Busch Gardens Tampa is celebrating its 50th anniversary every night this summer with a special event called “Summer Nights.” The “Summer Nights” event offers extended hours at the park, special entertainment and unique food and drink, every night through August 16. The party starts each night at 5pm, when DJ stations situated throughout the park draw crowds with dance music, hula hoop contests and other various entertainments.
There’s also a new exhibit that honors Busch Gardens 50th birthday. Hundreds of items, including photos, souvenirs and artifacts from the park, are on display. A 70-foot timeline features photos dating from the park’s beginnings as a bird gardens and brewery tour to its present status as a world-renowned adventure park. The exhibit is located between the Crown Colony House Restaurant and the Clydesdale Hamlet. It is open during regular park hours and is included in park admission.