2017 Twilight at the Zoo via the lens of Dale McDonald Photographer

There is one event every year that despite my best efforts, I barely take any photos — because I’m having such a great time! That annual event is Twilight at the Zoo. This annual music fest/dance party/fundraiser benefits the Cleveland Zoological Society and brings thousands of Northeastern Ohioans to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on the first Friday evening of every August.

Twilight at the Zoo spotlights local bands playing pop, rock, dance, swing, country and blues, and combines it with tons of food and beverage options from companies like The Cleveland Cupcake Company, House of Blues, Texas de Brazil, Aramark, Samuel Adams, Barefoot Wines, Fireball and others.

And since the only photo I took at this year’s event was with my friend/incredible photographer Dale McDonald, I thought it best to share Dale’s professional images from this year’s eventwith Dale’s blessings, of course! Let’s start with the spot where we start every Twilight — the VIP Lounge!

The VIP ticket is always worth the price of admission because it gives you 1) early access to the event, 2) has plenty of beverage options to enjoy, 3) tasty eats not available to the general admission attendees, 4) two exclusive to VIP musical acts and 5) the chance to run into your loved ones! Oh, hey Dad!

After you’ve had your fill of VIP, it’s time to explore the rest of the Zoo, all its animals, all the other bands and all of the fun one night can contain…

Tickets for next year’s Twilight at the Zoo go on sale May 1, 2018. So save the date to get your tickets early to be at the August 3, 2018 event!


Membership Discount for My Blog Readers — That’s YOU!

Ready to sign up for your Cleveland Metroparks Zoo membership? When you purchase a membership online at the zoo’s website, enter code POISE to save 15%!  (Please note the code is good for the Individual Plus, Family, Family Plus and Family Select levels.) The code is for online use only and expires on August 31, 2017, so click on over today and get yourself to the zoo this month. With so much fun to have for all ages, why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of a great deal when you see one?!

Keep up with the Cleveland Zoological Society by visiting their website, and following them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Disclosure: Photos c/o Dale McDonald Photographer. The Cleveland Zoological Society invited me to help promote their 2017 events & membership drive.  In exchange, I received complimentary tickets to Twilight at the Zoo, the rest of their 2017 special events and a complimentary zoo membership.  All thoughts and opinions are always my own. 
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