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Zoofari 2023


June 15
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 15 so we can prepare for our Zoofari fundraising event. The Zoo will re-open on Friday, June 16.

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 15, 2023.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • General Admission Tickets: $85
    • Allows admission any time after 6:30 p.m. and all food and beverage samples.
  • Member Presale: Current Zoo members will receive a link via email granting early access to VIP and General Admission tickets on May 11, 2023.

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


For information about sponsorship availability, please contact Erin Ward at or 260-427-6800 EXT. 152

2022 Photos

View the 2022 photo album on Flickr

THANK YOU to our 2022 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

SYM Financial Advisors

Savannah Sponsors:

3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Steel Dynamics

Ranger Sponsors:

Shambaugh & Son Contractors Engineers Service
Rohrman Logo
Mainstay Solutions
Ambassador Enterprises

Guide Sponsors:

Vera Bradley
Sierra Nevada Transparent Back

Kopjes Sponsors:

The Hagerman Group
Five Star Distributing

Rover Sponsors:

Trail Sponsors:

Special Thanks To:

2022 Vendors:

2 Toms Brewing Co.

AALCO Distributing

Ash & Elm Cider Co.

Bad Dad Brewing Co.

Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

Baker Street Steakhouse

Beach House Beverages

Bell’s Brewery

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Black Canyon Restaurant

Blondie’s Cookies

Boston Beer Co.

Byler Lane

Casa Ristorante Italiano

Catalyst Distilling

Chapman’s Brewing Co.

Chow Down Korean Tacos

Club Soda


Cookie Cottage

Country Heritage Winery

Crazy Pinz

Crossroads Kombucha

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

Dot & Line Brewing Co.

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream

Eddie Merlot’s

Elysian Brewing Co.

Five Star Distributing

For Goodness Cakes!

Fort Wayne Chocolate Fountain

Fortlandia Brewing Co.

Full Circle BBQ

Georgetown Entertainment

Gnonetowm Brewing Co.

Hartland Winery

Hop River Brewing Company

Hotel Tango Fort Wayne

JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House

Kekionga Cider Co.

Kona Ice

Landing Beer Co.

Mad Anthony Brewing Company

McAlister’s Deli

Mercadito Taqueria Food Truck

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co.

Molson Coors

New Holland Brewing

PF Chang’s

Poptique Gourmet Popcorn


Revolution Brewing

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Salsa Grille

Sassie Cakes

Saugatuck Brewing Co.

Shigs in Pit BBQ & Brew

Smile More Meal Prep & Catering

St. Julian Wine Co.

Summit City Brewerks

Ted’s Beerhall

The Hoppy Gnome & GnomeTown Brewing Co.

Traveling Tom’s Coffee

Trubble Brewing

Two Bandits Brewing Co.

Whip & Chill


Ziffles Rib Bar

2022 BANDS:


Joey Lamping

Karlea & Andy

Mathis Grey

Swimming into View

The Paper Heart