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San Diego Zoo Preps for Food, Wine & Brew Celebration

The Sept. 24 San Diego Zoo Food Wine & Brew bash is the latest in a series of centennial celebrations

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    The San Diego Zoo, founded in 1916, is celebrating its centennial.

    Animals, food, drinks and music will fill the San Diego Zoo this weekend for one seriously wild tasting event as the landmark continues to celebrate its centennial.

    From 6:30 to 11 p.m., certain areas of the San Diego Zoo will transform into party zones for the San Diego Zoo Food Wine & Brew Celebration – a bash that includes bites and sips from more than 150 restaurants, wineries and breweries.

    Participating eateries include Flour & Barley, Galaxy Taco, Jake’s Del Mar, Peohe’s, Sea 180 Coastal Tavern and Waypoint Public, just to name a few. On the wine and brews side, participants include Amplified Ale Works, Belching Beaver Brewing, Cass Vineyard & Winery, Lorimar Vineyards & Winery and Thorn Street Brewery, among many, many others.

    Organizers say food and beverage tasting booths will be available in all of the party zones inside the zoo through 10:30 p.m. Check out a map of the zones here.

    With about 3,000 attendees expected, guests will also get to dance under the stars to live music from several bands and meet exotic animals during up-close presentations throughout the night.

    Other activities include games in the “Critter Casino” with a chance to win prizes, plus a “Glow Zone” and high-soaring rides on the zoo’s famous Skyfari.

    General admission tickets to this 21+ event cost $125 per person. All proceeds will benefit the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and its ongoing fight against animal extinction.

    This party is the latest in a series of centennial celebrations this year marking the milestone birthday of the San Diego Zoo.

    For more information on the event, visit the San Diego Zoo Food Wine & Brew website.