Bourbon and Blues is a Utica Zoo premiere event that features sumptuous bourbons and other fine spirits, evocative blues and dueling pianos, handcrafted cigars, and delectable fare curated within our manicured water garden and pavilion terrace. At the inaugural event back in 2019, guests learned all about NYS bourbons from several state bourbon distilleries, felt the excitement of a live auction, enjoyed a live hand-rolled cigar in our cigar lounge, and brought home hand-drawn caricatures to remember the elegant evening.

All proceeds from Bourbon and Blues goes directly towards the nutritional and dietary needs of the animals who call the Utica Zoo home. 

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Due to Inclement weather on Sunday 11/27, Bright Nights will NOT Be Running That Night. It will still run on Saturday 11/26 AND continue as normal From 12/2 to 12/18!