Calling all foodies, music lovers, and theme park enthusiasts! Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is gearing up for its annual Food & Wine Festival – a celebration of mouthwatering cuisine, exhilarating concerts, and pure fun in sunny Florida. This year’s festival starts March 9th and promises to be the tastiest, most tune-filled event yet.

A Culinary Passport to Global Goodness

Forget boring snacks! The Food & Wine Festival takes your taste buds on a global adventure. Prepare to journey through Europe, Latin America, and beyond with tempting dishes from around the world. Sweet and savory treats abound, and the drink choices are just as diverse. Think international wines, craft beers, and even exclusive bourbon tastings. Talk about a feast for the senses!

Your Soundtrack for Spring: A Star-Studded Concert Lineup

Two people at a concert at Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival 2024

Imagine sipping a crisp wine while rocking out to your favorite bands, all included with your Busch Gardens admission. The Food & Wine Festival brings an epic, 11-weekend concert series to the stage. Take a look at some of the headliners:

Confirmed Concerts

  • Goo Goo Dolls (March 9th)
  • Starship ft. Mickey Thomas (March 10th)
  • Sister Hazel (March 17th)
  • Taking Back Sunday (March 23rd)
  • Owl City (April 6th)
  • Grupo Niche (April 7th)
  • Better Than Ezra & Vertical Horizon (April 13th)
  • Hoobastank (April 14th)
  • Michael Ray (April 20th)
  • Gavin DeGraw (April 21st)
  • Andy Grammer (April 27th)
  • Chris Lane (April 28th)
  • Boys Like Girls (May 4th)
  • 38 Special (May 5th)

To Be Announced Concerts

  • March 16th
  • March 24th
  • March 30th
  • March 31st
  • May 11th
  • May 12th
  • May 18th
  • May 19th

Important Note: It looks like Busch Gardens is announcing the remaining performers gradually. Keep an eye on their website for lineup updates.

And hey, if you’re a Busch Gardens regular, there’s a special deal right now – get a free upgrade to the next pass level when you buy your Annual Pass!

Don’t Miss a Bite: Sampler Lanyards & VIP Packages

Speaking of deals, the Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard is your ticket to delicious convenience. Starting at $70 and redeemable at the numerous cabins located throughout the park, Sampler Lanyards provide convenience and offer the best value for guests with options of 10 and 15 items. An exclusive 18-item sampler for the same price as a 15-item is available for all Pass Members. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Craving the ultimate experience? VIP Seating Packages give you a reserved spot near the stage, complimentary drinks, and access to a private bar. It’s the cherry on top of an amazing foodie-and-music-filled day.

Mark Your Calendars, Foodies!

Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays, kicking off March 9th and continuing through May 19th. Get ready for a thrilling mix of wild rides, incredible eats, and live music from some of the biggest names in the business. Whether you’re a local or planning a Florida escape, this event is a must-do.

Two women enjoying wine at Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival 2024

To see concert times, reserve VIP seating, find out more, and snag those sweet Annual Pass deals, head over to the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay website.

What are you waiting for? Start planning your flavor-filled, unforgettable trip to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

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