5 Fantastic Events to Check Out at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, United States aa June 29, 2009 Lincoln Park Zoo, founded in 1868, is one of the oldest zoos in the nation. Located in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois, this 35-acre zoo is free to the public and is home to a wide variety of animals.

The Lincoln Park Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. People of all ages enjoy visiting and learning about the animals, but the zoo also offers a variety of special events and programs, including those geared specifically toward adults. Events run year-round and here are some fun events you can check out this fall:

Fitness at the Zoo (runs until September 30)

The fitness program at the zoo offers guests a fabulous place to work out while also connecting with nature. This program offers a variety of classes, including three types of yoga designed to target different parts of the body, fast-paced cardio and strength training, and Zumba. Drop-in classes cost $25, but you can take advantage of online registration offers for a discount.

Music at the Patio (runs until September 27)

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, guests can enjoy live music on the beautiful patio at Cafe Brauer. Performances feature different talented local musicians each week. A wide variety of genres are represented, including pop, rock, Americana, and Brazilian jazz. Musicians play from 5:30-7:30 each evening.

Donut Fest (September 8)

Come on an empty stomach to this festival! Guests will enjoy the area’s best donuts, fresh from Chicago’s most popular bakeries. In addition to donut-tasting, the festival boasts live entertainment, interactive games, and lots of unique giveaways. Tickets also include exclusive access to the zoo.

Lebowski Fest (September 14)

Celebrate the cult classic “The Big Lebowski” with other die-hard fans. This year’s festival celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film. Guests are sure to enjoy the live music from a Creedence Clearwater Revival band and a private movie screening.

Adults Night Out (October 18, November 29)

Get ready to enjoy a night at the zoo without any crowds! This exclusive after-hours event features educational entertainment and unique, in-depth animal chats. Each evening boasts a special theme. For example, October’s theme is “The Great Pumpkin Glow” and November’s theme is “Holidaze.”

The Lincoln Park Zoo is just one of the many incredible attractions near 215 West. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the community and great things to do in your area.

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