Busch Gardens: Celebrating Fireworks, Family and Freedom

Star Spangled Nights

Busch Gardens has become a family tradition in so many ways:  Food & Wine Festival, Howl-O-Scream and of course Christmastown and Dinner with Santa.  But one of my favorites is Star Spangled Nights.


The first fireworks experience I can remember, is filled with some really fond memories.  Feeling 10 feet tall on my dad’s shoulders, the dazzling colors dashing across the night sky and the accompanying ooohs and aaahs of a hundred people.  Falling asleep in the car on the way home and waking just long enough to feel my dad scooping me up and carrying me to bed.


Celebrating America’s birthday is definitely one of the highlights of summer for me and a holiday that every proud American loves to honor.


Busch Gardens celebrates America with a bang during a patriotic summer spectacular, Star Spangled Nights, every Friday, Saturday and  Sunday,

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July 3 through Sept. 6. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks, moving original soundscapes and unforgettable environments.

Unique merchandise and culinary offerings blend seamlessly with rich musical traditions, creating a fun red, white and blue event that can only be found at Busch Gardens.


Don’t forget you can also hop aboard the Rhine River Fireworks Cruise or have a drink at their Americana-inspired bar to make it that much more fun and exciting.


You really never need an excuse to go to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, but if you’re thinking about making a trip soon, plan to stay a bit later and be sure to catch Star Spangled Nights.  If you’re headed home afterwards, bring the kids pj’s, change them before hitting the road and give them some great memories about fireworks, family and celebrating the biggest birthday of the year.


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