Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 9/16 - 9/23

Posted by Anna Varnell on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 8:58am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 16th to Friday, September 23rd.

September 17th-18th

Chattanooga Taco Festival

When: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy
Cost: Free admission. Food for purchase.

Chattanooga, the time has come for us to all celebrate! This weekend is the Chattanooga Taco Festival! Let me repeat that. The Chattanooga Taco Festival is this weekend! What better way to spend your weekend than to spend the day enjoying countless tacos? With over 150 vendors, food trucks, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, trackless train rides, and entertainment, your day is sure to be memorable. This event is free to attend and all food and activities are for purchase. For a complete list of food vendors and event details, head to their Facebook event.


Sunday, September 18th

Apple Festival

When: 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Cost: Free admission. Items for purchase

The Chattanooga Market tends to rock themes as each week passes. This week’s theme is the Apple Festival! With the season starting to change, swing by the market to help celebrate local farms and enjoy some delicious fresh-picked apples! The theme doesn’t just stop there. Other vendors join in the celebration by incorporating apples into their products. Apple pies, apple butter, apple strudel, apple candles, and apple-scented lotions. Don’t forget about the live entertainment each week as well. This Sunday will be featuring Bryan Knispel and Luke Simmons & The Lovestruck. To check out the Chattanooga Market’s schedule for the year, click here.


September 16th-18th

Dale Jones at the Comedy Catch

When: 7:00pm & 9:45pm
Where: The Comedy Catch at the Choo Choo, 1400 Market St.
Cost: $20-$25

Dale Jones, a regular and favorite at The Comedy Catch, will be in town this weekend performing his high-energy show! Dale accentuates his machine gun style delivery with a healthy dose of animated faces, combined with quick improvisations and well-placed physical comedy led to TV appearances on Fox, The Comedy Network in Canada, and in the movie "Out of Time" with Denzel Washington. Dale was crowned Winner of The Antelope Valley Comedy Festival and he made it to the final 18 on NBC's Last Comic Standing. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, you do not want to miss this show! There are multiple shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, each one sure to be hilarious and full of energy! Click here for show times and to grab your ticket before they sell out.


Saturday, September 17th

Fall Plants Sale & Festival

When: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga, 1000 E 30th St.
Cost: Free admission. Items for purchase.

Have you noticed the air a bit crispier in the mornings this week? That, my friends, is fall! While we aren’t quite into the fall season, it is time to prepare your gardens for the upcoming temperature change. This free family-friendly event is your one-stop shop for all your favorite fall garden and landscape starts plus select fruit trees and shrubs. Vegetable varieties are carefully selected for our southeastern region so you can be sure they will perform well in your home garden. In addition to Crabtree Farms plant starts, you will also find a selection of local artists and vendors that highlight the diversity of skills and artistry in our community. Kids activities, live music, and food trucks will round out the event. For more details, head over to their website by clicking here.


Saturday, September 17th

5 Years Of Miracle Moments

When: 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Warner Park Softball Complex, 1254 E 3rd St.
Cost: Free admission

Let me tell you about something near and dear to my heart. 10 years ago, I unexpectedly became a part of a special community when my son was born with a disability. Five years ago, the Chattanooga YMCA started a local chapter of Miracle League and made it possible for him, and many others with special needs, to play baseball! What a special gift it has been. This Saturday, they are starting the fall season off by celebrating 5 years of Miracle Moments! This is a great opportunity to learn all about Miracle League, the difference it has made, and how you can get involved! There are many volunteer opportunities available throughout each season, but I must warn you, your heartstrings will be pulled and you may fall in love with this organization. This event is free for everybody and we would love to see you there cheering on the athletes! For more about the celebration, click here.

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