Sometimes the weather gods try to ruin the best of plans. Perfect example: Our first Twilight at Zoo on Friday night. However, try as Friday’s monsoon might, it couldn’t stop us from having a wild time at the Zoo!
Fortunately before the rain started, we were able to sample some of the food and drink at the VIP party. We enjoyed tastings from Mitchell’s Fish Market, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and AMP 150 (their crab and salad plates are pictured above).
We also enjoyed a few sips of Fireball and Firefly Moonshine. The Fireball+Angry Orchard mix was so good that I risked running through the storm for some more – it was worth it.
The one downside was that we didn’t have a chance to see a lot of the bands. However, we escaped inside the Primate, Cat and Aquatics building when the rain started, where we made our own fun and visited with some beautiful creatures.
We may have called it an early night, but I now see why it’s the summer party on everyone’s list. It also didn’t hurt that this year’s Twilight at the Zoo raised $590,000 for the Zoo and its programs!
Fortunately, the Cleveland Zoological Society has
one more party up its sleeve this summer!
On August 23, make a date for the Zoo’s 2nd annual Date Night at the Zoovies.
From 7-8pm, enjoy free beer, wine and light appetizers while exploring the Australian Adventure and African Savanna sections of the Zoo.
At 8:30pm, it’s “your density – I mean destiny” to bring your blanket and chairs to the Savanna Theater for a viewing of Back to the Future under the night sky.
Hot pretzels, popcorn, candy, beer, wine, soda and water will be available for free during the movie.
It was such a great time last year that this year’s Date Night at the Zoovies has already sold out. Don’t worry, though, because I have 2 tickets to give away!
How to enter: Do one, some, or all five of the entries. A separate comment is needed for each.
5 Easy Ways to Enter the Giveaway
**You must leave a separate comment on this post for each entry**
1) When you visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, what’s your favorite part? Leave one comment with your answer, good for one entry.
3) If you’re a fan of Clue Into Cleveland and the Cleveland Zoological Society on Facebook, leave one comment on this blog post letting me know. If you’re not yet a fan, you can become one here and here.
4) Tweet the following and leave one comment letting me know you tweeted:
Hop in your DeLorean with @CleveZooSociety! Enter @ADHicken’s giveaway to win tickets to Date Night at the
You can tweet once per day for additional entries. Just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.
5) Subscribe to Clue Into Cleveland via a feed tracker like Bloglovin’ or Feedly and leave one comment letting me know you did. This can also include signing up to receive email notifications in the top-right “Subscribe” section of this page.
You have until August 12 at 11:59PM to enter. On August 13, I will select a winner using Random.org and announce the winner’s name on Clue Into Cleveland. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry – good luck!