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Busch Gardens Plans Month-long St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens will come alive this March with specially themed entertainment and food for St. Patrick’s Day.

For the first time in a year, guests will be able to experience the entire park, including all 10 of the theme park’s European villages. The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Busch Gardens will take place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through March 28. The park will be open for members only on Saturday, March 13. In addition, Busch Gardens will be open on Wednesday, March 17 for St. Patrick’s Day.

Capacity will be limited due to social distancing restrictions. Reservations are required.

The park’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will feature Irish foods and drinks such as corned beef and cabbage, bangers and colcannon, and Guinness beer, Irish dance tribute performances of the Busch Gardens shows Irish Thunder, Emerald Beat, and Celtic Fyre, and other musical entertainment.

Reservations for the park’s Food & Wine Festival, slated for select weekends April 2-May 23, are also available. Further details about the festival will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit

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