The Micke Grove Zoological Society is hosting its first “Tapas and Wine Fiesta” in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, September 13 from 5-8PM at Micke Grove Zoo. Community members are invited to sample a large variety of local and regional wines and delicious tapas created by neighboring restaurants while strolling under the stars at the Zoo. The Tapas and Wine Fiesta is expected to be one of the Zoo’s premier adult-only fundraising events happening this year. Proceeds benefit the Micke Grove Zoo Education Department which serves over 36,000 San Joaquin County residents annually.
More than two dozen restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and wineries are contributing their products and services to the event and will be offering scrumptious samples of the San Joaquin County’s finest appetizers and wines. Musical entertainment, including mariachis, Folklorico Iscali, and San Joaquin Delta College’s Suzuki Violinist Group and the Alpine Chamber Group, will regale guests during the event. Education staff will be strolling through the Zoo with animals from its off-exhibit collection, giving guests the opportunity to take photographs with animals not typically seen by the visiting public. Raffle prizes, including gift cards to restaurants, movie theaters, and stores, will also be available with tickets purchased at an additional cost.
Event tickets are $35 per person and $60 per couple for guests ages 21 and up and can be purchased at mgzoo.com or at the Micke Grove Zoological Society office located at the west end of Micke Grove Zoo. Tickets are available for purchase through Wednesday, September 10 and parking is included for ticketholders. Attendees will be requested to present a valid I.D. and are encouraged to plan for safe traveling after the event. Complimentary coffee will be served to designated drivers and additional beverages will be available for purchase at the Zoological Society’s Wild Bites Café.
To see a complete list of participating sponsors, restaurants, and wineries attending the event, please visit the zoo website, mgzoo.com.
Micke Grove Zoo is located within Micke Grove Regional Park at 11793 N. Micke Grove Road in Lodi, California. The Tapas and Wine Fiesta is hosted by the Micke Grove Zoological Society, a non-profit organization that benefits Micke Grove Zoo through financial support, educational opportunities, and community involvement. For more information about the Society, please visit the zoo website, mgzoo.com. For more information about San Joaquin County parks, please visit sjparks.com.