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Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa: Nightly Fireworks, Weekend Concerts & More

The July 4th fireworks are over,Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa but the summer fun and celebrations continue here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. In fact, you can get your fireworks fix and more at the Summer Nights event at Busch Gardens Tampa through August 17. Experience this favorite Gulf Coast attraction like never before with opportunities to ride rollercoasters in the dark, enjoy Saturday night concerts and live entertainment, watch nightly fireworks displays, indulge in your favorite grilled food, drink cold craft beer and so much more during this special summer event.

Kinetix Returns to Summer Nights

Sunday through Friday nights at 9p.m., Kinetix returns to Busch Gardens Tampa bringing their thrilling entertainment which combines rock-fueled music with amazing acrobatics on the Gwazi Park Stage. This award-winning show includes live musicians, singers, dancers and performers from all over the world. Gates open at 8p.m., so come early to find your spot and enjoy the interactive pre-show.

Pantopia After Dark

Pantopia is set in the heart of Busch Gardens Tampa and includes crowd-pleasing rides such as Scorpion Phoenix and Grand Caravan Carousel. Twisted Tail Pretzels offers fresh rolled sweet and salty pretzels and craft beer selections. Lynx Frozen Treats helps you cool down with delicious smoothies and snow cones. Dragon Fire is the place to be to find the fire-grilled favorites you enjoy during the summer featuring ribs, sausage and kabobs just to name a few. Yum!

Fireworks Every Night

As we mentioned earlier, Summer Nights offers a grand fireworks finale each and every evening. The incredible aerial display is set to popular music and follows the nightly entertainment. The fireworks are visible throughout the park, but the best views can be found at Gwazi Park.

Saturday Night Concerts

Concerts happen each Saturday night during the Summer Nights event and are included with any admission ticket, Fun Card or annual pass. The concert area is located behind the Gwazi Rollercoaster and open to guests. Concerts begin at 8:30p.m.

Here’s the Summer Nights Saturday Concert Series performance lineup:

  • El Gran Combo – July 12
  • Pentatonix – July 19
  • Zion Y Lennox – July 26
  • Cher Lloyd – August 2
  • Taking Back Sunday – August 9
  • The All-America Rejects – August 16

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Where to Stay on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores offer pristine beaches and Gulf of Mexico waters in a more secluded, family-oriented atmosphere without the crowds of the larger Gulf Coast beaches. Our beautiful barrier island beaches are conveniently located within driving distance to your favorite local attractions. Busch Gardens Tampa is about an hour’s drive from Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores and makes for the perfect family day trip.

Book your Gulf beach vacation rental now and put Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa on your vacation itinerary. Have fun and if you go, let us know what you think!

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