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October 16–17, 23–24, and 30–31

AUTUMN FESTIVAL

Come join all the autumn festive fun as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park celebrates the season of color with special activities, entertainment, and culinary comforts. The following are included with Safari Park admission or membership:

Entertainment

Safari Park Radio 197.2 FM.

Safari Park Radio 197.2

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (continuous)
  • Safari Base Camp

Safari Park Radio 197.2 returns, broadcasting an upbeat, modern country soundtrack that will make you want to jump up and line dance at Safari Base Camp.

Two scarecrow characters.

Scarecrows

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. (continuous)
  • Village Playground, in Nairobi Village

Our playful and interactive characters will meet and greet guests and take photos, as well as encourage them to venture into the Village Playground to enjoy the maze and musical performances.

Barn owl band.

The Barn Owls

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 p.m. (30 minutes)
  • Village Playground, in Nairobi Village

Join this musical trio as they perform traditional country and bluegrass favorites that will keep toes tapping during their down-home performances.

Family walks in a hay maze

A-MAZE-ing Autumn Adventure

  • October 16–31
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (continuous)
  • Village Playground, in Nairobi Village

 Young explorers will love navigating through the twists and turns of this Southwest-themed experience.

Safari Parker character waving.

Safari Parker

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m. (40 minutes)
  • Burrowing owls habitat, on Condor Trail

Our explorer and adventurer extraordinaire will regale guests with his knowledge of wildlife, specifically about the burrowing owl.

Lanterns floating on water at the Safari Park

Lantern Ceremony

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 6:45 p.m. (10 minutes)
  • Lagoon Loop, in Nairobi Village

What better way to end your Autumn Festival evening than by watching floating, flickering lanterns as they dance in a choreographed celebration to an original musical soundtrack. This ceremony creates a wish for good health and prosperity for all who attend, in a tribute to harvest celebrations around the world.

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October 16-17, 23–24, and 30–31