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Sunset at the Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo with a fun LGBTQ+ Pride Event this weekend

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens are celebrating summer with the second Sunset At The Zoo event of the year.

Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

Sunset at the Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens this Friday, June 23 for the second sunset event of the summer.

Sunset at the Zoo allows friends and families to enjoy some extra-hours fun - with an added twist as this weekends event will be celebrating the connections that inspire people to take action for wildlife, while also forging connections with different cultures in our communities.

This Friday's event will proudly celebrate LGBTQ+ friends and family with DJ Darren getting the part started with all your favourite tunes.

Vendors on the night include Zebra Coalition, PFLAG of Greater Orlando, Seminole Youth Alliance and Come Out With Pride Orlando.

Enjoy eats and treats from Churros & Cream, The Knot by Rollin’ Dough, plus other one-night only food options.

There will also be themed crafts & family activities like Color-a-Flag, Ally Button-making and more!

Sunset at the Zoo takes place on the fourth Friday of every month from May to September, with the zoo opening at 5 pm ready for lots of fun until the sun goes down, including music, inflatable games and of course the chance to see some favorite animals after the heat of the day.

Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

Dates and themes for 2023 are as follows:

May 26

Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage

June 23

LGBTQ+ Pride

July 28

Black heritage

August 25

Native American/American Indian heritage

September 22

Hispanic heritage

Each event will include special entertainment, food trucks, Zoo Keeper chats and more.

Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

“The Zoo is a place for the community, and we want it to feel welcoming to all communities and cultures,” said Richard E. Glover, Jr., the Zoo’s CEO. “We’re very excited to roll out this newly imagined version of our favorite summer event and look forward to celebrating with our patrons.”

Last admission for each event is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person when purchased online and $8 per person at the gate.

Sunset At The Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo

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