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 2023 Events and Seasonal Festivals

Mardi Gras – January 14 – March 5
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! 

Real Music Series – January 17 – February 26
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.

Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends – January 27 – February 12; April 28 – May 21
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 10 – May 21
Give your taste buds a trip around the world with delectable eats and sips. Savour on the variety of flavors while also enjoying a spectacular concert lineup.

Cinco de Mayo – May 5 – 7
Enjoy a weekend full of food, dancing, and a dedicated party zone for this festivity!

Viva la Música – May 12 – 21
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s newest offering celebrates Latin culture with live music, dancing, and fare.

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

4th of July Celebration – June 30 – July 4
Fireworks light up the sky during this week of celebration. Specialty entertainment and seasonal food offerings are also promised to be available.

Bier Fest – July 21 – September 4
Sip on a carefully curated menu of craft brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails. In addition, beer-inspired plates will be available along with live entertainment.

Howl-O-Scream – September 8 – October 31
Ready for a scary good time? The haunts return during this separately-ticketed after-hours event on select nights in the fall.

Spooktacular – September 8 – October 31
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 13 – December 31
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.