Happy Summer Solstice! If you are like most of us on the Chattanooga Property Shop team, you are a huge fan of summer and all that it entails. Chattanooga summers feel like a party, with live music just about everywhere, block parties, movies in the park, fireworks every Friday and more farmer’s markets than you can shake a stick at offering fruit, veggies and more. This weekend is promising rain off and on, but you can still get out and enjoy a very fun weekend. Here are your best bets!
Big Fish at the Collonade
If you are like me and a huge fan of the movie, Big Fish, you will want to head to Ringgold this weekend to check out the musical. Based on the novel, Big Fish, by Daniel Wallace, this is the tale of Edward Bloom and his gift for storytelling, his relationship with his son and how we perceive those we love. Full of giants, circus performers, witches and a giant catfish, this is a story that will enthrall everyone. Running all weekend with shows Friday and Saturday, 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30. Tickets range $13-17 can be purchased online . 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold.
Nature of Art
Stand up paddle boarding or SUP is huge in Chattanooga. With the wide river, easy access from many points including Coolidge Park, the River Park and Ross’s Landing and access to boards (there seems to be a new place to rent or buy popping up daily), Chattanooga is the perfect city to have SUP enthusiasts. Saturday, you can check out another awesome aspect of living in Chattanooga on the Nature of Art: SUP ART paddle board tour of local art and architecture. Hosted by Rock Creek, The Hunter Museum of American Art and Reflection Riding, this two and a half hour tour of art and architecture from the view point on the river is for those 18+ and launches from the easy ramp at Coolidge Park. Saturday 9:45-12. $24 if you need to rent a board, free if you own one.
The anchors of the MLK local brewery district, Hutton & Smith is also one of the best beers in town. With their iconic logo and branding, (soothing to my eyes) and truly well crafted beer brewed right here in Chattanooga, the husband and wife team behind Hutton & Smith, Melanie and Joel Krautstrunk, have created a fantastic product and a cult following in Chattanooga. This Saturday, you can hang out with your fellow beer nerds and dogs (no kids) and enjoy a beer, live music and some rather fun over-sized beer pong (trust me, it is hilarious) and other yard games at the 3 year anniversary celebration. I attended last year in the late afternoon and it was a blast. Saturday $15 per person (includes one beer) 12-11:30 pm. 3108 Riverside Drive.
Chattanooga is full of over achievers. From the origination of Coca Cola bottling to the tech startups, we are an innovative city full of people who think and act outside the box. Sunday you can watch a group of young people as they compete with their culinary innovation to win a ticket to the 2018 World Food Championships in November. Three teams of teens with compete in front of a live audience and panel of judges to create the best dishes from local foods from the Sunday market. You can get inspired and shop for local items as well. The Chattanooga Market is open 11-4 with competition time posted day of. 1829 Carter Street.
We hope you have an amazing weekend! If you are looking for more fun things to do in Chattanooga or North Georgia, give us a call. We love to share our favorite things to do and see in the area.