Enjoy Summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

  • Browse all-inclusive samples of beer, wine, spirits and coffee while tasting delicious eats from area restaurants (while supplies last).
  • Enjoy local musicians playing live as you travel through the Zoo and dance the night away until 10 p.m.!
  • This evening is for adults 21 and older only. IDs must be presented on event night. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including no children or infants.)
  • Visit your favorite animals & feed the giraffe herd!
  • Watch the sunset from the mountainside.
  • Ride the Sky Ride as the city lights sparkle.
  • Our generous restaurant and beverage partners donate their product samples for this important Zoo fundraiser. All samples are available while supplies last.

Highlights of Moonlight on the Mountain

What You Get

General admission tickets include:

  • Complimentary souvenir sampling cup and spork, which help us make this a waste-wise event.
  • All-inclusive beverage sampling from regional breweries, wineries, distilleries and coffee shops, while supplies last.
  • All-inclusive food sampling from regional restaurants, while supplies last.
  • Live bands throughout the Zoo.
  • Sky Ride tickets $5 per person at the Sky Ride cashier booth (Last ride up at 8 p.m. Be in line by 7:30 p.m.)
  • Most animal exhibits will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. (Animal exhibits close at 8 p.m.)

VIP early-entry tickets include: 
All general admission benefits, PLUS:

  • VIP early admission from 5 – 5:30 p.m. for priority entry into the Lower Level African Lion and Encounter Africa sampling hubs.
  • The vendors in these hubs will open early, just for VIPs. (You’ll also be in a prime spot to access the rest of the event when it opens at 6 p.m.!)
  • Premium souvenir sampling cup.
  • Complimentary Sky Ride experience (Last ride up at 8 p.m. Be in line by 7:30 p.m.)


Sample beer, wine, liquor and coffee from these regional companies!
– 3Hundred Days Distilling
– Antelope Ridge Mead Inc.
– Atomic Cowboy
– Bristol Brewing Co
– Cheers Liquor Mart
– Drip Queen Coffee
– Goat Patch Brewing Company
– Kangaroo Coffee
– Lebowski Taproom
– Lost Friend Brewing Company
– Manitou Brewing Company
– Manitou Winery
– Monster Brewing
– Rock Bottom Brewery
– Valor Bartending
– Tractor Beverage Co

Want to be a vendor?

Contact [email protected], or call 719-424-7847.


Savor food from some of your local favorites!
– Chuy’s
– Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
– Edelweiss German Restaurant
– Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub
– Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar
– La Casita Mexican Grill
– My Neighbor Felix
– Nothing Bundt Cakes
– Raising Cane’s
– Viewhouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop
– The Paleta Bar
More to come!

Want to be a vendor?

Contact [email protected], or call 719-424-7847.


Dance the night away to local musicians located throughout the Zoo until 10 p.m.!
– George Whitesell
– Guys On Boxes
– Jason Lee Band
– Joshua Janitell
– Katie Hale & the P-47s
– Peter Wooten
– Rafiel and the Roomshakers
– Reckless and Blue
– Ryan Flores

Interested in playing at Moonlight on the Mountain?

Contact [email protected], or call 719-424-7847.

Tickets & Cost

Get a Taste of the Event

View last year’s event program PDF to get a feel for the event. The 2024 program will be available about a week before the event date.
(Shows detailed map, open animal areas, food, beverage and music hub locations.)

Event Details

– This evening is for adults 21 and older ONLY. A valid ID is required for admission; no exceptions. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including children or infants.)
– Moonlight on the Mountain will take place, rain or shine.
– Advance tickets are required.
– No refunds available after Thursday, June 13, 2024.
– Dress for a fun night of dancing and walking up and down hills at the Zoo!
– Please remember to print or screenshot your e-ticket your e-ticket for admission to Moonlight on the Mountain.
– A cash bar will be available, in addition to all-inclusive sampling (while supplies last).
– Non-alcoholic beverages are included.
– Designate a driver, or better yet, don’t drive at all! Take a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.

Vendors & Sponsors

– To be a sponsor for this event, call Jenny Koch at 719-424-7814 or email at [email protected].
– To be a vendor for this event, call 719-424-7847 or email at [email protected].

All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor:

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