Backyard Bash

Join us AFTER HOURS for this summer FUNdraiser!

The Lake Superior Zoo is celebrating summer with a brand new FUNdraising event!

Join us for live music, yard games, free walking s’mores and more. Bring your friends and family, but don’t forget to come hungry as there will be plenty to eat from local food trucks and the Safari Café! Enjoy a local brew like Syke’s Spring Sipper created by Blacklist Brewing from our beer gardens and explore the Zoo after-hours like never before! Be sure to try your luck at one of our raffles and spend the evening getting up-close with animal friends like Tundra and Banks the brown bears and Táami the new baby monkey. Whatever you do – don’t miss this summer bash because who doesn’t love bears, beers, and backyard fun 🐻

How can I buy tickets?

Each attendee will receive a FREE Travel Set Go Membership ($99 value)! Learn more about how Travel Set Go works here.


  • Adults (18+): $20 in advance, $25 at the door
  • Children (17 & under): $5
  • 2 & under are FREE!

Zoo members:

  • Adults (18+): $10
  • Children 17 & under are FREE!

Not a member yet? Click here to join our Zoo Family today!

What activities will there be?

  • Explore the entire Zoo!
  • Raffles – win items like a Traeger grill valued at $700, a mountain bike valued at $175, gift baskets, and more!
  • Scavenger Hunt Bingo
  • Beer gardens
  • Food trucks
  • Live music
  • Yard games for the whole family

Will there be food options available?

Yes! Log Home Wood Fired Pizza will be here, we’ll have a free popcorn bar, and the Safari Café will be open as well.

What health & safety measure will be in place?

  • Hand-sanitizer stations are available throughout the Zoo.
  • Guests of the Zoo are asked to refrain from visiting if they are in a high-risk or vulnerable category for COVID-19, are not feeling well or have a fever. 
  • Guests are encouraged to wear face coverings, utilize hand-sanitizing stations, and maintain a six-foot distance from other groups.
  • Additional sanitation of high-touch surfaces and restrooms will be performed throughout the day.
  • Opportunities for non-group related activities such as a scavenger hunt will also be provided.

My business would like to sponsor the event. How do I get more information?

Please email Haley Cope for more information!

Do members need to purchase tickets?

Yes, this is a fundraising event for the Zoo and is not included with a membership.

What if it rains?

  • Tickets will are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be changed for an alternate date/time.
  • Event is rain or shine.

Ticket Prices



  • Adults (18+): $20 in advance, $25 at the door
  • Children (17 & under): $5
  • 2 & under are FREE!

Zoo members:

  • Adults (18+): $10
  • Children 17 & under are FREE!

Event Date & Time

  • Friday, July 30 | 6-9 p.m.

Event Sponsors