Sunset Safari

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Presented by Nashville Zoo at Grassmere at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Nashville TN

Sep 19 2019
Sunset Safari

Eats, drinks and animals galore await you at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo’s premier annual fundraising event.

Named one of NFocus magazine’s Best Parties, wildlife meets nightlife at this unique social event, featuring food and drinks from over 50 of Nashville’s best restaurants, plus live entertainment and special animal hosts.

New for 2019: Best Dish Competition

Competition judges, including Andrew Little (Executive Chef at Josephine), Brad Schmitt (columnist for Inside Nashville, The Tennessean) and Abby Demmer (founder of The Nashville Guide), will award “best savory dish” and “best sweet dish” to their Sunset Safari favorites. Plus, YOU can vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award!

Food & Drink Vendors

Sunset Safari features culinary delights from over 50 of Nashville’s best restaurants and beverage. Check back in August on the Nashville Zoo’s website for a full listing of vendors.

*Please note that the Zoo will close at 2pm on Sept. 19 to prepare for this event.

Presenting Benefactors
Cathy and Jerry Johnson, Nora and Kent Kirby, Wanda and Jerry Lyle

Event Co-Chairs
Allison DeMarcus, Julie Dretler, Karly Hart and Jennie Garth Lowe

Source: Nashville Zoo



Admits two guests to the Patron Party in the VIP Lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d’oeuvres, reserved parking and early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event. All responses received by August 1 will be included on the invitation.


Admits one guest to the Patron Party in the VIP lounge with unique animal experiences and special hors d’oeuvres. Includes early entry at 5:30pm to the Main Event.

Main Event

Admits one guest to enjoy unlimited food and beverage from Nashville’s finest restaurants and beverage providers.
$125/Early Bird Sale through July 16.

Online ticket sales end on 9/18/19 at 11:59 PM.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on the night of the event.
$150/After July 16

Contact: (615) 833-1534

    Official Website


Additional time info:

Benefactors & Patrons enjoy early entry at 5:30pm.
Dress: Safari Chic. Wear your strolling shoes.
Ages 21+ only. No exceptions.
Event will be held rain or shine.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211

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$7/Parking Non-Members
Free/Zoo Members


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