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Special Events & Things to Do

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Jan 28 - Feb 27

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

St. Patricks Day Celebration at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

March 4 - 27

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

Sesame Street® Kids' Weekends
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

April 1 - 24

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

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Events
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Apr 28 - Jun 12

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

Busch Gardens Summer Nights
Select Nights

Jun 17 - Aug 14

Feel the spark after dark at Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights with fireworks, thrill rides and more.

Busch Gardens Bier Fest
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Aug 12 - Sept 5

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

Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens
Select Nights

Sept 9 - Oct 31

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

The Count's Spooktacular
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Sept 24 - Oct 30

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

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Select Nights

Nov 11 – Jan 1, 2023

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

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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  • Dates, times and offerings subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Please review specific event, show or program details for more information.

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