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Special Events & Things to Do

Opening Day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

May 17 - September 2

Daily Operation

Join us for great events like our Food & Wine Festival and Summer Nights.

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

May 17 - June 30

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Taste a variety of authentic international dishes and beverages.

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Opening Day at Water Country USA
Water Country USA Opens

May 18

Opening Day

Virginia's largest water park is open for the 2019 season.

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Artist Guy Harvey makes appearances at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Guy Harvey Weekend

June 8 & 9

Saturday & Sunday

Join Guy Harvey in person for meet-and-greets, autographs & more!

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Dancers performing during Summer Nights
Summer Nights

June 28 - August 11

Cool Days, Sizzling Nights

All-new variety acts, fireworks & more.

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Enjoy a variety of craft beer at Bier Fest
Bier Fest

August 16 - September 2

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 14 - October 27

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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 5 - 27

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 16 - January 5

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Experience over 10+ million Christmas lights, plus see Santa and enjoy more family-friendly fun.

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  • Events Returning in 2020

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

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

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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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  • 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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