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AUGUST 26, 2023
5:30 – 11:00 PM


From the glimmer of the moon on the water to the shimmery pearl colors inside an abalone, nature sparkles and shines all around us.  Let’s celebrate with this year’s Zoofari Ball: Sparkle & Shine. Immerse yourself in the glow of the Zoo’s hilltop as partygoers spark a celebration of all things bright and brilliant. Fizzing spirits light the way to the glimmering silent auction full of radiant delights.

While we celebrate the Zoo’s 60 years of shining achievements, everyone is encouraged to experience the brilliance of the occasion and like fireflies in the night, unleash your inner sparkle.


Event Information


Early Bird price is $425/person (through July 31)
Regular Price is $500/person (starting August 1)

Food and Drink

Rincon Events returns to dazzle with cuisine and refreshments sure to ignite the senses.


Make a statement with flashy fashion, from glitzy getups to disco dungarees or anything in between. Glitter, neon, rhinestone face jewels, glam nouveau.

Silent Auction

Choose from a highly curated selection of unique themed packages.

Travel Raffle

Buy a raffle ticket to win an epic travel adventure. Details TBD.

Live Entertainment

Your electric dance moves will carry the vibe late into the night. Band TBD.

Get Zoofari tickets online, by mail (send a check to 500 Niños Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103), or call (805) 679-8442.


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

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

See Sponsor Benefits

Zoofari Ball Sparkle & Shine Committee

George Leis

Tyler Speier & Megan Nuss

Sarai Anderson
Andrew Antone
Marcy Bazzani
Nikki Bazzani
Elaine K. Mah Best
Danielle Bolster
Alexandra Bongiovanni
Christy Borneman
Marc Borowitz
Lauren Bryson
Deanna Buley
Vince Caballero
Wendy Campbell
Betsy Challen
Brooke Costello
Colleen Dennis

Mindy Denson
Alexandria Ferris
Jessica Fisher
Sarah Berkus Gower
Heather Schuyler Gray
Patricia Griffin
Becca Hade
Liz Hahn
Kelly Herting
Jamie Hu
Michael Hurst
Kim Kirkhart
Cathy Kling
Sophie Koh
Tracy Krainer
Desirea Lekhraj-Loftus

Carol Ann Mayner
Sue McCue
Sierra Muller
Sue Neuman
Kevin Nuss
Robyn Parker
Pam Powers
Elissa Rubin
Shelley Schulte
Amy Shamus
Shannon Silk
Amy Sloan
Alison Sydney
Nana Talevi
Betsy Turner
Shannon Vernon

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103