Busch Gardens Williamsburg Summer of Wonder 2024 Guide

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Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia is a fun place to visit during the summer.  But this year, Busch Gardens gives you an all-new reason to visit the theme park.  And that is their all-new event, Summer of Wonder!

Summer of Wonder is an event that takes place through August 11, 2024.  I want to tell you about some of what you can expect during the event.  Then I’ll tell you how you can save money on tickets!


Every Saturday, you can enjoy a great live concert by popular artists such as Flo Rida, Bret Michaels, We the Kingdom, and more.

Here is the remaining concert schedule for the event:

    • Saturday, July 13 at 7:00 PM
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band
    • Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 PM
  • We The Kingdom
    • Saturday, August 3 at 7:00 PM
  • Montel Jordan
    • Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 PM

You can purchase VIP seating or reserved seating for these concerts here.

American Jukebox: Summer Remix

But that’s not the only live music you can enjoy at Busch Gardens Williamsburg this summer!

The popular American Jukebox show is returning to the Globe Theatre Stage.  It features great costumes, dance moves, and vocals.  And of course, it features some of your favorite music from across the years.


Music isn’t the only form of art that will be on display at Summer of Wonder.  There are art installations and murals throughout each of Busch Gardens’ European villages.


Fireworks in the sky can actually be quite artistic, too.  There will be fireworks every Friday and Saturday during Summer of Wonder (weather permitting).  It’s great to see fireworks light up the sky to a fun summer soundtrack.

Fireworks on the Rhine Cruise

A neat way to experience these fireworks is to watch them on a Rhine Cruise.  One of the park’s cruise boats is anchored to the back of the Rhine River.  You can enjoy a beverage, snack, and of course great views of the fireworks.  You can book this fireworks cruise here.

Coke Studio Sound Stage DJ

A Coke Studio DJ will spin popular songs in the France village.  You can enjoy the music and dance around yourself.

Free Beer

It really is a Summer of Wonder when you can get free beer!

If you are a member or annual pass holder and you are 21 years old or older, you can get a free ice-cold 7-ounce beer every day you visit the park.  You can get the drink at Willkommenhaus in Germany.  If you are not a member, you can purchase a beer there, too.

And if you’re not a member and now want to be, you can purchase a discounted membership or annual pass here.  I highly recommend being a member personally; there are so many advantages I love.  This includes free parking, special parking closer to the park, discounted food and drinks, and now during the summer, free beer.

Specialty Drinks

This free beer isn’t the only alcoholic beverage available at the park.  You can find some great specialty drinks this summer at Bürgermeister’s Hideaway.

Specialty Food

There is also specialty food items available.  This includes Fried Cauliflower Bites and Sweet Potato Waffle fries found at Pigs in a Kilt and Banana Pudding Funnel Cake at Three Rivers Snacks.


And of course, a great reason to visit Summer of Wonder is to enjoy all the fun rides you’ve come to love at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  This includes the park’s ten world-class roller coasters, including the newly re-imagined Loch Ness Monster: The Legend Lives On.  That is North America’s first and only remaining interlocking-loop roller coaster.

Discount Tickets

Summer of Wonder is included in the cost of admission to Busch Gardens.  You can find out how to get discount tickets as well as more information about Busch Gardens here.