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It'll be a wild weekend: Milwaukee a la Carte at the Zoo is Aug. 15-18

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Posted at 7:30 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 08:33:46-04

MILWAUKEE — It's the one weekend of the year where you can grab some of your favorite eats and stare into a tiger's eyes as Survivor performs 'Eye of the Tiger' live — You're not going to want to miss this year's Milwaukee a la Carte at the Zoo, presented by Meijer Aug. 15 through Aug. 18. It's going to be wild!

The 35th annual festival will bring over 27 food vendors from all over the city, including five new vendors like Bel Air Cantina, C-viche, Meat on the Street, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Shawarma House.

The 2019 Milwaukee a la Carte at the Zoo festival presented by Meijer is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

While you snack on the city's best food options, say hi to your favorite animals and visit the five stages with national and local bands that'll have you jammin' all day long. Headliners start at 8 p.m. on the Caribou stage.

Headlining this year:

Thursday, Aug. 15
Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Friday, Aug. 16
Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey

Saturday, Aug. 17

This family friendly event has activities for all ages. Have your kids channel their creative side with Kohl's Color Wheels, or build Brick Dinos out of Legos, sponsored by Sendik's Food Markets.

Zoo a la Carte

Admission Rates:

Adults: $16.25
Juniors (ages 3 to 12): $13.25
Seniors (60 and over): $15.25
Children (ages 2 and under): FREE
Parking: $12

Looking for a discounted ticket? Visit any Tri City National Bank through Aug.18 for adult and child tickets at a reduced rate.

Zoological Society memberships are valid for a la Carte. All musical entertainment is free with admission. Food and drink are not included in the ticket price.