Zoo Rendezvous


Zoo Rendezvous

A Fundraiser for the Animals of Utah’s Hogle Zoo 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

*21 and older event

Zoo Rendezvous is your chance to help preserve a favorite community gem and have a wildly good time doing it!

Eat like a warthog at Zoo Rendezvous – a gourmet extravaganza for your taste buds. What’s your pleasure? Steaks or shakes? Cookies or cheese? Salt Lake’s premiere restaurants will be showing off – just like you in your safari chic!

Toast to the Zoo’s 88 year history by shaking your tail feathers to live music, with good drinks and great food. Plus, amazing options to get up-close to the Zoo’s superstars:

  • Have you felt a rhino’s horn?
  • Have you been licked by a giraffe?
  • Have you scratched a tortoise’s neck?

Join us for animal feeds, catch the World of Flight Bird Show, now in its 25th year, and see the elephants, seals and sea lions in action.

In between sips and bites, you have opportunity to participate in the silent and live auctions. Bid on unique animal experiences, travel packages, sporting events, concerts and more.

This year’s auction will open on August 29 – make sure you’re one of the cool cats and get signed up now!

Go to Zoo19.givesmart.com or text  Zoo19 to 52182.  Watch for more information.

(And, if you can’t come to the party but you still love animals you can still bid!)

Party like responsible party animals!

ZR is a 21+ event – we encourage all guests to be prepared with an Uber, Lyft or designated driver.


Be a V.I.P.A. – a Very Important Party Animal – Availability is limited so buy early.

$159 before August 18th ($209 after August 18th)

What do I get when I’m a VIPA?

  • Admission and three drink tickets
  • Get the party started with early access to the good stuff at 5p
  • Show off your love for Mother Earth with you reusable souvenir ZR mug
  • See and be seen at the VIPA watering hole, your exclusive retreat throughout the event
  • A special, VIPAs-only Elephant experience
  • Priority seating at the 7p World of Flight Bird Show
  • Specialty bar with exclusive offerings provided by Snowbird
  • Gourmet, animal-themed, cotton candy
  • Special VIPA hand-drawn photo booth

Non-VIPA Pricing:

EARLY BIRD $99 Now – August 18th

REGULAR $149 August 2nd – September 4th

DAY OF EVENT $169 September 5th

All non-VIPA packages include admission, two drink tickets, access to the awesome silent and live auctions, the World of Flight bird show and other animals experiences.

Special Offers:

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park special group rate:

        • $129 per night special group rate
        • Last Day to book: Tuesday September 3rd
        • Start Date: Wednesday September 4th
        • End Date: Friday September 6th
        • Click the logo to access this special group rate: marriott

      Additional information:

      If you would like information on becoming a Corporate Sponsor of this event please contact:
      Development Director
       -Eve Mary Verde

      If you would like information on becoming a Restaurant Sponsor of this event please contact:
      Special Event Coordinator
      -Kennedy Gray

      For other event questions please contact:
      Special Event Supervisor
      -Hannah Stanton

      If you have items you’d like to donate for live or silent auction please contact:
      Development Coordinator
      -Bethany Bingham