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Seasonal Events at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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There’s almost always something to celebrate at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! We have compiled a list of this year’s happenings, so you don’t miss out! In addition, don’t forget to purchase discounted admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay through Orlando Informer!

At Orlando Informer, we are here to set you up for success and help you plan accordingly for your visit to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. In addition to the listing below of each event, you can also click on the navigation links to learn more about each event.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2024 Events and Seasonal Festivals

Real Music Series – January 9 – February 25
Celebrate different musical eras with various performances during this concert series. Dedicated productions of famous artists and bands, like Billy Joel and ABBA, take the stage in the Stanleyville Theater.

Mardi Gras – January 13 – March 3
Let the good times roll at Busch Gardens while immersed in elements inspired by the “Big Easy.” From cajun cuisine to jazzy entertainment, this is a party you don’t want to miss! 

Kids’ Weekends – January 27 – February 11; April 27 – May 19
Join some of your favorite residents of Sesame Street for weekends filled with dance parties, arts & crafts, storytimes, treasure hunts, and much more!

Food & Wine Festival – March 9 – May 19
Give your taste buds a trip around the world with delectable eats and sips. Savor on the variety of flavors while also enjoying a spectacular concert lineup.

Conservation Fund Weekend – April 20 – 22

Cinco de Mayo – May 4 – 5
Enjoy a weekend full of food, dancing, and a dedicated party zone for this festivity!

Summer Nights – May 26 – August 6
Cool off from the summer heat with lively performances when the sun goes down.

Red, White, & Brews – May 24 – July 7
Step into summer with an event that’s all about the nostalgic flavors of barbeques and pool parties.

Giraffe Celebration Weekend – June 22 – 23

Bourbon & BBQ – July 19 – September 2
Indulge in smoky flavors and enjoy smooth sounds at this ultimate summer festival.

Howl-O-Scream – September 6 – November 3
Ready for a scary good time? The haunts return during this separately-ticketed after-hours event on select nights in the fall.

Spooktacular – September 7 – November 3
Looking for less trick and more treat? Halloween is celebrated during this daytime family-friendly event filled with tick-or-treating, costume parades, and more.

Christmas Town – November 15 – January 5
The most wonderful time of the year at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is full of festive decor, entertainment, and meals, with millions of twinkling lights set as the backdrop for this joyful celebration.