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Brew at the Zoo Tickets Go on Sale June 1

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo announces advance sale tickets for Brew at the Zoo and KoalasToo! will go on sale Thursday, June 1.

Brew at the Zoo and KoalasToo! takes place on Friday, August 4 and will feature an array of beer, wine and specialty drink stations, food trucks and live music located throughout the zoo, and animals on exhibit. The event has been a popular summer-time fundraiser in support of the zoo for more than 25 years.

“Brew is a community favorite and helps support the mission of the zoo. This year will be an exciting highlight of summer for a lot of people who’ll reunite with old friends and spend some “koala-ty time” at the zoo,” Friends of the Zoo Executive Director Carrie Large. “It also a great opportunity for us to connect with adults and bring them close enough to care about our animals and those in the wild.” 

Advance sale tickets are available at for $43 for zoo members and $45 non-members through Monday, August 1. After that, the ticket price goes up $10.

 Hayden Jewelers VIP Lounge tickets provide access to exclusive areas and beverage tastings, appetizers by Catering at the Zoo Executive Chef Dan Hudson and Chef Allison Walts, animal greeters and dedicated VIP comfort stations for $87.50 for zoo members and $90 for non-members.

Friends of the Zoo is also offering designated driver tickets for $20 and reserved parking for $15 per spot.

Brew at the Zoo welcomes food trucks to be a part of the event. Applications are available at  A call for local musicians is also underway. Those interested are asked to visit the website for details.

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