Wild Summer Nights

Wednesday nights in July and August (except July 4) 6:30 - 8 p.m.Free with admission

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesday nights during July and August with its annual Wild Summer Nights concert series. Concerts take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wild Summer Nights features a variety of live music from local bands, including children’s, classical, pop, folk and blues. Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic. Cooler checks will be done and, as a reminder, there is no beer, wine, alcohol or glass allowed on property. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions.

The concerts are free with Zoo admission. The Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series.

  • July 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Wild Summer Nights concert lineup:


This activity is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.

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