Busch Gardens “bangs” up the 4th


With Summer Nights, Kinetix, and Island Nights it’s clear that Busch Gardens really wants you to come to the park this summer and stay until the lights go down. Now there is even more of a reason as Busch Gardens announces that they will host fireworks for the 4th of July weekend.

From Busch Gardens Tampa:



The Parks’ Summer Nighttime Events Deliver an Even Bigger

Bang on Independence Day

TAMPA, Fla. (June 23, 2010) —  Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando offer illuminating fireworks shows this Independence Day, amping up all the wonder and spectacle that the parks’ offer every night during the summer.

At Busch Gardens, fireworks light up the sky over the Tampa theme park on July 3 and 4. That’s in addition to the nightly rock spectacular, Kinetix, each night at 9 p.m. in Busch Gardens’ Gwazi Park. Kinetix brings together live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world for an original, non-stop 30-minute contemporary rock experience that delivers awesome lighting effects, modern music and high-energy performances.

Park hours are extended until 10 p.m. July 3 and until 9 p.m. July 4.  Stay to ride coasters in the dark and enjoy spectacular shows, including Jeff Civillico, with his masterful juggling performances.

Fireworks are part of the finale every night during SeaWorld AfterDark, the summer nighttime event that showcases the park in a whole new light. On Independence Day, guests can also enjoy the 13th Army Band, Florida National Guard when it performs at Bayside Stadium prior to the fireworks finale. This 40-piece band, known as the Governor’s Own Band, will entertain the audience with classic and current tunes, gearing them up for the special Fourth of July Reflections show featuring additional fireworks timed to patriotic music.

AfterDark is a nighttime rock n’ roll extravaganza with live DJs, special evening shows – including a high-energy “Shamu Rocks” and a hilarious “Sea Lions Tonite” – plus the fabulous fireworks finale. Experience all that’s awesome day and night at SeaWorld this summer, including Manta, up-close animal encounters and spectacular shows.

Busch Gardens Summer Nights and SeaWorld AfterDark are included with a day’s paid admission or any annual pass. For more information, visit, or call 1-888-800-5447