TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is readying for the return of its annual Food & Wine Festival, which will feature live concerts along with new food and drink offerings.

What You Need To Know

​The festival is scheduled to run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from March 11 to May 22.

Over the course of the event, there will be 22 live concerts. To kick things off, Sean Paul will take the stage on March 11. Other acts include American Authors on March 12, Scott Stapp on March 26, The Purple Experience: Prince Tribute on March 27, Air Supply on April 3 and 3 Door Down on April 30.

Food and Wine Festival will feature more than 20 new dishes served at the event’s Culinary Cabins. Among the new offerings are Hawaiian BBQ pork, with coconut jasmine rice, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos elote street corn and 24K Double Chocolate Whoopie Pie.

The menus will also include a variety of signature cocktails, wines and beers. Busch Gardens has also added cocktails inspired by its newest coaster, Iron Gwazi, which officially opens to the public the same day the festival returns.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival is included with park admission but food and beverage purchases are separate.

For more information, visit buschgardens.com/tampa.


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