Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 4/22 - 4/29

Posted by Anna Varnell on Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at 10:39am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, April 22 to Friday, April 29.

April 23 - 24

Chattanooga Market - Opening Weekend

When: Saturday, 23rd 10am - 5pm, Sunday, 24th 11am -4pm
Where: First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Cost: Free 

The Chattanooga Market is back! Head down to the First Horizon Pavilion for the opening weekend of the Chattanooga Market that runs from April through November. You can find vendors from all over the metropolitan area offering local produce, artisan foods, hand-crafted goods, art, and more. You will also enjoy live music and delicious food from food trucks as you shop. This event offers fun for the entire family!

Saturday, April 23

Battle Below The Clouds

When: 10:30am- 5:30pm 
Where: Ruby Falls, 1720 Scenic City Hwy  
Cost: Free, Food available for purchase.

Ruby Falls 7th Annual "Battle Below The Clouds" is this Saturday. Amateur grillers will put their skills to the test as they battle to see who makes the best BBQ. In addition to some amazing food, your family will enjoy live music, activities for kids, and giveaways that include a Big Green Egg and Atlanta Braves tickets! For more details, head over to

April 22-23

The Road to Nightfall Competition

When: 8:00pm - 11:00 pm 
Where: 400 E. Main Street, Chattanooga, TN  
Cost: $10

Want to help decide who you get to see at Nightfall? As we gear up for the summer, local bands have the chance to battle it out to headline at Nigthfall 2022! Voted "Chattanooga's Favorite Downtown Event," Nightfall is a free concert series that runs every Friday night from May 27th - September 2nd. This weekend will showcase the finalists from last weekend's auditions where a winner will be chosen to perform at Nightfall on August 26th. Each band will perform original songs as they compete for the headlining performance, a cash prize, and get to work with music industry professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy some new music and help a local band earn their chance to perform in front of thousands!

Saturday, April 23rd 

Scenic City Clay Arts Pottery and More Market

When: 10am - 3pm
Where: Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St
Cost: Free 

Check out another local market hosted by Scenic City Clay Arts Pottery and Stove Works. Shop from over 30 local potters, artists, and makers while enjoying food from “Off The Grill BBQ” food truck. While shopping from these amazing vendors, you also get to enjoy live music and learn about pottery with wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations. There is even a “smash booth” to take your stress away by breaking some dishes!

Friday, April 22nd

Eco Field Day + Earth Day Celebration

When: 9am - 7pm
Where: Miller Plaza, 928 Market St.
Cost: Free 

Celebrate Earth Day at the 4th annual Eco-Field Day with green|spaces! Starting at 9:30am, teams and individuals will take on Eco-challenges followed by an Earth Day celebration starting at 2pm. The celebration will include vendors, food trucks, and music! What a fun way to engage with our community and celebrate Earth Day! 

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