Donut Fest At

The Zoo

Next Date Coming Soon!

10 AM – 5 PM

At Lincoln Park Zoo

Tickets Coming Soon!

Taste some of the best donuts in Chicago while sipping on mimosas or beer (for those of age!) and coffee while taking in views of the zoo’s amazing animals & gardens.


– Donut tastings from some of Chicago’s most famous donut shops & bakeries available from 10am-4pm​

– Vendors: D&D’s PlaceDB3Dinky DonutsFirecakesIpsentoKrispy KremeNothing Bundt CakesRoeser’s BakerySmack DabSomething SweetStan’s Donuts (subject to change)

– Admission to the event at Lincoln Park Zoo, giving guests exclusive, limited capacity access to animal exhibits (including Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove, Walter Family Arctic Tundra, McCormick Bird House and more!) from 10am-5pm

– Unique animal programming specially curated for this event (please see below for details!)

– Interactive games

– Live entertainment

– Giveaways and MORE!


Everything included with the GA ticket plus 2 drink tickets valid for mimosa, domestic beer, coffee or bottled water! Guests must be over 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages.

Event Details

A large portion of the proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo and help the zoo stay free and open 365 days a year. Get your tickets now!

Want to have your donut featured at Donut Fest at the Zoo? E-mail us at now to find out how to sample at any of our upcoming events!


– An up close with the polar bear chat at Walter Family Arctic Tundra

– Watch an African penguin feeding at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove and free-flight feed at McCormick Bird House​

*Activities subject to change pending weather and animal needs


entertainment area geared towards younger donut lovers.

– 11:15am – 11:45am:  Stomp and Shout

– 12:00pm-12:30pm: Stages Performing Arts

– 12:45pm-1:15pm:  Sarah Jayne Lane

– 1:30pm-2:00pm: Bubbles Academy

– 2:15pm-2:45pm: Miss Jamie on the Farm

**Please note: all acts subject to change or cancellation without notice**


All attendees will also receive over $300 in FREE offers from Chicago Twenty Something (valid for first time users only). Click HERE for more information!


Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using “#DonutFestAtTheZoo” Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted after the event!


– Fundraising Opportunity: Are you trying to raise money for a certain cause? Email for more info!

– Celebrate your birthday at the fest and your ticket is free! Email for more info  (restrictions apply)

– Want to earn a free ticket and some cash for spreading the word? Email for more info!


Do I need a ticket to go to this event?

– Yes. You need a ticket to enter Donut Fest at the Zoo. It will be held in a large private area of Lincoln Park Zoo that includes many exhibits, gardens and more.

What do I need to bring to get into the event? 

– Your printed ticket from Eventbrite that displays the square QR code. If you plan to consume alcoholic beverages, you must have a valid 21+ government issued ID.

If I’m not going to be eating donuts, do I still need to buy a ticket?

– Yes! ALL attendees 2 years of age and older, even those not eating donuts, must have a valid Eventbrite ticket to enter the event.

Will you have options to fit my specific dietary restriction? 

– A variety of donuts will be served, but we unfortunately cannot cater to all dietary restrictions. If you are gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. there may not be a lot of donut options for you, but the event will still be a blast!

Does my child need a ticket? 

– Yes. ALL attendees 2 years of age and older, even those not eating donuts, must have a valid Eventbrite ticket to enter the event.

– Children under 2 years old do not need tickets, but they will NOT receive the donut tastings unless you buy a ticket for them.


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