Summer is almost over for school children all over the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia. This weekend is the last hurrah for family vacations, school shopping and of course, weekday fun. What does not change after school starts, is the weekend fun to be had. This weekend your best bets include Sharkfest at the Tennessee Aquarium, the World’s Longest Yard Sale, live music from local artists and more. Here are your best bets for a fun weekend in Chattanooga!
Retro Weekend Dance Party
Into music from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s? (How are the 2000’s retro?) Then don your best fingerles gloves, over-sized tees and low rise jeans and head to Regan’s Place for the Weekend Dance Party. Grab dinner at Stir or The Terminal Brewhouse and mosey over to work off you dinner from 9pm -2 am with all your favorites hits. Vintage clothing not required. 24 Station Street. No cover. Friday
Open Studio Night
Chattanooga WorkSpace is joining forces with The Chattanooga Zoo for this month’s Studio Nights, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. This is the 3rd annual pairing up of WorkSpace artists and animals from the Chattanooga Zoo a to create a piece of art inspired by the work the zoo animal itself painted.
There will be a silent auction of the zoo animal inspired pieces 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm during our Open Studio Nights, August 2nd. 50% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Chattanooga Zoo. This is an an excellent way to meet the local artists and purchase art they have created. 5:30-8:30. Free to attend. 302 W 6th St. Friday
Cloudland Canyon Star Party
The stars at night…are big and bright… deep in the heart of Tennessee/Georgia. I know, I know, it is TEXAS. We have some amazing stars here as well and the Staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park and Barnard Astronomical Society are hosting a star party Saturday. Come see the wonders of the night sky through our telescopes. August is your chance for viewing opportunities of Jupiter and its moons as well as Saturn, star clusters, nebulae and other galaxies. Directions: at the starting point of the Disc Golf Course. Time is sunset to 10 PM. 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd. FREE Contact 941-544-3420 if weather seems bad.
Love Gospel Brunch but hate having to leave town to enjoy? Good news! The Bridgeman’s Chophouse, located in the Gatsby inspired Read House hotel, will be offering Sunday Gospel Brunch! Featuring live music, a fantastic menu including friend chicken and cornmeal pancakes, bananas foster french toast, a “gospel burger”, mimosas and more. This week’s gospel artist is Nancy Westmoreland. Brunch is served from 10-2:30 pm and reservations are encouraged.
To all the kids heading back to school, have a GREAT school year! We hope your weekend is amazing!