365 Things to Do in Memphis #254: Rendezvous at the Zoo

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 10th 2012 2598 0

You'll have to wait until next year to complete assignment #254 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis. But go ahead and mark your calendars – Zoo Rendezvous comes but once a year, and when it does, it's a ton of fun.

Zoo Rendezvous 2012, Memphis, Tenn.

On Zoo Rendezvous night, hundreds of Memphians get dressed up (or not) and flock to the Zoo for food tastings from local restaurants, several open bars and lots of live music. It's sort of like Zoo Brew, if Zoo Brew had a massive all-you-can-eat buffet.

At this year's Zoo Rendezvous, there were 85 restaurants and bars serving everything from cajun rice to chocolate covered strawberries and four live bands (one of which was the greatest Prince cover band I've ever seen). 

Zoo Rendezvous is one of the zoo's largest annual fundraisers, so tickets are on the pricey side. It's already passed for this year, so go ahead and start saving up for the next one, which will happen in fall of 2013.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Rachel says:

    Zoo Renedezvous is the best!! Ive been once, unfortunately missed it this year, but I will be there next year. Its pricey but its worth it! I think its the best memphis party. Tons of food and tons of drinks!

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