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WaZoo; Saturday, Auguest 6thWaZoo

Named a Top 10 Beer Festival in America by USA Today
, WaZoo, presented by JJ Taylor Distributing, features Zoo-wide samplings of
more than 275 beers and beverages from around the world.

Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just on a quest to quench your thirst, WaZoo is the place for you! The fun-times flow all night as you enjoy great food from Bay Area restaurants, live music presented by World of Beer and encounters with some Zoo-Venturous guests.

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World of Beer Presents Live Performances By:
One Mile Final
Cutty Jones
Kim Harpo & the Hawks
Between Bluffs
The Ben Bryan Band

Restaurants On Site:
Papa John's
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co.
James Joyce Irish Pub
Kona Grill
Edible Arrangements
Beef O' Brady's
Seabreeze Island Grill & Raw Bar
The Pub @ International Plaza
Cigar City Brewery
Fat Tortillas Southwest Grill

BJ’s Brewhouse
Reilly's Westshore Taphouse
The King of Cigars
Whole Foods
Crabby Bill's Seafood
Gaspar's Grotto
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille
Jerk Hut

General Admission

Gather your brew crew and head over to WaZoo. When you purchase general admission tickets it will include:
  • Access into the event at 7:30pm
  • Live Music
  • A WaZoo logo Beer Tasting cup
  • Food Sampling
  • Animal Encounters with ZooVentures
WaZoo is a fundraising event for Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. WaZoo is rain or shine. No refunds. All prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets may sell out.

Must be 21 years old to drink in the state of Florida. ID's will be checked at the front gate and wristbands issued.

WaZoo is a fundraising event for Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All proceeds from the event benefit animals at the Zoo.
VIP - Yeah, that's for me! SOLD OUT!

Tickets purchased for the VIP Beastly Beverage Club presented by Blue Moon Brewing Co. includes:

  • Access into the entire event at 6:30pm (general admission entry at 7:30pm)
  • BBC Only Access into the Safari Lodge, which features:
    • Air Conditioning
    • Live Music/Entertainment on Stage
    • Seating Areas
    • Exclusive Beer Tastings
    • Exclusive Restaurant Sampling
  • A WaZoo logo mini beer tasting mug
  • Food Sampling
  • Animal Encounters with ZooVentures
PLEASE NOTE: The Zoo will be closing at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 3rd in preparation for WaZoo that evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Tickets may also be purchased at the Zoo's ticket windows or by calling
ext. 392.

WaZoo Tickets Discount Offers "Purchase By Dates" Admission
Per Person
Where You Can Purchase
General Admission
Early Bird Discount Now to July 15 $60.00 Online and at Zoo's ticket windows
Advance Discount July 16 to August 2 $70.00 Online (until 12 noon on August 2),
Zoo’s ticket windows (until event on August 3),
By phone (until 12 noon on August 2).
Day Of Event Saturday, August 03, 2013 $80.00 Zoo’s ticket windows,
and walk-up to event.
Designated Driver Any date $25.00 Online (until 12 noon on August 2),
Zoo’s ticket windows(until event on August 3),
By phone (July 16 until 12 noon on August 2).
Beastly Beverage Club (VIP) - SOLD OUT
Advance Now to August 2 $100.00 SOLD OUT
Designated Driver Now to August 2 $50.00 SOLD OUT
Group tickets rates are available when purchased 20 or more at a time. Not available online. Please contact
(813) 935-8552, ext. 392 for details.

Please note that any coupon offers can only be redeemed at the Zoo’s ticket windows in order to receive discount. Not combinable.

REMEMBER-- It’s always wise to call before you head to the Zoo to confirm ticket availability. The Zoo may close without notice due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, or tickets may in fact be sold out! Buy early to avoid disappointment. See FAQ for more details.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo would like to thank the sponsors of this year's event:

Sponsorships with VIP access available! Call for more information: (813) 935-8552 ext. 275

Frequently Asked Questions About WaZoo:

Q: My tickets were ordered online/on the phone and now are at Will Call. What do I do?
You can pick them up at the Zoo’s ticket windows in advance of the event (beginning July 8) during business/operating hours (Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.—subject to change without notice). Please allow one business day from date/time ordering online or over phone to process and placed in Will Call. Or you can pick them up the day of the event, beginning at 9:30 a.m. through the conclusion of WaZoo (10:30 p.m.).

