Lincoln Park Zoo X River North Fests

Lincoln Park Zoo X River North Fests


The city’s best producer of nightlife events invites you to the most intriguing venue in town! Come for a cocktail, stay for a roaring good time.

River North Fests events at Lincoln Park Zoo are 21+, so you won’t encounter kids or strollers. Sip beer, wine, seltzers, or cocktails while roaming the zoo, dancing to a live DJ, and visiting 175 animal species from lions and meerkats to otters and more!* Plus, you can enjoy activities, giveaways, and free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel.

Tacos & Tequila Fest at the Zoo

October 13

6:30–10 p.m.

Enjoy delicious tacos, tequila, live salsa music, and a DJ at this adults-only, after-hours event! No kids, no crowds…just fun!

Tickets are now sold out. Limited tickets are available at the door for $44.

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Take a break from your usual routine and do something different—spend a night out at the zoo with your friends! Proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year!

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*Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo have choice and control over where to spend their time, and each species has behind-the-scenes areas that allow individuals to be out of sight when they prefer it. While we hope many animals choose to be active and visible during evening events, staff cannot guarantee that you will see any specific animal.

In addition, Lincoln Park Zoo animal welfare scientists have studied sound levels and their effects on zoo animals. Our agreements with DJs to keep music at 90 decibels ensures the party does not negatively impact any species.

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