Memorial Day is right around the corner on Monday, May 29. Honor those who died while serving in the US military with these commemorating celebrations around the Scenic City, while also getting a chance to enjoy the holiday weekend with these fun events and deals.
Memorial Day Ceremony | Monday, May 29 | 11 a.m. | Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave. | Free | Join the Department of Veterans Affairs Chattanooga in a solemn commemoration to “honor the patriotism and sacrifice” of those who have served in the armed forces.
Torch Light Tour | Monday, May 29 | 8:45 p.m. | Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave. | Free | Bring your flashlight for a guided 1-mile torch light walking tour of the Civil War section of the cemetery + hear the stories of the soldiers who lost their lives serving.
Memorial Day Picnic | Monday, May 29 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | McCoy Farm & Gardens, 1604 Taft Hwy. | Free+ | Honor Memorial Day with a salute to the flag, picnic, live music + activities for the kids.
Memorial Day Kick Off | Thursday, May 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Leroy’s Beer Lounge, 304 Cherokee Blvd. | Free+ | Join HandUp Gloves at Leroy’s for a “no drop ride” to Stringers Ridge + head back to the beer lounge for drink deals, raffle prizes, and more.
Rock City’s Summer Music Weekends | Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Rock City, 1400 Patten Rd. | $0-29.95 | Enjoy the opening weekend of this event series where you can listen to folk music at the gardens.
St. Elmo Community Yard Sale | Saturday, May 27 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | St. Elmo neighborhood | Free+ | Join the St. Elmo community and peruse different items at 30+ homes — check out the participating locations.
Fountains at Coolidge | Saturday, May 27 | All day | Coolidge Park, 150 River St. | Free | Bring the kiddos (or yourself) and splash around in the interactive play fountains in the park during its opening day for the season.
Music & Movies in Miller | Saturday, May 27 | 6-11 p.m. | Miller Park, 900 Market St. | Free+ | Celebrate Memorial Day weekend and AAPI Heritage Month with River City Co.'s return of this family-friendly event series + see a showing of “The Karate Kid,” live music, food trucks, oversized games, and more — bring a blanket or chair.
SOAKya Water Park | Saturday, May 27 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, 1730 Lakeview Dr. | $0-$41.95 | Head over to Lake Winnie for its opening day of the water park. Bonus: beginning Memorial Day, the amusement park will be open on Mondays.
Escape Experience Chattanooga | Thursday, May 25-Monday May 29 | Escape Experience, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $32 | Test your skills + get 20% off in-person escape rooms when using the code “MEMORIAL23.”