Starting May 4, kids are taking over at Busch Gardens Tampa each weekend through May 19. Every Saturday and Sunday kids can enjoy hands-on activities, character parades and dance parties in the Safari of Fun area of the park. You can also take part in special up-close encounters with Busch Gardens’ Animal Ambassadors who will lead fun, kid-friendly educational activities during the festival.
Each weekend will take on a different theme inspired by our beloved Sesame Street Pals:
- May 4 & 5: Elmo Weekend
- May 11 & 12: Rubber Duckie Weekend
- May 18 & 19: Cookie Monster Weekend
On Festival Field kids can play and explore from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day, enjoying interactive games and activities such as a flower garden maze and a collaborative paint-by-number wall mural. There will also be surprise guests, story time, and dance parties taking place throughout the day every weekend.
Be sure to catch the “Let’s Play Together” live show at Sunny Day Theater at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM each Saturday and Sunday. Little ones will love singing and dancing along with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Rosita as they celebrate friendship on stage!
The whole crew of characters including Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more will be on hand to join in the festivities and the entire celebration is included with regular park admission!