July 11, 2013

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd

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WAKY Great American Date Night at Zoo


 Make a date for WAKY’s Great American Date Night July 20. The date begins at 6 p.m. with tastings by Qdoba while supplies last.  From 6 to 8 p.m.,  guests can paint  take-home artwork compliments of Wine and Canvas.

Music begins at 6:30 with Elvis tribute artist Don Goodfleisch and  Louisville’s own Caribou will take the stage at 7 p.m. Guests can also enjoy Zoo exhibits until 8 p.m.  At sundown the classic movie Grease begins in the oasis field.

Treats for purchase include root beer floats, ice cream, popcorn and Kentuckiana’s first double decker hamburger – the Ranch Burger.  Wine and beer will also be available for purchase.

July at the Zoo’ sponsor, Qdoba, will be giving away free burritos for a year for one lucky guest. You must be present to win and can register at the sampling station. The winner will be announced from the stage at 8:15 p.m.

WAKY’s Great American Date Night is free with Zoo admission or membership: just $5 admission after 5 p.m. (discount tickets not available online, must purchase at the Zoo after 5 p.m.). No carry in alcoholic beverages or glass bottles permitted. Guests can bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. No tents or canopies allowed.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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