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How to spend a long weekend in Chattanooga

Staying in town for Memorial Day? Here are some ideas for how to spend your long weekend in Chattanooga.

NOOGAtoday | Coolidge Park Fountains with families gathered around the water and animal statues.

Time to play tourist in your own city.

Photo provided by Chattanooga Tourism Co.

In need of Memorial Day plans? Here are some ideas to eat, drink, and play your way through a long weekend in Chattanooga.

Friday, May 24

5 p.m. | After you clock out of work, head to The Greenhouse for the first week of the Nightfall Happy Hour. You’ll get to enjoy drink deals + live jazz music before heading to the downtown concert. Pro tip: Make sure to pick up a punch card for a chance to win prizes at a later date.

6 p.m. | End your night enjoying the kick off of the annual free concert series at Miller Park + Plaza, Nightfall. The vendor market opens at 6 p.m., food and drinks are available starting at 6:30 p.m., and the bands will take the stage at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

10 a.m. | Fuel your weekend with a coffee from the newly-opened Just Love Coffee Cafe, they’ll be celebrating their grand opening at 67 E. 4th St. with giveaways + free food and drink samples.

3 p.m. | Take a dip in The Hotel Chalet at The Choo Choo’s pool, you can purchase pool passes at The Caboose at Elsie’s Daughter. Folks can also enjoy drinks, food, and music — there will even be hotdogs on the menu for Memorial Day weekend.


Nothing says weekend fun like a Lookouts game.

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn

Sunday, May 26

11 a.m. | Join hundreds of fellow Chattanoogans shopping, eating, and drinking at the Chattanooga Market, special to this week is the annual Street Food Festival.

2:15 p.m. | Spend the afternoon cheering on the Lookouts as they take on the Mississippi Braves. Bonus: Bring a canned good or non-perishable food donation to receive free admission.

Monday, May 27

12 p.m. | Sleep in today, you deserve it. Then spend the afternoon outside walking the Chattanooga Riverwalk. Fun fact: This riverwalk was recently named one of the top locations for families to visit on Memorial Day. You can enjoy trails, playgrounds, fishing spots, picnic areas, and more along the 13-mile path.

3 p.m. | Speaking of picnics, pack one and soak up the sun in Coolidge Park. Pro tip: If it gets too warm you can cool off in the nearby fountains.

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