2017 Detroit Zoo special events!

- The Detroit Zoo has an event for every occasion until the year comes to a close.

To last the rest of the summer months, check out Wild Summer Nights! The event features a family-friendly concert series that includes different local bands each week, playing jazz, pop, folk, blues and kid's music.Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic basket - or grab something to eat at the zoo.
The fun takes place every Wednesday night of July and August from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The event is free with zoo admission. Learn more about Wild Summer Nights at https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/wild-summer-nights/.

Before the summer officially comes to a close, be sure to take one last vacation -- at the Zoo! See the world through a culinary “safari” and sample food and beverage pairings that represent the animals’ homelands at the inaugural 21-and-over Appetite for Adventure event.Samples include delicacies from Mexico, Alaska, Canada, as well as fare ranging from Michigan’s Great Lakes region to Ethiopia. The expedition will also feature zookeeper talks and live entertainment. Tickets to the event include Zoo admission, eight food samples, eight beverage samples and a commemorative gift. Learn more and purchase tickets for Appetite for Adventure at https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/appetite-for-adventure/.

Kickstart fall and join thousands of runners and walkers to 'Run Wild' for the Zoo! The event will feature a 5k and 10k run as well as a non-competitive walk, rain or shine!
As soon as the race is done, participants get into the zoo for free and a post-race party with music and food. The event raises money to help keep zoo animals healthy. Learn more about Run Wild at https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/run-wild-for-the-detroit-zoo/.

It's never too early to get ready for the holiday season and save the date for the winter classic, Wild Lights! See the Detroit Zoo like you've never seen it before, lit up with more than five million LED lights sparkling in the night sky. Take a spin on the skating rink, hop on the carousel or enjoy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 4D theater! Wild Lights runs select nights through December 31st. learn more at https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/wild-lights/.

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