Generic filters
Exact matches only
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Two-day cultural heritage festival will feature live music, dance, and more from countries and continents around the world

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 29 and 30, 2023. The event will highlight the dynamic cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas with live music, dance, and more.

Saturday, July 29: Enjoy traditional Mexican dance from Alma Mexicana; Bollywood dance from Nachlanta; Indonesian dance from Sanggar Lestari; Laotian dance from the Laotian American Society; Irish dance from Drake Irish Dance; and Mariachi tunes from Mariachi Búhos de Oro.

Sunday, July 30: See and hear steel pan music from Africa and the Caribbean from ABiKE Music; storytelling from Africa and the Caribbean by Tosinger; traditional dances of the Pacific Islands from Maculelé-Capoeira Academy; Spanish Flamenco dance and music from Berdolé Flamenco; and traditional dances of Native America by Silver Ridge Singers.

Activities and entertainment will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 2; free with general admission. Plan your day at

Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, 2023, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Rachel Davis
Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office

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, bontebok, 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 Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit

Connect With Your Wild Side #onlyzooatl