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Release Date: July 21,2022

Akron Zoo to Host Brand-New Event, Tequila ‘n Tigers

July 21, 2022, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is hosting a brand-new, adults-only event, Tequila ‘n Tigers on Saturday, July 30 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and expected to sell out.

This event celebrates International Tiger Day. Tickets include a trio of margaritas tastings, chips and salsa, tiger keeper talks, a tiger training demonstration and fun animal enrichment. Full-sized drinks will be available for purchase, along with food trucks. Local breweries and wineries will be on-site, including Akronym Brewery, Ciderboys, Heidelberg Distributing, Hoppin' Frog Brewing, Tramonte Distributing, Troutman Vineyards & Winery and The Winery at Wolf Creek. Food trucks include Avorrito Street Cuisine and Southern Thangs.

Tickets are available at Akron Zoo members are $30 and non-members are $35. Designated driver tickets are available for $19 for members and $25 for non-members.

Tequila ‘n Tigers is 21 and older only. Infants and children will not be admitted. A kid- friendly tiger event, International Tiger Day, will be available for families on Friday, July 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Summer hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 62+) and $11 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $5. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550.  

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with over 1,000 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the zoo strives to connect your life to wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.