Spirits In The Wild Returns To Chattanooga Zoo May 15

Friday, April 23, 2021

The Chattanooga Zoo will host Spirits in the Wild, 2021 on May 15 from 6-10 p.m. Guests will immerse themselves in the Zoo’s wildlife while enjoying food and beverages from local Chattanooga restaurants. 

This 21 and older event will have live art demonstrations from wood-burning artist, Hollie Berry, and painter Michelle Fountain. Art painted by the animals will also be available for purchase, as well as animal art being created on the night of the event. Live music will be provided by several area-artists, like trio Stringer’s Ridge, saxophonist Frank Bumpass, and artist Dana Rogers.

Enjoy the Zoo after hours, under the stars, and meet some of the ambassador animals and their keepers scattered throughout the Zoo. On top of all this, guests will have access to an open bar featuring signature cocktails, and unlimited food tastings from local restaurants.

This year, Spirits in the Wild tickets will be sold online only, and admission will cost $75.  Members can enjoy special member pricing for the event, ($60), but must still purchase their tickets online. Giraffe feedings will be available for purchase. 

“We can’t wait to see our community at Spirits in the Wild 2021,” says Dardenelle Long,  Chattanooga Zoo president and CEO. “While it’s always one of the most fun events of the year, it’s also one that benefits the Chattanooga Zoo’s conservation efforts greatly. It’s a win-win event.”

This event will be held rain or shine, and guests are encouraged to wear their best Safari-Chic attire (business casual). 

Spirits in the Wild 2021 Sponsors: EPB, Erlanger Children’s Hospital, First Horizon Bank, Johnson Group, Reagan Outdoor Advertising, Vincent Printing, Hits 96, Evolution Media, Acumen Wealth, BASF, Keller Williams - Jay Robinson, Triad, J. Smith Lanier, HHM Certified Public Accountants, Animal Clinic Downtown, Billingsley Architecture, Durango Enterprises, LLC, Coca Cola. 

Restaurant sponsors: Moe's Southwest Grill, Rolling J's Mobile Bistro,Chattanooga Whiskey, Carrabbas, Jack Brown's, Bantam + Biddy, Riverstreet Deli, Walden Club, Tupelo Honey, Fazolis, Mo Lemonade, Lass and Lions Vodka, Bread Basket, Dipped Fresh, Cupcake Kitchen, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sugary Creations, Frothy Monkey

For more information on Spirits in the Wild: visit www.chattzoo.org  or call the Zoo Gift Shop at 697-1322.   To learn about daily activities and monthly events, please follow on social media to stay up-to-date. Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr: @ChattanoogaZoo



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