Fundraising Events

Nashville Zoo hosts events throughout the year that raise much needed funds for our animal care, education and conservation initiatives. From 5K runs and beer festivals to golf tournaments and exclusive donor events, there's something for all ages. Come show your support for the Zoo in a new way!

Zoo Run Run

Join a herd of more 2,000 runners at the next Zoo Run Run in January 2017. This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public.  Families and children are encouraged to bundle up as they hit the trail, and strollers with all-terrain tires are recommended. All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund Zoo operations, from providing education programs for children, feeding our collection of over 2,300 animals and keeping our Zoo safe and clean for our visitors.

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Brew at the Zoo

Nashville Zoo welcomes all species of beer lovers to the annual Brew at the Zoo event which supports the Zoo's conservation efforts. Animals, live music, local food trucks, and 100 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours event. At Brew at the Zoo, guests can wander the Festival Field, African Savannah, Unseen New World and Flamingo Lagoon areas while sampling beer from more than 35 craft breweries from around the country. This event is for adults ages 21 and over only.

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Golf Classic

2016 marks our 24th year holding the Golf Classic. Our tournament takes place at the beautiful and prestigious Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs. Your participation in the Golf Classic not only supports Nashville Zoo – our animals, education programs and conservation efforts – but also includes: Green Fees, one caddy per foursome, lunch, beer on the course, player gift, course contests, and an awards reception with prizes and snacks!

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Sunset Safari

Sunset Safari, taking place September 22, 2016, is Nashville Zoo's premiere fundraiser. This evening features culinary fare and exotic beverages from over 50 of Nashville’s top restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors. Guests are invited to roam the Zoo's trails, sampling Nashville's best food and drinks, and enjoying live music and other entertainers along the way. All funds raised from Sunset Safari support Nashville Zoo’s education and conservation programs.