by Anna Varnell
on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at 9:51am.
Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 24th to Friday, July 1st.
Friday, June 24th
Summer Cocktail Festival
When: 6:00pm-9:00pm Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd Cost: $39
We thought this one would be so much fun that we'd talk about it on this week's Friday Five too! Call your friends, line up the baby sitter if needed, and get ready to cool off this summer with the inaugural Chattanooga Summer Cocktail Festival! Benefiting the Chattanooga Market, the Chattanooga Summer Cocktail Festival will over 40 spirits creating deliciously fresh summer inspired cocktails. With the purchase of a ticket, enjoy 12 cocktail samples as you dance into the night with music provided by an amazing DJ. Between the drinks and dancing, there will be food available for purchase from Cart & Seoul Korean Taqueria, Drake’s, and Nonni’s Empanadas. This event is 21 and up and would make sure a great date night or fun with your group of friends! For a full list of cocktail presenters and to purchase tickets, click here!
Calling all athletes! The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon is happening this Sunday! This event will host a Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon, perfect for experienced triathletes and beginners looking to get started in the sport. The course will start and finish in the heart of downtown and run mostly along the beautiful Tennessee River. Athletes will start the morning off with a refreshing swim exiting at Ross’s Landing. From there, athletes will hop on their bikes for a ride along Amnicola Hwy and back. Lastly, lace up those running shoes and head out on the last leg of the race as you run to the finish line! Distances will vary based on which race you choose. You can also gather a few friends and participate in the relay as a team! It’s not too late to sign up! Click here to register or to find more details on each race and the course.
Saturday, June 25th
Chattanooga Red Wolves/Beer Fest
When: 6:00pm, Game starts at 7:30pm Where: CHI Memorial Stadium Cost: $15+ for game tickets, $29.99 for Beer Fest plus game tickets
This Saturday is not just your average Red Wolves game. The Chattanooga Red Wolves are excited to host their first annual Beer Fest. Fans can start their night off right by sampling beer from breweries such as Big River Breweries, Five Wits Brewing Company, Cherry Street Brewing, Brewski, and more! Fest-goers can purchase a General Admission Beer Fest ticket for $29.99 which includes a general admission ticket to the Red Wolves match, a Red Wolves branded beer stein, 2 vouchers to be redeemed for a full beer from any of the Beer Fest Breweries, and unlimited tastings from Summer Beer Fest Breweries until 7:30pm kickoff. Beer Fest tickets are limited. To purchase your ticket, head over to The Chattanooga Red Wolves website.
Saturday, June 25th
When: 10:00am-4:00pm Where: Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Cost: Free
Join McKamey Animal Center this Saturday as they take over Coolidge Park for the first ever Paw Palooza! The day will start with a walk across the Walnut Street Bridge as a fundraiser to support McKamey Animal Center. The walk will end back at Coolidge Park where the festivities will begin! Paw Palooza will host 30+ vendors, food trucks, dog games, and more in celebration of pet lovers throughout our city! There will also be fun contests including a look-a-like contest, best trick contest, and cutest pet contest. Don't miss out on this fun event that will also help raise money to save the lives of thousands of cats and dogs. For details and to register to for the walk, click here!
Saturday, June 25th
South Chattanooga Music Festival
When: 4:00pm-8:00pm Where: Southside Community Park, 3501 Central Ave Cost: Free
This Saturday is the first ever South Chattanooga Music Festival! This family-friendly festival is open to the public and is free! Enjoy a day full of delicious food vendors, a DJ, live band, and a performance by the Soul Aerobics Steppers. All proceeds from the event will got to support The Net Resource Foundation's Leadership for Life program. This summer program is for 6th-10th graders and will help students with career preparation, life skills and work-based learning. For more details on The Net Resource Foundation, head over to their website here.