Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 10/25 - 11/01

Posted by on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 6:13pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, October 25 to Friday, November 1. 

October 25-27

Columbus Ships - The Nina and the Pinta in Chattanooga

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Pier, 200 Riverfront Parkway
Cost: Free to $8.50

The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus' Ships, are open for tours in Chattanooga. The Nina, a caravel ship, was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship "the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built." The Pinta, also a caravel, is considered by historians to be the space shuttle of the 15th century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum for the purpose of educating the public and school children. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are free. For more information, visit

October 26-27

Rock City’s Rocktoberfest

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd. 
Cost: $14.95

Get in touch with Rock City's German heritage during the 14th annual Rocktoberfest. Rock City Square will be transformed for a celebration of harvests and fall foliage. This premiere autumn festival includes live German music, polka lessons, German food, the Fall Fairy, Ik the Troll King and fun for the whole family. Also see the Birds of Prey in action! Join the fun at Rock City as we celebrate and honor our founder Frieda Utermoehlen Carter. This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2018 by Southeast Tourism Society! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Oct. 26 and 31

Zombies on a Train: Escape-o-ween Experience

When: 6-11 p.m.
Where: Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street 
Cost: $32

What's worse than being trapped on a runaway train? Try being trapped on a runaway train with zombies inside! This Halloween season the Escape Experience will have live zombie actors playing along with participants inside its Runaway Train experience located at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. While working together to find clues, solve puzzles and escape, you and your team must also fend off zombie attacks as you attempt to work your way off the unstoppable locomotive. With the use of live zombie actors, our top-rated escape rooms and puzzles, and good old fashioned cap pistols (to stun the zombies with), this is a fun-filled experience you do not want to miss! Space is limited, so book online in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Thursday, October 31 


When: 1-9 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Arcade Pinball Museum, 409 Broad St. 
Cost: $20

Come to Chattanooga Arcade Pinball Museum on Halloween for pizza, costumes and unlimited free play on pinball. Wear a costume and receive a drink voucher. There will also be a costume contest with prizes! For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit

Friday, Nov. 1

Noontunes: Lori Button

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Miller Park, 928 Market St. 
Cost: Free 

Check out #NoontunesCHA and enjoy the last performance in the all local concert series. Food trucks and vendors will be set up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The music starts at noon. All shows are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.

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