Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival – Your 2024 Guide

Excite your palate and your sense of adventure at the 2024 Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival, where food, wine, and thrills are all part of the mouthwatering mix!

Multiple cuisine offerings, exotic wine, and toe-tapping tunes. Foodies of all tastes will be in culinary heaven when they make a trip to the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival!

Whether you want to stuff your face full of Mexican delicacies or try new Asian flavors, an exciting trip awaits at your favorite theme park. Busch Gardens Food Wine Festival will feature an array of bites and sips from across the globe to spoil every food lover’s palate.

In fact, more than a dozen chefs and mixologists crafted a menu influenced by various cultures. To add to the fun, there will be live concerts featuring the biggest musicians and rising artists.

Remember, this picturesque fest isn’t all about tantalizing your palate. It combines gastronomic pleasures with a dash of soul-stirring entertainment.

Lose yourself to the rhythm of high-energy live concerts performed under the starlit Tampa night by nationally acclaimed artists. Twenty-three featured acts from diverse genres will join the festivity.

The intoxicating blend of music and flavor creates an unforgettable experience that’s truly a feast for all your senses.

Ready to discover the world through food? Follow along to find out about all the excitement that’s on the menu at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine 2024.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival 2024 Schedule

Circle the dates and cast your plans! The festivity starts on select dates from March 9, 2024, through May 19, 2024.

Switching from last year’s Friday Saturday schedule, you can now bite and sip treats and specialty beverages Saturdays and Sundays from 12 PM park closes.

Epic Eats Await: Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Venue and Parking

Ready for a sensational gastronomic journey? The place to be is Busch Gardens Tampa, 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, where the Food and Wine Festival unfolds.

Don’t let parking concerns cloud your trip, as the park makes an effort to provide a hassle-free parking experience to all its guests. Rate starts at $30.

All-New Globally Inspired Food Options

Want a quick bite while exploring Busch Gardens or catching your favorite bands? Locations are open, offering fast food options to keep you energized. Tantalize your taste buds with a diverse range of global cuisine.

Besides the gastronomic delights, local and international craft beers will be flowing, showcasing the best of Tampa Bay and beyond. Additionally, sip on more than a selection of wines from coast to coast as you visit the food and beverage locations.

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Although the menu for the Food and Wine Festival 2024 Busch Gardens is yet to be updated, let’s look back at the previous year’s menu as a sneak peek into what you can expect this year:

  • Trek Through Africa Cabin – African Vegetable Curry & Naan Bread (Vegetarian)
  • Twisted Egg Rolls Cabin – Buffalo Chicken Egg Roll with Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Moroccan Market Cabin – Berbere Spiced Chicken Batbout
  • Greek Isles Cabin – Lamb Lollipop with Mint Demi-Glaze (Gluten Free)
  • European Delight Cabin – Mushroom Ravioli with Truffle Cream Sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Asian Inspired Cabin – Spicy Pork Belly with Mandarin Orange Soy Glaze (Gluten Free)
  • Springs Taproom Bar & Lounge – Traditional Tuna Poke
  • Cocktails & Beer Cabin – Spicy Watermelon Margarita Craft Cocktail
  • Xcursions Gift Shop – Signature Coaster Cupcake 4-Pack
  • Latin Twist Cabin – Piña Colada Trifle

Don’t forget to always check on the park’s website to be updated on the ever-evolving Busch Gardens Food Festival menu.

Taste the Music: Explore Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Concert Lineup

Goo Goo Dolls

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Acclaimed for their unique sound, the Goo Goo Dolls will offer a memorable performance, driving the audience into a rhythmic frenzy with popular hits such as “Iris” and “Slide.”


Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 6:00 PM

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Recognized for their iconic hits such as “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” and “Sara,” this renowned American rock band continues to captivate audiences.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Sister Hazel

Sunday, March 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Unwind with this iconic 90s rock group, famous for hit tracks such as “She’s Got Me” and “All For You.”

Taking Back Sunday

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Anthem rock giants, renowned for their emotive vocal stylings, particularly in hits like “MakeDamnSure”, and more recently in “S’old” & “The One.”

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Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM

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Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM

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Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Owl City

Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Experience the creative genius behind energetic chart-toppers like “Fireflies” and “Good Time,” all the handiwork of the leading Electropop virtuoso.

Grupo Niche

Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Get ready to sway to the rhythm of the classic Colombian salsa beats spun by the great Grupo Niche. Rejuvenate your senses as you groove to their iconic hits like “Cali Pachanguero” and “Una Aventura.”

