Each year, Busch Gardens Williamsburg pushes the entertainment envelope to design and develop new and exciting thrills, award-winning shows and delicious culinary delights. This year is no exception as Busch Gardens offers guests a great line-up of new experiences and exciting events for 2013.
2013 EVENT SERIES:
NASA Presents – Launch into Physics (April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7)
Explore the science of roller coasters with Busch Gardens’ funky education program. Students will learn about momentum, acceleration and g-forces by experimenting on and riding Busch Gardens’ world-class thrill attractions.
NASA Exploration Days (Aug. 2 – 3)
For the fifth year, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and NASA Langley Research Center are collaborating to engage the public in the excitement of science and space exploration.
Busch Gardens LIVE Concert Series (May 12, 25, and 26, June 29, Aug. 17, 24, 25 and 31)
Busch Gardens® heats up the stage with sizzling concerts from some of today’s hottest performing artists, including: pop, classic rock and country. Artists will be announced soon.
Glory at the Gardens (May 19, June 30, Aug. 18, and Sept. 1)
Glory at the Gardens returns this summer to Busch Gardens® with a sensational lineup of chart-topping contemporary Christian and Gospel artists. Glory at the Gardens combines the best Christian-inspired performances with the park’s family-friendly atmosphere for a perfect mix of music and adventure.
Busch Gardens® Food Festival (May 31 – June 23)
Experience Busch Gardens’ first ever food festival. During this immersive event guests will find special and unique foods and beverages. Enjoy the authentic tastes of Europe paired with family-friendly activities and entertainment that will make this event as fun as it is delicious.
IllumiNights: A Busch Gardens® Encore (July 1 – Aug. 11)
Busch Gardens® celebrates summer with IllumiNights, a nightly extravaganza featuring live performances, music and special effects that culminates in a park-wide firework spectacular. Beginning July 1 and running through Aug. 11, each country will celebrate IllumiNights in its own way with multiple performances throughout the evening.
Howl-O-Scream® (Sept. 13 – Oct. 27)
Busch Gardens’ annual horror fest, Howl-O-Scream® features sinister tricks and terrifying fun for brave guests who dare to enter. Bone-chilling scare zones, frightening shows and gruesome creatures that lurk around the park are stars in Busch Gardens’ celebration of the macabre. The park’s younger guests will be treated to Halloween happenings with their favorite characters at Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™. The haunts begin Sept. 13 and continue to terrify through Oct. 27.
Christmas Town™: A Busch Gardens® Celebration (Nov. 22 – Dec. 31)
Celebrate this holiday season with Christmas Town™: A Busch Gardens® Celebration. Experience the park in a whole new light with exciting attractions, dazzling shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas that will make everyone say, “Now this is Christmas.” Gaze at millions of twinkling lights while enjoying hot chocolate and fresh-baked Christmas cookies. A complete Christmas Town experience includes a visit to Santa’s workshop and to the parks’ 50-foot tall, light-animated Christmas tree. Christmas Town opens Nov. 22 and will continue, select days through Dec. 31.