Zoofari Ball XXXIII: Summer of Love

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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.

or contact Katy Cutaran for reservations: (805) 962-5339

A fundraiser benefiting your Zoo and your planet.



Make your reservation today!


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. Check back later for a sample of auction items for this year’s event.

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
CSU Channel Islands
Cottage Children’s Medical Center
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


Robertson International Travel Consultants & UnCruise Adventures


Rincon Events


Behind the Scenes Event Design by Lisa Carter-Alford


The Brander Vineyard


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.


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


Lisa Carter-Alford, Nancy McToldridge, and Taryn Choquette

  1. From U.S. 101, exit Cabrillo Boulevard
  2. Take East Cabrillo Boulevard to Niños Drive.
  3. The Zoo is on the right after 1/10 mile.
  4. The Zoo is approximately 30 minutes from Ventura, 50 minutes from the Santa Ynez Valley, and 90 minutes from Los Angeles.