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Summer Ale Festival

Lions & Tigers & Beers, Oh My!

The WILDEST beer festival in Philly is returning to Philadelphia Zoo this summer!

Tickets are now on sale for Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Festival, an annual event featuring specialty brews, live entertainment, food trucks, and more. This year, guests can enjoy more than 100 award-winning seasonal craft beers, seltzers and ciders; purchase fresh, local food from the region’s hippest food trucks; and enjoy live music and our exhibits with friends. Experience a different side of the Zoo at this one-of-a-kind, adults only event.

Summer Ale Fest is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification. Tickets are available exclusively through our website and will not be available for purchase at the door.  Summer Ale Fest serves as a fundraiser and supports Philadelphia Zoo in its mission to create joyful discovery and inspire action for animals and habitats. Stay tuned for a full list of breweries, food trucks and live musical acts!

Summer Ale Festival is presented by Constellation.


Early Admission (6–10 pm): $95
General Admission (7–10 pm): $75
Non-Drinker (admitted with their party at either 6 pm or 7 pm): ($45)

Members enjoy a $10 discount on all tickets.

Know Before You Go:

  • Complimentary parking
  • Free shuttle is available from 30th Street Station
  • Guests will receive one (1) souvenir tasting cup
  • This is a rain or shine event
  • Taps close 30 minutes prior to event end
  • This is a 21+ event. No one under 21 will be admitted, including children and infants
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