Open Today
9:30AM-7:00PM

Unforgettable Connections.

Exciting. Interactive. Fun.

News


Oct 25, 2013

Party Like a “Croc” Star at Zoofari, The Next Big Tasting Event at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

On Saturday, November 2, listen to your wild side and head to Zoofari, an all-inclusive fundraising feast at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo presented by Ierna’s Heating and Cooling & Bryant. Guests can dine, drink and dance with the high-energy Robert Randolph & The Family Band, bringing its nationwide Lickety Split tour to the TD Bank Main Stage.

Annual Fundraising Feast Benefits Conservation and Education Programs at the Zoo

TAMPA, Fla. (October 25, 2013) — On Saturday, November 2, listen to your wild side and head to Zoofari, an all-inclusive fundraising feast at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo presented by Ierna’s Heating and Cooling & Bryant. Guests can dine, drink and dance with the high-energy Robert Randolph & The Family Band, bringing its nationwide Lickety Split tour to the TD Bank Main Stage.

Zoofari is an outdoor food festival featuring tantalizing tastes to please any palate. For one ticket price, guests can go on a sampling safari of flavors from the Bay area’s best restaurants and enjoy open bars.

Here’s a “taste” of the returning favorites confirmed for this 27th annual event: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Blondie’s Cookies, Brunchery Restaurant & Catering, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Centre Club, Chantilly Cakes, EVOS, First Watch, Kona Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Papa John’s Pizza, Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Texas de Brazil, Tijuana Flats Burrito Company, Timpano Chophouse, Yacht Starship and more. Zoofari guests will also be introduced to several newcomers: Little Greek Restaurant, Louis Pappas Market Café, McAlister’s Deli, PCI Bar & Grill, Shells Seafood, and Water Works Bar & Grill.

The array of savory samples is complemented by national entertainment. Guests can groove to live music from headliner Robert Randolph & The Family Band with its distinctive mix of rock, funk, and rhythm & blues. The event also includes a talented roster of diverse artists in locations throughout the event, including: Shaun Hopper, Soul Circus Cowboys, The Mud Flappers, Rebecca Zapen and Beth McKee.

Zoofari admission tickets are all-inclusive. General admission tickets start at $75 and are available online at www.LowryParkZoo.com/Zoofari or at the Zoo’s ticket windows. The VIP Rhino Club, presented by Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, offers early entry and exclusive use of the beautiful Safari Lodge. Individual Rhino tickets are $135 online, or group packages are available by calling 813-935-8552 ext. 275.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo gratefully acknowledges the sponsors who make this event possible: Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, TD Bank, Bayshore Solutions, Centre Club, Dex Imaging, Jaguar of Tampa, Melitta USA, Pepsi, Stella Artois, Stephen Gould Corporation, TECO Energy, Bright House Networks, and Ovations Food Services.

The Zoo will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 2, for set up of Zoofari. The fundraiser takes place rain or shine. Animals are not on exhibit during the event. Due to the nature of the event and number of guests in attendance, strollers are not permitted. For updates, visit www.LowryParkZoo.com/Zoofari and www.facebook.com/Zoofari. Event proceeds benefit animal care and education programs at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, a private nonprofit organization.

All news
  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • affiliate4

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

Give us a suggestion

We are always looking for ways to improve your experience, and your feedback is important to us.

About Us
Contact
Socialize
Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.