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Okapitoberfest is an adult-only Halloween party to benefit our local American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) chapter. This year’s event will be held right here at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with all-new entertainment and experiences! Representatives from the Okapi Conservation Project will be in attendance to talk about okapi and working to protect them in Africa. All proceeds from Jacksonville AAZK will benefit the Okapi Conservation Project.

October 24 | 6-10 p.m.
Ages 21+ welcome
$45 per person
Ticket price includes a chance drawing for a special wildlife tour at White Oak Conservation Center
Limited number of tickets available

  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Live music
  • Special enrichment for okapi Kimacho on the African Boardwalk
  • Cash Bars
  • Chance Drawings
  • Photo opportunities
  • Silent Auction 
  • Jacksonville AAZK, Okapi Conservation Project, and Okapi merchandise for sale

Costume Contest
Be sure to come dressed in your finest okapi-themed attire for our Okapitoberfest costume contest—there are prizes for winners across 3 categories!

  • Top Okapi costume
  • Top Overall (non-okapis) costume
  • Top Couple/Group costume