Potawatomi Zoo debuts ‘Eat and Drink at the Zoo’ this May

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Potawatomi Zoo is debuting a new food and beverage event this May, inviting Michiana to sample different products from vendors around the local region.

On May 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., locals can enjoy, “Eat and Drink at the Zoo,” a tasting event for adults 21 and over.

Tickets are $75 per person and give guests full access to all food and drink samples and unlimited rides on the Potawatomi Zoo Express and Endangered Species Carousel.

A limited number of VIP tables are available. These VIP guests will have a reserved table, early entry to the event, and the chance to meet the Zoo’s southern white rhino, Masamba.

“We believe the Zoo is for everyone, and events like this give our adult visitors a chance to try something new at the Zoo,” says Josh Sisk, executive director of the Potawatomi Zoo. “We love inviting the community to experience the Zoo in a very different way, and we hope Eat and Drink becomes a tradition we look forward to every year.”

The Zoo will also feature corn hole games, local artists, and two musical guests at the event. Guests can also enjoy animal enrichment viewing opportunities with some of the Zoo’s residents.

“We’re so excited to bring in some of our favorite food and beverage vendors for this unique event,” says Connie Varga, the Zoo’s special events manager. “Because it’s limited capacity, there will be plenty of space to socially distance, enjoy the activities, and still get to see the animals while snacking on a slider or trying a new drink.”

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available at the gate. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.

Masks must be worn to enter the Zoo, in buildings, and whenever social distancing is not possible outside.

The Zoo will be closed for regular hours on the day of the event.

Click here to purchase tickets and view a list of vendors. 

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