You can feel the excitement in the air as spring gets fully underway in Chattanooga. Patios fill up early for happy hour, dogs get longer walks and everyone is looking forward to the longer hours of sunshine. This weekend may be a little wetter than last weekend, but it will still be warm and there is plenty of fun things to do. Here are your best bets.
Four Bridges Arts Festival
This year marks the 19th year of the AVA 4 Bridges Arts Festival. What started as vendors with tables in Coolidge Park has become one of the largest and most visible arts festivals in the country. This year’s festival will showcase 150 different artists. Held in the First Tennessee Pavilion, the festival is rain or shine. Saturday and Sunday 10-5 pm $5 adults, free for kids 12 and under. 1826 Reggie White Boulevard.
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
Fur parents, rejoice! Your furry friends can finally partake in the Easter festivities. The McKamey Animal shelter is hosting its third annual egg hunt for dogs, large and small on Saturday. Registration starts and 9 and the hunt will begin at 10 sharp. The event is friendly for all dogs (must be leashed) and humans alike. $5 per dog and all proceeds benefit the McKamey Animal Center. 4500 N Access Road. Free for humans.
If you don’t know who Leon Bridges is, you need to look him up right this very minute. Smooth and sultry, full of 60’s vibes and fresh style, Leon Bridges is one of the coolest voices in music right now and he is performing at the Memorial Audition (one of the coolest venues in Chattanooga) on Friday night. Tickets are still available. Friday 7 pm. 709 Broad Street.
Brew Skies Beer and Food Festival
The Chattanooga Rotary is putting on the super fun festival for beer lovers, Brew Skies and Food Festival. Held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, this event features local and national craft brews, along with local restaurants offering their most delicious fare. A sold out event the past two years, this is a see and be seen event. Details along with how to vote for your favorite beer can be found online. Tickets are $40. 21 and up. 1400 Market Street.
We are so excited it is spring in Chattanooga. From the red buds on MLK Ave, the wild dogwoods blooming on Lookout Mountain to the flowers in everyone’s yard, the city is alive with gorgeous color. We hope you have a wonderful weekend whether you are visiting our city for the first time or you have lived here forever!