Summer Ale Fest

Summer Ale Festival 2015

Purchase Tickets

Saturday, July 25

6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

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

The Zoo’s annual craft 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. 

Please note: To ensure the safety of our guests during set-up for the Summer Ale Festival, the Zoo will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 25.


Tickets are sold online in advance only. Purchase Summer Ale Fest tickets now!

You can also enter our ticket contest to be eligible to win two free tickets to Summer Ale Festival.

General Admission |  $55


  • 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)

VIP | $90

All the benefits of a General Admission ticket plus:

  • Fast entry through the VIP check in gate
  • Additional beer samples and complimentary snacks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the reserved VIP area

Limited VIP tickets available.
Designated Driver | $25


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

Six-Pack | $300

Discounted General Admission tickets for groups of six.

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.

Participating Vendors

Beer vendors are subject to change. Food from our mobile food vendors are available for purchase.

Beer Vendors


Food Vendors

Food from our mobile vendors is available for purchase.


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