It’s the time of year for festivals, live music, baseball, art shows, farmers markets, and getting out into the freshly greening trees. Let me get right down to it: there is so much to do in Chattanooga, so many ways to celebrate the end of winter.
People have smiles on their faces and a hop in their step. It’s that time everyone. Happy Spring!
Here are a handful of ideas of what to do in Chattanooga this spring.
Food Festivals and Events
Taco Crawl, April 6, Northshore
Tickets start at $22.50 and include 4 tacos and specials on drinks. Participating Northshore restaurants include Embargo 62, Poblanos, Mexiville, Edley’s, Basecamp, Heaven and Ale.
Taste 2019, April 11, Stratton Hall
Benefitting The Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, the event features tastes from local Chattanooga restaurants, cocktails, and live music.
Brew Skies Beer and Food, April 13, Chattanooga Choo Choo
Unlimited tastings from local breweries. Samples from local restaurants. Brew Skies has sold out the past two years. Follow the link to get your tickets.
National Cornbread Festival, April 26-28, South Pittsburg, TN
Cornbread alley, cornbread contests, live music, carnival rides…20 years running.
Chattabrewga, May 11, First Tennessee Pavillion
So many craft beers to sample, so little time.
Live Music Shows and Festivals
Bob Wier and Wolf Bros, March 29, Tivoli Theatre
City Beats: A Day of Music March 30, Passageways alley and surrounding businesses
Buskers, food, fun and music.
Ballet in the Park, March 31, Miller Park
Performance by the Chattanooga Ballet, movement class for kids, and food trucks.
Infamous Stringdusters, April 2, The Signal
Monty Python’s Spamalot, April 16-18, The Tivoli Theatre
Melissa Ethridge, April 30, Walker Theater
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, May 2, Tivoli Theatre
Travis Tritt, May 19, Tivoli Theatre
Shovels and Rope, May 30, Tivoli Theatre
Riverbend Festival, May 29 – June 1, Chattanooga Riverfront
Headliners: Weezer, Lionel Ritchie, Keith Urban, Macklemore
Outdoor Events and Sporting Events
Nature Calls 5K and 15K, March 31, Lula Lake Land Trust
The event is open to all. The 5k is not technical, but the 15k includes a rope section and some more difficult trails around Lula Falls.
Chattanooga Lookouts Opening Day, April 4, Chattanooga Lookouts Stadium
Take me out to the ballgame! Reasonable ticket and food prices. Great times!
Audobon Adventure Pentathalon, April 20, Coolidge Park
Running, trail running, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, Oh my!
Chattanooga Eco-Field Day, April 26-27, Miller Park
Field day for everyone! On Saturday, teams of five adults compete in ten different activities. On Sunday, families will compete. Food trucks will be present.
Ironman 70.3, May 19, Chattanooga
Art Shows and Festivals
4 Bridges Arts Festival, April 13-14, First Tennessee Pavillion
Over 150 artists from throughout the nation are featured in this juried art festival. This is definitely one of the best art events in Chattanooga.
Spring Into Sculpture, April 27, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park
Celebrating three years of Montague Park with a free, family friendly day culminating in a spectacular fire sculpture.
First Fridays, April 5 and May 3, Various Art Studios
Local studios stay open late on the first Friday of the month to share their art with you.
Vintage Market Days, April 5-6, First Tennessee Pavillion
An “upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market” that Country Livings magazine calls one of “7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales You Won’t Want To Miss”.
An Evening With David Sedaris, April 19, Walker Theater
Chattanooga Market Opening Weekend, April 27 and 28, First Tennessee Pavillion
Local farmers and selling meats, cheeses, produce, flowers, and plants. Local makers selling baked goods and other homemade food items. Local and regional artists selling jewelry, pottery, paintings, metal work, etc.
Brick Universe Lego Fan Convention, May 18-19, Chattanooga Convention Center
I have to say, this looks amazing. Lego towns, Lego lifesize sculptures, Lego art, Lego-wonderful!
Easter Egg Hunt, April 13, Cloudland Canyon State Park
Two age groups: 2-5 and 6-10 with prizes for each age group. Photos with the Easter Bunny
Great Adult Egg Hunt, April 20, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park
Find your artist created, wooden egg. Follow up with a “hoppy hour” on Main Street.