The sunshine has returned to Chattanooga just in time for the weekend. If you are adventurous, we cannot recommend enough going and checking out the local trails where waterfalls are in their full glory with all the rain we have had this winter. If hiking is not your jam, there is still plenty to do this weekend in Chattanooga. Here are your best bets!
Whether you are a casual fan or a die hard lover of all things comic, sci fi and pop culture, Con Nooga has something for everyone. Held over three 3 days, Con Nooga offers family oriented events during the day and more adult features in the evening. You can meet authors, participate in contests, play games, browse libraries and booths and basically geek out. Come in costume and enjoy. Family hours 12-7 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, 10-3 Sunday. For after hours info, click here. Tickets for the weekend are $60 for adults and $20 for kids. Chattanooga Convention Center 1150 Carter Street
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
The classic C. S. Lewis book comes to life on the stage, opening this weekend at the Chattanooga Theater Centre. Lewis’ story of four children who find their way through the back of an old wardrobe into the kingdom of Narnia, where a witch has cursed the land with eternal winter, represents one of the greatest battles between good and evil in children’s literature. This stage adaptation follows the magic and mystery of the great lion Aslan and his struggle with the White Witch as the children’s fate unfolds in enchanted Narnia. Featuring 2 casts of 40 local young actors, this production will be performing this weekend and next, with school performances next week. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 7 pm and Sunday 2:30. More info and tickets online. $10-12.5o. Chattanooga Theater Centre 400 River Street
Mardi Gras 20/20
It’s time for Mardi Gras! Anyone who has been to New Orleans knows it is a fun time for friendship, food and partying. Can’t make it to New Orleans? Chattanooga revelers rejoice! The Mystikal Krewe of Indulgences is hosting its 25th annual black tie Mardi Gras Ball at The Westin. Attendees can enjoy a full Cajun buffet, party favors, dancing with the live Dixie Land Band, and the crowning of the King and Queen of the Mardi Gras. The celebration goes to raise awareness for Downside Up, Inc. Get out your dancing shoes, grab your handkerchief for the second line and get ready to Laissez and le Bon Temps Rouler! Tickets $50-78.50 and include beer and wine. Saturday 7-1 am. The Westin 801 Pine Street.
Group Trail Hike
Join the Soddy Daisy Chapter of the Tennessee Trail Association for a hike on Saturday. The Bird Mountain hike, which is a difficult 7.1 mile loop that is part of the Cumberland Trail, features switch backs, creek views and elevation gains. The group will meet at 8:30 at the ballfields parking lot on Durham Street in Soddy Daisy. Bring ample water and a lunch as this is a true day hike. Contact John Politte to confirm attendance. 423-304-8327
Climbers from all over the country come to Chattanooga in all seasons to climb. With epic spots such as Stone Fort (one of the best boulder fields in the country, Stone Fort and T Wall, the attraction is obvious. We even have a climbing specific hostel on the Southside. Being in the heart of climbing,there is no excuse not to learn at least the basics of you have an interest. High Point Climbing and Fitness offers climbing clinics and this Sunday, you can learn a really important skill, anchoring. Sunday 7-9pm The class is $30 and space can be reserved by calling 423-602-7625
There are so many fun things to do this weekend in Chattanooga. We hope you have an amazing weekend. If you are looking for more recommendations, we would love to share our city with you! Give us a call.