Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Hosts 3rd Annual Indigo Bluegrass BBQ Feb. 10, 2024

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Indigo Bluegrass BBQ

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical GardensOrianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC) is celebrating the third annual Indigo Bluegrass BBQ on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

The Indigo Bluegrass BBQ will allow guests to enjoy a day at the Zoo along with the sounds of popular bluegrass bands. It coincides with I ? Indigo Day, a conservation awareness celebration, so guests can also learn fascinating information about the Eastern indigo snake and the OCIC’s mission during talks by OCIC staff.

A delicious selection of barbecue favorites will also be available for purchase around the Zoo, including a pulled chicken sandwich or jackfruit sandwich, beans, coleslaw, Mexican corn, chips, fried green tomatoes, mac and cheese and more. Guests can give back—and maybe win—with a fun raffle.

Proceeds from the event support the OCIC’s mission to breed and re-introduce the Eastern indigo snake—a threatened species native to the longleaf pine ecosystems of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida that has been affected by habitat loss. The OCIC also works to reintroduce the striped newt.

“This year’s event is bigger and better than ever before,” said Dr. James Bogan, the director of the OCIC. “With the event at the Zoo, guests not only learn about the eastern indigo snake, but they also have access to the park for a great day of food, music and company. We couldn’t do the work we do to save this amazing species without this support.”

The event will take place at the zoo from 9am to 4pm, with a schedule of events available online.
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Tickets for non-members of the Zoo are $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors, $20.95 for kids ages 3-12, and 2 & under are free. $2 from each ticket sold will benefit the conservation efforts at OCIC.

For more information about the Indigo Bluegrass BBQ, and to purchase tickets, visit CentralFloridaZoo.org.

 

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