Chattanoogans will heat up the dance floor + cool down with summer-inspired cocktails at the inaugural Summer Cocktail Festival this Fri., June 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the First Horizon Pavilion.
Brought to you by the folks behind Chattanooga Burger Week, get ready to choose from 40+ spirit options with cocktail creations by local businesses + national liquor distributors.
The festival serves as a fundraiser for the Chattanooga Market + your ticket allows you to taste 12 sample-sized cocktails. Local eats from Cart & Seoul, Drake’s, Southside Social, and Nonni’s Empanadas will also be available for purchase.
Try this cocktail made with Jeptha Creed’s Blueberry Vodka. | Photo via Summer Cocktail Festival
🍹 Local participants
The Co-Op Frosé & Eatery will make its debut before its location in Chattanooga opens to the public in July. You will get the chance to try out their refreshing frosé before anyone else.
Expect some tasty cocktails in partnership with Southside Social, Night Pearl + Kinley Hotel.
Be one of the first to try The Co-Op’s frosé at the festival. | Photo via Summer Cocktail Festival
🍸 Cocktail offerings
Here are a few cocktails you’ll be able to try at the festival — but trust us, there’s plenty more where that came from.
Jeptha Creed Bluegrass Belle with blueberry vodka + mint
Smokelab Vodka Kashmir Snow with aniseed vodka + cardamom syrup
Sips & Flips with FlipCo | Thurs., June 23 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Naked River Brewing & BBQ | Free | Network with local real estate industry professionals and learn tips on how to maximize your real estate investing portfolio.
Dining Out For Life | Thurs., June 23 | Various times | Various locations | Price of purchase | Eat at one of the many participating restaurants in the area to support the mission of Cempa Community Care + The Chattanooga CARES Foundation. ❤️
Navy League Dinner | Thurs., June 23 | 6-9 p.m. | National Medal of Honor Heritage Center | $30 | Navy League members visit the Heritage Center’s exhibits and enjoy a barbecue dinner.
Nightfall | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Lakou Mizik and Steely Bruno perform this Friday. 🎶
Summer Cocktails: Date Night | Fri., June 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $75 | You and your partner will learn to create two summer cocktails in this hands-on class. 🍸
Outdoor Chattanooga’s Pedal to Paddle | Sat., June 25 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Riverpoint, 51 Lost Mound Dr. | Free, RSVP | This bike to canoe adventure on the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway explores the connection between Chattanooga’s greenways + blueways. 🛶
Bees on a Bicycle Birthday Party and Festival | Sat., June 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bees on a Bicycle, 1909 Market St. | Price of purchase | Bees on a Bicycle celebrates five years with a plant + pottery sale, mimosas, and more. 🐝
The Pop-up Project: Prom 2022 | Sat., June 25 | 8-11:59 p.m. | Studio 34, 3214 Brainerd Rd. | $50+ | Don your tackiest prom attire and smile for your Olan Mills-inspired photo.
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.
A sneak peek at what the new terminal will look like. | Rendering provided by DH&W Architects
Big changes are on the horizon at Chattanooga Airport. The airport recently began a $28 million project to renovate the existing terminal and build a new terminal (construction will not impact travelers). When complete, the new terminal will contain three additional gates, expanded security lanes + expanded restaurant, bar, and restroom facilities. Read: That’s about 36,000 sqft added to the airport.
The project’s completion is currently set for 2024. In the meantime, stay up to date on the project’s development below.*
Riverfront Nights will return for its fifteenth year on Sat., July 2. The free concert series, taking place at Ross’s Landing through Sat., Aug. 27, just released its lineup. We’re looking forward to seeing Rumours, an Atlanta-based Fleetwood Mac tribute band.
Local brewery Hutton & Smith will celebrateseven years of brewing this Sat., June 25 with 14 new beer releases. The celebration will include live music from 2-10 p.m., food from Asarum + Eat Ghosts, games, and more. Happy Anniversary. 🍻
Uncle Larry’s Restaurant has gone mobile. The local spot with “fish so good it will smack you” and homestyle sides officially has its own food truck to offer catering at events + festivals.
On Sat., June 25, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center will open phase two of the New Museum Vision in the Vilma Fields Atrium. The new exhibit titled “Chattanooga’s Black Soundtrack” will share the story of Chattanooga Black entertainers including Usher, Kane Brown, the Impressions, and more.
Connect Sports’ Scenic City Summer Showcasebegins today, running through Sun., June 26. The event will bring ~500 softball teams together across multiple, local venues to play in front of over 400 recruiting college softball coaches. Teams will also compete for the title of Scenic City 2022 Champion. 🥎
Local high school students Starr Hinton + Carolina Shank received the Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians’ Gold Award— the organization’s highest honor. The students, who both were recognized for achievements in leadership + service, were two of 20 Gold Award recipients.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is launching a new hotline for drivers to report potholes + other roadway safety hazards. The number to report maintenance issues is (833) 836-8349. ☎️
Champion Road between Highway 58 + Webb Road will be closedtoday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A detour via Webb Road to Booker T. Washington State Park will be posted. 🚧
TN Promise Saturday will take place this Sat., June 25. This statewide opportunity allows students to volunteer atTennessee State Parks while also gaining TN Promise hours. Locally, Harrison Bay State Park will gather volunteers to spend the day giving boats some TLC + more. (Local 3)
“Whiskey the Rottweiler was given less than 24 hours to live, and the referring veterinarian was sure he was going to die. But I made one simple change that saved Whiskey’s life, and kept him healthy for years and years.” *
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