Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 8/26-9/2

Posted by Anna Varnell on Friday, August 26th, 2022 at 11:22am.


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

Saturday, August 27th

The Cam Run

When: 7:30am 
Where: 10 Hamm Rd.
Cost: $20-$40

Cameron Bean, a Chattanooga, TN native, was a standout athlete in his youth and became an accomplished runner during his collegiate career at Samford University and into the years following. Cameron tragically lost his life in 2015 during a training run. In his memory, The Cam Run­­: Cameron Bean Memorial 5K & Magnum Mile were created. This Saturday, start your morning off honoring Cameron with a 5k run along scenic Moccasin Bend Road. Experienced and casual runners alike are welcome! The morning 5k will qualify runners based on performance for The Magnum Mile, a festive 1-mile sprint later in the evening. A cash prize will be awarded to the top 3 men and women winners of The Magnum Mile. This event is family-friendly and will even host a Cam Kids Fun Run for kids ages 12 and under. To learn more about Cameron’s legacy and to register, click here!  


Saturday, August 27th

Hula Dance Class

When: 12:00pm
Where: Dance Tonight Chattanooga, 46 East Main Street
Cost: $10

Summer may be coming to an end, but that does not mean that you can’t dance like you’re living your best life on a Hawaiian island. Back by popular demand, Dance Tonight Chattanooga is hosting a Hula dance class this Saturday. This group class will be taught by Kendra Norwood who will be bringing with her a fabulous attitude and her experience of teaching in Hawaii. For this fun and unique experience and to see what other dance classes are offered, head over to Dance Tonight Chattanooga to grab your ticket!


Saturday, August 27th

Nooga Paws Celebrates 10 years

When: 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Nooga Paws, 313 Manufacturer’s Rd #111
Cost: Free to attend

This weekend is one to celebrate! Chattanooga’s only natural pet market, Nooga Paws will be celebrating its 10th birthday! Locally owned and operated, Nooga Paws is known for its natural pet market offering the highest quality all-natural, wholesome, healthy foods and treats for dogs and cats. In addition to quality food, they also offer toys, collars, leashes, grooming supplies, and more. Don’t forget about their very own in-house bakery to celebrate your fur babies the way they deserve! To celebrate, they’re offering month-long deals, plus extra special deals this weekend! Choosing to shop local is one of the best ways to support our amazing Chattanooga community. Celebrating 10 years as a small business is a big deal. Let’s show them some love and support all while getting our pets quality food and products! To learn more about Nooga Paws and what they offer, click here!


Sunday, August 28th

Cornhole Sunday Funday Workshop

When: 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Board & Brush, 6011 Chesterton Way Suite 111
Cost: $208

Football season is coming up and weekends spent with family and friends tailgating or watching the game from home are about to fill up our calendars! As we all know, football is not just about the game. We spend our day with people enjoying amazing food, drinks, and fun outdoor games like cornhole. Board & Brush is a DIY wood sign studio and is hosting a workshop this Sunday that is sure to jazz up your weekend football! Create your own unique cornhole set for your family or as the perfect gift! All materials will be provided and an instructor will be there to guide you step-by-step to create your cornhole set. Added bonus, beer and malt beverages are available for purchase while you create. Limited spots are available so be sure to sign up asap! Head over to their website to see what cool custom designs are available and to grab a spot before they’re gone.


August 27th-28th

Repticon Chattanooga

When: 9:00am 4:00pm
Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway
Cost: $6-$15

Turtle, lizards, snakes, oh my! Repticon Reptile Shows is making its way through Chattanooga this weekend! This Saturday and Sunday, stop by Camp Jordan for a fun and educational experience with reptiles and other exotic animals. See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products directly from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals. Tickets will not be sold at the door and are available to purchase for one or both days. Active duty military, first responders, and teachers with IDs get in free with a valid ID shown at the door. To purchase your tickets, head over to their website by clicking here!

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