Hey there, Nooga. Editor Kristen here. 👋 There’s a lot to be excited about this weekend, but I can’t wait to check out the opening weekend of Rock the Riverfront. With the “Los Trompos” interactive art installation, live music, food trucks, and tons of local vendors — the month-long celebration is going to be a blast.
Need help with making weekend plans? Check out nine events happening in Chattanooga from Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19.
Rock the Riverfront | Friday, Mar. 17-Sunday, April 16 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | Free+ | It’s the opening weekend of the month-long festival featuring the “Los Trompos” interactive art installation, vendors, live music, food trucks, and more.
Food Truck Friday | Friday, Mar. 17 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga, 5704 Marlin Rd., Chattanooga | Price of purchase | Come out to this St. Patrick’s Day-themed Food Truck Friday featuring a potato dish competition.
St Patty’s Day Bash | Friday, Mar. 17 | 9 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with drinks and live music by Jason Lyles and The Legitimizers + Endelouz Doors.
Saturday, March 18
Shamrock City | Saturday, Mar. 18-Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain | $19.95-$29.95 | Come out to Rock City’s annual Irish celebration with themed food and drinks, High Falls’ emerald-flowing waters, live music, and more.
Chattanooga River Market | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, 1 Broad St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Shop from dozens of local and regional artists + makers at this riverside market.
Little Soddy Creek Cleanup | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 11 a.m. | Soddy Elementary, 260 School St., Soddy-Daisy | Free, RSVP | Join Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful in a community-wide cleanup at Little Soddy Creek — bring protective gloves, drinking water + sturdy footwear.
The National Black Market | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12-6 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga | Free+ | This free + family-friendly market will feature live music, food trucks, vendors, games, raffles, and more fun.
“On Golden Pond” | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 E. Brainerd Rd., East Brainerd | $15 | Come out for East Brainerd Community Theater’s production of Ernest Thompson’s play.
Sunday, March 19
Brunch N Beats | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 1 p.m. | Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall, 890 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga | $35-$500 | Enjoy the return of Brunch N Beats featuring music, mimosas, and eats.
We’re looking to you to help determine Chattanooga’s best brewery. Remember to cast your vote in our survey for round one qualifiers + tune in for the next round in our Tuesday, March 21 newsletter. 🍻
Chattanooga is set to host Rally Tennessee — a two-part series including a demonstration event in April + a test event in September. If the events are successful, Chattanooga could become a host location for a future World Rally Championship event (the first WRC event in the US in 35 years). 🏎️
Society of Work’s newest co-working space at Somer Station is now open. The space includes a variety of workspace options, 58 private offices, dedicated desks, and more. Check out the new location by scheduling a tour.
Get a taste of Germany in a small town in Georgia. | Photo by @stephdantravel
Editor Kristen here. If you’re like me and fall and winter are your favorite seasons, then I have the perfect getaway for you. Check out Helen, GA, an alpine village that’s known for its nature scenes, having one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country, and transforming into a winter wonderland.
Despite only having a population of ~545 people, this alpine village is one of Georgia’s most visited cities (with plenty of reason) with fun for the whole family.
Take a trip to Germany without leaving the country. The town is known for its Bavarian architecture, German cuisine + drinks, and for throwing one of the best Oktoberfestcelebrations in the country from September 7-October 29.
Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.*
What we’re buying for our cars: Dash cams. The REDTIGER Dual Dash Camera captures both the front and rear of your car and can be a lifesaver when it comes to contesting traffic violations and recording evidence of collisions. Plus, it connects to your mobile device.*
Summer travel is just around the corner. On our radar: this mid-century modern stay in Martha’s Vineyard. For something a little more tropical, our pick is this seaside cottage in St. John. If international travel is calling your name, this charming home along the French Riviera is for you.*
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