Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 11/17-11/24

Posted by on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, November 17 and Friday, November 24. 

Friday, November 17, 18 and 19

Storyteller Productions presents “The Spitfire Grill”

When: November 17 at 7:30 p.m.; November 18 at 1 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.; or November 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, GA 30736 
Cost: $13-15

Storyteller Productions is pleased to present, by special agreement with Samuel French, The Spitfire Grill. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill. "A soul of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows." - The New York Times. The Spitfire Grill is a musical of a different kind. There are no large dance numbers, but instead deep character development and a compelling story that draws you in. Join us PM for an incredible journey into second chances.

Friday, November 17

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 |
Cost: $12.95-22.95

Celebrating 23 years of enchantment, Rock City's family holiday tradition returns, where joy, wonder and magic await! Marvel at this award-winning holiday lighting extravaganza! Music, food and  magical decorations are just a few reasons to “See Rock City” this holiday season. This award-winning light extravaganza features more than 30 holiday scenes that transform the gardens' natural daytime splendor into a nocturnal fantasyland. Visit with St. Nick and his elves, enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa, sugar plum fairy makeovers and nightly entertainment in the North Pole Lodge.

Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19 

Chattanooga Hip-Hop Festival

When: Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and Nov. 19 from Noon to 1 a.m.
Where: Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street
Cost: Free - $30

Join Hip-Hop CHA for Chattanooga's first Hip-Hop festival taking place at the Chattanooga Choo Choo and Revelry Room! The event opens up to the general public for a family-friendly day where guests can learn how to be a DJ or the basics of hip-hop dance, plus much more. There will be DJs and dancers throughout the Choo Choo campus and some of Chattanooga's premiere hip-hop artists will be featured throughout the festival. Local performances start in the afternoon and go through the evening (18 and up). For more information and a full schedule, visit

Thursday, November 23

18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk

When: 8-10 a.m. 
Where: Coolidge Park, 200 River Street
Cost: $15 - $25

The 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk will take place on Thanksgiving morning, and 100 percent of the proceeds of the walk will benefit the Maclellan Shelter for Families, which is the only homeless shelter in the Greater Chattanooga Area that provides a stable environment for families to remain together as they search for permanent housing solutions. Start a new Thanksgiving tradition while helping a family in transition by registering or making a donation at or calling 423-847-5844.

Friday, November 24

Holiday Cheer at the Pier

When: 5-9 p.m.
Where: Ross’s Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway
Price: Free

Weekly Fig, Erwin Marine and The Southern Belle are all family owned Chattanooga businesses are coming together to put on Holiday Cheer at the Pier, otherwise known as the Grand Illumination and Lighted Boat Parade. The event will include local vendors, crafters and food trucks, as well as photos with Santa. At 7 p.m. the skippers of 40+ decorated boats will take the helm led by Marty Puryear of Erwin Marine Riverfront. The grand finale of the event will be a fireworks. For more information about the event, contact Anju Wilson at 423-708-2255. 

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