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Virginia Zoo Growl Fest Comes Roaring Back

Words and Image courtesy of the Virginia Zoo.

Save the date, the Virginia Zoo’s fifth annual Growl Fest is back! The signature beer festival, returns Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 6 to 9 pm. This family-friendly event offers a variety of local craft beers and food truck fare, plus exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo.

In past years, Growl Fest has raised more than $25,000, with the profits split between the Rotary clubs and the Virginia Zoo. Money raised from events like Growl Fest benefit the Zoo’s educational programming, events, improvements, and upgrades. The Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Norfolk support a variety of Hampton Roads nonprofits.

This after-hours event is sponsored by Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., MMC Benefits and Crenshaw, Ware, & Martin P.L.C., in partnership with the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Norfolk.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Ticket sales coming in August, visit

About the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to more than 700 exceptional animals representing over 150 fascinating species. Founded in 1901 and residing on 53 beautifully landscaped acres, the Virginia Zoo has demonstrated a commitment to saving and protecting the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world. The Virginia Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is recognized as a global leader in education, recreation, science, wildlife conservation, and animal care and welfare. For more than a century, the Zoo has connected adults, families and school children with the natural world and its wildlife. To learn more, visit


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