offerings and new beer-inspired recipes at Bier Fest.


Select Nights, Sept. 8 - Oct. 31

Tampa’s premier Halloween event returns earlier than ever with new frights & scares.

Busch Gardens Halloween Spooktacular


Fridays - Sundays, Sept. 8 - Oct.31

Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating & costume parades and more during this family-friendly event.

Christmas Town

Daily, Nov, 13 - Jan, 7, 2024

Celebrate the holidays with millions of twinkling lights, festive shows, and holiday-inspired culinary delights.

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  • *Dates subject to change. Restrictions apply. Howl-O-Scream is a separate ticketed event, not included with park admission.