Wildest Show 2023

Summer is getting wilder with the Honolulu Zoo Societyʻs annual Wildest Show summer concert series. The after-hours concert series, emceed by Angela Morales Escontrias, features live local entertainment from Na Hoku award-winning musical artists and popular Hawaiʻi performers live at the Honolulu Zoo’s Great Lawn. Sit back with your family and friends to enjoy music, keiki activities, and so much more while helping us raise funds to upgrade the Zoo’s family playground.

Concert Line-up

The six-week series takes place Wednesday evenings from June 14 to July 26, 2023 (except for July 5). In addition to live entertainment, guests can also purchase special picnic fare as well as enjoy fun, pre-concert family activities such as weekly animal-themed keiki coloring contests, conservation stations, and animal trivia. Ho’onani Hawaii is donating leis for the artists, Lion Coffee will have their mobile café on site, and HI Lug will be hosting LEGO building for the kieki! A special mahalo to KoAloha, Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, and Islander Ukulele for providing ukulele for our Summer Concert Series.

Guests may enter at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy the pre-show activities. Performances are from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

The Honolulu Zoo Society is honored to partner with the Henry Kapono Foundation, sponsor of the opening acts for the “Wildest Show” summer concerts series through their “On the Rise” Work Program. “On The Rise” shines the spotlight on new and emerging artists entering the music industry and shaping the future of music here in the Islands.


$10 for Honolulu Zoo Society members*
$15 for non-members
$5 for keiki ages 3-12
Free for keiki 2 and under

*For HZS membership discounts please show your membership card and photo ID at entry.

The Honolulu Zoo will be open on event days during normal business hours of 10:00 am-4:00 pm, and re-opening from our Monsarrat Avenue entrance only for the evening’s events at 4:30 pm. Wildest Show guests will be asked to stay within the Great Lawn during the event as the rest of the Zoo will be closed. Live, local entertainment will be from 5:00-7:00 pm.