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Plan Ahead: 2023 Summer Festivals in Chattanooga

Get your calendars out to plan for a summer full of festivals in the Scenic City.

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Stock up on fresh peaches at the upcoming festival.

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Summertime in Chattanooga is all about good food + drinks, live music, and plenty of fun for everyone.

Get ready to mark your calendars, here are 14 festivals coming to the Scenic City this summer.

June

Riverbend Festival | Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4 | Times vary | Ross’s Landing | $95-$405 | Come out to the 40th annual Riverbend Festival featuring performances by Maren Morris, Nathaniel Rateliff, Trombone Shorty, and more.

Summer Cocktail Festival | Friday, June 16 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $39 | Celebrate summer a little early with a cocktail in hand. Bonus: check out our festival preview.

Chattanooga Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival | Saturday, June 24 | 12-6 p.m. | Coolidge Park | $5-$50 | Try out offerings from 30 local food trucks and choose from 50+ national craft beers to wash it down.

Blooms! Flower Festival | Sunday, June 25 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Free+ | Stop and smell all the flowers at this festival.

July

Chattanooga Sip ’N Que Festival | Saturday, July 8 | 5-8 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $10-$75 | Come out for a barbecue competition, food trucks + libations, live music, and more.

Peach Festival | Sunday, July 9 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Free+ | Pick out some fresh peaches, plus peach-flavored + inspired goodies from local vendors.

Top Tomato Festival | Sunday, July 16 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Ticketed (TBA) | Sample spicy, tangy, and non-alcoholic Bloody Marys at this festival.

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August

Margarita Festival | Saturday, Aug. 5 | 6-9 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $44 (Prices to increase) | Salted, shaken, stirred, or frozen? Decide for yourself by sampling different margarita recipes from local spots.

Buskers Festival | Sunday, Aug. 13 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Free+ | Enjoy street-style entertainment in various corners of the Sunday market.

Splash Summer Arts Festival | Saturday, Aug. 19 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Miller Park | Free+ | This family-oriented event will have arts + craft vendors plus activities, art demos, dancing, and more.

Rail & Hops Brewers Festival | Saturday, Aug. 26 | 1-5 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $25-$65 | This curated tasting event features brews from local + regional breweries and live music — attendees receive a souvenir tasting mug.

September

Moon River Festival | Saturday, Sept. 9-Sunday, Sept. 10 | Times vary | Coolidge Park | Sold out | Tickets have sold out for this Chattanooga music festival, but stay tuned for an upcoming newsletter for how to enjoy Moon River weekend.

Apple Festival | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Free+ | Get fresh apples from local and regional orchards + enjoy all things apple-flavored and inspired goods.

Bacon and Barrel Festival | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $44 (Prices to increase) | Celebrate two commonly appreciated southern traditions — hearty food + distilled spirits — at this festival.

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