Wine in the Wild
SAVE THE DATE! June 4th, 2022Tickets on sale NOW! For tickets please follow this link.
Stroll the Zoo's trails, sampling a variety of wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres while enjoying live music and the Zoo's wild animal residents. This Sunset Zoo fundraiser is hosted by the Friends of Sunset Zoo. Sample wines generously provided by various wineries and unique blends.
Schedule & Ticket Levels
5:30 pm to 7 pm | VIP Reception, includes GA entry | $80The VIP reception begins at 5:30 pm inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway. Guests enjoy premium wine and gourmet food selections exclusive to the reception. Ticket includes a 12.75 oz. commemorative wine glass and access to the General Admission event.
7 pm to 9 pm | General Admission | $50General Admission begins at 7:00 pm as wine and food stations open throughout the Zoo near the South America, Kansas and Australia trails, and live music entertains guests from Chautauqua Amphitheater. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a sparkling wine pour. Ticket includes an 8 oz. commemorative wine glass.
Purchase TicketsThe ticketing link will take you to an outside Eventbrite Ticketing Site for purchasing.
Limited Number Available, Get Yours Before We Sell Out
- Credit Card: Online ticket sales will be available when tickets go on sale. Processing fees apply.
The above link will take you to an external website that is not maintained by the City of Manhattan. It is maintained by the Friends of Sunset Zoo. The City cannot control the content of an external website and assumes no responsibility for the information that is found there. The provision of this link should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of the external website, its contents, or its host.
- Cash or Check: Purchase tickets in person at the Zoo's ticket booth open daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Frequently Asked QuestionsGet the insider's scoop as you make plans to attend the event.
Wine in the Wild is a Friends of Sunset Zoo fundraising event and is held rain or shine. Guests must be 21 to enter; no infants or children will be admitted into the event.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2022! Email Sunset Zoo.
2022 Sponsorships available
Presenting Sponsors Cox Communications and Community First National Bank
Wine Sponsors Nespor's Fine Spirits, Liquid Art Winery, Oz Winery
Premiere Food Sponsor Hy-Vee
Premiere Water Sponsor Coca - Cola Bottling
Executive Sponsors: BHS Construction, Little Apple Pediatric Dentistry, Celebrations of the Heart, Capitol Federal, McCownGordon, Candlewood Veterinary Clinic
Photography Sponsor: We Chase the Light
Sustaining Sponsors: KBS, K-State Credit Union, The Trust Company, Coldwell Banker, GLMV, Commerce Trust Company, Hayden/Kohlmeier Orthodontics
Associate Sponsors: Kansas Gas Service, Sink, Gordon & Associates
Have questions about Wine in the Wild 2022? Contact Friends of Sunset Zoo