30th Annual Black-Tie Fundraiser August 20th at the Santa Ana Zoo

August 11, 2022

The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) will be celebrating its 30th annual gala fundraising event, “Starry Starry Zoofari,” taking place Saturday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park, located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana. 

Emmy Award winner, Meteorologist, and sportscaster for the KTLA 5 Morning News Henry DiCarlo will serve as emcee and auctioneer for the evening. Throughout the fundraiser, guests are welcome to bid on wonderful trips, unique baskets, artwork, and one-of-a-kind gifts during the event's live and silent auctions.

Tickets sales, media, and sponsorship opportunities are now available to the public for purchase online at or by calling (714) 953-8555 x10. 

With an expected attendance of more than 400 people, Zoofari guests are treated to a first-class catered dinner by Parties by Panache, and a hosted bar of spirits, wine, and beer. Partygoers will enjoy a “Starlight Cocktail” signature drink, themed photo op, décor by R.W.B. Party Props and dancing to Groove Factory!

Tickets to this exclusive black-tie, fundraising gala under the stars are $375 each. Private tables for 10 are available for a special rate of $3,500 each. Space is limited. Guests must purchase tickets and tables in advance of the event. 

The Santa Ana Zoo is home to more than 260 animals, including some of the most interesting and engaging animals and endangered species. The parking, park, and grounds are wheelchair accessible. The Zoo is beautifully landscaped and showcases a wide array of succulents, flowers, and other conservation-friendly varietals. Inside the Zoo, there is a wonderful playground with nearby seating for parents and guardians. Also available throughout the Zoo are picnic tables and rest areas, and tons of shade, as well as the famous Zoofari Express Train, the Conservation Carrousel, and the grand Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel. 

Open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Santa Ana Zoo participates in conservation efforts to save local and South American species, including frogs, turtles, and lion tamarins.  

The Santa Ana Zoo in Prentice Park is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana.

For more information call 714-836-4000 or visit

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