Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 7/26-8/02

Posted by on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 11:07am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, July 26 to Friday, August 2. 

Fridays and Saturdays through August

ChattaBrew Tour

When: Specific times available on the website
Where: Various locations
Cost: $40

ChattaBrew Tour gives guests a behind-the-scenes brewery experience that isn't available to the general public. On each tour, you'll visit four different breweries over four hours, tasting their signature brews and seasonal selections while you learn the art and science of their craft. You'll also have time to grab a pint at each stop and even purchase cans and growlers to enjoy later. Ticket cost includes transportation on the climate-controlled ChattaBrew Tour beer bus, beer tastings at every stop, bottled water, and a Brewing 101 lesson from a knowledgeable tour guide. Private group tours are available, too. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

July 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. Visit, the Playhouse page on Facebook,, or call 423-763-7219 for more information.

Wednesday, July 31

Chattanooga Film Festival Presents: Forbidden Planet 

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Where: Miller Park, 928 Market St. 
Cost: Free

The Chattanooga Film Festival is proud to partner with Open Spaces Chattanooga to present the 2019 CFF Summer Film Series. When all communications from a recently colonized planet full of scientists go quiet, Commander Adams and his crew are sent to investigate. It's with this simple premise that one of the most iconic and beloved science fiction adventure movies ever made begins. Director Fred M. Wilcox's 1956 film is an absolute classic that's filled to the brim with robots, monsters, and an extremely rare thing for a sci-fi film of its era-a budget. From its lush alien locales and its memorable turns from Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon and Leslie Nielsen, plus the introduction of one of film and television's best known pre-Star Wars robots "Robby," Forbidden Planet is one of our desert island favorite science fiction films.

Thursday, August 1

Meet and Greet with Miss Tennessee 2019 Brianna Mason

When: 6-8 p.m. 
Where: Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E ML King Blvd
Cost: Free

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center and Miss Bessie Smith 2019, A'nya Nelson, are hosting a meet and greet conversation with the first African American to represent Tennessee in the Miss America Competition, Miss Brianna Mason. This event is open to all young ladies. Miss Bessie Smith 2020 applications will also be available. For more information, contact Christy Rashed at or Julie Sanders at

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

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