Summer Nights Busch Gardens: 2024 In-Depth Guide

Soak up the sun and welcome the sunny season at Busch Gardens Summer Nights in Tampa!

Are you ready for an electric summer evening full of endless fun? Then look no further than Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Summer Nights! At this event, you get to wander and explore the park under shimmering, star-studded skies, all thanks to extended event hours.

Partying becomes even more lively with multiple vibrant zones scattered across the park, each boasting its unique theme for an unforgettable night of joy. Added to the late-night line-up are special entertainment sections and the opportunity to ride the renowned roller coasters under the cover of darkness.

Prepare to be thrilled by some of Florida’s top rides, like the Falcon’s Fury or SheiKra, with their charm amplified in the surrounding twilight mystery. And as the crowning end of a memorable day, you can watch the sky become a canvas for a breathtaking fireworks display.

Don’t let the fun and excitement of Busch Gardens Summer Nights 2024 pass you by! Make sure you’re ready to dive into the joy and create lifelong memories. Follow along as we share all the sizzling happenings at Busch Gardens Summer Nights Hours.

Busch Gardens Tampa Summer Nights Dates

Busch Gardens Tampa summer nights will be in full swing from May 26 to August 06, 2024. Check out the Busch Gardens’ website to know the various park schedules for each day.

Summer Nights Busch Gardens Venue

The joys of Summer Nights await you at Busch Gardens Tampa, located at 10165 McKinley Dr. Tampa, FL 33612.

Celebrate Summer: Festivities Light Up the Night

New! Icon

Experience the magic of legendary musicians come to life at the Dragon Fire Grill. This engaging show brings you closer to your favorite stars through high-energy song performances.

Expect to sing, move, and groove right in your seat! For official showtimes of this musical extravaganza, head over to the park’s operating hours page.

Cirque Electric

Get ready to be mesmerized at Busch Gardens Summer Nights, held within the majestic confines of the Stanleyville Theater. With astonishing acrobatic feats that will leave you on the edge of your seat, you’ll be drawn into an electrifying display of courage and agility.

Related Post: Ultimate Guide to Busch Gardens® Tampa – Coupons, Discounts, and Deals

Every heart-stopping twist and turn of the performers at the heart of this thrilling spectacle lifts the energy of the night, creating an atmosphere that’s truly electrifying.

Aerial view of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
photo credit: Busch Gardens Williamsburg via Facebook

Gwazi Beats

Prepare to be immersed in the rhythm and vibrance of Gwazi Beats, a fan-favorite event returning to the heart of Gwazi Plaza. This high-energy spectacle fuses thrilling drum beats with curtained dancers converging under the Tampa Bay night skies.

Be ready to be swept off your feet as the captivating performance not only offers the perfect music to accompany your Busch Gardens Summer Nights but also promises an unforgettable experience.

The dazzling show runs every night until August 6, 2024. If a unique and dynamic event is what you seek, Gwazi Beats is one event you certainly won’t want to miss this summer!

Turn It Up! Remix

Step into the dazzling world of Turn It Up! Remix at Busch Gardens Tampa this summer. The stunning Moroccan Palace Theater becomes the stage for this enchanting ice skating show, where performances teem with elegance and thrill. Skilled skaters carve paths across the ice with grace and power, commanding your attention.

Related Post: Insider’s Guide to Busch Gardens® Tampa

A blend of inspiring music intertwines with riveting special effects to create an electric atmosphere. This award-winning show offers a unique fusion of grace and strength, setting the stage for an unforgettable summer night.

Did you know that Turn It Up! has twirled its way into the Top 3 theme park entertainment spots in USA Today’s 10Best Awards? This just shows that every performance within the warm surroundings of the Moroccan Palace is set to transport you to a world of striking and thrilling sensations.

Summer Nights Fireworks Display

Turn your adventurous day into a stellar night! Witness the spectacular transformation of the dark sky into a colorful masterpiece.

The astoundingly vibrant colors and complex patterns crafted by Bad Boy Mowers’ Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular will undoubtedly astonish every guest.

The music accompanying this stunning visual spectacle will heighten the experience, guaranteeing it’s a summer night to remember.

Mark your calendars! You can be a part of this breathtaking spectacle every Friday and Saturday and on special dates – Thursday, August 3rd, and Sunday, August 6th. Be there at the Festival Field by 9:00 PM or earlier to capture the spectacular fireworks show.

NEW! Summer Nights Elite VIP Tour

Discover the magic of Busch Gardens through a unique journey as part of our elite VIP tours. In this seven-hour exploration, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable experience tailored to your preferences, whether you’re a fan of our world-class coasters or our close-up animal encounters.

Related Post: 6 of the Top Things to Do in Tampa at Night

Walking through the park gates as an honored guest, you’ll have a personal guide customizing every detail of your itinerary. From the thrilling rides that lift your spirit to opportunities to feed the animals you love, there’s something for everyone.

This tour offers more than just a stroll through the park; it’s your chance to dive into an adventure – and you won’t even have to wait in line. With the front-of-the-line access, Florida’s favorite rides are just a step away.

fireworks behind roller coaster at busch gardens summer nights in williamsburg virginia
Photo Credit: Busch Gardens Williamsburg / Facebook

Busch Gardens Summer Nights Tickets

Summer Nights admission is included with your Busch Gardens Tampa tickets.

Package Your Busch Gardens Tampa Tickets

Want to discover all the top destinations Florida has to offer? Then bundle your Busch Gardens Tampa tickets with other central Florida fun areas and hotels:

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

After basking in the sun, partying all night, and enjoying all the Busch Gardens events, it’ll be time to rest your tired body. Luckily, Tampa is bursting with cozy and budget-friendly lodging options that can provide for your needs.

Book any of these hotels with Tripster for the ultimate savings and relaxation:

Experience Busch Gardens Summer Nights in Tampa Bay

When the sun goes down, the park lights up with a dazzling display of colors and sound. Get ready to mark the onset of summer with electrifying live performances and gaming events at Busch Gardens Tampa Summer Nights 2024!

Begin your summer night to remember at the Moroccan Palace Theater, where you’ll be singing and dancing along with top artists and local talent. Don’t forget to stop by food stalls to refuel with some scrumptious bites.

Ever dreamt of exploring Busch Gardens at night? Use your chance to experience thrilling rides like Iron Gwazi and Sheikra during the evening hours, even extending to Friday and Saturday nights.

Related Post: Experience the Extravaganza at Riverfest Tampa – A Must-Visit Event!

Next, immerse yourself in the jaw-dropping colors of the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular, visible across the Festival Field. Join your pals at the legendary nighttime party this summer.

To enjoy the fan-favorite Busch Gardens entertainment and the high-energy crowd, don’t forget to get your tickets today. Also, you can make a complete vacation out of it and enjoy the other Busch Garden events, like Memorial Day Weekend, with a vacation package.


Start Date:

May 26, 2024

End Date:

August 6, 2024




Busch Gardens Tampa

10165 McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612 United States


Avatar photo

Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

Have something to add? Post it here:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Events

Are you a Tripster?

Create an account to get access to exclusive pricing and rewards.

Read more about

Tampa Events