Busch Gardens Kicking 2020 Off In Style

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is ready to celebrate an action-packed beginning to the new decade. Park guests can enjoy the seasonal events below included in park admission leading up to the highly anticipated opening of record-breaking rollercoaster Iron Gwazi, North America’s tallest hybrid coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world in spring 2020.



Busch Gardens Real Music, Real Masters

7 January – 15 March (weekly, Tuesday – Saturday)

Busch Gardens’ longest running concert series is back with returning favourites and NEW acts! At the climate-controlled Stanleyville Theater, guests can enjoy incredible live performances spanning from the 1950s to today, including the following acts:

7-12 January                      Leonard, Coleman, and Blunt: Former Lead Singers of the Temptations, Platters and Drifters

14-19 January                    The Diamonds

21-26 January                   NEW! BJ Thomas

18 Jan-2 Feb                       NEW! Piano Men: Sir Elton John and Billy Joel Tribute

4-9 February                      NEW! Classic Stones Live: The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute Show

11-16 February                 NEW! Simply Queen: The Most Incredible Live Tribute to Queen

18-23 February                 NEW! Let’s Hang On™: America’s No. 1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show

25 Feb-1 March                 Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band

3-8 March                           Cirque Vertigo Featuring the Wallenda Duo

10-15 March                      NEW! ONES: Beatles’ #1 Hits


Busch Gardens – Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends

1-16 February (Saturdays and Sundays)

Join the Sesame Street krewe for a pirate filled paRrrr-ty! Families can enjoy special character interaction, themed story time, treasure scavenger hunts, and dance parties for pirate-inspired frivolity. NEW this year – on 1 and 2 February, families can meet Aloysius Snuffleupagus, affectionately known as Snuffy, during the first ever Snuffy Weekend. The fun begins each Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area of the park.


NEW! Busch Gardens – Mardi Gras Weekend

22-23 February (Saturdays and Sundays)

This year, guests can let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style! Follow the fun to the Moroccan Palace Plaza.


Food & Wine Festival 29 February – 26 April (weekly; Saturdays and Sundays)


A world of taste awaits at the sixth annual Food & Wine Festival each weekend from 29 February – 26 April. The festival features new and exciting dishes, plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails. While enjoying delicious eats, fans can see some of the biggest names in music as they take the stage the Festival Field. All concerts are included with daily ticketed admission to the park.