Busch Gardens St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Select Dates March 8 – 24

Busch Gardens St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Busch Gardens® St. Patricks Day Celebration will come alive with special entertainment, delicious Irish-themed food, and beverages, plus thrilling roller coasters and attractions to mark the special holiday. The park will be open select days, March 8 – 24, 2024.

Event Highlights:

Celtic Fyre® – Six-time winner of the #1 Amusement Park Entertainment by USA Today, this fan-favorite iconic performance explores the Celtic tradition of storytelling through the universal language of dance.

Rides: Wondering what rides you will ride? Here is a link to each ride, if it is open and the thrill level so you can plan everyone in your family’s day.

Delicious! Culinary and Beverages – Guests can embark on a flavor-filled journey of NEW and returning Irish-themed fare and a variety of specialty brews, adding to the spirit of the event!

  • Guinness® Mousse
  • Shamrock Mudslide
  • St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake
  • St. Patrick’s Day Kettle Corn
  • Shamrock Pretzel
  • Green & Specialty Beers

It’s a Speakeasy Experience with All-New Seasonal Menu! – Bürgermeister’s Hideaway – ALL NEW Seasonal Menu Partake in the spirited atmosphere of Bürgermeister’s Hideaway featuring a new Nessie-inspired menu. From the Highland Sour to the Rhine River Refresher, there are delicious drinks for everyone to enjoy! Guests must select between a beer, wine, cocktail or mocktail flight when booking this exclusive experience. Book your spot today

For the Kids – younger guests can join in the fun as they join in the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration fun with the Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt! Let the luck of the Irish be your guide as you look high and low in search of all nine leprechauns hiding throughout the park. Simply grab a clue sheet at the Welcome Center to begin your quest for these clever fellows who seem to have a real knack for finding the best hiding spots.

Live Music! Rockin’ Celts, an Irish rock band and other returning seasonal entertainment. Rock out in the France Village Plaza to this spirited Irish rock band! Dance, sing and toast your green beer as the band pays tribute to classics by U2, Flogging Molly, the Cranberries and more!

Local Irish Dance Schools – Support Virginia’s Irish Dance Schools as they show off their amazing local talent on Saturdays and Sundays in the Abbey Stone Theatre.

JOIN THE 2024 Busch Gardens Beer Clubs

Boasting 54 combined taps at Grogan’s Pub and Brauhaus Craft Bier Room with 142 different beers rotating throughout the season, Busch Gardens Pint & Stein Clubs get you the best value for your beer money all year long!

St. Patrick’s Day Tour – Experience all that Busch Gardens’ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration has to offer with a tour guide by your side! Start your day with VIP parking, then enjoy the event’s festivities, live entertainment, and participating coasters & attractions – including priority boarding on available rides. Plus, receive two specialty green beers (21+), and a meal in Das Festhaus with reserved seating for Emerald Ensemble, and reserved seating for Celtic Fyre. 

Here is our video of our fun trip there on opening weekend for St. Patrick’s Day 2021!

We are always following discount options for Busch Gardens tickets so check our Busch Gardens Discount page if you don’t have a member pass.


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