Summer Ale Fest

Summer Ale Festival 2015

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Saturday, July 25

6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

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

Join us for Philadelphia Zoo’s annual after-hours, adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.
Guests can sample over 40 different beers and ales from local breweries while hanging out with great apes, big cats and exotic animals that call the Zoo home.
Pay-as-you-go selections from a variety local food trucks will be available to pair with your favorite brews. Live music and conservation-themed games and activities will be available throughout the evening.
Check back for a list of participating breweries and food trucks.


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

All tickets include evening admission to the Zoo, a souvenir tasting cup, unlimited beer sampling, on-site parking and shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station, the most eco-chic way to travel to the Summer Ale Festival.

VIP (limited tickets available)* $90
General Admission $55
Designated Driver $25
Six-Pack (6 general admission tickets at a discounted rate) $300

*VIP tickets include a sampling of select food and beer in a VIP-only area from 6:30 to 8:30.

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.

Participate in Summer Ale Festival

Breweries and/or mobile food vendors interested in participating in the Summer Ale Festival will receive valuable benefits ranging from logo recognition on event collateral to festival sampling opportunities and complimentary tickets. For more information, email Laura Macenka.