Tampa Bay’s NEW Family Event Features Savory Food, Live Music and More From March 9th to the 24th

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2019) – Spring in Tampa is known for great weather and long breaks from school but now guests at ZooTampa at Lowry Park can also enjoy delicious BBQ, innovative drinks and live music at the new event, Zoo & BBQ. Taking place daily from March 9th through the 24th, the event features tasty culinary delights along with craft beers, live bands, plus all of the fun adventures found every day at the Zoo. The event is included with general admission and memberships and features extended hours until 7pm. The best way to experience Zoo & BBQ and other ZooTampa added value events that take place throughout the year is with a membership or daily admission ticket. For a limited time, guests can pay for a day and visit the rest of 2019 free.

Event Highlights:

  • Mouthwatering food: Families can taste way their way around the Zoo with tapas size helpings of mouth-watering BBQ favorites. Created by the Zoo’s own innovative culinary team, sizzling traditional dishes include delectable pulled pork, smoking ribs, kicking corn on the cob, plus new creations including grilled halibut tacos, jerk grilled eggplant and many more BBQ delights!
  • Live Entertainment: From country to blue grass, a variety of bands and DJs will offer live music throughout the Zoo.
  • Libations: The perfect companion to the grab and go BBQ options are an eclectic variety of alcohol flights.
  • Extended hours: Enjoy an extra two hours of unforgettable animal interactions and adorable baby animals.

Zoo and BBQ is everything you love about ZooTampa at Lowry Park with a tasty twist.

About ZooTampa at Lowry Park ZooTampa at Lowry Park is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in conservation, education, recreation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours for select events. Parking is free. For more, visit or call (813) 935-8552. Also, find the Zoo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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