Summer Nights

Party louder and play later at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay during the reimagined Summer Nights event, featuring park-wide party zones, summer cuisine, thrill rides in the dark and an all-new summer ice show at the Moroccan Palace, Turn It Up!

The event kicks off June 16 through August 6 and is open until 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Independence Day Fireworks, July 4th

This Independence Day, families can celebrate the red, white and blue with a night of thrill rides, live entertainment, and incredible fireworks at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Tampa favorites the Actual Bank Robbers will perform on the Gwazi Park main-stage and will also host a LIVE Summer Nights Dance Challenge and welcome additional special guests! Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., finish the day with an electrifying, extended fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. that will illuminate the sky with an all-new patriotic medley in honor of Independence Day!

NEW!  Party Zones

Summer Nights will feature three party zones at Cheetah Hunt Plaza, Pantopia and Stanleyville. You can dance into the night at each themed location and indulge in spectacular summer fare inspired by the party zone itself. 

¡Fiesta Festa!

Cheetah Hunt Plaza transforms into the ¡Fiesta Festa! party zone, complete with an immersive and authentic Latin experience including lively entertainment and a flavor-packed menu, including slow roasted mojo pork, jerk chicken empanadas, and chicharróns. This area will also feature several drink options including sangria, margaritas and international and domestic beer selections.


Pantopia becomes the Luau party zone with tropical drinks, entertainment inspired by the islands, and a Hawaiian-inspired menu, including huli huli chicken, Hawaiian barbecue ribs, and pineapple cheesecake parfait as well as tropical cocktails, craft brews and much more!

Vibin’ Village

The Vibin’ Village party zone takes over Stanleyville and will transport you to Africa with an immersive experience of tribal entertainment and an authentic cuisine featuring craft beers, artesian wines and cocktails, chicken mafi with peanut sauce, tamarind shrimp watermelon cooler and a smoked chicken pocket with harissa.

NEW!  Summer Nights Sampler Lanyards

The best way to savor sensational Summer Nights cuisine is with Busch Gardens convenient 8-item Summer Nights sampler lanyard. You can enjoy park-wide summer samples from themed party zones and select food locations throughout the park, including Twisted Tails, Garden Gate Café, Serengeti Overlook Pub and more. The Summer Nights lanyards are $34.99 per person with Pass Member discounts available.

NEW!  Turn It Up! Ice Show

The Moroccan Palace is now home to the hottest show on ice, Turn It Up! This all-new, original ice show vibrantly celebrates summer with contemporary performances, aerial moments and eclectic pop music.

Thrill Rides in the Dark

It’s not summer at Busch Gardens without thrill rides in the dark. Florida’s top thrill rides will be open for Summer Nights, including favorites like Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra and Busch Gardens’ newest spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse™.