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Have a blast together as a couple by spending 4th of July at Busch Gardens. From festive themed food, great beer, and fireworks, it’s the perfect way to celebrate. Besides, what’s cooler than catching fireworks light up the sky as you soar on one of their award-winning coasters?

Related: What to Expect at Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights: Showtimes and Tips

Fourth of July Fireworks

Busch Gardens is celebrating all summer long with their Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular. This dazzling show will take place just after 9 pm on Festival Field.

Busch Gardens Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular  near roller coaster
Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular – Image by Molli Keller

Guests will have access to provided seats 30 minutes before show time and you can keep yourself entertained with glowing beach balls and hula hoops before the show begins.

Fourth of July Food

What’s July 4th without festive themed food? You and your date can indulge in Busch Gardens’ Red, White, and Brews menu filled with all-new culinary creations inspired by the nostalgia of summer.

Menu items include:

  • Grilled Beef Kabobs
  • Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob
  • Sloppy Joe Dogs
  • Hushpuppy Dogs
  • Mini BBQ Pork Wings
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Pulled Smoke Chicken Slider
  • Walking Pork Tacos
  • Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Strawberry Crepes
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Blueberry Crepes

There will also be snacks like soft pretzels, caramel popcorn, and cotton candy.

Smoked Chicken Slider at Busch Gardens Summer Nights -
Smoked Chicken Slider at Busch Gardens Summer Nights – Image by Molli Keller

You can also sip on specialty cocktails such as:

  • 3 Daughters Beach Blonde
  • Keel Farms Watermelon Cider
  • Backyard Margarita Craft Standard Cocktail
  • Raspberry Riot Craft Standard Cocktail
  • Hidden Springs Orange Crush
  • Magnanimous Juice Lord
  • Mastry’s Breezy Tropical Blonde
  • Phoenix Rising Punch
  • Keel Farms Creamsicle
  • Buzzballs
  • Bacardi Cocktails
  • Beso Sangria

Free Beer!

Free beer has also made its return to Busch Gardens. Guests 21 and up can enjoy one complimentary 7 oz beer per day and passholders can enjoy two. You can grab yours daily from 11 am until one hour before close at the Orange Cafe in Jungala.

While you’re there, be sure to check out all-new shows, entertainment, and more like the new Rythm of Nature Ice Skating Show and Cirque Electric.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is located at 10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL 33612

Fourth of July hours: 9 am-10 pm

All events are included with general admission and annual passes. You can purchase tickets and passes here.