The sun is finally shining after a week of continuous deluges (can you say 7+ inches of water?) and I for one, am glad it is back. We are a house divided this weekend with the Tennessee vs. Georgia game taking place on Saturday. Monday could be interesting. Here are our team’s best bets for a super fun weekend in Chattanooga.
You may have noticed a lot of really fit people running and biking around downtown this week. Sunday the run and bike portion of the IronMan Chattanooga will take place. (The swim is canceled due to the before mentioned excess of rain). This is a very cool event to be a spectator for, partly because you get to watch amazing athletes perform amazing feats, but also because you can be part of the experience for them. Chattanooga repeatedly is called the friendliest IronMan city (we have won awards!) because of our spectators. Get out there and cheer, clap and encourage the participants. For up to date times and best spots to view, visit the website.
Nantahala Outdoor Center Appreciation Festival
If you are a local, you know we have some of the best white water kayaking and rafting in the country just 40 minutes from Chattanooga. Saturday, the NOC is hosting the annual Guest Appreciation Festival offering free shuttels to the Cascades and Upper Nantahala releases, vendors, riverside games including giant Jenga, outdoor gear and apparel sale and live music. More info can be found online. 9am-10pm. 1307 Highway 19 West Bryson City, NC.
Lanterns and Legends
Raccoon Mountain, located just 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga has some of the best mountain biking trails in the area. You can also go inside the mountain and experience the unique experience of being inside the earth. Starting this weekend, tour the interior of the caverns like those who discovered it… in the dark with a lantern. Friday and Saturday the entire month of October, you can tour the cave in the dark. 7-9pm. $21.95 for adults 5-12, $16.95. Book online.
Georgia VS Tennessee
If you are looking for a fun place to watch the Georgia vs. Tennessee game on Saturday, head to the Parkway Pour house where the Chattanooga chapter of the UGA Bulldog Club will be stationed for the game. Expect some barking, lots of fun and goodnatured rivalry. Lisa says “Go, Dawgs!” Parkway Pourhouse, 801 Riverfront Parkway 3:30 free to attend with free street parking. Beverages and food additional cost.
Have a super weekend! We hope you dry out!