A La Carte at the Zoo


August 17
- August 20


August 17-19: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 20: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Presented by Meijer

Mark your calendar for what has become a Milwaukee tradition as the Zoo comes alive with music, food, and fun! Popular Milwaukee restaurants are scattered throughout the park, offering delicious fare, AND top local entertainment perform for guests on six stages. And don’t forget the animals!

The 2023 festival welcomes these national performers:
Thursday, August 17              Vertical Horizon
Friday, August 18                   Eli Young Band
Saturday, August 19               The Record Company

Headliners perform at 7 p.m. on the Miller Lite Caribou Stage.*


Official Program

A La Carte at the Zoo program 2023


*All musical entertainment is included with Zoo admission. Food, special attractions, and rides are offered for an additional fee. Zoological Society membership is valid for A La Carte.

Food and beverage vendors accept credit or debit cards only – no cash. Cash-to-card kiosks are located in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place and across from Nourish 414 to convert your cash to a pre-paid card if needed. Cash, credit, and debit cards are all accepted for admission, parking, merchandise, and attractions.


Beginning Aug. 1, reduced admission tickets for A La Carte are available at Tri City National Bank locations, while supplies last.

Reduced ticket prices:
Adults: $17
Child (3 to 12): $14
Parking: $14


All animal buildings will be open; closing one hour before the festival ends each night.