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Busch Gardens Tampa Events Set for 2020 Season

Busch Gardens has a full line-up of festivals planned for 2020. The festival season kicks off with the Three Kings Celebration followed by the Real Music, Real Masters Concert Series, and the Food & Wine Festival. Curious about what other events Busch Gardens Tampa has planned? Take a look at what is happening during Busch Gardens Tampa events in 2020.

Three Kings Celebration

January 4th through 6th
Don’t let the Christmas season end with the all-new Three Kings Celebration. This immersive event brings the town of Bethlehem to life with authentic Latin traditions, entertainment honoring the three wise men, cultural celebrations, and a myriad of light displays that are sure to mesmerize.

Real Music, Real Masters Concert Series

January 7th – March 16th
Busch Gardens’ longest-running concert series returns Mondays through Fridays from January 7 to March 15, 2020, with live music that spans decades, as well as thrilling non-musical acts. Musical fare includes swing, blues, pop, jazz and rock ‘n roll. The 2020 Real Music, Real Masters concert series lineup will be announced soon.

Food & Wine Festival

Weekends, February 29th – April 26th
During the spring, Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival returns with wild flavors and concerts for every taste. The park tempts guests with a variety of cuisine, wine, craft beer and live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays from February 29th through April 26th.

Throughout the festival, some of the top names in entertainment will take the stage on Festival Field. Food and beverage is not included, but are available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages during this Busch Gardens event.

Independence Day Fireworks

July 4th
Celebrate the red, white, and blue with a fireworks display unlike any other at Busch Gardens. On top of the epic fireworks show, visitors are treated to live entertainment, Florida’s top thrill rides, and DJ party zones.

Summer Nights

May 31st – August 11th
Busch Gardens Tampa events include the signature Summer Nights festival offering extended park hours. It returns with more heat, featuring an end-of-night show packed with live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. Plus, summer nights are a great time to cool off with the rush of Busch Gardens’ world-class thrill rides.

Bier Fest

August 17th – September 8th
New to the lineup of Busch Gardens Tampa events, Bier Fest brings the traditions of Oktoberfest to life. Local breweries, German cuisine, and music all combine at this Bavarian-inspired celebration. Plus, try different craft beers from around the globe and expand your horizons!

A woman in a brown sweater screams in fear as a zombie scares her at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa
Can you handle Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens?

Howl-O-Scream

Fall 2020
Prepare to be scared at Busch Gardens’ annual Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream. Guests are treated (or tricked!) to elaborate haunted houses, immersive scare zones scattered throughout the park, and darkly entertaining live shows. This Halloween event also requires a separate ticket to enter.

Sesame Street Safari of Fun “Halloween” Kids’ Weekends

Fall 2020
Sesame Street® Safari of Fun is hosting a Halloween party on the last two weekends of October! Enjoy festive arts and crafts, trick-or-treat candy stations and a hay bale maze. Remember to wear your best Halloween costume! The event boasts different Halloween themes each weekend just for kids. Guests above the age of 13 may not wear masks into the park but are welcome to wear costumes.

Christmas Town

Winter 2020
Unwrap a beautiful family tradition at Christmas Town, one of the premiere Busch Gardens Tampa events perfect for celebrating the holiday season. Busch Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment and attractions, holiday shopping, treats and more than a million twinkling lights.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31st
Ring in the New Year with your friends and family at Busch Gardens Tampa. Featuring a fireworks show you have to see to believe and rockin’ music, there’s no better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Passengers ride the Cheetah rollercoaster at Busch Gardens Tampa

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