Happy Fall, Y’all! The weather has finally cooperated and you can see it on the faces of people walking around outdoors today. Fall break is in full swing and both Tennessee and Georgia schools have had the week off and local parks including Renaissance Park have seen kids out playing on sliding on the famous sliding hill. With so many fall festivals going on in the area, you have no shortage of fun options to choose from. Here are some best bets for the weekend.
We all know the classic Alice Cooper song, School’s Out for Summer and that Alice is an excellent golfer. With a career that spans more than 50 years, Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) is considered to be the most beloved heavy metal rocker, according to Rolling Stone Magazine. Tonight you can see him, live and in person in Chattanooga. With fantastic theatrics and a crazy stage set, Alice promises to put on a fun show. Tickets are still available online. Show starts at 8 pm. Memorial Auditorium. 399 McCallie Ave.
Want something a little less scary? Head to Enterprise South tonight for a family friendly camp out, sponsored by Rock Creek. Learn the basics of camping such as setting up a tent, building a fire and how the follow the “Leave No Trace” policy. Enterprise South Park is a beautiful park located in Ooltewah that feels like a million miles away, but is literally in our own backyard (5 minutes from Interstate 75). Register online. $15 per family of 6. 190 Still Hollow Loop
Saturday you can get your swing on, literally, at Barking Legs. Local swing band, The 9th Street Stompers will provide the tunes and you can arrive early and learn to swing. Featuring tunes that blur the lines between swing, tango, rockabilly and blues, these fantastic musicians are a must see. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. 7 pm for dance lessons and 8-9 pm for the show. 1307 Dodds Ave.
Oktoberfest at the Chattanooga Market
If you love beer, brat and doing the chicken dance, this is the weekend for you! The Chattanooga Market’s 17th annual Oktoberfest takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Chattanooga Market. Featuring German food including brats, baked goods and of course, pretzels as well as live polka music, a 5k race, Mr and Mrs Oktoberfest contest, thousands of kegs of beer and more. The event draws crowds from all over Tennessee and features hundreds of vendors offering their wares. This year includes a Chattanooga Challenge bike race with a 100 or 50 mile option. Saturday, 10 am -8pm and Sunday 11 am-4 pm. Willkomen!
We hope you are able to get out and enjoy this glorious time of year in Chattanooga. Have a super weekend.