ZooConcert Series

Get Ready to Swing into Summer with Cool Line Up of Musical Talent and Local Craft Breweries at the Santa Ana Zoo.

Sunsets at the Zoo and Brew at the Zoo deliver a cool Sunday summertime activity for friends, families, and couples who enjoy listening to live music, picnicking on the lawn, and tasting great brews -Steve McGuigan,

Sunsets at the Zoo

Friends of Santa ana Zoo’s after-hours Sunday Summer concert series and tasting events feature live music, Zoo animals, a silent auction, and train and carousel rides. Zoo members and guests are welcome to grab their cameras, bring a blanket, pack a picnic or purchase BBQ items provided by the Elks, and enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled musical evening outside under the California sky.

Zoo members and guests 21 and older with a valid ID are welcome to enjoy a unique craft brew-tasting experience from a handful of Orange County’s finest craft beer brewers. All proceeds raised will benefit The Santa Ana Zoo.

Event dates and artists include:

  • Sunday, June 28, 5:30-7:30 pm, Featuring: The Fabulous Peggie Perkins, Tasting: Valiant Brewing & Ambitious Ales
  • Sunday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 pm, Featuring: Full Spectrum, Tasting: The Bruery & Bootlegger’s Brewing Co.
  • Sunday, July 26, 5:30-7:30 PM, Featuring: High in the 80’s, Tasting: Native Sons Ales & Left Coast Brewing Co.

Admission to Sunsets at the Zoo is $12.95 per person ages 3 & up, and just $6.95 for FOSAZ Members. Children under 3 are free. The cost to enjoy the Brew at the Zoo tasting experience is an additional $10 donation per person and is reserved for adults 21 and over with valid IDs.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.santaanazoo.org or at the gate on the night of the event.

Blues at the Zoo

For Zoo members and guests looking for fun on an early Sunday afternoon, Knowlwood Cafe at the Zoo is pleased to announce the return of its “Blues at the Zoo” concert series. and feature some of the finest Blues performers and bands in Orange County.

  • Sunday June 28, 2:00 – 4: 00 pm featuring Babylon Blues
  • Sunday, July 12, 2:00 – 4:00 pm featuring Chico’s Bail Bonds
  • Sunday, July 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm featuring Papa J and Richard

“Blues at the Zoo” is included in the regular price of Zoo admission on the day of the event.
The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 150 animals, including 50 of the most interesting and engaging monkeys and several endangered species, like the Golden Lion Tamarins.

The gates open daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and children 3-12 years. Children under 3 are free.

The Conservation Carrousel Rides are $3 each and Zoofari Express Train Rides are $4 each, and combo tickets are $6 each. Children under 2 are free to ride with paid adult on the Train and adults standing with children on the Carrousel are free.


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