Summer Ale Festival 2016

Summer Ale Fest

Saturday, July 16

6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Rain or shine
Taps off at 9:30 p.m

Summer Ale Festival, the Zoo’s annual beer festival set among big cats, great apes and exotic creatures, returns for another year of wild fun! Enjoy admission to the Zoo, unlimited beer samples from the region’s top breweries, a live band, DJ, games and more. A variety of Philadelphia’s best food trucks will also be serving pay-as-you-go selections to pair with your favorite brews.


Tickets are sold online in advance only. Ticket presale for Philadelphia Zoo Members begins on April 24*. Tickets will be available to the public starting on May 2*.

General Admission $60

  • Evening admission to the Zoo
  • Souvenir tasting cup
  • Unlimited beer sampling
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from 30th & Market Street (across from Amtrak 30th Street Station)

Designated Driver $25

  • Evening admission to the Zoo
  • Souvenir cup
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from 30th & Market Street
  • Complimentary on-site parking

Six-Pack  $330

Discounted General Admission tickets for groups of six.

Limited quantities available

*Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older. Children will not be permitted. Valid I.D. required. The provision of free alcohol at the Summer Ale Festival is not contingent on a ticket purchase or charitable donation to the Zoo.

Check out a full list of Participating Beer and Food Vendors 

Participate in Summer Ale Festival

Breweries interested in participating in the Summer Ale Festival will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo recognition on event collateral to festival sampling opportunities. For more information, email Theresa Huynh at

Questions? Contact or 215-243-5375. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

*Dates are subject to change