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The Virginia Zoo
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA
United States of America


Come get your growl on at the Virginia Zoo! Join us for a fun-filled evening of beer, food trucks, a DJ and games at Growl Fest to benefit the Sunrise and Downtown Rotary Clubs of Norfolk and the Virginia Zoo. Growl Fest includes exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo, with select animals on exhibit late. This is fun for the whole family or a group of your wildest friends.

Local breweries will each be serving two of their favorite brews, attendees can feast from the area’s best food trucks, and there will be a Children’s Play Area. Train rides, $2.

Tickets will be available for purchase in August.

Location: Event Pavilion and Field

Cost: $25: Adult Drinking ticket (includes growler, 2 beers OR 6 tasting tickets) // $10: Adult Non-Drinking ticket (does not include growlers or beer tickets) // $10: Youth ticket (2-20) // Free: Under 2 Ticket cost will increase by $10 the day of the event.

Additional drink tickets are $2 per ticket.

1 ticket = 4 oz tasting

3 tickets =12 oz beer pour


  • Alewerks (Williamsburg)
  • Back Bay (Virginia Beach)
  • Bold Mariner (Norfolk)
  • Bold Rock (Nellysford)
  • Brothers (Harrisonburg)
  • Center of the Universe (Ashland)
  • Commonwealth (Virginia Beach)
  • Elation (Norfolk)
  • O’Connor (Norfolk)
  • Smartmouth (Norfolk)
  • Young Veterans (Virginia Beach)

This event is Rain or Shine.

The Adult Beer ticket must be purchased for anyone wanting to drink beer or wine at the event.

The first 1,000 Adult Beer ticket purchasers will receive the commemorative 2019 Growl Fest growler.

Growlers will be picked up upon exiting the Zoo at the front gates. Growlers cannot be filled at this event.

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