Chattanooga Yearly Events

Thursday, April 6 – Sunday, April 9 CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL
Head on down to Chattown for four days of fun-and-films at the Fourth Annual Chattanooga Film Festival!  (Say that quickly four times!)  Check out the website for film schedules, discussions, parties and more.  The CFF has become a significant assemblage of filmmakers in the Southeast, and you won’t want to miss being a part of this regional cinematic event.

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 9SPRING 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 9BUG-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


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 20RIVERDANCE – 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.



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 22OKLAHOMA! – 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 234 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 2230th 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 28PAULA 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.  


An amateur BBQ contest benefiting the kids of Lana's Love.

Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30

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.


Hosted by the Chattanooga Bicycle Club. 100 Mile Century, 62 Mile Metric and 25 Mile Route options, over up to three scenic mountain paths through 3 states.


Chattanooga, Tennessee (Champions Tennis Club; University of the South, host).

Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival

June 4, 2017

Noon – 5 pm, presented by Terminal Brewhouse. Chattanooga’s Premier and Rare Find Brew Festival.  First Tennessee Pavilion. MORE INFO

Riverbend Festival 2017

June 9 - 17 2017

8 days, An annual music festival of the highest caliber, 5 stages, nearly 100 artists. Click HERE for tickets, line up, and additional info.

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathalon

June 25, 2017

Intermediate - 1.5k Swim | 42k Bike | 10k Run,  Sprint - 0.25 mi Swim | 10.5 mi Bike | 3 mi Run. Click HERE for registration and complete details.

Pops on the River

July 2, 2017

Chattanooga Symphony at Coolidge Park  8 pm. Free with Fireworks Display at 9:45. MORE INFO

NSA Class B&C Fast Pitch World Series

July 17 - 23 2017

10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U age divisions. MORE INFO


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Southern Brewer's Festival

August 19, 2017

2 pm to Midnight. Ross’s Landing Park, Chattanooga. MORE INFO

Chattanooga Mud Run

August 19, 2017

7 am – Noon. Greenway Farms. This year with the course and new obstacles. TICKETS - FACEBOOK

Shawn Adams Memorial Disc Golf Tournament

August 19, 2017

Village Volkswagen River Gorge Omnium Cycling Race, August 25 – 27th, presented by Erlanger UT Sports Medicine. Click HERE for more details and registration.

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Ironman World Championship

September 9 - 10 2017

Ross’s Landing Park. MORE INFO

Coker Tire Challenge

September 15 - 17 2017

3 day Timed/Endurance Road Rally out and back over three days. Contact Great Race Director, Jeff Stumb, for details and registration. MORE INFO

Skyhoundz World Championship

September 23 - 24 2017

Coolidge Park Park, Starts at 9 am. Click HERE for more information and schedule.

Little Debbie Ironman

September 24, 2017

Ross’s Landing Park. Click HERE for more information and registration.

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River Rocks Chattanooga

October 6 - 21 2017

Multi-day athletic event for people of all ages and almost every skill level (world class to amateurs) highlighting the beauty, diversity, and vibrance of the Scenic City. DETAILS

3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival

October 6 - 7 2017

Ross’s Landing Park. World Class artists, Free to the public. Click HERE for 2017 lineup.

7 Bridges Marathon

October 17, 2017

7 am. Coolidge Park, North Shore Chattanooga. 7 Bridges Marathon, 4 Bridges Half Marathon, 7 Bridges Relay, 5K, Family Fun Run.  Cutting edge timing electronics, beautiful scenery, amazing course.  Click HERE for more information and registration.

ChattaJack Paddleboard / Kayak Race

October 28, 2017

A 31-mile paddleboard and kayak race through the beautiful, inspiring Tennessee River Gorge.  A not to be missed event for anyone involved in these sports. MORE INFO

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Head of the Hooch Event

November 4 - 5 2017

Premier regatta for rowers of all ages. 2,000+ boats, with over 9,000 seats being rowed.  Don’t miss this exciting event on the beautiful Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing in Chattanooga. MORE INFO

Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights

November 17 - December 30, 2017

Enjoy the beauty of Rock City Gardens in its Winter Splendor lighted by millions of beautifully placed lights and displays of holiday cheer.  23rd Anniversary this year. Click HERE for more information and pricing.

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Main X 24 Festival

December 2, 2017

24-hour, eclectic street Festival highlighting culture, arts, and food of Chattanooga’s South Side neighborhood.  8 am Saturday, to 8 am Sunday the first weekend in December.  There’s something for everyone including a campy street parade Saturday morning featuring children of all ages! MORE INFO