Father's Day Weekend Lineup

June 16, 2023

Looking for Father’s Day Weekend plans? We’ve got you covered! Treat dad to a weekend filled with fun thrills for the whole family to enjoy. Check out these ‘can’t miss’ happenings at the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park.

All-New DarKoaster™

All-New DarKoaster. Now open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster is NOW OPEN! Escape the storm on one of the most anticipated coasters of 2023 by USA Today. Embark on a family-friendly adventure to discover a mysterious phenomenon happening within the walls of King Ludwig’s iconic castle. As the storm strikes, the snowmobile seats allow for an immersive ride experience as you lean into turns across 2,400 feet of track, encountering four launches while speeding through total darkness.

Summer Nights

Family enjoying Fathers day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Summer Nights. 

When the sun goes down, the fun turns up at Busch Gardens® Summer Nights. Drop in for daytime thrills on ten world-class coasters including the ALL-NEW DarKoaster, North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster. Then, cool down at award-winning indoor shows like Celtic Fyre and the ALL-NEW American Jukebox: Summer Remix. Experience a whole new park after dark as Busch Gardens transforms for Summer Nights with lit coasters, atmospheric family-friendly entertainment, specialty menus and the Coke Studio Sound Stage DJ presented by Coca-Cola® every night. The fun continues with live concerts every Saturday featuring headlining artists like Maddie & Tae, Kari Jobe, Flo Rida and more.


Free Beer is Back at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. 

Members and Annual Pass Holders over the age of 21 can enjoy one complimentary 7oz. beer per day at Willkommenhaus located in Germany. Plus, the toasts continue with two 7oz. 50¢ beers available for purchase to all guests ages 21+. This refreshing ice-cold draft will be available at the park daily and pairs perfectly with Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Cool down with world-class shows, water rides and coasters, including ALL-NEW DarKoaster™, now open! Plus, enjoy award-winning artists during Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights Concert Series with Maddie & Tae, Collective Soul, Flo Rida and more every Saturday from June 16 - August 12. Stay tuned for more exciting Summer Nights details coming soon! Busch Gardens encourages all to drink responsibly.

Dazzling Fireworks

Fireworks at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Summer Nights. 

Every Friday & Saturday through Aug. 13, turn your eyes towards the sky and end your evening with a beautiful firework display. This spectacle of light will ignite the night at 9:15 PM unless noted otherwise.

Pro tip: The best viewing areas are located in Oktoberfest, Festa Italia and Italy Village