The Mane Event: Down Under
Sat, Jun 24, 2023-Sat, Jun 24, 2023


Welcome to The Mane Event 2023! 

Erie's beloved The Mane Event is back for another evening full of animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, a silent auction like no other, wildly delicious foods, and adult beverages. This year we are taking a trip down under to explore the continent of Australia and learn of the many species that call it home. On Saturday, June 24th, from 7 PM-11 PM you can support the Erie Zoo's largest fundraiser, all while grazing at our array of grazing stations, enjoying a cocktail at one of our local watering holes, listening to wild live music, and experiencing animal encounters. Tickets are limited and highly sought after, so be sure not to miss out on abZOOlutely wild evening at the Erie Zoo. The fun will go on rain or shine!

Get your dancing shoes ready! This year we are excited to be joined by the Bluewater Kings Band from Chicago, IL on the Main Stage!


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Tickets go on sale online Friday, May 26th at 9 AM. Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Erie Zoo Members: $140

Non-Members: $190

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*Do you have something perfect to donate to our Silent Auction? Contact Kylie Kaspick at

* The Mane Event is one of the most vital fundraisers the Erie Zoo holds each year. By supporting and enjoying this event you are keeping lions fed, water running for the penguins, and supporting the growth of the Erie Zoo. Thank you for your support!