To help you plan your schedule, we’re dropping a few of exciting August events — from a hot air balloon festival to a free family day.
Next weekend, the Camp Jordan sky will be glowing. | Photo taken last year by @almphotochatt
Light Up Tennessee Hot Air Balloon Glow | Fri., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 7 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Camp Jordan Park | $20+ | Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy hot air balloons lighting up the night, vendors, and music.
12th Annual Open Car Show | Sat., Aug. 6 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Camp Jordan Arena | Free+ | This free-to-spectators show will also feature a silent auction + vendors. 🚗
Basecamp | Wed., Aug. 10 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Free, RSVP | Get out of the office and cowork with the community — you’ll also get to hear from local pet-related business owners Bob Poore + Nicole McDermid. 💻
Family Fun Day | Sat., Aug. 13 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. | Free, RSVP | Soften the blow of school returning with a Saturday filled with kite building, art activities, face painting, giant lawn games, and music.
Chattanooga Margarita Festival | Thurs., Aug. 18 | 6-9 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $39 | Help vote on the best margarita in town — tickets get you 12 mini margarita samples. 🍹
Nightfall | Fri., Aug. 26 | 7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free+ | This second-to-last Nightfall concert will feature performances by the Road to Nightfall winner + runner-up, plus vendors and food. 🎶
Chattanooga Super Sessions with Nathan Bell | Mon., Aug. 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | Donation | This new series features the area’s finest musicians in a free form setting — hosted by award-winning songwriter + guitarist Nathan Bell.
JOHNNYSWIM | Mon., Aug. 1 | 8 p.m. | Walker Theatre | $29.50+ | This husband + wife duo performs “soulful anthems steeped in singer-songwriter tradition, yet amplified by alternative experimentation, rock energy, and pop ambition.” 🎶
Introduction to Racial Justice | Tues., Aug. 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | Donation, RSVP | In this four-part series, learn processes that can equip you for a lifelong commitment to identifying, examining, and disrupting racism in our lives + communities.
Barley Hanging On-Open Mic Comedy | Wed., Aug. 3 | 9-11:30 p.m. | Barley, 235 E. MLK Blvd. | Free+, RSVP | Test your comedy skills at this open mic night, or sit in the audience and enjoy the show. 🎤
Wednesday on Wheels | Wed., Aug. 3 | 7-10 p.m. | Moxy Chattanooga, 1220 King St. | Free+ | This 18+ event features skate rentals, drinks, and fun at the Moxy. 🛼
Birdwatching from your Couch | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $18 | Join Laura Marsh of Nova Conservation for a virtual bird watching experience from the comfort of your couch. 🐦
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Bike Chattanooga will add50 new e-bikes + another e-station to its systems in the upcoming months, courtesy of the Lyndhurst Foundation and city funding. A $1 million Multimodal Access Grant was also awarded to further enhance transportation solutions available for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit-users. 🚲(Chattanoogan.com)
EPB of Chattanooga is one of 12 entities receiving $5.2 million in total grant funding to install direct current fast-charging infrastructures. These charging stations will be constructed along Tennessee’s interstates + major highways to help reduce barriers to electric vehicle adoption. (The Pulse)
The Salvation Army recently kicked off its regional “Love Beyond Hunger” campaign to benefit the Blessing Place. All month long, donations — such as canned goods, grains, individually wrapped snack items, and waters + sports drinks — can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Chattanooga Area Command location. 🥫
In celebration of White Oak Bicycle Cooperative providing services to the local community for two years, the nonprofit is partnering with Clever Alehouse to host a Bicycle Donation Drive on Sat., Aug. 20. The public can donate gently used bicycles for children at Clever Alehouse from 12-6 p.m.
Some of our Chattanooga Market must-haves. | Video by NOOGAtoday, GIF via VistaCreate
This Sunday marks the start of National Farmers Market Week, and we’re celebrating the best way we know how — with a trip to the market. If you’re hoping to celebrate along with us, check out one of these local markets:
Editor’s pick: I’m so excited to see Chattanooga’s bike transit system (and all alternative transportation options) continue to grow. I’ve recently started following a new Facebook page called ChattaTransit that provides lots of educational + fun information about the city’s public and alternative transit system. Give it a “like” if you’re interested, too.
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