Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is inviting guests to experience fall for free with the purchase of a 2017 Fun Card. With the 2017 Fun Card (which is now available for purchase online and at the park), Guests pay for one day and get all of 2017 free. Plus, guests who purchase the Fun Card now can visit Busch Gardens for the remainder of 2016 at no additional cost, giving them the great opportunity to enjoy the park's amazing attractions, shows, and special events for 14 months!
Some of the great special events with Fun Card admission include the following (subject to change):
Real Music: January 9 – March 4
Busch Gardens Tampa's longest-running concert series returns Mondays through Saturdays from Jan. 9 to March 4. With two shows a day, the show features live music that spans six decades, from the 1950s to today. Musical fare includes soul, blues, country, pop and rock ‘n roll. Lineup includes:
- Week of January 9 – Shirley Alston Reeves: Original Lead Singer Of The Shirelles
- Week of January 16 – The Diamonds
- Week of January 23 – The Platters
- Week of January 30 – Fernando Varela
- Week of February 6 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
- Week of February 13 – Beginnings: The Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band
- Week of February 20 – Micky Dolenz
- Week of February 27– Lee Greenwood
Food & Wine Festival: Saturdays and Sundays, March 4 – April 30
Next spring, Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival returns with an extended week of new unique culinary offerings and bigger concerts than ever! The park will be tempting guests with a variety of cuisine, wine, craft beer and live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays from March 4 through April 30. Food and beverage is not included, but is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Line-up up to be announced at a later date.
Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids Weekends: May 6, 7, 13, and 14
Created just for kids, the Sesame Street® Safari of Fun events feature animal encounters, parades, dance parties and even a few special guests. The first weekend will feature the cookie connoisseur himself, Cookie Monster and the second weekend will include a scavenger hunt for Ernie’s Rubber Duckies throughout the Safari of Fun play area. Character parades will take place at the top of every hour of the event. Plus, guests can expect kid-friendly music along with the chance to meet with Busch Gardens’ animal ambassadors.
Jack Hanna Weekend: May 27 - 28
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.
Summer Nights: Select dates June 16 – August 6
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay kicks summer fun up a notch with extended hours, all-new entertainment and thrill rides – including the one-of-a-kind family spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse. Guests can challenge world-class thrill rides in the DARK and end the night with a stunning finale.
Busch Gardens will offer guests additional events and festivals throughout 2017, so stay tuned!
The 2017 Busch Gardens Fun Card is $99 and is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 31, 2017. 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.