SAVE the DATE for the EXCLUSIVE 2021 Utica Zoo event: Spirits on Safari!

As night falls, come join Spirits on Safari, a wine-tasting, fundraising event that delves into the mythical side of the animal kingdom! Sample New York State wines from Ashley LynnThousand IslandsMontezuma, or Stone Age wineries, or switch to draft beer samples from Saranac Brewery. LIVE music by Ladies of Soul and their Gentlemen, a wide variety of vendors including Saucy ConfectionsPoplar Creek FarmSpring Creek Lavender FarmThe GrapevineBrake from the GrindSpace Out, Mr. Nutty, and many more. There will be fireside story-telling, and costumes are encouraged!

Spirits on Safari is a rain or moonshine event; strictly 21+ with valid ID required.

**Attendance is limited. ONLY 500 tickets will be sold for this exclusive event!**

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  • General Admission: $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

  • Designated Drivers: $25 in advance and at the door. Designated driver tickets to do not get a wine glass and will not be served alcohol at the event.

  • Utica Zoo Members: $30 in advance and $35 at the door.     

Members: To receive your discounted price, click the green TICKETS button. Then, click the ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE link and enter the email address your membership is linked with to receive your member’s discount.

All ticket proceeds benefit the Utica Zoo.



Free first come first served parking at the Utica Zoo. Attendees may be dropped off and picked up at the Zoo. Uber, Lyft, and local taxi companies are highly suggested.

Featured Wineries and Breweries

Featured Music

Ladies of Soul & Their Gentlemen

The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 8/3 for BREWFEST and will reopen with normal hours on 8/4!