SAVE THE DATE 09/26/2020
5 p.m.




When you join us to party virtually you’re also saving and protecting critically endangered wildlife worldwide. All proceeds from Food, Wine & Brew Celebration benefit vital conservation efforts for threatened animals and plants relying on us each and every day.


What are the different beverage box options?

Wine Lovers – 3 assorted wine bottles or an equivalent value of splits, cans or half bottle
Beer Enthusiasts – 12 assorted beer cans
Spirit Sippers – 4 assorted mix drinks: canned cocktails, mini booze bottles and mixers
Non-Boozers – At least 8 assorted non-alcoholic beverages

All boxes come with additional fun surprises!

Do I have to be 21 to attend this event?

For the alcoholic boxes, you must show a valid form of ID to receive your box and be 21 years of age or older and 18 years or older to purchase the non-alcoholic box.

Do I have to be a Zoo member to attend?

No, you don’t need to be a member to purchase a ticket. There are no member discounts for the event.

When do I need to purchase my ticket by?

Ticket purchase deadlines:

For delivery, must purchase by 5 p.m. on September 18th
For pick up, may be purchased up until noon on September 25th

Does each Party Box have the same product in it?

We’re lucky enough to have an assortment of beverages donated for the party boxes. This means not every box within each option category is going to have the same product. 

What perks do I get if I pick-up my booze box?

Guests that choose to pick up their boxes will receive food samples from some participating vendors.

How can I pick up my box?

Please mark your calendar for one of the three pickup dates below:

Thursday, September 24th @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday, September 25th @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 26th @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Box pick-up will be located at the San Diego Zoo, 3020 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. You do not need to enter the Zoo for pickup. Please follow the box pick up signs in the main Zoo parking lot. Please have a valid and current ID ready for pickup.

Can someone else pick up my box for me?

Yes, the person will need to bring a valid and current ID, be over 21 years of age, and show your ticket confirmation.

What states can you deliver to?

We are only able to ship boxes to California.

How much is shipping?

$10 per box

How will my box be delivered?

Boxes will be shipped out on Friday, September 18th via GLS Shipping. Most packages will be delivered on Tuesday, September 22nd, but please allow a few extra days for potential delays in shipping. Please have a valid and current ID ready for the delivery. Adult signature may also be required.

When does the party start?

5 p.m. is when the virtual event starts.

How will I receive my link to join the virtual event?

Guests will receive an email with the link and it will also be provided in your beverage box.

Want to join in on the fun but don’t need a beverage box or don’t live in California?

Any donation over $25 will grant you access to the show!
Visit: https://one.bidpal.net/zoofoodandwine2020/browse/donation

How can I support the local vendors I love?

Check out our online Food Hall & Market listing all of the restaurants, breweries, wineries, shops and more offering special promotions just for you!

Are you doing a silent auction? How do I register?

The Celebration Silent Auction will begin at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 18th, 2020 and close at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, September 27th, 2020. All bidders must pre-register by going to https://one.bidpal.net/celebration2020 and clicking “Sign In” at the top. Or text “celebration2020” to 243725

How Do I Vote in the Animal Competition?

Take part in our animal competition and they all win! Voting will take place through the OneCause Online Bidding Platfrom. Vote for your favorite animal by donating to the Critical Needs Campaign through OneCause. Visit https://one.bidpal.net/celebration2020 and go to the “Animal Competition tab. From there, select the animal you would like to vote for and make your donation of any amount. The animal with the highest donations will win the competition.

Are event tickets considered a tax donation?

Event tickets purchased, less the fair market value of the benefits received, is deductible for income tax purposes. FVM varies by box and can be found when purchasing tickets.


Celebration was started as Kicks for Critters in 1980 by San Diego Chargers place-kicker Rolf Benirschke to raise money to support the San Diego Zoo’s conservation research efforts. Since that time it has taken on several names, including Celebration for the Critters, San Diego Food & Wine Celebration, and now the San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration, which best describes what guests can expect to experience when they join the party to help #endextinction!

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