Events And Things To Do In Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay has an incredible lineup of events and things to do including the Real Music Series™, Food & Wine Festival, Summer Nights, Christmas Town™ and Howl-O-Scream®. 

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Jack Hanna Weekend

05/27/2017 - 05/28/2017

Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna when he visits Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for wild animal shows, autograph signings, meet-and-greets and more on May 27th & 28th

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Summer Nights

06/16/2017 - 08/06/2017

Dance into the night this summer with a new and 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!

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Dad's Day Feast at the Serengeti Overlook™ Restaurant

06/18/2017 - 06/18/2017

Celebrate Father’s Day with a special feast that will entice all Dads and families. Start the journey off with breath-taking views of the Serengeti Plain and enjoy a delicious buffet filled with exquisite cuisines!

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Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

10/07/2017 - 10/29/2017

Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends are hosting a party just for kids! Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends for fun-filled weekends.

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Christmas Town

11/24/2017 - 12/31/2017

This year, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s family tradition will be back for 25 select dates November 24 – December 31. With more than two million twinkling lights, special holiday shows, holiday shopping, special Christmas treats, Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola® and don’t forget the beloved characters from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ television special at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland. Bring your family to Christmas Town™ where unforgettable holiday memories await.

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