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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. has decided that there’s no reason to limit St. Patrick’s Day to one day when guests can celebrate all month long. That’s why the park’s all-new limited-capacity special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is taking place through the entire month of March.

Busch Gardens St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Photos courtesy of Busch Gardens

During the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from March 5-28, 2021—plus St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17—The luck of the Irish will not only fill Killarney village, but for the first time in over a year, guests will be able to explore all 10 of the park’s European villages, including 18 rides and coasters, authentic live entertainment, family-friendly activities, classic pub fare, and of course, green beer.

Busch Gardens St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will include:

Busch Gardens Irish Village Celebration
  • Ireland Village Celebration – Ireland comes to life for St. Patrick’s Day in an authentic Irish celebration complete with music and some of Killarney’s most iconic characters.
Busch Gardens Irish Dance
  • Celtic Celebration: A Busch Gardens Tribute to Irish Dance – Celebrating 20 years of Irish dance at the park, this tribute honors favorite performances such as Irish Thunder, Emerald Beat, and Celtic Fyre. Plus, guests can support the amazing local talent at Virginia’s Irish Dance Schools on Saturdays in San Marco Theatre. 
Busch Gardens St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage
  • Specialty Dining – Irish favorites will include corned beef and cabbage, bangers and colcannon, and Guinness mousse, plus rotating Irish brews such as Kilkenny, Guinness, and Smithwick’s.
Busch Gardens Clancy Meet and Greet
  • Clancy Meet & Greet – Everyone’s favorite leprechaun, Clancy, will be on hand in France village for St. Patrick’s Day photo-ops.
Busch Gardens St. Patrick's Day Celebration Leprechaun scavenger hunt
  • Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt – Young guests can grab a clue sheet and join the Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt to find all nine lucky leprechauns hiding in the park.
Busch Gardens Shamrock Surprise Squad
  • Shamrock Surprise Squad – The Shamrock Surprise Squad is bringing the luck of the Irish to a whole new level. Guests who get ‘shamrocked’ by Miss Molly Malone or Mayor O’Malley during their visit can be featured on the park’s social channels.

The following rides will be open during the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration:

Colder temperatures or inclement weather may impact ride operations during the event.

  • Griffon
  • Apollo’s Chariot
  • The Little Balloons
  • Battering Ram
  • DaVinci’s Cradle
  • Turkish Delight
  • The Trade Wind
  • Verbolten
  • InvadR
  • Finnegan’s Flyer
  • Busch Gardens Railway
  • Le Catapult
  • Kinder Karussel
  • Der Roto Baron
  • Der Wirbelwind
  • Prince Elmo’s Spire
  • Oscar’s Whirly Worm
  • Grover’s Alpine Express

Single-day tickets start at $39.99. The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is included with active memberships, annual passes, Fun Cards, military passes, preschool passes, Waves of Honor tickets, member free guest tickets, and previously-purchased Spring or Summer 2020 single-day tickets.

An exclusive Member Day on March 13, 2021, will include all the Irish spirit and festivities of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, plus a special performance of traditional Irish music with a modern twist by The Fighting Jamesons. This day is open to all active basic, unlimited, premier, and platinum members.

All guests are required to make a reservation before attending the event. Click here for more information and to make reservations.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is continuing to provide guests with fun, inspiring, and memorable experiences while addressing essential health and safety needs during this time. Click here for details about the park’s enhanced health, safety, and cleanliness standards.

Busch Gardens' St. Patrick's Day Celebration | ALL-NEW Limited-Capacity Special Event

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