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Sampling of more than 50 wines, a Spice Girls tribute band on the main stage, and more on September 17

WHAT: Wine aficionados and fun-loving wildlife enthusiasts won’t want to miss the much-anticipated return of Zoo Atlanta’s Sippin’ Safari, coming up this Saturday, September 17, 2022. Tickets are still available for the event, which is back for the first time since 2019. Sippin’ Safari is sponsored by EY.  

 Zoo-goers 21 and up will enjoy sampling of more than 50 wine varietals and blends from leading winemaking regions. A limited selection of beers and hard seltzers will also be available. Zoo Atlanta is excited to present Wannabe — A Spice Girls Tribute on the main stage in the Ford Pavilion. RTW, a Modern Alternative Rock band hailing from Atlanta, will add to the evening’s musical vibes with high-energy tunes rooted in Blues, Classic Rock, and Funk.

Guests will also enjoy wildlife viewing until dusk; special Keeper Talks; free rides on the Endangered Species Carousel and Zoo Train; and throwback fun with a Double Dutch Jump Rope Instruction from Double Dutch Aerobics and a Sand Art Station provided by The SandArt Cart. Food will be available for purchase. Animals will not be out after dark.

VIP tickets to the event are now sold out, but general admission tickets are still available. Tickets are $65 for Zoo Atlanta Members; $70 for non-Members. Get tickets and answers to frequently asked questions here on

Sippin’ Safari is open to ages 21 and up only; guests under 21 will not be admitted.

WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue S.E.
Atlanta GA 30315  


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 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 restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit


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