Special Events

May

Wild Wines is one of central Arkansas’s premiere wine and culinary experiences. The Saturday night Grand Tasting offers tastings of high quality wine and food pairings from more than 50 of Little Rock’s best restaurants! Wild Wines also features a high-end Reserve Wine Room event the Friday before at Café Africa at the Little Rock Zoo with samples of top wines with food from some of the finest local restaurants. This year, the Wild Wines Grand Tasting will feature live entertainment areas and several chances for animal encounters along the way! Don’t miss this two-day festival of food and fun!

September

It’s a craft beer fest at the most unique venue in town – the Little Rock Zoo! Taste dozens of brews in your souvenir cup as you meet some new animal friends and listen to some great live music. Zoo Brew takes place in and around the pavilion and inside Cafe Africa and also features the best food trucks in central Arkansas serving-up the hottest local cuisine (food sold separately)!

October

Arkansas’s largest Halloween festival features fun for everyone! There’s an Adult Night when guests trick-or-treat for fun libations and enjoy haunted attractions such as the Haunted Train, Haunted House, bounce houses, rides, games and other attractions. And of course the kiddos won’t be without candy! This event attracts 20,000 people annually to the Little Rock Zoo.

December

The Little Rock Zoo becomes a winter wonderland during this holiday lights festival. Join us for pictures with Santa, FREE carousel rides, a FREE lighted train ride to the North Pole, crafts for kids, special meet-n-greets with our penguins, live music, and food at Holidays in the Wild. In 2016 we introduced Holidays in the Wild – With a Kick, an adults only night that included all the family friendly fun but with adult beverages along the way.