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Labor Day weekend fireworks coming to Busch Gardens as BOGO deal comes to an end

Busch Gardens will eke out one last blast of summer by staying open until midnight and shooting off three nights of fireworks during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, the park announced — just as its buy one, get one free ticket deal is coming to an end.

For one weekend only, Busch Gardens will be open until midnight on Sept. 5 and 6, and until 9 p.m. on Labor Day (Sept. 7). Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. each night with Gwazi Field open to visitors at 8 p.m.

And if you haven't embarrassed yourself yet this summer, there's one last chance with a Lip Sync challenge each night at 8:45 p.m.

The Tampa theme park has a buy one, get one free deal available through Aug. 24 that has to be used by Labor Day. You get one free admission with the purchase of a full-price single-day ticket of $97 for adults and $92 for children. Advance purchase is required and must be made online at

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