What’s to do for Fourth of July in Chattanooga? Fireworks, of course! Here are three spots where you can oooh and ahhh at the skies during the week of the fourth.
Pops on the River
Tuesday, July 3rd
The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera brings their finest to Coolidge Park for a concert on the river. Coolidge Park is located on the North Shore, across the river from the downtown area. This is a great area of town where there are plenty of restaurants and great, local shops. Stop by Beast and Barrel before the show for a cocktail, delicious small plates, and their house smoked meats.
Festivities start at 5pm with Operation Song, a tribute to veterans by veteran songwriters. The Symphony takes the stage at 8pm for a patriotic program including favorites such as 1812 Overture. Fireworks start at 9:45pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. There will be food and beverage vendors on site.
You can find some parking options on Frazer Avenue, but there will also be a FREE shuttle service from the Republic parking lots between 4th Street and 5th Street. The shuttle will run from 6-11 pm. The area is totally walkable or bike able as well. A walking bridge connects downtown to the North Shore. So, take a stroll or rent a bike from Bike Chattanooga.Want more information about Pops on the River, check out www.chattanoogapops.com.
Interested in bike sharing program in Chattanooga, visit www.bikechattanooga.com.
Wednesday, July 4
Adult Tickets start at $8
Yep, we have our own minor league baseball team in Chattanooga. On a regular day going to the game is so much fun! Fourth of July Fireworks are the icing on the cake.
The Lookouts’ stadium is in the heart of town right by the Tennessee Aquarium and Children’s Discovery Museum. You can take a walk on the river and grab some tasty eats before hitting the game. Or nosh at the game. On our last visit we were pleasantly surprised to find items such as quinoa salad and ranch chicken wraps had been added to the regular offerings of cotton candy, cheese steaks, and hot dogs.
Plenty of parking is available in the area.
The game between the Lookouts and the Birmingham Barons starts at 6:15. Fireworks start at 9:45. There really isn’t a bad seat in the house. General admission seats are $8 and you can get up close and personal in the lower level seats for only $10. Total bargain!The Lookouts’ schedule and more information can be found here: www.milb.com/chattanooga.
As a side note, both Pops on the River and the Lookouts’ fireworks take place on or near the river, so folks can find great spots to view the show along the river or by boat.
Monday, July 2
Wednesday, July 4 Adult ride tickets start at $34
You can just call it Lake Winnie, that’s what we all call it (and it is easier to spell). Lake Winnie is our local amusement park. It opened in 1925 so there is plenty of history to go along with the bumper cars, coasters, and their new water section, SOAKya Water Park.
The firework shows are going down at 10pm on July 2 and July 4.
For more information about rides, shows, and hours, visit their website www.lakewinnie.com.