As we all await what 2021 will bring and take more precautionary safety measures, Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL, announced on January 4 they are bringing back exciting events for the year. Starting with the park’s Mardi Gras event—expanding it to weekends from January 16 through February 16.
While the team at Busch Gardens has done this for guests, reservations are required to limit capacity and safety for all who choose to celebrate amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, all seasonal events will feature open-air entertainment over more than 300 acres, with enhanced safety and cleaning measures to accommodate, including temperature checks and face-covering requirements and social distancing.
For a complete list of all events and descriptions announced through April 2021, see below.
- Mardi Gras, January 16 – February 16
With more weekends to celebrate safely, Busch Gardens is getting jazzed up with music, beads, and more for open-air festivities with French-Quarter flair. Guests will have the opportunity to catch some beads from physically distant New Orleans street performers periodically strolling throughout the day. There will be plenty of room to dance through spacious walkways while enjoying festive tunes from live musicians while flavorful dishes and cocktails tempt the senses.
- Sesame Street Kids Weekends, January 30 – February 14
For kids and kids-at-heart, there are more special moments with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and the rest of their Sesame Street friends coming up this season! Fans won’t want to miss new, physically distant celebrations for Elmo’s birthday and Valentine’s Day this year.
- Food & Wine Festival, Friday to Sunday, February 20 – April 25
Taste buds will bloom this spring with a delicious menu of dishes and drinks as dynamic and unique as the park’s thrilling roller coaster collection. Guests will also enjoy a taste of local musical talent throughout the open-air festival to accompany their sweet and savory samples.