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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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