Spirits In The Wild At The Chattanooga Zoo Is May 18

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Spirits in the Wild, an after-hours Zoo party, will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 6-10 p.m. 

Spirits in the Wild, a 21 and up event, is an opportunity to take a peek at the animals and taste food and spirits from some of Chattanooga's best restaurants and eateries.

Included is admission to the Zoo, an open bar and unlimited food tastings. There will be live music by the Peter Moon Band and art demonstrations by artists Hollie Berry and Kevin Bate. Other activities include animal encounters, henna tattoos from 7-10 p.m. for a $5 suggested donation, a photo booth and a signature cocktail. 

Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members and $70 at the door.  

The event will be held rain or shine.  Attire is safari chic, business casual. 


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Opinion

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