Busch Gardens is celebrating 60 years with free beer and Bier Fest! (Photo: Busch Gardens Tampa)

Busch Gardens Tampa is in for one thrilling year. The thrill park is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and that means you’ll be able to enjoy some special anniversary fun starting with FREE beer! Then it’s on to 52 weeks of entertainment you don’t want to miss. Let’s see how Busch Gardens is celebrating its 60th:

Cheers to 60 Years with Free Beer
In celebration of their 60th, and with nostalgic nod to the park’s roots as a brewery, guests 21 and up will be able to enjoy two complimentary beer samples all year long. The samples are available at Serengeti Outlook Pub and Restaurant and Garden Gate Café. Valid identification is required for age verification.

Real Music, Real Masters
Busch Gardens is kicking off 2019 with some music during Real Music, Real Masters. From now through March 16 enjoy incredible live music and entertainment spanning from the 1950s to today. Here is a lineup of artists:
Cirque Vertigo featuring the Wallenda Duo: January 7 -12 & March 11 – 16
Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA: January 14 – 19
Thomas McClary: The Commodores Experience: January 21 – 26
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone: January 28 - February 2
The Diamonds: February 4 – 9
Ballroom with a Twist: February 11 – 16
The 5th Dimension: February 18 – 23
Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band: February 25 – March 2
Lorrie Morgan: March 4 – March 9
Concerts take place in Stanleyville Theater.

Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Busch Gardens sure can with Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends. Saturdays and Sundays February 2-10, May 4-19 and October 5-27, the park will welcome Sesame Street characters, hold hands-on activities and serve specialty character meals.

Food & Wine Festival
Savor the park’s fifth annual Food & Wine Festival March 16 – April 28. Eat and drink your way through tasty dishes paired with a wide selection of wines, craft brews and specialty cocktails.

Guy Harvey Weekends
Conservationist and artist, Guy Harvey will share his passion for marine wildlife Saturdays & Sundays May 11 & 12, Dec. 7 & 8.

Jack Hanna Weekend
Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for a weekend of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets Saturday & Sunday May 18 & 19. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows.

Summer Nights
Enjoy the long summer nights with Busch Gardens during Summer Nights. Each night from May 31 – August 11 enjoy extended hours, endless energy and world-class coasters that light up the night. During Summer Nights the park will also host Join a Fourth of July firework celebration you don’t want to miss.

Fall & Holiday Events
Don’t miss Busch Gardens’ popular fall and holiday events including:
Bier Fest - Sip and taste a unique blend of food and favorite craft beers from around the world.
Howl-O-Scream* - Things will be even more scream-worthy as Busch Gardens celebrates Howl-O-Scream’s 20th anniversary this fall.
Christmas Town - Twinkling lights, festive shows and pure joy will take over for the holidays during Christmas Town.