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Fourth of July Local Events

The holidays are a big deal around Chattanooga, and July 4th is no exception. We've put together a list of area events happening on or around the fourth that are filled with food, fireworks, music, and lots more! 

Wednesday, July 3

  • Pops in the Park 
    Starting at 3:00 PM in Coolidge Park, food trucks and vendors will be open to kick-off your afternoon picnic. Local party band Love, Peace, and Happiness will entertain at 4:30 PM, with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) performing patriotic favorites at 7:30 PM. The event concludes with fireworks over the river at 9:30 PM. 

  • Freedom Festival & Fireworks 
    The City of Collegedale will be hosting an event at The Commons with food vendors and ample free fun for the kiddos beginning at 4:00 PM.…
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1. The Walnut Street Bridge is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.

Spanning 1/2 mile, our walking bridge provides beautiful views of the Tennessee River, Downtown, and Chattanooga sunsets. It's also the oldest and largest surviving truss bridge in the South.

2. Chattanooga women are known for making history. 

Mary Hardaway Walker was the oldest student in the nation, learning to read and write at 116 years old! Dr. Mary Edwards Walker remains the nation's only female Medal of Honor recipient, caring for injured or dying soldiers through the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga. 

We are also the home of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

3. There's a reason we're called "Gig City".

Chattanooga Electric…

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So you only have 2 days in Chattanooga? Maybe you're visiting to check out the area, seeing family who live nearby, or maybe you just saw an article about all the city has to offer. Whatever the reason, there's a small window to squeeze in as much as possible. From restaurants to shopping, outdoor excursions to relaxing escapes, there are endless possibilities.

Wouldn't it be great if someone could just hand over an itinerary that checked all the boxes?

You're in luck, because we created just that! 

Are you an outdoorsy-type, who loves to be on the go? See our "Adventurer" Itinerary:

Looking for something more laid-back with relaxation at the forefront? Here you go!:

Needing some family-friendly fun? Don't worry, we've got you…

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Restaurant Chef

There's no shortage of great food in Chattanooga, and we've got a scrumptious list to fit your budget. Keep in mind that the menu items and prices vary from brunch to lunch to dinner, so make sure to check out menus beforehand to see what strikes your fancy!


$10-20 Per Person

  • Champy's World Famous Fried Chicken - Multiple locations in East Ridge, Downtown, Lee Hwy, & Cleveland
  • Milk & Honey - 135 N. Market St. Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • Niedlov's Bakery & Cafe - 215 E. Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • River Street Deli - 151 River St. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Taqueria Jalisco Ania - 1639 Rossville Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • Two Ten Jack - 1110 Market St. Ste FC4 Chattanooga, TN 37402


$20-35 Per Person

  • 1885 Grill - Multiple…
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Fun isn't hard to find in and around Chattanooga, so we've put together some of our favorite upcoming festivals and events to help you choose!

Chattanooga River Market | March 9-10 will be the 2024 opening weekend at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza. Local artisans will have booths from 10am-5pm on Saturdays and 10am-4pm on Sundays through October. Make a day of it and explore the Aquarium and/or National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

Rock The Riverfront | March 14-April 14 from 8:30am-8:30pm each day. This month-long festival is a unique and FREE event on the Chattanooga Green. This interactive art installation will also feature live music, fire performances, food, parades, and tons of themed activities.

Lucky Shamrock Market at Cambridge…

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It is officially 2024 and we could not be more excited for a new year full of amazing opportunities! As the clock strikes midnight and the calendar turns to a new year, many individuals embark on a journey of self-improvement through New Year's resolutions. Having the right environment and opportunities can significantly impact the success of these resolutions, and Chattanooga has it all! Whether you are looking to improve your health, meet new people, or try new things, Chattanooga is the place to be when it comes to a fresh start. We’ve put together a list of ideas and places you go to help start your resolutions off right.

Looking to try something new this year? Chattanooga has countless opportunities for anybody to learn a new hobby, craft, or…

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As the holiday season unfolds, Chattanooga transforms into a festive wonderland filled with joyous activities for residents and visitors alike. If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate the season, we’ve put together a list of where you can find a little holiday cheer around Chattanooga!

Be sure to click on each one to find out how to purchase tickets if required. 

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

As one of out most famous Christmas attractions, walk into a mesmerizing world of lights at Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights. Wander through gardens illuminated by over 30 holiday scenes, featuring thousands of twinkling lights. This annual event promises a magical experience for the whole family. 

Ruby Falls Christmas Underground

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Chattanooga was recently rated the “all-around best city” to retire in the south by Investopedia and Southern Living. Retirement is a time of life that many people eagerly anticipate. It's an opportunity to relax, enjoy your golden years, and make the most of your well-earned time. We’ve put together a list of reasons why it’s no surprise to us that Chattanooga was named the best city to retire in.

Beautiful Outdoors | Chattanooga is nestled in the beautiful Tennessee Valley, surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. It offers retirees an abundance of opportunities to connect with nature. With stunning hiking trails, pristine lakes, and nearby national parks, you'll have the chance to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Whether it's a leisurely…

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October is here which means the leaves will be changing colors soon here in Chattanooga! Our town offers some amazing and unique opportunities to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. The city is surrounded by the scenic Appalachian Mountains and offers various locations where you can experience the vibrant colors of autumn. We’ve put together a list of where you can find the best views as the season changes.

Lookout Mountain | Lookout Mountain is one of the most popular spots for fall foliage in Chattanooga. You can visit Rock City Gardens, which offers stunning views of the surrounding forests and valleys including a point where you can see 7 different states. The Lover's Leap trail on Lookout Mountain is another great option for hiking and enjoying…

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The Labor Day weekend tends to bring the summer break to a close as kids are back in school and the weather starts to cool off a bit. Here in Chattanooga, we keep the outdoor fun going! From music festivals to whiskey tastings, your days are sure to be filled with fun, unforgettable experiences! We’ve put together a list of some of the top events happening around Chattanooga to keep the fun going and help you fill up your calendar this month.

Noontunes | Every Friday, 11am -1pm | 211 Broad Street | Click here for the website

Noontunes, a free lunchtime concert series, will enliven Broad Street every Friday with artist vendors, food trucks, live music and themed activities.

National Treasures: Party at the Park | September 7, 5:30-8:30pm |…

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