Event Partnerships
Events at the Sacramento Zoo are family friendly and fun! Join us and receive on-site exposure, signage space, inclusion in press releases and more!

Here are the events scheduled for 2013:  

Spring Saturdays  
April 4, May 2
9 am - 4 pm
Attendance: 4,000 per event   
Focus: Education
Target: Family

April 4th – Earth Fest, May 2nd – Where the Wild Kids Are
Our Spring Saturdays series takes place on the first Saturday in April and May. Each day features educational and interactive activities for kids and families including crafts for children, performances and animals of course!

Recycle Rummage Sale   
April 4 - Saturday
9 am –  4 pm
Attendance: 3,500 per weekend   
Focus: Conservation
Target: Family
The sale includes books, cds and videos, t-shirts, toys, stuffed animals, collectibles, animals artwork, jewelry, housewares and other unique items donated by the Zoo’s membership. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Zoological Society Conservation Committee to support wildlife education and conservation both locally and worldwide. As more than recreational facilities, zoos have extended goals: to preserve endangered species and habitats and to educate the visitors on these important issues. The committee cooperates with a worldwide network of conservation organizations, researchers, educators and students.

April 19 - Sunday      
7 am - 12 noon
Attendance: 2,000    
Focus: Fitness
Target: Family
For 34 years, the ZooZoom has been a favorite of area runners, walkers, and their families. The course winds through scenic William Land Park along flat, tree-lined streets. The morning includes 5K and 10K as well as a 1 mile and ½ mile children’s fun run. After the run, participants and their families enjoy a free day at the Zoo.

June 5 - Friday      
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Attendance: 2,000     
Focus: Community
Target: Family
Dreamnight at the Zoo is celebrated at zoos around the world on the first Friday in June. The event is a free evening at the zoo for children who have disabilities, are chronically ill or who have special needs. These children’s families are also invited. Dreamnight is an opportunity to visit the zoo in a relaxed environment with other children and families who face similar challenges.

King of Feasts   
June 20 - Saturday      
6 pm - 9 pm
Attendance: 1,000    
Focus: Zoo Improvements
Target: Adults
For one evening, Sacramento’s dining scene converges on the beautiful grounds of the Sacramento Zoo. Guests enjoy mouth-watering specialties offered by the area’s finest restaurants and experience the richness and diversity of wines from Northern California. On this special evening the stars of the Zoo (our animals) share the spotlight with Sacramento’s most innovative restaurateurs, wineries and breweries; creating a truly unforgettable event. To add to the festivities, an assortment of live musicians are located throughout the Zoo. Plus, guests may indulge in one-of-a-kind items at three separate silent auctions.

Ice Cream Safari   
August 15 - Saturday      
4 pm - 8 pm
Attendance: 3,200     
Focus:  Education
Target: Family
Have a brain-freezing good time as families enjoy all-you-can-eat Baskin Robbins ice cream and all-you-can-drink Coca-Cola beverages at the annual Ice Cream Safari at the Sacramento Zoo.  Stroll the Zoo, enjoy live entertainment and face painting. Proceeds from this event benefit the Sacramento Zoological Society education programs.

Wild Affair    
October 3 - Saturday     
5 pm - 10 pm
Attendance: 300     
Focus: Zoo Improvements
Target: Adult
The evening starts with special escorted behind-the-scenes animal tours, a silent auction filled with one-of-a-kind art, specialty wines and unique gifts, and hosted libations from two themed bars. Guests then enjoy a gourmet dinner, entertainment and spirited live auction hosted by KOVR 13’s Dave Bender.

Boo at the Zoo    
October 30 & 31 -  Friday & Saturday
5 pm to 8 pm      
Attendance: 3,000 per night     
Focus:  Community
Target: Family
Don’t miss out on a spooky good time as the Sacramento Zoo transforms into a frighteningly friendly place to be. Kids safely trick-or-treat inside the Zoo, enjoying pumpkin bowling, crafts, games, costume dance party, magic show and the Zoo’s Spooky Train. Trick-or-treat bags are given to each child.
Holiday Magic  
December 12 - Saturday     
10 am– 4 pm
Attendance: 1,500     
Focus:  Community 
Target: Family

The animals receive one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, from wrapped boxes and decorated trees to treat-filled stockings and acacia wreaths. Zoo visitors are encouraged to non perishable food item to donate and receive $1 off Zoo admission. 

To learn more about becoming a Sacramento Zoo Event Partner, please contact Charlie Weiss at (916) 808-8811 or email with event partnership questions.

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