Eclectic Entertainment Spices Up Food & Wine Festival 

Eclectic Entertainment Spices Up Food & Wine Festival 

This spring, the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival brings together the best ingredients for a good time, including live entertainment, stage shows and local band performances on Gwazi Field:


            Local Band Performances

Before headlining concerts at 6 p.m., local bands take the stage at 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.Some of the hottest Tampa Bay-area bands will entertain festivalgoers, including the Jacob Jeffries Band, Orange Avenue and more. For the entire lineup, visit

Mix It Up

This high-energy, food-inspired rhythmic show will get the entire family’s pulse dancing with up-beat music, drum solos, dancers and more. Catch this all-new live stage show at Marrakesh Theatre select times on Festival days. 


Wine Glass Harp

Wine glass harmonies vibrate throughout the Moroccan Village as a glass harpist fills the air with an interactive performance simply using wine glasses and water. Performances are at various times on Tuesdays through Saturdays.


            Atmospheric Entertainment

Busch Gardens brings together the best in entertainment with a flying cellist who combines the art of flying with music and a living fountain that captivates guests with a statuesque performance. Plus, character appearances from a chef, spice salesman and self-acclaimed food and wine experts add exciting, comedic flavor along the Festival pathway. 


Busch Gardens invites guests to unleash their inner foodie during the inaugural Food & Wine Festival with an exciting variety of sample-size tastings of delicious cuisine and spirits, tempting taste buds like never before. Plus, the Food & Wine Festival brings together the best in pop, soft rock, Latin, country, contemporary and classic music during live concerts every event day on Gwazi Field. The event takes place on weekends now through April 26.


The Festival is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.



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