The Cool Zoo at Audubon Zoo announced a new type of adult-only event called Sip & Dip one day, and it sold out three days later. The wet and wild party for those 21 and over gave attendees access to the Zoo's waterpark, three adult beverages, and two food items. People were happy to take a break from the Gator Run lazy river or the splash park to sit down and nosh on avocado fries while sipping a cold Abita Amber. Though the event was sold out, it was still incredibly comfortable and not crowded, an issue that often plagues fun, new events. And the main sponsor of the event, Main Squeeze juice bar, got tons of new customers thanks to their tasty little juice samples.
The Audubon Zoo announced before Sip & Dip that they were already planning a slew of Sip & Dips for next year due to the overwhelming demand for this first one. It's sure to be a successful event for them in the future based on how this one went. I've never seen such large smiles in such abundance.