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Zoofari 2024

Details

Date:
June 20
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
3411 Sherman Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 United States
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Phone:
(260) 427-6800

Zoofari Logo

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 20, 2024.

SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING EVENT

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 development@kidszoo.org or 260-427-6800 ext. 151

Sponsorship:

For information about sponsorship availability, please contact Erin Ward at

Erin.Ward@kidszoo.org or 260-427-6800 EXT. 152

2023 Photos

View the 2023 photo album on Flickr

THANK YOU to our 2023 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

SYM Financial Advisors

Savannah Sponsors:

Steel Dynamics
Ambassador Enterprises
3Rivers Federal Credit Union

Ranger Sponsors:

Sweetwater
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Mainstay Solutions
Shambaugh & Son Contractors Engineers Service

Guide Sponsors:

Coca-Cola
Goose Circle Std DarkBackground

Kopjes Sponsors:

Hagerman Logo Building A BETTER Future
TechSolutions Logo
Transparent JACE Electric
QAS Stacked Logo
Iu Health Logo Stacked Transparent
Five Star Distributing
I&M Primary 4C RG Transparent
Vera Bradley
Elevatus Architecture

Rover Sponsors:

Trail Sponsors:

2023 BANDS & MUSICIANS:

Aleena York

Casual Friday

JacksonVibe

Karlea & Andy

Mathis Grey

Swimming into View

The Paper Heart

2023 Vendors:

2Toms Brewing Co.

AALCO Distributing

ACME by Full Circle

Ambrosia Orchard Cidery & Meadery

Ash & Elm Cider, Co.

Baby Got S’mac

Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

Baker’s Dozen Donuts

BakerStreet Steakhouse

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Bell’s Brewery & New Belgium Brewing Co.

Black Canyon Restaurant

Blondie’s Cookies Inc.

Byler Lane Winery

Casa Ristoranti Italiano

Chapman’s Brewing Co.

Club Room at the Clyde

Club Soda

Coca-Cola

Cookie Cottage, Inc.

Copper Forge Distilling

Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard

Crazy Pinz

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

dot & line brewing co.

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream

Eddie Merlot’s

Five Star Distributing

Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain

Fortlandia Brewing Co.

Georgetown Family Entertainment Centers

Goose Island Beer Co.

GnomeTown Brewing Co.

Granite City Food and Brewery

Hartland Winery

The Hoppy Gnome

Hop River Brewing Co.

JK O’Donnell’s

Kekionga Craft Co.

The Kitchen & Co.

Kona Brewing Co.

Kona Ice

Mad Anthony Brewing Co.

Mad Horn Meadery & Beach House Beverages

McAlister’s Deli

Mercado

Metazoa Brewing Co.

New Holland Brewing Co.

One Love

Pacifico

P.F. Chang’s

Poptique Gourmet Popcorn

Proximo

Quaff ON! Brewing Co.

Revolution Brewing

Rhinegeist Brewery

Round Barn Winery, Brewery, & Distillery & Tabor Hill Winery

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sassie Cakes

Shigs In Pit BBQ

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Smile More Meal Prep LLC

St. Julian Wine Co. Inc.

Sun King Brewing

Teds Beerhall

Three Rivers Distilling Co.

Tim Hortons

Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee

Trubble Brewing

Truly Hard Seltzer & Yuengling

Two Bandits Brewing Co.

Whip & Chill

White Claw Hard Seltzer

Ziffle’s Rib Bar

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