Special Events

Brew in the Zoo presented by RJ Rockers

Friday, May 26 • 6:30 – 9 pm • Live Music by LYRIC

The Greenville Zoo invites zoo-goers to tap into the wild at the annual Brew in the Zoo. The evening provides adults 21 and older an opportunity to sample an assortment of beer and food all while exploring the zoo during its after-hours. Brew in the Zoo promises a fun evening of sampling, with beer provided by RJ Rockers, along with food donated by local restaurants and live musical entertainment performed by LYRIC from Asheville, NC. Morgan Riley will be performing in the South America Plaza and Kylie Odetta will be performing by the Nature Nook.

Early Admission tickets and Designated Driver tickets are SOLD OUT, but there are plenty of General Admission tickets still available. Early Admission ticket holders will enter 30 minutes before General Admission and will sample a special "zoo brew" from RJ Rockers. All proceeds benefit various programs throughout the zoo and $5 per admission ticket will be donated to the Madagascar Fauna Flora Group

​The event is rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot attend, you can give your ticket to another 21 year old or older. They must bring ticket and photo ID to the event.

Find out more about Brew in the Zoo and get tickets.

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World Oceans Day

Thursday, June 8 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Interested in learning more about the world’s oceans, waterways and their inhabitants? Join us for World Oceans Day! The event is held in partnership with AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums).


Ice Cream Social Presented by Future Scholar 529

Saturday, June 17, 2017 • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Cool off on the first day of summer at the zoo with free ice cream sponsored by Pet Dairy. Stop by Future Scholar 529's tent to learn about the college savings plan and enjoy live music performed by Deep Dish Dixieland.

World Giraffe Day

Wednesday, June 21 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

World Giraffe Day is an exciting initiative of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you live!) of the year - 21 June - every year! Not only is it a worldwide celebration of these much loved animals, but an annual event to raise awareness and shed light on the challenges they face in the wild.

PNC Bank ZooTunes concert series

Friday, June 23 • 7:00 pm

A concert series, hosted by The Greenville Zoo Foundation, and offered in partnership with the Greenville Zoo, the City of Greenville, and Eleven Events. We are delighted to offer these concerts in an intimate and unique setting at the Greenville Zoo. In addition to amazing music in this unusual venue, we’ll have beer, wine and food offerings to complete the intimate VIP experience. Eight hundred people are expected to attend each concert.

Our first show in the series will feature Keller Williams. Williams plays a one-of-a-kind blend of jazz, pop, and jam-rock, moving from instrument to instrument onstage and using a looping technology to build his songs piece by piece.

Purchase your ticket today!
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