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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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  • See the Serengeti Plains at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Conservation Connections

    On Jan. 22, learn more about primate conservation efforts during our all-new speaker series.

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

    Real Music, Real Masters

    January 8 - March 3, Busch Gardens 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
  • Enjoy Guy Harvey Weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Guy Harvey Weekend

    Join him in person June 2nd & 3rd at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for meet-and-greets, autographs & 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
  • Fourth of July Fireworks at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Independence Day Fireworks

    Wednesday, July 4th, enjoy live entertainment and an electrifying fireworks show!

    • 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
  • Visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Christmas Town

    Select dates from Nov. 17 - Dec. 31, celebrate the holidays with Santa, Rudolph & more.

    • Included with Park Admission
    • Open Late
  • 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 Three Kings Celebration.

    • Included with Park Admission