Happy Halloween! With the holiday falling on Wednesday this year, celebrants are getting an entire weekend to party in Chattanooga. The spooky holiday not your cup of tea, have no fear! (Ha, ha!) There are so many options for fun. Here are your best bets.
Have kids? Love art and live music? NormalPalooza is where you should be today. The Normal Park Magnet School in North Chattanooga’s yearly fall festival is a riot of fun for all ages. Events for kids from toddlers on up. With a kid zone that features Climb the Kraken, Spiderman climb, bungee jump and more, you can exhaust your kids for a good cause. Opportunities to create and buy local art (60+ artists will be on hand) , eat local food and hear local musicians makes this a fun event for everyone, all for a good cause. Kids in costumes are very welcome. This is the event of season in Chattanooga! Info can be found online. 1-4pm Saturday. 1219 N Mississippi Ave.
Used Gear Swap
Have a basement full of outdoor gear that you never use and looking for something new? Good news! The REI Gear Swap is today! This is a members only event (although if you are a member you may bring one guest) and it is $20 to become an REI member (well worth it as you get points and discounts for buying gear year round at your local and online REI stores). Registration and ID are required. Swap those crampons you thought you would use and find something “new to you” instead. 2 Sons will be on hand with food. Details, registration and guidelines online. 10-1 pm 2507 Lifestyle Way.
Ok, there are so many scary and spooky events this weekend that those of us easily spooked may have to just stay home. For you braver souls, or parents of braver souls, there is a middle ground of terrifying and cute. Enterprise South Park offers Haunted Trails tonight from 6-10pm. Featuring a scary 1.5 mile hike complete with scary bunker tour, fog laser tunnel and creepiness galore along with a gentle “too cute to spook” walk for those with small children (or middle aged women, ahem). Other events include hayride, face painting, and Halloween music light show. There will be food vendors on hand as well as inflatables. Tickets are $15 per carload in advance and $20 at the gate. Appropriate for all ages, but the Haunted Trail is not recommended for under 12. 190 Still Hollow Loop.
If scary movies are your thing, and I think we have established they are not mine, then this is the event of the weekend for you! Chattanooga Film Festival presents FAFF featuring a weekend marathon of horror shorts and films. Buy yourself an entire weekend of chills or just a one day pass and get your fill of independent horror films including Leatherface 3. Saturday, there is an after party complete with costume contest, live music and Chattanooga Brewing Beer. Tickets range from $75 for the entire weekend to $5 for the after party. Movie info and times online. Held at Improv Chattanooga 1800 Rossville Ave.
We hope you have an amazing weekend full of all the thrills you seek. Fall is here and the leaves are slowly starting to change. Chattanooga is an amazing place to live with so many options for fun of all kinds. There are plenty of fall festivals still going strong this weekend.
If you are considering moving to the area and are trying to decide where to live to maximize your favorite kind of fun, be it outdoor recreation or fine dining, give us a call! We are the local experts.