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Cheers to Bier Fest returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this month

Thrills are on tap again this year at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as the every popular Bier Fest returns to the park with a choice of over 60 brews and brand new menu items inspired by classic German flavors

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Beer lovers rejoice as Bier Fest is returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay later this month!

From July 21, park guests can toast delicious brews and soar on epic thrill rides at Busch Gardens’ beer-inspired food festival.

A slice of Bavaria returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as the park celebrates its fan-favorite Bier Fest event, Friday – Sunday from July 21 through Sept. 4, including Labor Day.

This hugely popular event, now in its sixth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample and savor classic German flavors while enjoying tunes from rising local artists.

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

This year guests can raise a stein to 15 newly created menu items inspired by classic German flavors and 60 brews from regions near and far.

Pair pub-inspired bites with a new local craft brew or enjoy a fan favorite from international and domestic breweries. Whether you like IPAs, stouts, porters, lagers, sours or ciders, the beer selection at Bier Fest has something for every taste.

We will have the full menu soon, but for now, new items on the menu includes Braised Pork Shank, Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll with Spicy Mustard, and Chicken Schnitzel with Brown Butter Spätzle.

As in previous years, guests can purchase a sampler lanyard, which can be redeemed for any food or beverage item offered throughout the festival.

Pass Members will be able to sip and savor more samples for less. Get 15 punches for the price of 12 with this pass member exclusive.

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Once again Bier Fest will feature live music. Make a toast while tapping your toes to the sounds of live local bands performing throughout the event!

Enjoy live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Coke Canopy.

Bier Fest is included with park admission. Food & Beverage available at an additional cost.

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

In addition to Bier Fest , Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is currently alive with the limited time Summer Nights, featuring shows, firework, free beer and more!

Read on for all the details...

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Summer Nights
Now - August 6, 2023

Great News! Summer Nights is back at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for 2023.

As the sun goes down, the party heats up with extended park hours every night, themed party zones throughout the park, electrifying entertainment, and fireworks on select days.

Summer Nights shows at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Summer Nights Highlights

Cirque Electric

Back by popular demand, this revamped acrobatic show brings all-new music to the Stanleyville Theater for the summer! Witness the extraordinary talent of cirque-style performers undertaking edge-of-your-seat feats alongside an electric ensemble of dancers.

Gwazi Beats

You won’t want to miss this atmospheric show returning for summer! With a combination of drums, dancers, and stilt walkers, this pulse-pounding display of music and dance will leave you wanting more.


New for 2023, step into the world of musical icons with a new review show at Dragon Fire Grill. Featuring live performances of fan-favorite hits inspired by musical legends, this show will have guests singing and dancing in their seat. Icons starts June 11th.

Turn It Up! Remix

This popular award-winning ice show returns to the Moroccan Palace Theater with beloved original and all-new routines. Talented skaters, stunning video and projection elements demonstrate the power and beauty of living life to the fullest.

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular

As the sun goes down, the park lights up with a dazzling display of colors and sound.

From jaw-dropping colors to intricate patterns, the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Bad Boy Mowers, will leave guests in awe.

With the perfect music to accompany the show, it's an unforgettable experience that will make it a summer night to remember.

 FREE Beer at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

Free Beer
Now - July 20, 2023

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is celebrating all things summer with the return of FREE BEER!

From now through July 20, all park guests over the age of 21 can enjoy one complimentary 7 oz beer.

Plus, Annual Pass Members over the age of 21 can enjoy TWO complimentary 7 oz beers.

The 7-ounce pours will be available at the park daily from 10:30 am until one hour before park close at Twisted Tails Pretzels in the Pantopia section of the park.

Proof of park admission is required to redeem.

The free sample pairs perfectly with Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Elmo Sandcastle Popcorn Bucket at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Elmo Sandcastle Popcorn Bucket

The Elmo Sandcastle Popcorn Bucket is now available at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for a limited time with free popcorn refills on the date of purchase. So, let's get to snacking!

Available at Zagora Market, Serpent Snacks, Snack n’ Geti, and more!

New Eats & Treats

NEW delicious food offerings just in time for summer!

Beat the heat with a refreshing Pineapple Whip, now available at SheiKra Eats!

Kick things up a notch with Hot Honey Chicken and Funnel Cake, also now available at SheiKra Eats!

Treat your taste buds to 4 NEW FLAVORS of cheesecake like Chocolate Chip located at Oasis Pizza, Caramel located at Zagora Café, Smores located at Smokehouse, and Pineapple Coconut located at Dragon Fire Grill!

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Passport To Summer
Now - August 6, 2023

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is rewarding Pass Members simply for visiting the park this summer, and the more you visit the park the more free perks you will receive, it's a win-win for sure!!

Pass Members who visit the theme park between 2 and 20 times between now and August 6, qualify for various parks including free drinks and popcorn, free animal encounters, and a free all-day dining pass, all for visiting the theme park multiple times over the summer, and as soon as you collect enough vouchers, you can redeem then for a free perk!

At the park use the self-service kiosks where pass members can log in and receive a Passport visitation voucher. Once enough vouchers are collected, they can be redeemed for a reward.

The top reward for 20 visits is an invitation to the parks exclusive Passport to Summer Party on August 18 from 8 - 10 pm, which will feature exclusive ride time on Serengeti Flyer, Iron Gwazi, Gwazi Flyers, Cheetah Hunt, Cobra’s Curse, and Montu—plus free popcorn, soda, and more!

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Iron Gwazi

Passport to Summer Rewards

2 Visits - FREE Fountain Soda & Bag of Popcorn

5 Visits - One-time RESERVED SEATING at Cirque Electric or Turn it up! Remix

8 Visits - One FREE Animal Encounter / Animal Tour

(select from Lory Landing Feeding, Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour, Animal Ambassador Insider Tour, Animal Care Center Behind the Scenes Tour)

15 Visits - One FREE All-Day Dining

20 Visits - Invitation to Passport to Summer Party

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fireworks

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