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Release Date: July 8,2024

Tequila ‘n Tigers is July 13

July 3, 2024, AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is offering its popular adult event, Tequila ‘n Tigers, on Saturday, July 13 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are now available at

Guests can enjoy three tequila drink tastings, chips and salsa, two tiger training sessions, animal enrichment, music from DJ Kenny Kidd and admission to the zoo after hours. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $38 for Akron Zoo members and $43 for non-members. Designated driver tickets, which include two non-alcoholic drink tickets and chips and salsa, are available for $25 for Akron Zoo members and $30 for non-members. VIP tickets are also available and include the added bonus of early entrance at 6 p.m., a full-drink ticket and a special treat. VIP tickets are $53 and VIP designated drivers are $25.

Tequila ‘n Tigers is 21 and older only, including designated drivers. Infants and children will not be admitted.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Peak season hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission rates are $9 – $19. Children under two are free and parking is free. For more information visit or call (330) 375-2550. 

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with more than 2,000 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.