• Thursday, October 1, 2020
Busch Gardens Tampa is Celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a Year of Fun!

Busch Gardens Tampa is Celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a Year of Fun!

2019 is a huge year for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, marking the park’s 60th anniversary since its opening day on March 31, 1959. To celebrate the major milestone, Busch Gardens is promising a “Year of Fun” starting with a huge kickoff celebration on March 1. The anniversary bash begins with a live concert of “Women of Rock” performed by the Florida Orchestra at Gwazi Field at 7:00 PM followed by an amazing fireworks display at 8:30 PM. During this celebration, guests will also have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at some of the new dishes debuting at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival this year.

In addition to the kickoff party, other awesome festivities will carry the celebration through the rest of the year with things like free guest tickets, shopping and dining discounts, and tons of commemorative activities throughout the park.

Year of Beer

In addition to 2019 being the “Year of Fun” at Busch Gardens Tampa, it is also the #YearOfBeer! Paying homage to the park’s origins as a beer garden in 1959, guests can enjoy two complimentary 7 oz beer samples each time they visit the park all year long from Serengeti Overlook Pub and Garden Gate Cafe.


Also taking place during the Year of Fun is the opening of Florida’s tallest launch coaster “Tigris”, scheduled to open in Spring 2019. The thrilling new attraction runs on more than 1800 feet of steel track, with a 150 foot skywards surge and speeds of more than 60 miles per hour!

Special Events

Busch Gardens Tampa is guaranteeing that 2019 will be a year of fun with a full 52 weeks of exciting events taking place throughout the year! From specially themed kids’ weekends and concert series to nightly summer fun, each week in the upcoming year offers awesome celebrations that are included with regular park admission! Some things to look forward to include:

  • March 16 – April 28: Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
  • May 4 – May 19: Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends
  • May 11 & 12: Guy Harvey Weekend
  • May 18 & 19: Jack Hanna Weekend
  • May 31 – August 10: Busch Gardens Summer Nights
  • July 4: Independence Day Fireworks
  • August 17 – September 8: Bier Fest
  • Fall 2019: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
  • October 5 – October 27: Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends

With all of this to look forward to and more exciting announcements still to come, there’s no question that a visit (or several!) to Busch Gardens Tampa should be on your to-do list in 2019. Prepare to have a year of fun by browsing blog.tickets2you.com for great deals on Busch Gardens Tampa tickets!

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