Backyard Bash

Join us AFTER HOURS for this summer FUNdraiser!

The Lake Superior Zoo is celebrating summer with a brand new FUNdraising event!

Join us for live music, yard games, raffles and more. Bring your friends and family, but don’t forget to come hungry as there will be plenty to eat from local food trucks and the Safari Café! Enjoy a local brew by Blacklist Brewing or a cocktail from the Other Place and explore the Zoo after-hours like never before! Be sure to try your luck at one of our raffles and spend the evening getting up-close with animal friends like Tundra and Banks the brown bears and Gnocchi & Pesto the new baby Pygmy slow lorises. Whatever you do – don’t miss this summer bash because who doesn’t love bears, beers, and backyard fun 🐻

How can I buy tickets?

Purchase tickets here!


  • Adults (13+): $25 in advance, $30 at the door
  • Children (12 & under): $5
  • 2 & under are FREE!

Zoo members:

  • Adults (13+): $20 in advance, $20 at the door
  • Children 12 & under are FREE!

Not a member yet? Click here to join our Zoo Family today!

What activities will there be?

  • Explore the entire Zoo!
  • Raffles
  • Beer gardens
  • Mini Golf
  • Ariel Performances by Suzy Jezierski
  • Barn Feedings
  • Food trucks
  • Live music by Crescent Moon

Will there be food options available?

Yes! The Mystery Mobile food truck will be here and the Safari Cafe will be open (Try our NEW mini donuts!).

What health & safety measure will be in place?

  • Hand-sanitizer stations are available throughout the Zoo.
  • Guests of the Zoo are asked to refrain from visiting if they are in a high-risk or vulnerable category for COVID-19, are not feeling well or have a fever. 
  • Masks are not required, but are recommended.
  • Additional sanitation of high-touch surfaces and restrooms will be performed throughout the day.

My business would like to sponsor the event. How do I get more information?

Please email Haley Hedstrom for more information!

Do members need to purchase tickets?

Yes, this is a fundraising event for the Zoo and is not included with a membership.

What if it rains?

  • Tickets will are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be changed for an alternate date/time.
  • Event is rain or shine.

Ticket Prices



  • Adults (13+): $25 in advance, $30 at the door
  • Children (12 & under): $5
  • 2 & under are FREE!

Zoo members:

  • Adults (13+): $20 in advance, $20 Door
  • Children 12 & under are FREE!

Event Date & Time

  • Friday, July 29 | 5-8:30 p.m.

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