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Wild Wines 2022

Dates: 4/29/2022 - 4/30/2022
Times: 7pm - 9pm VIP Night at the Zoo; 7pm - 10pm Mane Event at Robinson Auditorium

 Wild Wines 2022!
Friday, April 29, 2022, VIP Night (7pm-9pm) -- at the Zoo
Saturday, April 30, 2022, "Mane" Event (7pm-10pm) --
*VENUE CHANGE on Saturday DUE TO FORECAST* - Grant Still Ballroom at the Robinson Auditorium at 426 West Markham in downtown Little Rock
 Ambassador animals will be at both events-- great fun, great food, wine and entertainment. 
Two amazing nights!

At Wild Wines, guests enjoy food from the area's best restaurants paired with hand-selected wines and liquors from O'Looney's. Special appearances by some of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors will make this experience truly unforgettable! It's why AY Magazine readers have voted have voted Wild Wines best fundraising event in the state year after year!

We've brought back the silent auction, please check it out here:

The Friday night VIP experience happens in and around Café Africa and the Civitan Pavilion and features premium wine from O'Looney's Wine and Liquor with food from the best area restaurants. Lively music from The Rodney Block Collective will keep you moving and guests will visit with the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors.  Your ticket for Friday night's VIP Night includes admission to the Saturday night "Mane" event. 

Want to be a restaurant on Friday night? Click here!

VIP night's restaurants include:  Arthur's, Ben E. Keith, Black Apple Cider, Cypress Social/Petit & Keet, SO, Trio's, and Smackey's BBQ along with selections from the Zoo's Café Africa and other local entities.  

Want to VOLUNTEER? Click here! 

The Saturday night "Mane" event is the Wild Wines party the public has grown to love at the Zoo with more than 200 wines from O'Looney's to sample and food from dozens of restaurants and catering establishments. Animal ambassadors greet guests and lively music can be found throughout the Zoo! 

Mane Event restaurants include: American Pie Pizza, Black Apple Cider, Cantina Laredo, Cheba Hut, Community Bakery, Fassler Hall, Loblolly Creamery, Moe's Southwest Grill, Slim Chicken's, Soulfish, with selections from the Zoo's Café Africa, and many more.

In celebration of Year of the Tiger, Wild Wines will feature a commemorative Year of the Tiger glass!  

Ambassador animals will be at both events-- great fun, great food, wine and entertainment. 

Not a wine drinker? Wild Wines even features beer and other beverages for non-wine drinkers.  It's a party like no other and it all benefits the Arkansas Zoological Foundation for the Little Rock Zoo.

Want to be a restaurant on Saturday night? Click here!

Want to VOLUNTEER? Click here! 

Wild Wines has something for everyone and is unmatched in variety and selection. As one of the largest food and wine events in the state, Wild Wines won't disappoint!

  • Wild Wines is a fundraiser of the Arkansas Zoological Foundation and tickets are non-refundable.
  • The Friday night event will not cancel for rain - it will take place in Cafe Africa and the Civitan Pavilion.
  • The Saturday night event will move to a designated alternate venue. Ticket purchasers will be notified via email, on this site and through the Zoo's social media platforms.
  • Wild Wines admission tickets will be delivered via e-mail (please check spam/junk folder).
  • Event admission includes all food and drinks.
  • Wild Wines guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend, no exceptions. A valid photo ID will be checked upon entry.

Thank you to our sponsors!


* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

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