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Summer Safari

Honorary Chairs Kyle & Getta Kutuchief

To date, Summer Safari has raised nearly 1.6 million dollars to support animal care, wildlife conservation projects and education at the Akron Zoo. With your continued support, we can make even bigger strides towards saving endangered animals. 

Friday, Aug. 6
7 - 10 p.m.

Join Honorary Chairs Kyle and Getta Kutuchief for the Akron Zoo's largest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy live animal encounters, music, drinks and food from the area’s finest caterers and restaurants. Unique raffle and silent auction prizes include behind-the-scenes tours, art made by the animals and more! 

The event is not only fun, but a great way to come out and support your zoo and the over 1,000 animals in our care. We would love to see you at Summer Safari and be part of area’s wildest party!

Adults 21 & older only


  • General admission: $100
  • Patron: $250*

*Patron ticket holders will receive invitation to the Patron Party from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Purchase Tickets


The Summer Safari auction is now open. Bid for items through Aug. 6 at 9:30 p.m. - no need to be present at the event to win! 

Bid Now

If you would like to participate in Summer Safari, as a donor, sponsor, volunteer or participant, please contact: Caroline Lutz at 330-375-2550 ext. 7231 or c.lutz@akronzoo.org.