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Hispanic Heritage Festival with Conexion Americas

Nashville Zoo partners with Conexion Americas to host Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 24, for a celebration of culture and community. The festival will include folk dance performances, live music, special themed concessions, and bilingual options for Grassmere Historic Home tours, animal shows and encounters.

Throughout the day, guests can expect celebrations of all kinds to be taking place around the Zoo. Visitors can enjoy storytelling and a puppet show from the Nashville Public Library in the morning and folk dancing plus a variety of live music in the afternoon. At 1 pm and 2 pm, stop by the amphitheater for animal shows and watch the Zoo's ambassador animals demonstrate their natural abilities. The Grassmere Historic Home will be open for guided tours throughout the duration of the festival. Both the animals shows and Historic Home tours will be offered in English and Spanish. Explore booths hosted by Conexion Americas and community partners. Special themed concessions will be offered during the festival including empanadas, chicharrones, horchata, margaritas and more.

This event is included with general Nashville Zoo admission or membership. Please note that advance timed-entry reservations will be required for all guests including members. Learn more about time-entry and member reservations here.

Hispanic Heritage Festival was created in partnership with Conexion Americas and is supported by EJ Jefe radio and Mix 92.9. For more information and to view the festival schedule, visit

About Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization celebrating 25 years at Grassmere. The Zoo is an accredited member of the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, exemplifying the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Nashville Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs, and education initiatives in our backyard as well as around the world. With support from the Nashville community, donors, and sponsors, the Zoo is ranked the number one tourist attraction in Middle Tennessee and welcomes more than one million guests annually. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike just six miles south of downtown. For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit


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