From daybreak to nightfall, Busch Gardens Summer Celebration has it all.

Daily, June 17 through August 14

An ALL-NEW Summer Celebration turns up the fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg! Immerse yourself in electrifying entertainment from day to night with the NEW! Summer Celebration Concert Series every Saturday as top music artists from all genres take the Royal Palace Theatre stage. The party continues with weekly performances at the NEW! Summer Celebration Talent Live where top finalists from the hit-show, America’s Got Talent, dazzle and amaze guests of all ages. Play all day on nine world-class coasters including the ALL-NEW Pantheon and keep cool on can’t miss water attractions. Then stay late as the world’s most beautiful theme park transforms with lit coasters and a dynamic fireworks spectacular that’s sure to amaze. 

Become a Member

Get admission to special events all year long with a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Membership. Plus, choose from a variety of benefits such as unlimited admission, free parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, up to 50% off in-park spending and more. Starting at only $13.25 per month.

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Electrifying Entertainment

New!Summer Celebration Concerts Series

Turn up and tune in every Saturday as a new nationally touring and award-winning artist takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. for the Summer Celebration Concert Series. Free with park admission, performances will feature chart-toping musicians covering genres for all music lovers. From Country to R&B; and Classic Rock, to Christian and Pop, delight in the sounds of summer with these national headliners and nostalgic bands.

All concerts are FREE with park admission.

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  • New!Summer Celebration Talent Live

    All performances are FREE with park admission.

    Don’t forget: Busch Gardens Members receive the exclusive opportunity to experience the very first showing of each week’s act!

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  • Returning Favorite!Summer Fireworks Spectacular

    See here for the Summer Fireworks Spectacular schedule.

    *Weather Permitting

Free Beer is Back!

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.

Summer Dining

Summer Treats & Specialty Drinks

Guests will discover all new summer snack options, decadent sweet treats, drinks and more throughout the park while experiencing all Summer Celebration has to offer. Adults 21+ can sip on summer cocktails or refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that are equally beautiful and satisfying for the perfect end to a summer night.

Thrills & Attractions


Make this a summer to remember as you brave the all-new Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster! Harnesses the speed and strength of five of the greatest Roman Gods on one of the world’s most anticipated coasters of 2022. Fly through the summer sky as you take on this record-breaking coaster standing at 180 feet tall with a top speed of 73 mph featuring a 95° drop, 4 launches, 5 air-time hills and 2 inversions.

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Guests riding Pantheon

Thrills & Chills

Take your summer to greater heights as you soar on all nine of our world-class roller coasters. Then keep cool and chill out on not one, not two, but three water attractions that are sure to beat the summer heat. Even our youngest theme park goers are bound to have endless fun as they enjoy the vast lineup of kid-friendly rides that are sure to delight.

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Alpengeist and Le Scoot
  • Summer Celebration Fireworks Cruise

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg Summer Celebration Fireworks

    Enjoy a spectacular view of our Summer Celebration Fireworks aboard one of our Cruise Boats anchored along the back of our Scenic Rhine River creating an unforgettable end to your day at the World's Most Beautiful Theme Park.

    ● Cruise along the Rhine River for premium viewing of the fireworks
    ● Enjoy small snacks & drinks during your cruise

    Rhine River Docks are at the bottom of a hill with a steep set of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. Please check-in at the Rhine River Boat Docks at your reservation time, cruise will depart within 20 minutes of your scheduled time. Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Positive proof of age is required. 


    Things To Know Before Your Cruise:

    • Please check-in at 8:20pm (9:00pm Fireworks) and at 8:50pm (9:30pm Fireworks) on your reservation date.
    • Boat will leave docks at 8:40pm (9:00pm Fireworks) and at 9:10pm (9:30pm Fireworks).
    • Boat will return to the docks approximately 30 minutes after fireworks begin.
    • Park admission and parking are not included and are required.
    • Pass Members receive a special rate. Please log in to see the discounted pricing.



    Only valid at Busch Gardens Williamsburg for date selected at purchase. Park admission and parking are not included and are required. Prices and products are subject to change without notice and do not include taxes. Reservations must be cancelled or rebooked a minimum of one day prior to the date of visit by calling (757) 229-4386 or total payment will be forfeited. 

    Spectacular Fireworks Experience
    Prices Starting at
    Ages 3+ $39.99 /ea.
    Ages 0-2 $0.00 /ea.