Busch Gardens Tampa 2016 Event Calendar
Busch Gardens Tampa has released their Events Calendar for 2016! It’s time to check out the events and mark your calendar for the dates you don’t want to miss. The best way to check out all these events is with the 2016 Fun Card – which is already ON SALE! You pay for a day now, and you can go to the park as much as you want from now thru the end of 2016 🙂
Here are the 2016 Events for Busch Gardens here in Tampa:
Real Music: Jan. 4-March 5
Busch Gardens’ longest-running concert series returns Mondays through Fridays from Jan. 4 to March 5 with live music that spans six decades, from the 1950s to today. Musical fare includes swing, blues, pop, jazz and rock ‘n roll.
January 4-9 Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson
January 11-16 Jay and The Americans
January 18-23 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
January 25-30 The Drifters
February 1-6 Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals
February 8-13 The Diamonds
February 15-20 Strawberry Fields
February 22-27 The Glenn Miller Orchestra
February 29 – March 5 Chubby Checker
Food & Wine Festival: Saturdays and Sundays March 5-April 24
Next spring, Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival returns with wild flavors and concerts for every taste. The park will be tempting guests with a variety of cuisine, wine, craft beer and live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays from March 5 through April 24. Food and beverage is not included, but is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Check out my review from last Spring here.
Summer Nights: Select dates June – Aug.
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens is returns with more heat, featuring an end-of-night show packed with live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. Their thrilling performance – along with modern music and fire effects – will pump up the crowd every night. Plus, summer nights are a great time to cool off with the rush of Busch Gardens’ world-class thrill rides, including Falcon’s Fury™, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower.
Jack Hanna Weekend: Sept. 10 & 11 (dates subject to change)
Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for two days of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets when he visits Busch Gardens. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows at the Stanleyville Theater.
Busch Gardens will offer guests additional events and festivals throughout 2016, so stay tuned for more details.
I also wanted to let you guys know that the new Family Thrill Ride – Cobra’s Curse – will also open in 2016!
This one-of-a-kind spin coaster features a 70-foot vertical lift and takes riders on a whirlwind adventure of exciting explorations. Come face-to-face with an 80-foot snake icon, trek over the park’s Serengeti Plain and discover the mysteries of an Egyptian archeological excavation. Check out this video for the latest construction updates and an exciting Cobra’s Curse logo reveal.
The 2016 Busch Gardens Fun Card is $99 and is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2016. Fun Cards, annual passes and single-day tickets are available online at buschgardens.com, at the Busch Gardens’ front gate or by calling (888) 800-5447.
From world-class rollercoasters and Broadway-style entertainment to one-of-a-kind, up-close animal encounters, Busch Gardens® Tampa continues to deliver some of the biggest thrills anywhere. Next year will be no exception. Busch Gardens announces a line-up of exciting events scheduled to run now through 2016, along with a special offer that expands the value of the popular Florida Fun Card.