Win Tickets To Zoo Rendezvous 2022 (Giveaway Ended)

Win Tickets To Zoo Rendezvous 2022

The Memphis Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country and their biggest fundraiser each year is Zoo Rendezvous! It's June 4 at 7 p.m. and features dozens of local restaurants, free-for-all drinks, and lots of live music and entertainment. 

Want to go? Tickets are available here—or you can enter to win a pair ($500 value!) by signing up for the I Love Memphis Email Newsletter. I will pick two winners on Thursday, May 26th and give them a call.

Fun fact: This is probably the most expensive giveaway we've ever done on the blog, at least that I can remember. 

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Memphis Zoo Rendezvous Dates and Ticket Information

Memphis Zoo Rendezvous is Saturday, June 4 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and tickets are $250 per person. At the event, you'll be able to roam select parts of the Zoo and enjoy a smorgasbord of food from local restaurants (partial list here) and drinks from several bars, plus live music on several stages. 

This year it's 80s themed!

Panda stuffing her face like we will be doing at Zoo Rendezvous. 

Zoo Rendezvous Tips

Like everything, this event will likely be and feel different in a post-pandemic world. I'm going to share some tips for making the most of this event based on previous years. Just keep in mind things might be different for 2022, but it's still sure to be a super fun time! 

  • Bring cash to tip bartenders like you would at any event. 
  • The food lines at the front of the Zoo will be longer because people walk in and go to the first thing they see. Be more strategic than this—walk further in where it's less crowded or determine your path by how much you want to eat there. 
  • This year's theme is "Eighties" so I expect to see some leg warmers, big hair, and Top Gun sunglasses. Even if you don't dress up on theme, it's a "festive and fun" cocktail attire, or at least cocktail casual.
  • It's going to be HOT, though, so keep that in mind. 
  • You'll also be walking around. There is not a lot of sitting, if any. So keep that in mind when choosing footwear.
  • Restaurants will run out of food as the night goes on. Get your money's worth by getting to the event early. Expect folks to start lining up a half hour before doors open.
  • Speaking of that, take a look at the restaurant list and map and go to your priorities first. Don't wait until the end to realize that Folk's Folly has already run out of whatever they're serving.
  • The animals are asleep. Don't expect to see any.  And don't "be the drunken buffoon trying to wake up the flamingoes".

