Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 8/09-8/16

Posted by on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 4:46pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 9  to Friday, August 16. 

August 9-10

International Scale Model Show

When: Specific times available on the website
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St.
Cost: $12

The International Plastic Modelers Society's Annual Convention is coming to the Chattanooga Convention Center August 7th through the 10th. Scale modelers from around the world will be in attendance. There will be thousands of highly detailed scale models of airplanes, tanks, ships, cars, rockets and figures on display built by the best modelers in the world. Hundreds of vendors will be present and selling their products related to scale modeling. For more information, visit

August 10 

2nd Annual Chattanooga Children’s Business Fair 

When: Noon to 4:30 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad Street
Cost: Free 

Kids create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. For more information, visit

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

Monday, August 12

Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101

When: 6-7 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. 6th St. 
Cost: $15

Do you want to journal but think your thoughts aren't profound enough? Do you already journal and worry that it's a book of negativity and if someone found it they'd think you're a horrible and miserable person? Yes, we have this healthy outlet and yet have unhealthy thoughts about it. In this class, guests will talk about the relief of journaling and learn that you can actually have fun! The class will include writing exercises, exploring methods to find the one that feels both easy and powerful for you. Please bring tools to write: paper, journal, computer, or journal app. Pens and pencils will be provided. For more information or to register, 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

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