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Zoofari 2024


June 20
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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(260) 427-6800

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Note to all Zoo guests: The Zoo will be closed on Thursday, June 20 as we prepare to host our Zoofari fundraising event. The Zoo will re-open on Friday, June 21.

SYM Financial Advisors presents Zoofari: Brews, Bites, & Beasts, a WILD fundraising event that offers guests aged 21 and older the chance to sample delicious bites and beverages from over 50 local and regional establishments all while enjoying live music and connecting with our amazing animals. Proceeds from this event support daily operations, education programs, and providing exceptional care for over 1,500 animals.

Must be 21 to attend. Proof of age is required at the gate. No exceptions.

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 20, 2024.
  • VIP Early Admission Ticket: $175
    • Offers admission at 5:30 p.m., fewer lines, and all food and beverage samples.
    • Additionally, your VIP ticket grants you access to the VIP Den area, which will offer light snacks and drink tickets redeemable at the Den.
    • $115 of this ticket is considered a charitable donation to the Zoo.
  • Early Admission Ticket: $150
    • These tickets offer admission an hour early – beginning at 5:30 p.m. to explore the Zoo with smaller crowds for one hour and samples throughout the Zoo.
    • Please note that this ticket type does not grant access to the VIP Den area.
    • $100 of this ticket is considered a charitable donation to the Zoo.
  • General Admission Ticket: $100
    • Allows admission any time after 6:30 p.m. and all food and beverage samples.
    • $50 of this ticket is considered a charitable donation to the Zoo.
  • Member Pre-Sale: Current Zoo members will receive a link via email granting early access to Zoofari tickets on May 16, 2024. This limited quantity of pre-sale tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Click here to become a Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo member.

For more information, please contact or 260-427-6800 ext. 151


Sponsorship opportunities for this event are sold out. If you are interested in other Zoo sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erin Ward at or 260-427-6800 EXT. 152

2023 Photos

View the 2023 photo album on Flickr

THANK YOU to our 2024 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

SYM Financial Advisors

Savannah Sponsors:

Steel Dynamics
3Rivers Federal Credit Union

Ranger Sponsors:

TJ Logo Jpeg
Ambassador Enterprises
Rohrman Logo
Mainstay Transparent 2024
Shambaugh & Son Contractors Engineers Service
BFGoodrich Logo

Guide Sponsors:

Kona Big Wave Transparent

Kopjes Sponsors:

Hagerman Logo Building A BETTER Future
TechSolutions Logo
Transparent JACE Electric
Crosby Excavating Inc Logo (1)
QAS Stacked Logo
I&M Primary 4C RG Transparent
Vera Bradley
Elevatus Transparent

Rover Sponsors:

Trail Sponsors:


Aleena York

Alfie Jean & Fella Jack

Mathis Grey

Swimming into View

2024 Vendors:

2Toms Brewing Co.

ACME by Full Circle

Acres Away Winery

Ambrosia Orchard Cidery Meadery


Ash & Elm Cider, Co.

Auntie Anne’s

Baby Got Smac

Bad Dad Brewing Co.

Bagger Dave’s Tavern

Baker’s Dozen Donuts

Bell’s Brewery

Black Canyon Restaurant

Blondie’s Cookies Inc.

Boston Beer Co.

Byler Lane Winery

Cabana Bay, Java Beach, & Mad Horn Meadery

Casa Ristoranti Italiano

Chapman’s Brewing Co.

Charlie’s Place

Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Constellation Brands

Cookie Cottage, Inc.

Copper Forge Distilling

Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard

Crazy Pinz

Crescendo Coffee & More

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

Dot & Line Brewing Co.

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream

Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain

Fortlandia Brewing Co.

Georgetown Family Entertainment Centers

Granite City Food and Brewery

Hop River Brewing Co.

JK O’Donnell’s

Kekionga Craft Co.

Kona Ice

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Mark Anthony Brands International

McAlister’s Deli

Metazoa Brewing Co.

Molson Coors Beverage Co.

New Oberpfalz Brewing

One Love


P.F. Chang’s

Pilot Project Brewing

Poptique Gourmet Popcorn


Quaff ON! Brewing Co.

Revolution Brewing

Rhinegeist Brewery

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Salsa Grille

Sassie Cakes

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Smile More Meal Prep LLC

Summit City Brewerks

Teds Beerhall

Tim Hortons

Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee

Two Bandits Brewing Co.

Upland Brewing Co.

Whip & Chill

Ziffle’s Rib Bar