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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Deborah Wallace
I ❤️ The hippos! Who couldn’t love a hippo!
September 6, 2018 9:30pm
The sloths and elephants!
September 6, 2018 10:13pm
Bill Shaltis
My favorite part of the zoo is the Teton Trek area. I love the replica of the Yellowstone Lodge and the Grizzly enclosure is great!
September 6, 2018 11:07pm
I like watching the polar bears swim.
September 6, 2018 11:20pm
Lindsey Rothenbach
My favorites are the hippos!
September 6, 2018 11:30pm
Christi Hopkins
I love the Memphis Zoo because it is an iconic feature in our wonderful city!..just as iconic as the Bridge, or the Redbirds, or Graceland! I am proud to be a Memphian when I stroll through the Zoo. It is spectacular how the Zoo family makes our family feel right at home, yet it seems that I am worlds away from being right in the center of Memphis as I hear all of the calls of the monkeys and am surrounded by all of the natural scenery on display. I am grateful to our city and what we have in the Memphis Zoo!
September 7, 2018 8:44am
My favorite thing about the zoo is the giraffes and of course the hippos!
September 7, 2018 9:16am
My favorite thing about the zoo is the pandas!
September 7, 2018 9:44am
Michelle Glissen
Polar bears are my fave!
September 7, 2018 9:54am
Hard to pick a favorite, but hippos and the big cats are way up there!
September 7, 2018 10:05am
Nichole Roberts
The Primate area is my favorite area and the seasonal exhibits.
September 7, 2018 10:21am
I LOVE the bonobos! They are so cute and active. I could watch them all day!
September 7, 2018 10:33am
Cassius J Cole
I love the fact that the Memphis Zoo is 1 of 3 zoos in the U.S. to have pandas and love that you can ride camels.
September 7, 2018 11:07am
Venisha Whitley
HI!! I love the favorite part of the zoo is the Panda exhibit. I love the animals that you come into contact with when you first enter. Then once I get to the Pandas I like to just sit an observe them in their moment, they could be eating, walking around or my favorite....... they sleep sitting up.... it reminds me of my Grandpa. :-)
September 7, 2018 11:21am
I love the African Veldt and Cat Country!
September 7, 2018 11:34am
Love coming to the Memphis Zoo to see Penny the gorilla. :)
September 7, 2018 11:55am
J. Tune
Lots of rain is predicted for Zoo Rendezvous 2018, Saturday evening 9/9/18 and through Sunday, too. Is there a rain date or should we wear rain gear and umbrellas. This is our first time to attend. Thanks for your help.
September 8, 2018 12:37am