Sunday, September 17

6–9 p.m.



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Willkommen zum Oksoberfest! Lincoln Park Zoo and Chicago AF are thrilled to host the all-new alcohol-free and adults-only version of Germany’s classic celebration, Oktoberfest!

Visit tents and sample non-alcoholic beers and craft cocktails. Snack on on brats and pretzels with mustard flights. Dance with hundreds of new friends to the fun polka sounds of a live Polka band. Snag a spot at a traditional communal-style Oktoberfest table and relax, or explore the zoo’s animal habitats without all the crowds! Come for the mocktails, stay for the community.

Want to learn about the history of Oktoberfest? Stop by and see our award-winning community partners, DANK Haus German American Cultural Center to learn how it all started and what it’s all REALLY about!

Ticket information

This inaugural event is for anyone 21 years or older. It’s an exciting night at the zoo, like any other—just without the booze. Whether you are sober, sober curious, not drinking for any reason, or would just like to socialize for a night without alcohol around, come on out and join the party!

Your ticket includes:

  • After-hours access to the zoo, featuring animal viewing without the kids and crowds
  • Unlimited* samples of non-alcoholic or alcohol-removed beer or wine, along with zero-proof cocktails
  • Free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel
  • Live Polka band
  • Lawn games and other entertainment

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale at this event. There will be no alcohol available for purchase at the zoo during Oksoberfest.

*subject to availability

Samples available at the event may contain up to 0.5% ABV.

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More Information

Email events@lpzoo.org with questions.

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