The Chattanooga Zoo will once again host its annual Spirits in the Wild event, and this year with more restaurants, spirits, and entertainment. Spirits in the Wild will take place on Saturday, May 19, 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.
As the Chattanooga Zoo is not hosting its fall event, Banana Ball, organizers are adding some guests favorites from the Banana Ball to this year’s Spirits in the Wild, including Henna Art and a cigar bar and lounge.
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.
“This is one of our favorite times of the year at the Zoo,” says Darde Long, Chattanooga Zoo CEO. “All the animals are excited to play outdoors in the evening, and the Zoo grounds have never looked better. It is a pleasure for us to be able to share this with our local community, while raising funds for our Zoo.”
Spirits in the Wild tickets are $50 for Zoo members and $60 for non-members. Tickets are now available for purchase online at http://www.chattzoo.org/events/spirits-in-the-wild 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 $60 each. Ticket price includes admission to the Zoo, open bar, sampling of food, live music, animal encounters, and more.