Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

If you’re looking for a little extra excitement on your beach vacation, Busch Gardens is just an hour and a half away from Tropical Beach Resorts. Along with a full day of theme park thrills, the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival features unique dishes and drink offerings exclusive to this time of year. Just buy your theme park tickets for any weekend from now until May 19th and here’s what your day will look like!

International Food & Wine

This festival is special because it features an array of dishes and drinks from different countries, all in one park. Some of this year’s featured countries include Argentina, South Africa, New Zealand, and more. Try unique dishes such as Bunny Chow, a South African curry stew in a bread bowl, and Ceviche, white fish with a fruity marinade from Chile. Also experience classics from the USA stand, such as Lobster Rolls and Crab Cakes. And be sure to taste the desserts such as the fan-favorite Mango Flan from Argentina! For a full list of vendors, visit the website here.

Along with the delicious foods, those who are 21+ can enjoy the flavors of alcohol brought by each country. Each stand brings a selection of beer, wine, and ciders to try. If you are a major foodie, we recommend looking into the festival lanyards, available in 10 or 15 dish options! You’ll save 40% on the 10 sampler and 50% on the 15 sampler, allowing you to have plenty of dishes of your choice! 

2024 Concert Lineup

Another major highlight of this festival is the concert lineup! Catch shows each weekend from artists you know and love across several genres. Here’s this year’s lineup:

April 20th: Michael Ray
April 21st: Gavin DeGraw
April 27th: Andy Grammar
April 28th: Chris Lane
May 4th: Boys Like Girls
May 5th: 38 Special
May 11th: Groupo Mania
May 12th: Lynyrd Skynyrd
May 18th: Flo Rida
May 19th: To Be Announced

Concert admission is included in your park ticket, so there’s no extra costs or fees to enjoy the music! Saturday shows begin at 7PM and Sunday shows begin at 6PM. Be sure to arrive a little early to secure a spot! VIP seating is available for purchase through the Busch Gardens website

Theme Park Thrills

The Food and Wine Festival is a great way to experience Busch Gardens an unforgettable culinary journey. The festival begins at 3PM through park close, so take your time and experience the park alongside the fest’s fun activities! All park rides and exhibits are open during these hours, so the fun doesn’t ever stop. 

For more information on the festival and to purchase your park tickets, visit the Busch Gardens website here. Tropical Beach is a day trip away from Busch Gardens and is your beach haven away from the hustle and bustle of Tampa. For booking information and promotions, visit our website or call us!