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Wild Wines 2024

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 Wild Wines best fundraising event in the state year after year.

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.

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 Café Africa and the Civitan Pavilion.
  • If there is a forecast for rain, the Saturday night event will move to a designated alternate venue.
    • Ticket purchasers will be notified of the venue change via email, the Zoo's website, 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.
Friday, April 26, 2024, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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 will keep you moving while you visit with the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors.  Your ticket for Friday night's VIP Night includes admission to the Saturday night "Mane" event. 

VIP night's restaurants will include some of the most popular restaurants in Central Arkansas.  Stay tuned for details!

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Saturday, April 27, 2024, "Mane" Event 7:00 - 10:00 PM

The "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 some of the best of the best in Central Arkansas. Stay tuned for details! 

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Little Rock, AR 72205


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Last admission 3:30 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 4:00 pm

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