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NYPA Press Release

Free Wildlife Festival Comes to Utica Sept. 11

For Immediate Release: 09/3/21

Contact: Joseph Caruso | 315-792-8720 |

UTICA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its annual Wildlife Festival, rain or shine, on Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Utica Zoo, located on Utica Zoo Way, in Utica.

All visitors will receive FREE ADMISSION, courtesy of NYPA, with parking available in the Utica Zoo and NYPA’s John S. Dyson NY Energy Zone parking lots and parking shuttles from the Parkway Rec Center.


Enjoy the old favorites: Jim Okey’s magic show, champion chainsaw sculptor Mark Tyoe, the Sea Lion Show, face painting, and visits with exotic animals from around the world. You can also grab some refreshments from local food trucks at the event.

For more information about the festival, contact Joseph Caruso at 315-792-8720 or e-mail  


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