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All-New Summer Celebration at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay debuts Memorial Day Weekend

Busch Gardens Debuts All-New Summer Celebration, Complete with Extended Hours, Live Entertainment, Fireworks and More Beginning Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Summer Celebration Fireworks Spectacular debuts with fountains, lasers and other special effects
  • Parkwide entertainment returns, plus block party plazas with DJs nightly
  • Free beer is back! Complimentary beer samples available for guests from May 31 – August 7
  • Coasters like the all-new Iron Gwazi, the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, offer an entirely different thrill after dark

An all-new Summer Celebration will debut at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this Memorial Day Weekend! The park will feature a variety of entertainment throughout the day, including the return of “Cirque Electric”, and “Gwazi Beats”, a new atmospheric show combining drums, dancers, and stilt-walkers in a pulse-pounding display of music and dance.

Summer Celebration Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Cirque Electric
Cirque Electric

Plus, the award-winning “Turn It Up!” will resume to daily operations in the Moroccan Palace Theater. To celebrate the summer season, guests 21+ can enjoy a complimentary beer sample daily at Pantopia Drinks & Snacks from May 31 – August 7.

For those craving something sweet to beat the heat, the Moroccan Delights ice cream parlor will reopen with a refreshed look and mouth-watering treats like handcrafted thrill shakes, ice cream floats, specialty sundaes and more.

After nightfall, the park glows with unique theming, entertainers, and the thrill of conquering coasters in the dark like the all-new Iron Gwazi. Guests can dance to DJ beats throughout the park, including a newly themed block party plaza presented by Coca-Cola®.

For an epic finale to a thrilling day of adventure, guests will be drawn to the vibrant energy radiating from a unique new production on the Festival Field. As the most stunning show ever to light the park’s sky, “Summer Celebration Fireworks Spectacular” will feature an explosive array of colors and exciting effects from dazzling lasers to mesmerizing fountains and pyrotechnics. This all-new production is offered every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at 9:15pm from May 27 – August 7, including extra presentations on May 30 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day.

With the return of world-class entertainment and all-new thrills like Iron Gwazi, there’s never been a better time to become a Pass Member.

Summer Celebration Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Iron Gwazi
Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Annual Pass Members enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits including exclusive access to the Pass Member Lounge opening later this summer, plus free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise and more! Annual Passes start as low as $14.75/month with no down payment. Restrictions apply.

Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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