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Release Date: June 22,2023

Tequila ‘n Tigers Returns on July 8

June 22, 2023, AKRON, Ohio – Tequila ‘n Tigers returns for its second year at the Akron Zoo on Saturday, July 8 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This popular adults-only event is expected to sell out.

Tequila ‘n Tigers features margarita samples, free chips and salsa, keeper talks and a tiger training demonstration. Live music will be performed by Latin duo, Victor Samalot, and additional drinks from breweries are available for purchase.

Vendors include Broadview Brewing Company, Heidelberg Distributing, Paradigm Shift Brewing, R.Shea Brewing, Tramonte Distributing, Two Monks Brewing Company, Unplugged Brewing Company, Wrecking Crew Brew Works and Lincoln Way Vineyards. Food trucks, El Patrón Tequilería & Cuisine, Dr. Hibachi and Cookery Food Truck, will also be on-grounds for purchase.

Tickets are available at Akron Zoo members are $30 and non-members are $35. Designated driver tickets are available for $20 for members and $25 for non-members. VIP tickets are also available that include early entrance at 6 p.m., three additional tastings, a full drink and a treat. VIP tickets are $45 and VIP designated drivers are $30.

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

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.