Beer returns to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2019! But that’s not all. In celebration of the park’s 60th anniversary, guests can enjoy 52 weeks of thrills, family fun, food & wine and much more. Let’s see what’s happening in 2019:
Celebrate the #YearofBeer in 2019
It’s the Year of Beer! Busch Gardens is going back to their heyday when beer was served year-round. In 2019, guests age 21 and older can enjoy two complimentary beer samples at Serengeti Outlook Pub and Restaurant and Garden Gate Café. Valid identification is required for age verification.
Real Music, Real Masters
The longest-running concert series at Busch Gardens Tampa returns this month with incredible live music and entertainment spanning from the 1950s to today. Guests can rock out to daily performances at the park’s Stanleyville Theater, which include the following acts:
Cirque Vertigo featuring the Wallenda Duo: January 7 -12 & March 11 – 16
Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA: January 14 – 19
Thomas McClary: The Commodores Experience: January 21 – 26
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone: January 28 - February 2
The Diamonds: February 4 – 9
Ballroom with a Twist: February 11 – 16
The 5th Dimension: February 18 – 23
Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band: February 25 – March 2
Lorrie Morgan: March 4 – March 9
The concerts take place now through March 16
Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends
Take the family to Sesame Street this year with the Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends. Saturdays & Sundays February 2-10, May 4-19, and October 5-27 families can enjoy Sesame Street characters, hands-on activities and specialty character meals.
Food & Wine Festival
Sink your teeth into fun March 16 – April 28 with the park’s fifth annual Food & Wine Festival. Guests can sample delectable cuisines paired with a wide selection of wines, craft brews and specialty cocktails.
Guy Harvey Weekends
Conservationist and artist, Guy Harvey returns to Busch Gardens this spring and fall. Guests can learn about his dedication to conservation and his passion for marine wildlife Saturdays & Sundays May 11 & 12, Dec. 7 & 8
Jack Hanna Weekend
Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for a weekend of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets Saturday & Sunday May 18 & 19. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows.
Enjoy the long summer nights with Busch Gardens during Summer Nights. Each night from May 31 – August 11 enjoy extended hours, endless energy and world-class coasters that light up the night. During Summer Nights the park will also host Join a Fourth of July firework celebration you don’t want to miss.
Fall & Holiday Favorites
Fall and the holidays will be as exciting as ever to visit the park with its usual events including:
Bier Fest - the new beer festival will bring a unique blend of food and favorite craft beers from around the world to the park. Stay tuned for dates.
Howl-O-Scream* - The park will celebrate Howl-O-Scream’s 20th anniversary this fall. Get ready for the most horrific Halloween event yet.
Christmas Town - Christmas Town returns with more twinkling lights, festive shows and joy than ever before.