It’s officially summer at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The theme park kicked off its annual Summer Celebration over Memorial Day Weekend. Now through August 7, the Tampa Bay theme park invites guests to get in even more thrills than usual as the park celebrates the season with music, food, fireworks and more. Let’s take a look at what to expect:

Busch Gardens’ Summer Celebration brings new and returning entertainment like “Cirque Electric”, an acrobatic show that brings the extraordinary talent of cirque-style performers and an ensemble of dancers to the Stanleyville Stage Friday – Monday with shows at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. “Cirque Electric” is joined by the new “Gwazi Beats”, an atmospheric show combining drums, dancers, and stilt-walkers. Plus, the world-class ice skating of Turn It Up! brings contemporary performances, aerial moments and eclectic pop music daily to the Moroccan Palace Theater.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Dragon Fire Grill welcomes a capella group FInish the Phrase and Guess while the Kings of Neon band performs family-friendly songs on Thursdays and Fridays.For more great music don’t miss \the 3 DJ Party Plazas. The open-air dance parties take place in Gwazi Plaza  in the afternoon. Then after 5 p.m. SheiKra Plaza Cheetah Hunt Plaza brings the beats.



In addition to the entertainment, guests 21+ are able to enjoy two complimentary beer samples at Pantopia Drinks & Snacks. If you prefer a sweet treat to help with the heat of the day, head to the Moroccan Delights ice cream parlor. The shop has reopened with a refreshed look and delectable treats to keep you cool and refreshed all summer long like handcrafted thrill shakes, ice cream floats, specialty sundaes and more.

When the sun goes down, the park comes alive with unique theming, entertainers, and the thrill of riding coasters in the dark. Guests can dance the night away as DJs entertain throughout the park, including a newly themed block party plaza. Perhaps the most thrilling thing about Busch Gardens’ Summer Celebration at night is the new production “Summer Celebration Fireworks Spectacular” on the Festival Field. The show features dazzling lasers, mesmerizing fountains, pyrotechnics and more. This all-new production is offered every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at 9:15pm including extra presentations on July 4 for Independence Day.