Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 9/23 - 9/30
by Anna Varnell
on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 9:35am.
Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 23rd to Friday, September 30th.
Saturday, September 24th
Chatta Town Tasting Festival
When: 10:00am-4:00pm Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy Cost: Free admission. Food for purchase.
This Saturday, sample your way around the world at the Chatta Town Tasting Festival. Sample all types of cultures through food including Asian, Italian, Soulfood, Jamaican, African, Polish, American, Carnival, and so much more! The day will be filled with food trucks, food trailers, food tents, and food carts. When you need to take a break from the sampling, enjoy the family-friendly event with music, shopping, and a Kidzone! The event is free admission and food will be available for purchase. Register on their Eventbrite page for prizes/giveaways.
This Sunday, come out to be part of one of Chattanooga’s biggest events. The 2022 Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga will start first thing Sunday morning in the Tennessee River. Athletes will spend their day swimming 2.4 miles down the river, biking 112 miles along a scenic route through Chattanooga and North Georgia, and end with a 26.2 mile run along the Tennessee River and into North Chattanooga. While the event is sold out for athletes to sign up to participate, volunteers are needed throughout every part of the course. This is an all day event which means you are sure to find a volunteer opportunity that fits your day. Another opportunity to take part in this amazing event is to simply cheer the athletes on! Completing an Ironman is an amazing accomplishment and they’ll definitely need some encouragement along the way. For more details on the day and to find a time and location to volunteer, click here.
Stand-up comedian, actress, dancer, and author, Anjelah Johnson is coming to Chattanooga! Performing at The Walker Theatre, Johnson is known for her viral internet video “Nail Salon” and her self scripted, hilarious, no-filter character Bon Qui Qui. Starting her career as a professional cheerleader, even performing in Superbowl XXXVII, Johnson decided to switch things up by moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in comedy. After landing a job at MADtv, her career took off and she’s been performing in movies, on television, and the stage ever since. In her almost sold out show, Anjelah will have you rolling over laughing with her impressions and stories. There are only a few tickets left. Click here to grab your ticket before they’re gone!
Hamilton County Master Gardeners are celebrating fall and would love for you to join! This Saturday, head over to Bonnie Oaks Arboretum for their fall Fall Garden Festival. Enjoy the day shopping from a variety of vendors with plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs), hand-crafted foods, and nature-inspired art, as well as demos by Master Gardeners and fun, educational activities for children. Learn about bees, bluebirds, butterflies, composting, fall vegetables, grow buckets, rain barrels, raised beds, trees, and more! You can also purchase your own rain barrels and grow buckets to take home. There will also be a food truck and homemade baked goods for sale. Tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are free. To purchase your ticket in advance, head over to their website.
Saturday, September 24th
Tennessee Whiskey Festival
When: 6:00pm-9:00pm Where: Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Cost: $20-$150
Tennessee has been known for the distilleries throughout the state. This year marks the 8th annual Tennessee Whiskey Festival which was created from a passion for showcasing our state’s craft spirits and the people who produce them. This year, it will showcase not only Tennessee products, but also craft distilled products from other regions. Not only is there the option to taste featured whiskeys from around the country, there is also the option of dinner and whiskey tasting at the Whiskey Supper. Purchase a separate ticket for the intimate 4 course dinner with delicious pairings from 4 amazing, award-winning chefs. A percentage of proceeds benefits the Future Ready Institute at Brainerd High School. To grab your ticket to the Tennessee Whiskey Festival or the Whiskey Supper, head over their website by clicking here!