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Memphis Zoo entrance at Zoo Rendezvous
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Zoo Rendezvous people eating cupcakes
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people serving at Zoo Rendezvous
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Lyncie Crawford
My favorite part about the zoo has, and always will be, free Tuesdays! It allows families to enjoy all the experiences of the zoo that they not be able to afford otherwise. As a kid I loved going to the zoo on Tuesdays and as an adult, I was able to share the same experiences with my son.
September 5, 2018 2:15pm
I'm a big fan of the African Veldt. I always stop and visit Mashamba the giraffe - we have the same birthday!
September 5, 2018 2:16pm
Lisa Allen
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo is how it continues to grow and evolve, constantly creating better environments for the animals and better experiences for Memphians.
September 5, 2018 2:17pm
Dee M
Favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo is the flamingos!!
September 5, 2018 2:17pm
Vanessa Fernandez
I love the Memphis Zoo. Was there for graduation pre party. Love the bears and the water falls.
September 5, 2018 2:17pm
My favorite is Cat Country, but let’s be real we all love splashing in the water long after we grow up
September 5, 2018 2:17pm
Kristen Daniel
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo is getting to view or meet an animal and discovering the Zoo given name of the animal and on occasion learn specific personality traits of that animal. I cant wait to bring my one year old there for the first time and to see her reactions.
September 5, 2018 2:18pm
Angie Terry
My favorite thing at the zoo is the Sea lion show! We watch it every single time we go! It never gets old!
September 5, 2018 2:20pm
My absolute favorite thing at the zoo is the Northeest Passage exhibit and cabin, fortunate to attend two weddings there, it’s just breathtaking.
September 5, 2018 2:22pm
I love two things. First how they are consistently making all of the exhibits better for both the animals and visitors. Second, I love the occasional interaction with certain animals, especially feeding the giraffes.
September 5, 2018 2:23pm
Samantha Devio
I love going to see the pandas! They will always be my favorite!
September 5, 2018 2:25pm
Howler monkeys when they are going at it...are the best! So much to love at the Memphis Zoo!
September 5, 2018 2:28pm
I love the beautiful location of the Zoo in the heart of Memphis!
September 5, 2018 2:28pm
Jeffrey Davis
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo is that it is our zoo. Everything about the zoo screams Memphis, and the animals have a soul swagger to them as well.
September 5, 2018 2:31pm
I love how excited my youngest two get over all the animals but I’m also a huge fan of the meerkats! They’re adorable!
September 5, 2018 2:32pm
Barbara J Williams
September 5, 2018 2:33pm
Sarah Wilson
I love the Zoo. I've grown up in Memphis and I remember the awful old cages. I love the way they have improved and expanded. I love thanking my kids and watching them be excited about the animals.
September 5, 2018 2:37pm
Al Rogers
Memphis has best zoo in country and bear exhibit is the greatest part of the zoo
September 5, 2018 2:37pm
The pandas are my favorite!
September 5, 2018 2:40pm
Niki Riedell
Still to this day my favorites are the monkeys!! They are still so much fun to watch even though their exhibit is not the newest one!! The Sealions are fun too!
September 5, 2018 2:40pm
Love the tigers and grizzly bears, of course! #901
September 5, 2018 2:41pm
My family and I love the Memphis Zoo. I've been going pretty much my whole life. It's a great representation of our city! My favorite part of the zoo right now is the sting rays. The primary reason is because my 9 year old son drives me crazy each time we go so he can visit that part.
September 5, 2018 2:41pm
Melanie Stamper
The Northwest Passage!
September 5, 2018 2:41pm
My favorite is the hippos
September 5, 2018 2:45pm
Clifford Froelich
It's hands down the best zoo. Price, facilities, parking... I absolutely love the whole package
September 5, 2018 2:49pm
I love the Memphis Zoo! I love how we have pandas and I love the China exibit! I have never been to a fancy event at the zoo!
September 5, 2018 2:51pm
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo is all the babies, an abundance of cuteness. My husband and I used to live in midtown and we would bike to the zoo on Saturdays just to see the animals.
September 5, 2018 2:52pm
Chris R.
The thing I love about the Memphis Zoo the most is the staff. They are so friendly and kind each and everytime I go! They go out of there way to make sure the guests have an incredible experience. This is espicially true during large event such as the one on Saturday. They provide service w/ a smile. Thats what I love about the Memphis Zoo the most!
September 5, 2018 2:53pm
Drew Mason
Zambezi river exhibit and Winnie
September 5, 2018 2:54pm
Jacqueline Wood
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo is the sea lion show. I take my son to see the sea lions and it is always like the first time. The Keepers are very informative and sea lions are so entertaining to watch.
September 5, 2018 2:57pm
September 5, 2018 3:00pm
Shannon Little
The sea lions have always been my favorite part about they zoo. They're so fun.
September 5, 2018 3:10pm
I love the Grizzly Bears.
September 5, 2018 3:13pm
Favorite thing about the zoo: the meerkats, because they have dark circles around their eyes which makes them relatable. And all of the new babies, of course.
September 5, 2018 3:13pm
I love the tiger exhibit...GO TIGERS!
September 5, 2018 3:16pm
Cristin Caccamisi
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo is EVERYTHING. I've been to a lot of zoos in different cities and in the last 15 years, our zoo has become an incredible place! I love taking visitors to the zoo and am so proud that our city has such a great place.
September 5, 2018 3:17pm
My fav and always 1st stop are the meerkats exhibition! I’ve been going every year on my birthday.
September 5, 2018 3:20pm
Justin T
For the longest time my favorite thing about the Zoo were the numerous events and special exhibits hosted throughout the year that continue to bring the community together. I moved to Memphis almost 5years ago and the first event I ever participated in was Zoo Brew. I enjoyed seeing so many from our community enjoying cold drinks and live entertainment together. Recently my favorite thing has been taking my niece (3yrs old) to the zoo and watching her explore and learn. My first date with my finance was even at the zoo!
September 5, 2018 3:21pm
Justin Burkhead
I love the new hippo area!
September 5, 2018 3:24pm
The penguins and their personalities!
September 5, 2018 3:25pm
Justin Burkhead
I love the hippo area!
September 5, 2018 3:25pm
Shelby Davis
I love the Memphis Zoo because of the education and awareness of different types of animals it brings to the Mid-South. It’s just a great place for children and adults!
September 5, 2018 3:25pm
Love the bat house!
September 5, 2018 3:31pm
Alicia Butler
As a cat person, Cat Country has always been my favorite.
September 5, 2018 3:37pm
Sarah korah
Memphis zoo is one of the best attraction you can find here. The variety of animals you see there is amazing. But the best part for me was the panda. They were too cute and I could not stop watching them.
September 5, 2018 3:39pm
MaryRea Ragghianti
The best thing about the Memphis zoo are the amazing exhibits and the membership so my son can go to zoo every week.
September 5, 2018 3:55pm
Sarah Conte
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo, for one it’s practically my backyard. I love the layout and themes of the zoo. I love that there is something for everyone. My all time favorite part of the Memphis Zoo is seeing the Pandas( like you posted they are always shoveling the bamboo)!!! They have the life.
September 5, 2018 4:05pm
My favorite part of the zoo is the sloth and panda bears!
September 5, 2018 4:07pm
Tracy Skalski
I love Cat Country and getting to take my nephew to Zoo Boo when he was little.
September 5, 2018 4:07pm
My favorite thing about the Memphis Zoo are the polar bears that can swim up to the glass window!
September 5, 2018 4:09pm