Around the globe at Wild World Weekend
Travel the globe with the return of Wild World Weekend, the signature two-day cultural heritage festival at Zoo Atlanta, on Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1, 2021. The event will highlight the cultures and biodiversity of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas with live performances, demonstrations, family activities and more.
Saturday, July 31: On the Grand Patio Stage, enjoy traditional dance from China by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company; dance from Ireland by the Drake School of Irish Dance Atlanta; Gandrung dance from Indonesia by Sanggar Lestari Indonesia; and Bollywood and Kathak dances from India.
In Flamingo Plaza, see traditional dances from Africa by Manga African Dance, and enjoy Afro-beats music from JoJo Kuo.
Sunday, August 1: On the Grand Patio Stage, see traditional dances of the Pacific Islands by Mahealani’s Polynesian Entertainment; flamenco dances from Spain by Berdolé Flamenco; traditional dance from Mexico by Alma Mexicana; and a lion dance from China by the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu.
In Flamingo Plaza, hear mariachi music from Mexico by Mariachi Buhos de Oro, and see traditional dance from India by Moksha.
Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 31: Enjoy dynamic storytelling from Deborah Strahorn, and hear oud music from the Arab Middle East from ALIF Institute. Throughout the weekend, try crafts and hands-on activities from the Japan-American Society of Georgia and ALIF Institute.
Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wild World Weekend activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. See the full activity schedule and plan a visit at zooatlanta.org. Timed reservations are required for non-Members. Make a reservation or learn more at zooatlanta.org.
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About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats, and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the new Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.