Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 7/12-7/19

Posted by on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 4:38pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, July 12 to Friday, July 19.

July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27


When: 8-10 p.m. 
Where: Signal Mountain Playhouse, Corner of Rolling Way & James Blvd. 
Cost: $5-$15

The Signal Mountain Playhouse presents all time favorite "Annie" this July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. The Playhouse Amphitheater is located just off the main mountain highway, 127 N (called Ridgeway on the Mountain), a short distance up Rolling Way, which is the street where the Police and Fire Departments are located. Curtain is at 8 p.m., but the box office opens at 6 p.m. for those who wish to buy tickets and place lawn chairs prior to the 8 p.m. curtain. The Playhouse accepts cash or checks only. Please visit, the Playhouse page on Facebook,, or call 423-763-7219 for more information.

Monday, July 15 

The Chattery Presents: Letting Go of Perfectionism

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Where: Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St.
Cost: $20

There's a big difference between perfectionism and healthy striving. Perfectionism prevents us from truly being seen. It's a 20 ton protective shield that we lug around to keep us safe. In this class, we'll talk about how perfectionism plays out in our personal and professional lives, and how understanding it allows us to live and lead authentically. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

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

Thursday, July 18

Drink & Discover: Summer Camp

When: 7-10 p.m. 
Where: Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut Street 
Cost: Free to $14.95

Wear your tie dye, tube socks and sweat bands for Summer Camp. Creative Discovery Museum is closing the Museum to kids and letting adults 21 and up re-discover summer camp alongside friends and with a drink in hand! Take axe throwing lessons with Valkyrie Axe Throwing; enjoy Camp Counselor Skits with Improv Chattanooga; head to The Moxy's Campfire Cocktails Room and indulge in the Moxy Chattanooga's signature drink, s'mores and ghost stories around our indoor camp fire; try Arts and Crafts and make old school gecko key chains and God's Eyes in Make It; craft friendship bracelets and other arts activities in the Art Studio; compete against your friends in the Human Hungry Hungry Hippo contest and explore the museum! Beer, provided by Big River Grille Downtown, and wine tickets are $5 in advance and at the door. Free soft drinks and water will be available. Light snacks, a souvenir cup and a good time will be provided. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Friday, July 19

Community Day at Bessie Smith Cultural Center 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E ML King Blvd. 
Cost: Free

Enjoy Community Day all day with free museum admission, music, food and kids' activities.




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