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Special Events & Things to Do

Events for Every Season

You'll always find something fun going on at Busch Gardens. From flavorful food festivals to dazzling Christmas lights, there is always a reason to visit with exciting events for every season. The best part? Many are included free with park admission. All are included with Membership.
  • Special Event Lineup

    Download & print the Park Schedule and Specials Event Lineup and plan your next visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Christmas Town

Nov. 11 – Jan. 8, 2023

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

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Guy Harvey Weekend

Guy Harvey Weekend

Friday - Sunday, Dec. 9 - 11

Dr. Guy Harvey returns for a weekend filled with exciting new merchandise and meet & greets.

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New Year's Eve Fireworks at Busch Gardens

New Year's Eve Celebration

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 30 & 31

Join us for unforgettable fun during the day and an amazing New Year’s Eve weekend fireworks display at night.

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Busch Gardens Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Fridays - Sundays + Presidents' Day, Jan. 27 - Feb. 26

Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Fridays - Sundays + St. Patrick's Day, March 3 - 26

The festivity continues all month long as Irish spirit, luck and celebration fill Killarney village.

Sesame Street® Kids' Weekends

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

Fridays - Sundays, March 31 - April 23

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby & all of your Sesame Street® Friends for fun-filled weekends.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Events

Food & Wine Festival

Thursday - Sunday, April 27 - June 11

Flavors are in bloom at the Food & Wine Festival featuring internationally inspired tastes & sips to savor.

Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration

Daily, June 16 - Aug. 13

Immerse yourself in electrifying entertainment from day to night during this summer event.

Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Bier Fest

Friday - Sunday + Labor Day, Aug. 18 - Sept. 4

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

Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens

Howl-O-Scream

Select Dates, Sept. 8 - Oct. 31

Take on terrifying haunts and thrills as the sun goes down at this frightfully fun event.

The Count's Spooktacular

The Count's Spooktacular

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 23 - Oct. 29

Celebrate Halloween with your favorite Sesame Street® Friends with Trick-or-Treating and more!

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Christmas Town

Select Dates, Nov. 10 - Jan. 7, 2024

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

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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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  • *Dates subject to change. Restrictions apply. Christmas Town is a separately ticketed event, only included with Membership.