Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 1/13-1/20

Posted by Anna Varnell on Friday, January 13th, 2023 at 10:43am.


Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 13th through January 20th.

Saturday, January 14th

Wauhatchie BoulderFest 2023

When: 8:00am -11:30pm
Where: Boulders on Old Wauhatchie Pike, 1835 Old Wauhatchie Pike
Cost: $20

The third annual Wauhatchie BoulderFest is this weekend! The competition is an open-to-all community climbing day at Lookout Mountain Conservancy’s Boulders on Old Wauhatchie Pike. Climb in the first natural urban bouldering park in the southeast while competing in an enduro-style bouldering competition that pulls in community, climbing, and conservation. This is a family friendly event for all levels of climbers; beginners are encouraged to join! There will be food trucks and vendors available. Enjoy live music and fire pits all with an amazing view of the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga. Registration will be capped at 120 participants so be sure to sign up asap! To find out more about the day and to grab your ticket, click here!

Tuesday, January 17th

Fundamentals of Gardening

When: 6:00-7:30pm
Where: The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. Suite 108
Cost: $30

Is 2023 your year to finally start the garden on your dreams? This Tuesday, the Chattery is hosting "The Fundamentals of Gardening" to help you get started. If you have put off growing a garden because you think you don't have the time, knowledge, or space, this class is for you. You will be introduced to the "no fuss" garden system. This class will cover the simple steps you need to get your garden started right to make growing easy and will cover topics like creating healthy soil, finding the perfect location, choosing the right plant for the right season, methods to find weeds and pest organically. To reserve your spot and to check out all of the classes offered by the Chattery, click here!

Saturday, January 14th

2023 Polar Plunge Fun Run

When: 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Lula Lake Land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Rd.
Cost: $50

Celebrate a new year and new beginnings with us! The 2023 Polar Plunge is the ONE day out of the entire year we allow the public to swim in Lula Lake. It's a tradition to bring good luck in the year to come! We'll help you out to the launching point in the lake and countdown. Then you'll jump into the cleansing water to rid any bad luck for a new year. There's an optional 3-mile fun run through our Preserve leading you to the launch point at Lula Lake. Chattanooga Whiskey spiked (or not) hot cider, hot cocoa, and beer will be provided along with a souvenir koozie! Be bold and dare to take the plunge into the freezing waters of Lula Lake or take a fun run before you take a dip! To find out more details and to purchase your ticket, click here!

Friday, January 13th

Swell Sound Independent Artist Showcase

When: 7:00pm
Where: Songbirds, 35 Station St.
Cost: $30

Tonight is a good night to enjoy some music! Presented by Swell Sound Agency, hear three amazing artist at the Independent Artist Showcase! Artist, Ned Abernathy, made the move to Nashville in 2022 following a busy few years in college honing his live show playing bars, events, and house parties. His impassioned delivery draws from inspirations as diverse as Eric Church and Harry Styles, and his unique vocal can often be compared somewhere between the edgy delivery of Morgan Wallen and the youthful exuberance of Shawn Mendes. Second, Lo Monaco is an acoustic/alternative pop singer/songwriter with heartfelt lyrics, passionate vocals, and honest, emotive delivery. He writes his music from a very genuine and personal perspective, crafting engaging stories through complex melodies. Lo brings the excitement of his music to life on stage through looping and playing a mixture of his acoustic guitar and FX pedals, creating ambient sounds and percussive beats on the body of his Cole Clark. The third artist is singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bennett Coleman who has honed his craft at music festivals and bars across the southeast blending gritty Americana Country Rock with a soulful R&B voice. He’s played in massive festivals across the southeast opening for artists like Carrie Underwood, Lee Brice, Morgan Wallen, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, but has always had songs of his own that he wanted to share with the world. His first self-written singles hit all major platforms in 2022 and feature him playing all instruments sitting in on drums, bass, keys, guitars, and vocals. Grab your ticket before they're sold out by clicking here!

January 13th-20th 

Cooking Classes

When: Times vary per class
Where: The Sweet and Savory Classroom, 45 E. Main St. Suite 112
Cost: $86-$184

If you are looking to broaden your culinary horizons, look no further! The Sweet and Savory classroom is an incredibly fun experience where you get to enjoy delicious food and drinks all while learning how to make each yummy dish at home. Each class offers different cuisines all of which are equally delicious! Classes range from Greek to calzones to lobster ravioli to tacos & tequila.  This makes for a great night out with a group of friends, date night, or even fun with the family! To check out all of the classes offered and to reserve your spot, click here to head over to their website!

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