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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
Opening Day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Daily Operation

May 18 - September 3

Busch Gardens is open daily.

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Opening Day at Water Country USA
Water Country USA Now Open

Now - September 9

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Virginia's largest water park is open for the summer.

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

Now - July 1

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Taste a variety of authentic international dishes and beverages.

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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 | 7:30 PM

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 & 5 | 9:30 PM

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


Reserve your picnic* or river cruise* for some of the best views in the park.

* Reservations & additional fee required.

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Summer Nights

July 2 - August 12

Cool Days, Sizzling Nights

All-new show, fireworks & more.

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

July 6 - September 2 | 9:30 PM

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

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

Light Balance dance troupe
Light Balance

July 6 - 8

This incredible dance troupe, popularized by their appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will perform in the Abbey Stone Theatre.

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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
Howl-O-Scream

September 15 - October 28

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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 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

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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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  • Events Returning in 2019

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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