Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 6/14-6/21

Posted by on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 5:40pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 14 to Friday, June 21.

Various dates through August 

Summer Music Weekends

When: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd. 
Cost: $14.95-$26.95

Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old-time, bluegrass and country music all summer long during Summer Music Weekends. Activities include the Walking in Frieda's Footsteps Tour, making Aunt Frieda's fire fly jars and some 1930's Americana all around. Returning for the 15th season are the amazing Birds of Prey shows featuring powerful and majestic birds up close for a unique learning experience. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Saturday, June 15

The Chattery Presents: Summer Garden Cocktails

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: The Turnbull Building, 1401 Fort St.
Cost: $35

In this cocktail class, participants will be discussing, making and tasting drinks inspired by your garden! These drinks are the perfect thing to serve on the patio. Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate two tasty drinks at home: a Blueberry Lavender French 75 and a Mint Julep, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. Everyone will also learn how to make a shrub (a vinegar based syrup), and take some home! At the end of the class, everyone will leave with recipe cards and instructions on how to impress your family and friends! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Monday, June 17

“Stonewall Uprising: The Year That Changed America” Showing

When: 7-8:45 p.m. 
Where: Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road
Cost: Free

"(At Stonewall) we became a people." - Danny Garvin, participant. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. Directed by Kate David & David Heilbroner, this acclaimed documentary was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Outflix Film Festival in 2010 as well as being nominated for the Dorian Award as the LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association in 2011. 2019 marks the 50TH anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and as part of LGBT History Month, the Heritage House Arts & Civic Center proudly presents films recognizing the culture and contributions of the LGBTIA community to the world Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes + trailers. For more information, visit

June 19, 20 and 21

Meet A Pollinator Days

When: 1-3 p.m. 
Where: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St.
Cost: Free to $14.95

Insects do really important work that most people don't even know about! Meet a Pollinator Days is an opportunity to meet the important pollinator insects in our area and learn what they do and how they do it. This event is being held in conjunction with National Pollinator Week led by the The Pollinator Partnership and is "a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them." The Museum will host pollinator experts from the Hamilton County Master Gardeners and Wild Ones to share information about these specialized insects and how they do their jobs. Guests will also get tips for encouraging pollinators to their own yards and ideas for protecting theses important members of the environment. All activities included with Museum admission. For more information, visit

Thursday, June 20 

Word Refugee Day

When: 6-8 p.m. 
Where: The Camp House, 149 E, M L King Blvd.
Cost: $5-7

Join The Camp House for the annual World Refugee Day Celebration featuring opportunities to learn about the cultures of refugees who have been resettled in Chattanooga, try samples of international food prepared by refugees and community members, and enjoy live music and dance performances. For more information, visit

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