Hurricane Florence has brought us a low humidity weekend, and while rain is in the forecast for late Sunday, the rest of the weekend is looking clear and hot! There is no excuse to not get out and enjoy what Chattanooga has to offer this weekend. Here are your best bets.
Miller Park Grand Opening.
Today, a year of work and reconfiguration is complete and being celebrated in one of downtown Chattanooga’s beautiful parks. Head to Miller Park to celebrate the unveiling of of the 78,000 square foot park which features a pavilion with stage, projector and the ability to raise and lower walls for events. Events begin at 11 with ribbon cutting and speeches by the Mayor and other key players. At 6 pm, the Mayor will speak again, and the official party will begin on the EPB stage with three bands including the headlining Power Players featuring the Creative Underground. In the park, jugglers, fire eaters, aerialists and a light show will be on hand to entertain. Free to the public. Friday 6-10 pm.
Chattanooga Zoo: Beastly Feast
If you love zoos, the Chattanooga Zoo is a pretty special one. Small, but dynamic and beautiful, it is a sanctuary for many rescued animals and has some truly unique ones as well. The Chattanooga Zoo hosts some really fun events including Boo at the Zoo and Beastly Feast. Beastly Feast is an after-hours event on Friday night which allows guests to observe carnivores exercise their naturalistic behaviors and indulge in carcass feedings. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Friday, 6-8pm. 301 Holtzclaw. $9 kids, $12 adults Tickets are available now online.
Tennessee Whiskey Festival
The Tennessee Whiskey Festival will be held at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo on Saturday. Created by the festival “to showcase the state’s craft spirits and the people who produce them.” The growing trend toward craft liquors has created a demand for education about not only the product, but the producers. A benefit for the Hart Gallery, the festival combines craft whiskey tastings, live music and a judged wing competition featuring local restaurants. Tickets available online and are $20-125 depending on how intense an experience you desire. 21 and up. 1400 Market Street.
Black Jacket Symphony
Saturday, you can enjoy the awesome sounds of rock and classical music combined as Black Jacket Symphony brings AC/DC’s Back in Black to the Tivoli Theater. The classical musicians perform albums of classic rock which have included Tom Petty, Led Zepplin, Kiss and more. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online for $25 and $35. Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8. 709 Broad Street.
We hope you enjoy this dry weekend in Chattanooga. Looking to learn more about what is going on, or more information about living here? We are here to answer any questions.