Wildlife Festival 2023 Will Be Held on September 9, 2023! Details About Wildlife Festival 2023 Will Be Announced Soon!

Join us for powerful fun at the NYPA Energy Zone & Utica Zoo on Saturday, September 10 from 10am to 4pm! Admission to this event is FREE courtesy of the New York Power Authority. Come and visit for a day of animals, music, food, entertainment, vendors, and nature! There will be FREE parking in the Zoo and Energy Zone parking lots with FREE overflow parking and shuttle buses available from the Parkway Rec Center and MVCC Payne Hall lot! This event is rain or shine!

Featured Entertainment:

The Brian Mulkerne Band

Jim Okey Magic Comedy

BJ the Clown & Glitter Tattoos

Mark Tyoe, Chainsaw Sculptor

The Utica Comets Mascot

Children's Museum - Mobile Museum

Food Options:



B&B Burnables

And Stuff of That Nature

Francine Loparco Art

Usborne Books

Informational Booths:

Wolf Mountain Nature Center


Oneida County Youth Bureau

Oneida County Health Department

Oneida County Stop - DWI



ADK Mountain Club

Oneida County Sheriff

Cayuga Centers

Event Map

Due to needing time to set up for our Wine in the Wilderness Event, on June 3rd the zoo will be closing to the public at 1pm! We will reopen our doors at 6pm for the event! Event tickets will still be purchasable at our gift shop during this time!