Enjoy Summer with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

  • Sample 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 musical entertainment 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!
3 Hundred Days Distilling
The Beast
DWB Craft Brewery
Fossil Craft Beer
Goat Patch Brewing Company
Kangaroo Coffee
Lee Spirits Company
Lost Friend Brewing Company
Manitou Winery
Natalie’s Orchid Juice Compan
Oskar Blues
Raising Cane’s
Rock Bottom Brewery
The Shine Shop & Craft Spirits Distillery
Complimentary fountain soda and cash bar at Grizzly Grill

Want to be a vendor?

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


Savor food from some of your local favorites!
Chuy’s Tex-Mex
Icing on the Cake
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub
Lazy Dog Restaurants
Lolley’s Ice Cream
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Taste Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Catering
The Cheese Haus

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.!

A Carpenter’s Daughter
George Whitesell
Jacob Christopher
Melissa Crispo
Red Moon Rounder
Ryan Flores
The Gus Meza Band

Interested in playing at Moonlight on the Mountain?

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

Tickets & Cost

Watch for tickets to 2023’s event, on sale beginning Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

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 15, 2023.
– 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).
– Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver.
– Designate a driver, or better yet, don’t drive at all! Take a taxi or use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft.


Interested in volunteering for this adults-only event?
Please consider volunteering next year! Check closer to the 2023 event for volunteer details.
Volunteers age 21+ only. (No one under age 21 will be permitted, including children.)

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 Sponsors:

Visit Mark K Chapman Foundation's Website
Visit Toyota of Colorado Springs and Corwin Toyota Colorado Springs' Website