May is over – that went quick! We’re ready for June. WIth July on its way after that, August will be here before you know it. So let’s celebrate summer with the upcoming Cleveland Zoological Society 2014 Special Events, first with a very special occasion happening today!
The Circle of Wildlife Carousel and Nature Discovery Ridge open TODAY – Friday the 30th – at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. From the zoo’s website: “Sixty-four animals in all have been carved by Mansfield, Ohio-based Carousel Works and have been installed in a new pavilion in the newly designed Circle of Wildlife area at the Zoo… Adjacent to the carousel is the new Nature Discovery Ridge play area.” You can still be a part of this project by making a donation here, or learn more about the Carousel and Nature Discovery Ridge here.
Put on your dressy cocktail attire, enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner plus a silent auction, valet parking, dancing and entertainment all at this fancy affair! (The dinner menu is available online, and it looks delicious.) Celebrate 41 years of this event a week from today. Click here to make a reservation.
From the event website: “Twilight at the Zoo spotlights 18 local bands, and offers a large variety of music that ranges from funk to folk, rock to reggae. Admission for all partygoers includes cover charge, small bites, complimentary Samuel Adams beer, Twisted Tea, wine and soda. Don’t miss the wildest party of the summer!”
The 2014 Twilight at the Zoo band line up includes:
- Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean
- Almost Famous
- Armstrong Bearcat
- Joe Bell & The Swing Lizards
- Disco Inferno
- Jah Messengers
- The Madison Crawl
- Robbing Mary
- Rock the House Live!
- Run Avril Run
- SchoolGirl Crush
- Shady Drive
- Skin & Bones
- Velvet Shake
- Wanted – The Bon Jovi Tribute Band
In the event’s third year, event attendees will enjoy watching the 80’s classic Ghostbusters under the stars at the Zoo. Tickets go on sale June 16. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. More info on ZOOvies is available here.
Stay up-to-date with all of their happenings:
- Like the Zoo Society on Facebook
- follow the Zoo Society on the Twitter at @clevezoosociety,
- Follow them on Instagram at @clevezoosociety
- or learn more about all of their 2014 events by visiting their website.
Purchase tickets to these events at ClevelandZooSociety.org before these 2014 events sell out!
Disclosure: All photos ℅ the Cleveland Zoological Society’s website and Facebook page. I serve as a Cleveland Zoological Society blogger and was offered media passes to these events in return for sharing this information. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.