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5:30 – 11 PM


When the moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, you’ll know it’s time for Zoofari Ball, the best party under the stars. Flash back to the 1960s when lava lamps were cool, baby, and let the good vibrations from The Replicas fuel the flower power on the dance floor. The food is gonna be far out, with delicious cuisine that will blow your mind, including signature cocktails, fine wines, and epic cuisine from Zoo Catering Services by Rincon.

Zoofari Ball is sold out!

For waitlist availability, please contact Katy Cutaran at (805) 962-5339

A fundraiser benefiting your Zoo and your planet.

Event Information


$350/person SOLD OUT


Your psychedelic-inspired threads might include go-go boots, flares, beads and fringe, or flat out mod, Beatlemania-style. Of course, traditional safari attire is always welcome at Zoofari Ball.

Silent Auction

Doctor Who knows what groovy swag you’ll take home once you check out the boss auction items offered at this lovefest. Review the auction catalog.

Live Entertainment

The Replicas bring the dance floor alive…be prepared to boogie, or bust out the “Mashed Potato.”

Food and Drink

Epic buffet-style cuisine, crafted by Rincon Events and hosted full bars featuring top-shelf spirits and fine wines.


Adventure Cruise

Enter to win an 8-night/9-day adventure for two, traveling with UnCruise Adventures from Costa Rica through the Panama Canal (or reverse). This trip includes one pre-cruise hotel night in either San Jose or Panama City and features seven nights aboard the all-inclusive, 62-passenger Safari Voyager in a Commander stateroom. Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and exploring await!
Raffle tickets are $100/each and only 250 tickets are available. To purchase, please call (805) 962-5339 or fill out and mail this form.
Value: up to $10,800



Union Bank


The Crawford Family
The Dreier Family
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree


Bella Vista Designs, Inc.
Belle, Daniel, Felix & Colette Cohen
Fantasy Settings, LLC
Mimi Michaelis
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Ventura Volkswagen & Ventura Toyota


Frank Schipper Construction
Herbert & Bui Simon Foundation
HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.
The Hurst Family
Hutton Parker Foundation
The Krainer Family
Montecito Bank & Trust
Northern Trust
Pacific Compensation Insurance Company
Rudi Schulte Family Foundation
Straus Foundation
John C. Woodward


Jeff & Margo Baker Barbakow
In memory of Polly Blackburn
Mary Lou & William Brace
Bright Event Rentals
Cottage Children’s Medical Center
CSU Channel Islands
Justin Fareed & Family
Gary Frolenko Engineering & Elissa Rubin
Patricia & Alan Griffin
Stina Hans & Joel Kreiner
John & Kielle Horton
Kelly Jensen
Gerd & Pete Jordano
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors
Robin & Brian Kopeikin
La Cumbre Animal Hospital-Beverly Holmes, DVM & Eve Kuesis, DVM
Elizabeth & Joseph MacPhee
Katharine Mallin
Mosher Foundation—Yvette & Jeff Giller
The Pryor Family in honor of Kelly Jensen
Salon Elite of Ventura
Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC
Tri-County Produce – John Dixon
Vernon Construction
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Crystal & Cliff Wyatt

Premier Raffle

Robertson International Travel Consultants & UnCruise Adventures

Premier Catering

Rincon Events

Premier Event Design

Behind the Scenes Event Design by Lisa Carter-Alford

Premier Raffle

The Brander Vineyard

Premier Catering

Boone Graphics


There are many opportunities for your business to support Zoofari Ball XXXIII: Summer of Love. By becoming involved with the Zoo, you’ll join a community committed to the preservation of animals and support a beloved local institution.

Contact Taryn Choquette by email or phone (805) 679-8442 to become a sponsor of this year’s Zoofari Ball.

Zoofari Ball Sponsor Benefits


Kelly Jensen

Lauren Amundson
Marcy Bazzani
Ross Beardsley
Nancy Beaver
Elaine K. Mah Best
Christy Borneman
Wendy Campbell
Katy Cutaran
Ashleigh Davis
Colleen Dennis
Mindy Denson
Sandy DeRousse
Jessica Fisher
Patricia Griffin

Joan Hollman
Michael Hurst
Kelly Jensen
Kim Kirkhart
Jessica Kolbe
Tracy Krainer
Marjorie Large
Desiree Lekhraj
Kirk A. Martin
Randee Martin
Sue McCue
Julia McHugh
Dean Noble

Robyn Parker
Bill Pasini
Pam Polan
Pam Powers
Anne Ramsey
Elissa Rubin
Shelley Schulte
Heather Schuyler
Suzan Searcy
Amy Sloan
Betsy Turner
Shannon Vernon
Greg Wilson
Jean von Wittenburg

Event Coordinators
Lisa Carter-Alford, Nancy McToldridge, and Taryn Choquette

Directions and Parking

The Zoo is located in Santa Barbara, CA, approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles, 25 minutes north of Ventura, and 40 miles south of Solvang.

The Zoo does provide parking for $8/vehicle M–F and $11/vehicle Sat. & Sun.: however, on summer days and weekends the lot fills early. Auxiliary parking may be found outside the Zoo.We do not allow sports equipment, balloons, barbeques, skateboards, roller skates, bicycles, or pets in the Zoo. Barbeques, RV’s, and pets are not allowed in the Zoo parking lot.

Alternate Transportation

Take the $.50 Waterfront shuttle! Visit Santa Barbara’s MTD site for schedule. Amtrak also has a train station very close to the Zoo, see their website for more information. Also, for local transportation discounts, visit Santa Barbara Car Free.