Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 5/6 - 5/13

Posted by Anna Varnell on Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 10:38am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, May 6th to Friday, May 13th.

Saturday, May 7th 

World's Best Mom Market

When: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave
Cost: Free 

Are you still struggling to find the perfect gift for mom? With Mother’s Day only a few days away, the Chattery is here to help. Swing by this Saturday to shop from local vendors and find a beautiful handmade gift that is sure to be something your mom will love. Enjoy coffee from Sleepyhead Coffee while you shop and watch live screen printing of one-of-a-kind "World's Best Mom" shirts. Be sure to get there early to snag a bouquet of flowers before they run out! For more details and a list of the vendors, check out

Saturday, May 7th

We Make, CARnaval

When: 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Coolidge Park, 150 River St.
Cost: $0-$55

Art cars are back! Chattanooga’s “happiest event” is happening this weekend at Coolidge Park. Car decorating has been taken to another level where a simple sticker or decal just won’t do. Start your day with checking out all of the creative designs and even join the fun. Feel free to dress up your wheels as it will be a day full of celebration and artistic creations! If you're looking to continue the celebration, the CARnaval Art Ball will begin at 7pm. Tickets are $55 and this event is for adults 21 and up. This event will be full colorful designs and costumes, puppets, and fire dancers! Not sure which event is for you? Check out  for a full list of the entire day's activities.

Tuesday, May 10th

Joggers and Lagers

When: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Chattanooga Brewery, 1804 Chestnut St.
Cost: Free to run

Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and meet new people? Joggers and Lagers meets every Tuesday at Chattanooga Brewery. Start with a 5k that follows the Chattanooga riverfront to enjoy the beauty of the Tennessee River. You do not need to be a seasoned runner for this event. All paces are welcome! Even your pup is welcome to join. After the run, all joggers are welcomed to stick around for beer and burger specials at the Chattanooga Brewery. For details and future runs, head over to

May 7th- 8th 

Southern Fried Food Truck Festival

When: Saturday:10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday:10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Dr.
Cost: Free, Food and Crafts to purchase

What could be more southern than sweet tea? How about a fried food festival? You read that right! Be sure to bring your appetite to the Southern Fried Food Truck Festival this weekend. With over 20 food vendors, there will be plenty to choose from. Even the desserts are fried with deep fried oreos and funnel cakes! Kids will love the inflatables, petting zoo, trackless train, and more. There will be plenty of entertainment and shopping for a fun weekend with the entire family! Check out for details!

Saturday, May 7th

Kane Brown: Blessed and Free Tour

When: 7:00pm
Where: Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd
Cost: $50-$500

Don’t miss the chance to watch award winning artist, Kane Brown, perform as his tour starts in his hometown at Finely Stadium this weekend. There are still a few seats still available to watch him kick off his tour with opening acts including Walker Hayes. It is sure to be the highlight of the weekend to watch him perform some of your favorite Billboard chart-topping hits! For tickets, check out

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