Calendar of Events for Busch Gardens Tampa

    By Stephen Kubiak

    Busch Gardens Tampa has an incredible lineup of events including the Food & Wine Festival, Summer Nights, Christmas Town and Howl-O-Scream.

     

    Here's a look at the exciting events taking place at Busch Gardens Tampa this year.

     

    The annual Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival returns this spring featuring sensational new culinary creations including a menu of more than 35 delectable dishes designed specifically for the event; an expanded line up of more than 120 wines, craft brews and cocktails; and performances from chart-topping musical artists including Andy Grammer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meat Loaf, The All-American Rejects, O.A.R, Gente de Zona and many more.

    The annual Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival returns this spring featuring sensational new culinary creations including a menu of more than 35 delectable dishes designed specifically for the event; an expanded line up of more than 120 wines, craft brews and cocktails; and performances from chart-topping musical artists including Andy Grammer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meat Loaf, The All-American Rejects, O.A.R, Gente de Zona and many more.

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    Food & Wine Festival

    March 5, 2016 - April 24, 2016

    Busch Gardens Tampa is introducing some flavor to its entertainment lineup in spring 2016 with the Food & Wine Festival, offering a variety of food, wine and entertainment. Saturdays and Sundays, March 5 through April 24.

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    Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa

    Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa

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    Summer Nights

    June 24, 2016 - August 7, 2016

    The thrills come out at night at Busch Gardens during Summer Nights. Guests can challenge world-class thrill rides in the dark, enjoy rock-fueled music and acrobatics at the award-winning Kinetix show and end the night with a stunning fireworks show Plus, Busch Gardens is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, giving guests even more time to experience Summer Nights. The park will close at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

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    Island Nights at Adventure Island

    June 6, 2016 - August 16, 2016

    When the sun goes down, Adventure Island heats up. Join us during Island Nights for tropical festivities that will make your summer unforgettable. Guests can enjoy island-inspired performers, a live DJ and games on the beach, starting at 5 p.m. each event night. Plus, hurtle high and experience a feeling of weightlessness on the  Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s family thrill slide. Island Nights extends its hours until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The park will close at 9 p.m. close on Thursday nights.

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    Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa

    Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa

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    Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Celebration

    September 3, 2016 - September 5, 2016

    Busch Gardens Tampa keeps the summer excitement going Labor Day weekend with a fireworks celebration on September 3, 4 and 5.

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    Jack Hanna Weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa

    Jack Hanna Weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa

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    Jack Hanna Weekend

    September 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016

    Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets when he visits Busch Gardens on September 10 and 11. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows at the Stanleyville Theater.

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    Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa

    Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa

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    Howl-O-Scream

    Select Nights in September & October 2016.

    Brave your way through unexpected terrors lurking around every corner, including hundreds of roaming creatures, new houses and exciting live, interactive entertainment. As if that wasn’t enough, Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the only place to scream your way through Florida’s top thrill rides—in the dark.

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    Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa

    Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa

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    Christmas Town

    November and December in 2016.

    Unwrap a beautiful family tradition at Christmas Town, where Busch Gardens Tampa transforms into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shopping, festive treats and more than two million twinkling lights.

     

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    New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens Tampa

    New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens Tampa

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    New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens Tampa

     

    Join Busch Gardens for an awesome New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31. Ring in the New Year with fireworks, music and rides.

     

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    Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com, or “Like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow @buschgardens on Twitter and Instagram.

     

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