Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 4/20-4/27

Posted by on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 11:32am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, April 20 to Friday, April 27. 

April 20-22

4 Bridges Arts Festival

When: April 20 from 6:30-10 p.m.; April 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd 
Cost: Free

4 Bridges Arts Festival (4BAF) is Chattanooga's premier outdoor cultural event. Established in 2000 by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), 4BAF is a juried show, offering awards totaling $15,000 and showcasing the creative and distinctive talents of artists from across the country. Nationally ranked and regionally acclaimed, 4 Bridges Arts Festival has become a highly anticipated, annual destination that provides a marketplace experience that connects professional artists with avid art collectors. Produced by the Association for Visual Arts, 4 Bridges Arts Festival is an initiative dedicated to promoting the visual arts through programming that cultivates an appreciation for the creative process and advances opportunities for working artists.

Sunday, April 22

Cat-Inspired Yoga

When: 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.
Where: Southside Studio, 1431 Market St., Ste. 1
Cost: $10-50 

Learn safe ways to move, stretch, bend and nap like a cat. You'll explore cat-itude, playful shapes and transitions. Beginners and all levels welcome. PYO Yoga mat if you have one; some mats and blocks are available. The event benefits The Alice Fund, a local charity providing medical care for cats whose owners lack the resources to access care.

Sunday, April 22

Chattanooga Earth Day Festival 

When: 2-10 p.m.
Where: Coolidge Park, 200 River Street
Cost: Free

Come celebrate earth, science and community in the heart of downtown. The Chattanooga Earth Day Festival will include a full line-up of local bands, guest speakers, booths and vendors. The event is family-friendly, offering activities and giveaways for people of all ages. The Earth Day Festival is focused on sustainability in Chattanooga as well as the health of our planet. The event is generously sponsored by green|spaces, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Office of Sustainability, Growability, Dream Collective and the City of Chattanooga. Mayor Andy Berke will kick off the event with a speech, followed by musicians, including Milele Roots, Nattie Love Joys, Atlanta-based Aviva and the Flying Penguins, Danimal and Genki Genki Panic. Speakers for the program will include Empower Chattanooga, Tennessee Heartwood and many more. For more information, visit

Monday, April 23

Champagne and Fried Chicken Showcase

When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Chattanooga Workspace, 302 West 6th St
Cost: $49

The Chattanooga Tasting Club kicks off their Champagne & Fried Chicken Showcase in partnership with The Chattery! Come out to the outdoor patio at the Chattanooga Workspace to celebrate as we pair upscale French Champagne with downhome fried chicken; a combination that sommeliers around the world are raving about! Don’t believe us? Come taste for yourself, as we pair two of Chattanooga’s most famous fried chickens with delicious French champagne. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Thursday, April 26

Art + Issues: On Becoming A Woman

When: 6-7 p.m. 
Where: Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View
Cost: Free

Join Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga Executive Director Emily O'Donnell for an art-inspired discussion of issues facing teenagers and young women in Chattanooga today. The group will explore a contemporary photograph in the Hunter collection as a springboard for a group discussion about these contemporary issues. This hour long program, like all Art + Issues, is free to all.

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