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Tickets on sale for Brew at the Zoo with Wine and Food, Too! (Media Release)

Contact:  Kyle Shepherd
(O) 502-238-5331 (C) 502-744-5639  

The popular summer fundraiser has been upgraded.

One of the city’s most unique and popular beer and wine tasting events has been upgraded! A refreshed Brew at the Zoo with Wine and Food, Too!, coordinated and hosted by Friends of the Louisville Zoo, debuts at the Zoo on Saturday, August 26.

The Brew at the Zoo with Wine and Food, Too! fundraising event will feature an all-inclusive, VIP guest experience for everyone. Attendees can expect plenty of delectable catered food, delicious beverage tastings, animal encounters, special engagements with zookeeper staff, and special late-night food bites. They will also enjoy live music, oversized lawn games, and a silent disco in the Zoo’s shaded Islands habitat area alongside orangutans, tigers and more!

“Brew at the Zoo has grown up! For anyone who has fond memories of the Zoo or simply appreciates the value it brings to our region and would like to help wildlife, this is the event for you!” said Chad Dobbins, president of the Friends of the Louisville Zoo Board. “Our planning committee evaluated the local event scene and talked with donors, partners and past event guests and believe we are providing an unrivaled opportunity for attendees to enjoy themselves while supporting the great work of the Zoo and their dedicated team. “

Unlike any other beer, food and wine tasting fundraiser in town, Brew at the Zoo with Wine and Food, Too! offers the exclusive opportunity to celebrate wildlife and join like-minded adults who share a passion for animals — and food, beer and wine, too! —  to raise funds for the advancement of special Zoo projects and initiatives that support species conservation and education.


Brew at the Zoo with Wine and Food, Too! will occur August 26 at the Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, Kentucky 40213 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Tickets are on sale at

The first 1,000 tickets will be available at an early-bird rate of $115. Once those sell-out, regular-priced tickets will be $125. A percentage of every event admission ticket is tax deductible and will be noted on ticket confirmation emails. Event attendees must be age 21+.

The Zoo is open daily year-round. Spring / summer hours are 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.). The Zoo will close at 2 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 3 p.m.) on Saturday, August 26. The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Visit for more info.

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Friends of the Louisville Zoo

The Friends of the Louisville Zoo is a 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to “raise funds to support a legacy.” Established in 1969, the Friends of the Louisville Zoo provide funding to help support the enhancement and expansion of the Louisville Zoo’s world-class exhibits, conservation education and animal encounters. The organization comprises more than 40 civic volunteers and hosts fundraising events throughout the year, including Zoofari! and Brew at the Zoo.

Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo, the State Zoo of Kentucky, is the top, non-profit, paid attraction in the state. The Zoo 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 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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