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

WHAT: Take a trip around the world at Wild World Weekend, the annual signature cultural heritage festival at Zoo Atlanta, on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 2022. The two-day event will highlight the dynamic cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas with live performances, demonstrations, family activities, and more.

Saturday, July 30: Saturday’s event takes guests to the Caribbean, Mexico, China, Indonesia, and Ireland, with appearances by Caribbean Dancers of America; Alma Mexicana; Chien Hong School of Kung-Fu; Sanggar Lestari; Magic Eastern; and Drake Irish Dance.

Sunday, July 31: Sunday’s event brings a new slate of opportunities celebrating Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand; Spain; Germany; Brazil; and India with appearances by Mahealani’s Polynesian Entertainment; Berdole Flamenco; Mountain Top Polka Band; Maculelê Copoeira Academy; and Moksha.

Wild World Weekend activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members; free with general admission. See a list of performance times here, and get general admission tickets at

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 2022

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

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office


ABOUT: 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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