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Busch Gardens Tampa reveals a bumper 2024 Events Calendar with returning favorites & new events!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has revealed am exciting 2024 events calendar packed full of special events, including the return of many fan favorites, plus new exciting events too!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2024 Special Events

Busch Gardens Tampa By has revealed its 2024 events calendar, and it's jam packed full of exciting things to do at the theme park throughout 2024.

2024 will see the return of fan favorites including the ever popular Food & Wine Festival, the parks Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and Tampa’s premier Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream which returns for its 25th year in 2024.

Plus, the park will introduce new events in 2024 including Red, White & Brews, and Bourbon & BBQ, with Busch Gardens promising details on these new events soon. Now read on for all the fun events to look forward to in 2024.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay reveals a bumper 2024 Calendar of Special Events

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2024 Special Events

From free live concerts to events fit for foodies to festive holiday celebrations, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a packed 2024 calendar full of family fun all year long!

Mardi Gras

January - March 2024

Let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music – Mardi Gras style!

Real Music Series

January - February 2024

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's longest running concert series returns with all-new music performances.

Sesame Street Kids' Weekends

January - February 2024 & March - May 2024

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends for fun-filled weekends.

St. Patrick's Day

March 2024

Bring your good luck charm and join us to celebrate the Irish culture with special food and drink.

Food & Wine Festival

March - May 2024

A world of taste awaits at the annual Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Cinco de Mayo

May 2024

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a party zone, festive dancing, food and beverages.

Guy Harvey Weekend

May 2024 & November 2024

Join Guy Harvey in-person at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for meet-and-greets, autographs & more.

Summer Nights

May - August 2024

Stay Longer. Play Later! Celebrate all summer long with extended park hours, dazzling entertainment and fireworks on select nights.

Red, White & Brews

May - July 2024

Check back soon for more information!

Bourbon & BBQ

July - September 2024

Check back soon for more information!


September - October 2024

Tampa’s premier Halloween event returns earlier than ever with new frights & scares.


September - October 2024

Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating & costume parades and more during this family-friendly event.

Christmas Town

November - January 2025

Celebrate the holidays with twinkling lights of every color, festive shows, and holiday-inspired culinary delights.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2024 Special Events

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