Thursday, April 6 – TASTE – Stratton Hall
Plan an extended springtime get-away weekend in Chattanooga, starting off with exquisite cuisine at Taste, while supporting the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. This year’s participating restaurants include some of the best in our area along with great music and drink to create a super party atmosphere to begin your weekend.
Thursday, April 6 – MOZART AND MAHLER – Tivoli Theater
For all you music aficionados, begin your long weekend with an eclectic evening of music at Chattanooga’s famous Tivoli Theater, featuring Mozart’s Don Giovanni followed by Exsultate Jubilate (featuring Soprano Maria Valdes), and ending with Mahler’s 4th Symphony. From humor to sacred music to symphony, you’ll experience a little bit of everything musical.
Thursday, April 6 – Monday, April 10 - CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS vs. MOBILE, AL
For baseball fans, spend your first weekend in April at AT&T Field bringing in the season at the Chattanooga Lookouts Opening Weekend, a Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. A fireworks display is planned for both Thursday and Friday nights, April 6-7, along with many other special opening-weekend events. Check out the schedule!
Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9 – SPRING PLANT SALE – CRABTREE FARMS
Leave some space in your car to take back some hardy, healthy plants from Crabtree Farms, a sustainable community farm near downtown Chattanooga, during their annual Spring Plant Sale. Enjoy food, music, crafts and workshops amidst a laid-back fun farm atmosphere while browsing over 100 varieties of vegetable, herbs and fruit plants.
Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9 – BUG-A-PALUZA 19
Chattanooga’s Bug-A-Paluza has become a premier event in the Southeast for Volkswagen enthusiasts of all ages, featuring over 350 show Bugs. Tickets are only $5 and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga. Gather with thousands of other Bug fans and stroll the grounds of Camp Jordan viewing over 100 vendors of VW parts and memorabilia.
Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 16
EASTER WEEKEND AT ST FRANCIS COTTAGE
No plans for Easter? Spend Easter Weekend with us at St Francis Cottage, featuring an Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch. Tour the local sites with your loved one on Saturday, and let us handle the Easter Dinner for you!
Monday, April 17 – Friday, 21 - CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS vs. BILOXI, MS
Need a week off this spring and love baseball? We’re open seven days a week, and ready to roll out the red carpet during your Chattanooga baseball vacation.
Tuesday, April 18 – Thursday, April 20 – RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary Tour
Get your tickets NOW for RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour at Chattanooga’s historic Tivoli Theater. Savor a spectacular evening of music and dance watching the renown Irish Dance Troupe perform.
Tuesday, April 18 – STRING THEORY – CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Of LINCOLN CENTER Hunter Museum of Art
Calling all chamber music fans to enjoy a Tuesday evening at Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum of Art, listening to the award-winning Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour, an internationally-renown repertory company.
Tuesday, April 18 – Saturday, April 22 – OKLAHOMA! – UTC Fine Arts Center
You can’t beat the price of $15 to see a live production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, performed by the UTC Theatre Company at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Plan to stay at St Francis Cottage if you’re coming in town to see this musical!
Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23 – 4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL
Don’t miss one of the most featured juried art shows in the U.S. at the famous 4 Bridges Arts Festival. Produced by Chattanooga’s Association for Visual Arts, this gathering of over 150 nationally-renown artists is held each year in the covered 50,000 square-foot First Tennessee Pavilion near downtown Chattanooga. Get your tickets now for the Friday evening private 4 Bridges Preview Party (Tickets are $77.25 per person), or daily passes are only $7 for one day and $10 for both Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23 - 2017 SAA CONFERENCE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Let SFC be your home base while you are in town for the seven-team double-elimination Softball Tournament at Warner Park near downtown Chattanooga.
Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22 – 30th ANNUAL SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE
Native plant enthusiasts will not want to miss the 30th Annual Native Plant Sale at the 317-acre Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
Saturday, April 22 – Wednesday, April 26 - CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS vs. TENNESSEE
Remember that St Francis is open seven days a week, and we are ready to serve you while in Chattanooga for a weekend of baseball games!
Thursday, April 27 – LA MER – Tivoli Theatre
The final masterworks concert of this season, the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra will present Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman; Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and scene change music from his opera Peter Grimes; Ola Gjeilo’s Dreamweaver; and Debussy’s La Mer.
Friday, April 28 – PAULA POUNDSTONE – Track 29
If you need a GOOD laugh, travel over to Track 29. Paula Poundstone's quick wit and masterful, offbeat humor are just a part of her many talents: writer, voice over artist, standup comedian, TV star, and game show judge. It all comes to light in her poignant comedy.
Saturday, April 29 -- RUBY FALLS - BATTLE BELOW THE CLOUDS
An amateur BBQ contest benefiting the kids of Lana's Love.
Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30 – CHATTANOOGA MARKET OPENING WEEKEND: MoonPie Celebrates 100 Years
This iconic market features a wonderful mix of arts, crafts, produce, baked items, a bevy of food trucks, and eclectic entertainment for the whole family. Come celebrate this year's first weekend. Free to the public. Hours: 10 am - 5 pm. April 29 through the third weekend in December.