ZooFest 2019 Presented by Nutrien
Blissful Bites, Creative Cocktails & Awesome Animals
SatURDAY, June 15, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM MDT
@ THE EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO | 13315 BUENA VISTA ROAD, EDMONTON
ZooFest brought to you by Nutrien, is an annual fundraising event in support of the Valley Zoo Development Society which takes place after hours on the zoo grounds. There are few opportunities in Edmonton where adults can have a first-class evening and still share it with their children…this is one of them!
Your ZooFest admission includes tasty restaurant samplings from all the wonderful local restaurant vendors in attendance, as well as two specialty cocktails that aren’t just a joy to drink, but a joy to watch being prepared! While parents enjoy creative cocktails and blissful bites, our Kids’ Zone will provide endless entertainment for our younger guest! This year’s food and activity vendors will be set up in four unique areas, including the brand new Urban Farm and Red Panda Habitats, giving you a chance to stroll through the zoo and interact with our awesome animals while enjoying the evening. As always, we will be hosting a fabulous auction, with over one hundred items!
Limited VIP Behind the Scenes experience tickets are also available. VIP Behind the Scenes experiences begin one hour before the main gates open.
We look forward to seeing you and showing you what goes on at the zoo once the gates close! Get your tickets today!
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION
WELCOME TO THE ZOOFEST 2019 ONLINE AUCTION!
Bid now to win great items, while supporting a great cause! Bidding closes at 9:30 pm on June 15th, 2019 so enter your bid on your favourite items soon!
Bidding is easy! Simply follow the link below to Giverly and peruse the Auction Items that are up for grabs. When you find the item you want, enter your bid amount and press ‘Place Bid’. The first time you bid you’ll need to register your details, but then be logged into the system and will only need to enter a password for all further bids/pledges! You’ll receive outbid text notifications, easily allowing you to make a higher bid, until the close of the online auction website, when text notifications cease. From this stage onwards you will only be contacted if you are successful!
Good luck and thank you for your support!
ZOOMINESCENCE 2019 CALL TO ARTISTS!
ARE YOU A VISUAL ARTIST WHO WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A PIECE TO OUR FESTIVAL?
Calling all creatives! We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects, designers) with a passion for the arts and the environment to share their vision with the local community. We invite anyone with an artistic vision to design an exhibit for the competition.
This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run for a 14 day period every December weekend plus the 26th.
We are inviting imaginative people to come and be a part of the festival by creating art in the form of light installations that all of Edmonton can enjoy!
HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!
It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children’s future and the planet!