Better Than Ezra with special guest Vertical Horizon

Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Enjoy a dual alternative rock sensation featuring beloved tracks such as “Good Morning Beautiful” and “Everything You Want.”

Four people sitting at a table eating under a rollercoaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, USA
photo credit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay via Facebook


Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Chart-topping songs like “The Reason” and “This Town Needs a Bullet” put these post-grunge rock stars on the map, expertly navigating the music scene.

Michael Ray

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM

This noteworthy country star has hit the #1 spot with four singles, two of which, “Whiskey and Rain” and “Think a Little Less,” have been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Gavin DeGraw

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM

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Prepare your hearts! Get ready to swoon and sway with his melodies on stage. A Grammy nominee who graces our playlists with chart-topping hits like “Chariot,” “I Don’t Wanna Be,” and “Not Over You” is heading your way at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Tampa 2024.

Andy Grammer

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM

With a flair for crafting toe-tapping pop anthems, Andy Grammer, the American maestro behind the irresistible earworms “Keep Your Head Up” and “Honey, I’m Good,” is set to make the crowd come alive at the festival.

Chris Lane

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Beloved country musician renowned for chart-topping hits such as “I Love You More Than Words Can Say” and “If I Got My Wish.”

Boys Like Girls

Saturday, May 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Meet the rock-pop sensation celebrated for their irresistible tunes such as “Two Is Better Than One” and “The Great Escape.”

38 Special

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Embrace the classic Southern rock rhythm woven by the veterans of the genre, who are widely recognized for their timeless hits, such as “Hold On Loosely” and “Caught Up in You.”

Stay tuned for the artist line-up reveal for May 11 to May 19, 2024! Stay in the loop, and please check the Busch Gardens Tampa website for all the latest lineups.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine VIP Seating Package

All Busch Gardens Tampa Food and Wine Festival 2024 concerts are included with general admission and annual passes. In search of an unparalleled concert experience at the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival? Consider securing yourself a VIP ticket.

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These specially designed tickets aren’t just about guaranteeing you a prime seat with the best view. Your VIP status also lands you a complimentary beverage ticket.

But the VIP luxuries don’t end there. You will also have exclusive entry to a private bar, alongside priority access to the seating area.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Tickets

The Food and Wine Festival Busch Gardens is included with general admission. Food, non-alcoholic, and alcoholic beverages are sold separately.

Food and Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard

This essential foodie accessory offers you the opportunity to sample mouth-watering miniature dishes from an array of over 20 unique food stations scattered throughout the festival.

Imagine feasting on regional specialties, which are impeccably paired with sublime wines or artisanal beers; all included in your lanyard privileges.

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As a Pass Member, you’re in for a real treat! The exclusive 18-item Sampler can now be purchased for the price of a 15-item Sampler. Remember, no additional discounts apply to pass members.

Ready yourself for a culinary carnival by purchasing your Food & Wine Sampler Lanyards online, via the app, or from select foodie hotspots at the festival.

Close up of a woman holding a frozen margarita to the sky with a ride behind her at Busch Gardens for Cinco De Mayo in Tampa, Florida, USA
photo credit: Busch Gardens Tampa via Facebook

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Revel in the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Experience

From Asia to Europe, the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival will take your tastebuds on a flavorful gastronomic excursion around the globe.

Sample traditional dishes from Korea, try new Hawaiian food, and sip brews and cocktails or wine from America and beyond. Do all these while jamming out to the biggest bands, including Florida and Kansas.

This long-awaited event doesn’t disappoint when it comes to tasty offerings, so gather the entire crew and make your way through the park.

The event will also widen your knowledge of different cultures and let you connect with people who have tastes that are both similar to and different from yours.

Let world-class musicians take you on a breathtaking journey of rhythm. Treat yourself to a feast for the senses, complete with a unique blend of mouth-watering cuisines. But don’t stop there.

Add a dash of thrill to the mix with heart-stopping rides and adventures that’ll lift your spirits high and leave you exhilarated. So, dive right in, savoring every delicious sip, taste, and trace of fun.

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This much-anticipated food and wine extravaganza serves as the crown jewel in Virginia’s largest spring food wine festival calendar.

So, save the dates, get your tickets now and embark on a delicious foodie adventure!


Start Date:

March 9, 2024 @ 12:00 pm CST

End Date:

May 19, 2024 @ 10:00 pm CDT




Busch Gardens Tampa

10165 McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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