Chattanooga Zoo's Spirits In The Wild Event Set For May 18

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Chattanooga Zoo is hosting its annual Spirits in the Wild event on Saturday, May 18 from 6-10 p.m. Event guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the zoo underneath the stars, encounter animals, learn about the Zoo’s future plans and conservation efforts and groove to music provided by the  Peter Moon Band.

The evening will include tastings of a variety of liquors, craft beers and wines, along with sampling different cuisines from some of Chattanooga’s restaurants and eateries, all while raising funds for the Zoo. Some fan favorites will be back this year including Henna tattoos and live art demonstrations. The Zoo will also be offering a signature cocktail.  

At this year’s event, the Chattanooga Zoo will offer sales of merchandise from the Zoo’s gift shop, paintings created by zoo residents and signature event beer and wine glasses that glow in the dark.  

“This event is so unique and tailored just for our community,” says Darde Long, Chattanooga Zoo CEO.  “We are excited to showcase some of Chattanooga’s best food and inform the community about new and fun things happening for the Zoo.  It is always a pleasure to have some fun with the animals and provide fun events for our community; all while raising funds for our Zoo.”   

Spirits in the Wild tickets are $50 for Zoo members and $60 for non-members. Tickets are available for purchase online or in person at the Zoo Gift Shop. If not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at the door the night of the event for $70 each. Ticket price includes admission to the Zoo, open bar, sampling of food, live music, animal encounters and more.


Around 100 To Take The Oath Of American Citizenship In 2 Naturalization Ceremonies May 25

Upcoming Chattanooga Road Closures

Road Closures For IRONMAN 70.3


The Eastern District of Tennessee will hold two Naturalization ceremonies on Wednesday, May 25 in the Third Floor Courtroom of the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building at 900 Georgia Ave. in ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming road closures in Chattanooga: 400 Block of Georgia Ave. 400 Block of Georgia Ave will be closed on Wednesday beginning after 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for utility work. Detours ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Division of Transportation welcomes IRONMAN 70.3 this upcoming weekend. It recommends that spectators and visitors park in the lots and garages surrounding downtown and utilize ... (click for more)



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