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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.
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food & Wine Festival Logo.

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.

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Stay Longer. Play Later! Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Summer Nights

Daily, June 16 - Aug. 13

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

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Guy Harvey Weekend

Guy Harvey Weekend

Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 and December 8 & 9

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

Military Appreciation Week at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Military Appreciation Week

July 1 - 8

Enjoy family-friendly fun, patriotic décor, nightly fireworks and more for Military Appreciation Week.

Busch Gardens Pride Day

Busch Gardens Pride

Saturday, July 15

Join us Saturday, July 15 for Busch Gardens Pride Day!

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


Select Dates, Sept. 8 - Oct. 31

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

Busch Gardens Halloween Spooktacular logo

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