Q: What are the options for buying my tickets?
You may buy tickets online now until the day before the event at noon, on the phone (813) 935-8552, ext. 392) beginning June 15 through the day before the event at 12 noon., and at the ticket windows of the Zoo between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. now through the day of the event. This may be subject to change without notice—it is advised you call in advance to ensure availability.

Q: Are tickets available the day of the event?
Tickets are available the day of the event. All ticket levels have increased costs for purchasing day of. Beastly Beverage Club tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, depending on availability. Only 1,400 tickets will be sold for this exclusive area so it is advised you purchase in advance as this area will sell out.

Q: What is the dress for the event?
The event is a casual, held outdoors, therefore susceptible to both the heat and frequently, a passing shower.

Q: How long can I buy my tickets online? How long are the advance ticket prices available?
You may buy your tickets ONLINE from now until NOON the day BEFORE the event (Friday, August 2). In market coupons may not be used online. They may only be used when purchasing tickets at the Zoo’s ticket windows.

Q: What happens if it rains the day of the event or during the event?
The event is rain or shine, and because it is a fundraiser for Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, there are no refunds or exchanges. The only exception is a hurricane watch or warning for Hillsborough County, in which case the event would be postponed by one week or other specified date. Notices will be posted on, Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for the Zoo’s
e-newsletter. If the event is postponed, tickets will not be refunded.

Q:  What happens in the case of severe weather?
 WaZoo takes place rain or shine and the majority of the event is outdoors. Zoo staff will closely monitor radar to be aware of potential bad weather before and during the event. If severe weather occurs, activities will be suspended for the safety of all participants to seek shelter.

Q:  What happens if the Zoo loses power during a storm?
  In the event of a large-scale power outage (in 2012 a downed neighborhood power line created lighting issues throughout the event and delayed entertainment), TECO crews will be dispatched immediately to restore service. The Zoo is equipped with emergency generators to power critical operations such as aquatic animal life support systems. Event areas will have emergency lighting to illuminate pathways.

Q: Will the animals be out?
For the safety of our animals they are not out during special evening events. However, "animal ambassadors" from ZooVentures are on site at the beginning of an event to greet you for a short time with their keepers. ZooVenture animals will also mingle in the BBC.

Q: Are children allowed to attend?
While children are always welcome at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, this is not necessarily an environment for them, especially with the crowds expected. While no one will be turned away, everyone must have a ticket (for children it would be the Designated Driver ticket) and there are no strollers permitted. In addition, anyone under 21 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Q: What can I bring into the event?
Umbrellas are allowed. Items such as chairs, blankets, coolers and especially cups are NOT allowed into the event. They will need to be surrendered at the Zoo entrance or kept in car. Any left over beer will not be permitted to leave Zoo grounds. Professional level cameras and recording devices are not allowed in the event without notifying Public Relations at (813) 935-8552, ext. 212 in advance.

Q: What do I need to get into the event?
Everyone will need their drivers' license or state ID to get into the event, in addition to their ticket. IDs will be checked for everyone, regardless of age, so please don’t forget yours at home! You must have your ticket with you when getting your ID checked so visit Will Call before you get in line for the ID check if you need to.

Q: Is smoking permitted?
There are designated smoking areas for cigarettes only (no cigars). Please be aware of these areas and respect them!

Q: What is the Beastly Beverage Club?
We asked our guests what they expected with this event, and they overwhelmingly answered "a nice size crowd with a constant supply of beverages." We have redesigned the Beastly Beverage Club, presented by Blue Moon, to offer a space for only those holding tickets, access to the Safari Lodge. This exclusive area is the only air-conditioned space in the event and features, your own DJ or Live Band, extra food and specialty beers, some wines, and more. Plus, you will be able to enter 45 minutes early through your own entrance!

Q: What happened to Wines on the Wild Side?
"Wines on the Wild Side," the wine garden area, will not be a separate ticket. Some wine will be incorporated into the Beastly Beverage Club.

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