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Hattiesburg Zoo to celebrate Tacos and Tequila

HATTIESBURG, MS. - The following is a press release from the Hattiesburg Zoo.

The second annual Tacos & Tequila after-hours event is set for Thursday, May 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

The evening will feature four pairings of tacos and craft tequila cocktails. Pre-fiesta will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Zoo plaza for ticket holders. Complimentary chips and salsa will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

“Last year, Tacos & Tequila packed a full house, and we received rave reviews all around. That’s why we are thrilled to be hosting this popular outdoor event again this year,” Demetric Kelly, guest services manager for Hattiesburg Zoo, said.

In addition to live music by a mariachi bands, activities included in admission are cornhole, giant Jenga, beer pong, and South American animal encounters.

“Tacos & Tequila is a definite crowd pleaser, and we enjoy creating these types of unforgettable events for our guests. We’re certain this year’s fiesta will be a unique and entertaining evening at the Zoo,” Rick Taylor, executive director for the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commissions, said.

Admission is $30, and the event is limited to adults 21 or older. Annual passes are not applicable. General admission tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the gate or in advance at Advance ticket sales will end on May 10 at 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as there are only 400 available. Festive event t-shirts are available to purchase while supplies last.



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