walk in the wild

Coming up this Saturday is the Oakland Zoo’s 19th Annual Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Escapade, their biggest fundraising event of the year.

From 5-8pm, guests “wine, dine & stroll” through sections of the zoo that are set up with tables from over 100 vendors in the Bay Area, including Oliveto and Plum. Then there’s dancing and dessert under the stars from 8-10pm.

Be sure to fast during the day if you go; my husband and I were overwhelmed by the sheer number of delicious offerings when we attended the event last year. Wandering through the zoo in the late afternoon hours was also a real treat, as well as taking a gondola ride to view the habitats of the zoo’s residents from above.



Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Escapade
Saturday, June 25
The Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Rd
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 632-9525

Wine, Dine & Stroll (5-8pm)
Dancing and Dessert Under the Stars — Flamingo Plaza (8-10pm)

The Walk in the Wild main event is $125 per person for Zoo members and $150 per person for non-members. This event is adults (21+) only as alcohol will be served.

Google Map Directions


Jenny Oh

Jenny is a long-time contributor to Bay Area Bites, KQED's popular food blog. She formerly worked as an Interactive Producer for the Science & Environment unit. Jenny graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film and Television program and has worked for WNET/PBS, The Learning Channel, Sundance Channel, HBO and the University of California.

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor