Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo
Extend Your Fun at the Zoo on Thursdays in June and July!

WHAT: During the summer months of June and July, the Zoo will stay open late for extended summertime entertainment on Thursdays. As the heat of the day wears off and dusk begins to settle, come enjoy seven themed Thursdays filled with hot cars, live music, good food and cool drinks.

General Zoo admission gets you in for these evenings of fun! If you're a Sacramento Zoo member, free admission is one of your membership benefits! Not a member yet? Get your membership today at

WHEN: Every Thursday from June 14 through July 28. Music starts at 5:30 pm with the last admission ticket sold at 7:30 pm; guests may stay on grounds until 8 pm.

WHERE: Sacramento Zoo, near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park. 

Bring your own picnic basket or your family can enjoy the evening’s $9.95 Dinner Special. Kampala Cafe’s classic choices will also be available. Please note that alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Zoo but can be purchased once inside.

Twilight Thursday Band

Twilight Thursday Schedule

June 14 - VW Groove


Live music by: the Nibblers
Car show featuring Volkswagons
Dinner special $9.95: Ceviche Tacos

June 21 - Swing, Swing, Swing!


Live music by: Stompy Jones
Car show featuring vintage trailers and cars from the 40's & 50's
Dinner special $9.95: Kalua Pulled Pork Sandwiches on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
with Mango Coleslaw
Nonprofit partner: Mended Little Hearts

June 28 - Red, White & Blues


Live music by: Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers
Car show featuring American muscle cars
Dinner special $9.95: California Brat with Fresh Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Red
Onions, with House Pasta Salad
Nonprofit partner: Rebuilding Together Sacramento

July 5 - Across the Pond


Live music by: Because, a Beatles tribute band
Car show featuring British and Euro cars
Dinner special $9.95: Herb Crusted Tri Tip with Vegetable Medley
Nonprofit partner: Society for the Blind

July 12 - Old Skool Party


Live music by: East Wind
Car show featuring low riders
Dinner special $9.95: Barbecue Chicken Served with House Potato Salad
Nonprofit partner: UC Davis Children's Miracle Network

July 19 - Rockabilly Night


Live music by: the Nickel Slots
Car show featuring kustoms and rat rods
Dinner special $9.95: Grilled Italian Sausage on Hoagie Roll Served with Rosemary
Nonprofit partner: Sierra Forever Families

July 26 - So 70's Hot Rods


Live music by: the Q-Balls
Car show featuring hot rods
Dinner special $9.95: Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple Salsa Served with Asian
Nonprofit partner: Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation

Twilight Thursday Car

 Sacramento Zoo – Celebrating 85 years!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society.  This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.  Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one and under are admitted free.  Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit

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