The “wildest” party of the year, Zoofari at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is back in 2021, after being cancelled in 2020.
Party like an animal at Zoofari 2021 on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This adult-only annual festival features over 60 of Central Ohio’s best restaurants and bars serving their signature dishes and great drinks. You’ll enjoy live music on stages throughout the zoo from 7 pm – 12 am. You must be 21+ to attend. Your evening will be spent walking through the Zoo tasting food from fantastic restaurants, sipping drinks, and listening to live music from great bands.
Details for Zoofari 2021
If you purchased tickets for 2020 and had them transferred to 2021, you should have received an email.
The Zoo will make spacing adjustments to ensure safety protocols and proper distancing will be followed according to guidelines. The event space will remain the same size, and less tickets will be sold to ensure plenty of space for guests.
Tickets are on sale now for 2021! A limited number of tickets are available. This event is definitely a splurge, but it’s a lot of fun with tons of high quality food, so we think you get your money’s worth. Tickets make a great gift or special occasion celebration – just be sure to get them early for the lowest price.
Tickets for 2021 start at $121 in advance, and will be $150 at the door if they haven’t sold out. Admission includes unlimited food samplings, three drink tickets, complimentary water throughout the event, and live entertainment.
VIP and group tickets are also available. Additional drink tickets may be purchased at the event, or discounted presale. Pre-purchase drink tickets at 5 for $20, or buy for $5 each at the event. Plan for a designated driver or a car service – cars can be left at the Zoo to pick up the next day!
Many of the animals go in for the night and won’t be on view during Zoofari, but select regions will be open until 9 pm. Go early if you want to be able to see some animals while it’s still light outside!
If you want to help out and save money on your admission, you can volunteer for a 3 hour shift and enjoy the rest of the event outside of your shift (details tba for 2021). Check out the volunteer opportunities here. Volunteers also receive free tickets for the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay, and The Wilds. Volunteer spots fill up quickly!
Proceeds benefit conservation and education programs at the Zoo. A portion of the ticket purchase is tax deductible too. Event is 21+ only.
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