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Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 6/28-7/05

Posted by Mary Beth Torgerson on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 6:37pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 28 to Friday July 5. 

Saturday, June 29

REI Backpacking Cooking Workshop

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Where: Enterprise South Nature Park, 8015 Volkswagen Drive 
Cost: $30-50

Creating a delicious and nutritious backpacking meal can be cinch when you have the knowledge and the right tools for the backcountry. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn about preparing food for backcountry travel, the different handling obstacles you may face in a remote setting, and tips and tricks on working with minimal kitchen supplies. We'll provide all the equipment and ingredients. No experience necessary. Just come hungry! For more information, visit

Monday, July 1

Tie Dye At Tennessee Riverpark

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
Where: Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Hwy
Cost: $5 per shirt

Learn to tie dye at Tennessee Riverpark! Meet between TN Riverpark Shelter #4 and Hubert Fry Center. There will be adult and child sizes available for $5. Children ages 5 and up can participate with an adult accompanying. For more information, visit 

Wednesday, July 3

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Presents Star-Spangled Supper

When: 6-11 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street 
Cost: $50 for adults, $10 for 12 and under, and free for kids 3 and under. 

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is throwing a patriotic party as the annual Star-Spangled Supper returns on Wednesday, July 3. The dinner is held in conjunction with the Pops on the River performance by the Chattanooga Symphony. Hosted by the Purple Lady Sonia Young, this fundraising event features barbecue by Sugar's Ribs, ice cream from Clumpies, and wine and beer for sale. There will be live music, and guests can enjoy the symphony concert and the fireworks afterwards from the theatre's riverfront terrace and lawn. Admission includes free parking. Parking passes must be picked up at the CTC box office by Friday, June 28. Tickets are available by calling 423-267-8534 or by visiting This event usually sells out so getting tickets early is recommended.

Thursday, July 4

Red, White & Blue Day

When: Noon to 4 p.m. 
Where: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. 
Cost: Free to $14.95

Come celebrate America's birthday at Creative Discovery Museum's annual Red, White and Blue Day! Guests will participate in several patriotic-themed crafts and activities that teach children about the reason the 4th of July is celebrated every year. At 2 p.m., guests will gather in the Atrium for a dance party followed by child-friendly "bubblewrap" fireworks and a colorful confetti drop. Immediately following those activities, a 21-Diet Coke geyser salute will honor the military men and women who have served our country along with "Happy Birthday America" cake and ice cream outside on the Museum Plaza (weather permitting).  As a thank you to those who protect and serve America, active duty military members and veterans will receive free admission to the Museum on July 4 for their families with presentation of a military ID (good for up to four guests). All activities are included with admission to the Museum. For more information, call 423-756-2738, or visit the Museum's website at

Various dates through August 

Summer Music Weekends

When: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd. 
Cost: $14.95-$26.95

Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old-time, bluegrass and country music all summer long during Summer Music Weekends. Activities include the Walking in Frieda's Footsteps Tour, making Aunt Frieda's fire fly jars and some 1930's Americana all around. Returning for the 15th season are the amazing Birds of Prey shows featuring powerful and majestic birds up close for a unique learning experience. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit



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