Visit Busch Gardens & Water Country USA in Williamsburg, VA

Special Events & Things to Do

New action VR Ride
New Action VR Ride

Now Open

Battle For Eire

Experience a one-of-a-kind virtual reality attraction.

Ride Info
Sesame Street Kids' Weekends at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

April 13 - May 20

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends are hosting a party just for kids.

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See Shopkins Live! At Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Shopkins Live! BFF Day

May 5

11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm

The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in the Globe Theatre.

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Opening Day at Water Country USA
Water Country USA Opens

May 19

Select dates through September

Virginia's largest water park opens for the summer.

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Taste international dishes and beverages at Food & Wine Festival
Food & Wine Festival

May 25 - July 1

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Taste a variety of authentic international dishes and beverages.

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See fireworks light up the night sky after a fun day at our Virginia theme park

May 26

After a day of play, stay and watch the night sky light up.

See Scotty McCreery live at Busch Gardens Williamsburg June 30
Scotty McCreery Concert

June 9

Catch country star Scotty McCreery live at the Royal Palace Theatre.

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See Hunter Hayes live at Busch Gardens Williamsburg June 9
Hunter Hayes Concert

June 16

Catch country star Hunter Hayes live at the Royal Palace Theatre.

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See Guy Harvey at Busch Gardens
Guy Harvey Weekend

June 23 & 24

Meet world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey.

See Andy Grammer live at Busch Gardens Williamsburg June 16
Andy Grammer Concert

June 30

Catch pop star Andy Grammer live at the Royal Palace Theatre.

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See fireworks in the summer at Busch Gardens
4th of July Fireworks

July 3 & 4

Watch the night sky light up with fireworks this Independence Day.

Enjoy a variety of craft beer at Bier Fest
Bier Fest

August 17 - September 3

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Enjoy local craft beers, brewery talks, German food and more.

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Make your way through haunted houses at Howl-O-Scream

September 15 - October 28

Select Dates

Survive a night of haunted houses, scare zones and spooky shows.

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Bring your kids for safe trick-or-treating at Busch Gardens
The Count's Spooktacular

October 6 - 28

Saturdays & Sundays

Join us for a daytime Sesame Street ® party, including safe trick-or-treating.

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See millions of Christmas lights at Christmas Town
Christmas Town

November 17 - January 1

Select Dates

See Christmas lights, take pictures with Santa and more family-friendly fun.

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Want access to this and more?

With a Membership Plan, you can visit our theme park and water park PLUS attend all of our special events (including exclusive Member-only events).

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