• Sunday, September 26, 2021
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens

Summer Nights are back at Busch Gardens Tampa starting May 28 with late-night thrills, delicious summer snacks, and an all-new laser and fireworks show every night through September 6! The park is open later on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights so you can get your fill of Busch Gardens’ thrilling attractions and exclusive menu items before the exciting new fireworks spectacular.

Open-Air Block Party Plazas

DJs keep the party going throughout the park at open-air block party plazas in Cheetah Hunt Plaza and Stanleyville Plaza. Guests can dance along to popular hits and indulge in summer treats between rides on Busch Gardens’ epic rollercoasters.

Summer Dining Menu

A variety of menus inspired by summer backyard cookouts are available throughout the park this summer. For a limited time, you can enjoy the following food and beverage offerings.

Dragon Fire Eats To Go (Dragon Fire Grill)
  • Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls: Grilled shrimp or chicken, fresh cut pineapples, fried rice, and roasted vegetables
  • Blue Lagoon: Reyka vodka, blue raspberry, lemon, and lime
  • Summer Apple Sour: Tito’s vodka, granny smith apple, lime, and lemon
  • Spark the Night: Flor de Cana rum, red passion fruit, pineapple juice, orange juice, lemon, and lime
Hand Helds On The Go (Festival Pathway)
  • Grilled Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich: Served with grilled onions, peppers, and Zapp’s Chips
  • Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwich: Served with grilled onions, peppers, and Zapp’s Chips
  • Fresh Fruit Skewer: Hand-skewered seasonal fruits, chocolate, and toasted coconut
Summer Skewers
  • Loaded Chicken on a Stick: Crispy chicken breast, shredded cheese, chives, and smokey ranch drizzle
  • Loaded Corn Dog Bites: Topped with shredded cheese, crispy jalapenos, tomato, corn chips, and smokey house sauce
  • Fresh Cut Watermelon
  • Blue Lagoon: Reyka vodka, blue raspberry, lemon, and lime
  • Summer Apple Sour: Tito’s vodka, granny smith apple, lime, and lemon
  • Spark the Night: Flor de Cana rum, red passion fruit, pineapple juice, orange juice, lemon, and lime
Churro Explosion (Stanleyville Plaza)
  • Churro Explosion: Served with raspberry, chocolate, caramel sauce, and red star dust
Summer Sweet Dough Delights (Xcursions)
  • Summer Sweet Dough Delights: Served with chocolate or Woodford Bourbon caramel
Light Up the Night Cocktails (Festival Pathway)
  • Blue Lagoon: Reyka vodka, blue raspberry, lemon, and lime
  • Summer Apple Sour: Tito’s vodka, granny smith apple, lime, and lemon
  • Spark the Night: Flor de Cana rum, red passion fruit, pineapple juice, orange juice, lemon, and lime
Drinks On The Go (Festival Pathway)
  • Ice Cold Bottled Beer: Bud Light, Yuengling, Corona, and Heineken
  • Beso Del Sol Sangria: Red, White, or Rose
  • Cutwater Canned Cocktails: Tequila Margarita, Vodka Mule, Rum Mint Mojito, and Tiki Rum Mai Tai
  • Hard Seltzers
  • Popcorn

Live Shows & Entertainment

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens also means the return of the popular Turn It Up! ice skating show. Turn It Up features amazing contemporary performances and aerial tricks set to pop music. The award-winning show takes the stage in the Moroccan Palace Theater at select times every Monday through Thursday.

In addition to Turn It Up, a brand new show is coming to Busch Gardens Tampa this summer. Cirque Electric is an unbelievable acrobatic stunt show that has been produced exclusively for Busch Gardens. Every Friday through Monday, guests will have the opportunity to watch fearless performers in a series of stunts, aerials, and other world-class feats. Cirque Electric will take place at select times throughout the weekends at Stanleyville Theater.

Brand New Fireworks Finale

Spark! A Nighttime Spectacular ends summer nights at Busch Gardens with a bang every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9:15 pm. The new production illuminates Festival Field as the park’s “most stunning show ever” with explosive pyrotechnics, lasers, and water elements. There will be additional Spark! presentations for Memorial Day (May 31), Independence Day (July 1-4), and Labor Day (Sept. 6). Leading up to Spark! presentations, guests can enjoy a pre-party on the Festival Pathway. Under a ceiling of glowing lights strung from the trees, live music and other festivities get the vibe set for the incredible new evening show.

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens fun is free with regular park admission. You will need a reservation in order to visit Busch Gardens Tampa. The park will be open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on event days.

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