Military Appreciation Week at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Military Appreciation Week


Busch Gardens Williamsburg is proud to salute the individuals and families of those who serve, and have served, in the United States Armed Forces.

Complimentary and discounted admission is available for Active-Duty Military, and discounted admission for Veterans.
An additional 10% discount on dining and shopping will be applied for all who present a valid military ID between June 27 - July 4. Restrictions apply.

Event Activities

Nightly Patriotic Fireworks

Join us as we celebrate Military Appreciation Week with a patriotic fireworks display every night, June 27 - July 4.

Fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m. Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1 – Monday, July 4.

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Bon Jovi & Guns N' Roses Tribute Bands

Tribute bands pay homage to classic American rock bands during the Summer Celebration Concert Series. Guests can transport themselves to “Paradise City” and “Never Say Goodbye” to 90’s rock with Bon Jovi and Guns N’ Roses Tribute Bands taking the stage on Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m.

All concerts are FREE with park admission. Plus, get the best seats in the house with guaranteed reserved seating, starting at only $14.99.

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Busch Gardens Summer Celebration Concert Series

Cheers to Free Beer all Summer Long

Now - August 14, Members & Annual Pass Holders over the age of 21 can enjoy one complimentary 7 oz. beer per day at Grogan’s Grill in Ireland. Plus, the toasts continue with two 7 oz. 50 cent beers for all guests 21+. Busch Gardens encourages all to drink responsibly. 

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Free beer offer valid for active Busch Gardens & Annual Pass Holders ages 21+. Members & Annual Pass holders must show valid Membership in order to redeem. 50 cent beer offer is valid for a max of two 7 oz beer for guests 21+. Proper photo identification with date of birth and physical description is required for all guests ordering alcoholic beverages. Damaged IDs such as those with peeled lamination, cracked corners or faded photos cannot be accepted. Offer valid only from June 17 – Aug 14, 2022, from 11am – 8pm at Busch Gardens’ Grogan’s Grill. Busch Gardens reserves the right to modify promotional benefits & offerings without notice. Please drink responsibly.

Patriotic Theming and Up-Close Look at a Military Vehicle

Enjoy the park beautifully decorated in it’s patriotic best during this special week of appreciation and recognition. Take in the views of Coaster Valley from Italy Bridge where each branch of service is represented with the United States Armed Forces Medley. Then, get up close and see a real military artillery vehicle – perfect for a photo moment with friends and family.

American Flag in front of the Rhine River

Summer Celebration Talent Live

Duwendé takes the stage in the Globe Theatre during Military Appreciation Week as part of Summer Celebration Talent Live. Duwendé is a six-person a cappella band best known for their fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style of music as seen on America’s Got Talent.

All performances are FREE with park admission. Get up-close with guaranteed reserved seating, starting at only $9.99.

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Busch Gardens Summer Celebration Talent Live