Chattanooga has a lot of unique alleyways, and all of them serve a different purpose — whether it’s a sweet photoshoot spot, a place to grab lunch, or just a fun stop on your stupid walk for your stupid mental health.
We’re breaking down where to find the alleys + all the best ways to enjoy them (photoshoot or otherwise).
This alleyway is also home to some “Eric is dead” artwork. | GIF via NOOGAtoday + Vista Create
Urban Chandelier, 709 Cherry St. (attached to Cooper’s Alley)
The Urban Chandelier is formed by 850 individual carbon fiber rods with 6,000 reflective styrene triangles suspended above the small alleway attached to Cooper’s Alley. The light effects on this art installation make it a great spot for photos (or even meditation).
You can stand under our umbrella. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
Umbrella Alley, 298-200 W. 8th St.
Alleys lined with suspended umbrellas are popular all over the world, and Chattanooga is no exception. Head to the popular spot for photographs in West Village, but don’t leave without checking out…
A char-cute-erie spot for wine + cheese. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
Chattaboogie Nights Alley, attached to Umbrella Alley
This hidden alleyway will make you feel like you’re in France. With tables and chairs scattered around the alley, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic + peaceful picnic.
Vision + Verse: Rhyme N Chatt | Thurs., May 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | Each performance will be inspired by the work of Bisa Butler, found in the Hunter collection, and focused on mental health + Black men.
Blueberries 101 | Fri., May 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. | $25 | Learn how to become a master, or at least a superb grower, of blueberries.
Bunny Hop! 2022 | Fri., May 13 | 6-8:30 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $15+ | Families can enjoy a night of kids activities + a silent auction to benefit Chambliss Center for Children. 🐰
Kenny G | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Tivoli Theatre | $40+ | This professional American smooth jazz saxophonist will take the Tivoli’s stage.
Hike Bike Brew | Sat., May 14 | 1-5 p.m. | Lula Lake Land Trust | $35+ | At this fundraiser and beer festival, attendees can hike or bike with beer tasters along the path from 10 featured + local breweries. 🥾
Yoga+Hike for ALL Bodies! | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Greenway Farms Dog Park, 5051 Gann Store Rd. | $35 | Soft Animal + Outshine Adventures are teaming up to present a yoga and hike for everybody.
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.
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EPB has multiple service options to fit every family’s needs. | Photo by the NOOGAtoday team
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Local plant shop The Secret Garden will host a grand opening celebration for its new St. Elmo space on Sat., May 14. The event will feature over 25 vendors, a plant swap + a houseplant happy hour.
A new art studio is coming soon to Red Bank. Good Works Art & Social, a studio where customers can learn to paint, DIY, and just hang out, will open this Sat., May 14. The studio at 2244 Dayton Blvd. will feature a class and studio space + a gallery and retail space. 🎨
The Hamilton County School Board passed its fiscal year 2022-23 $456 million budget. Included in the budget is a 3% raise for teachers + a $15 per hour minimum starting wage for all classified employees. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The fourth year of the Tennessee Valley’s Valley Vibes Music & Arts Festival will take place from Sept. 23-25. Its “largest, most diverse lineup to date” features Them Dirty Roses, Swayyvo, Behold the Brave, and The Afternooners, among others. Early bird tickets are on sale now. 🎵 (The Pulse)
On Sat., May 21, the Signal Mountain Police Department + Tennessee Highway Safety Office will host a bike event for attendees to ask questions about bike safety, get helmets fitted, and learn basic bike maintenance. The event will also feature a ~1.5-mile bike ride within Old Towne. 🚲 (Chattanoogan.com)
The Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas will kick off its fifth annual Juneteenth celebration on Sat., June 4 with the inaugural RBG Ball + Black Arts Awards. The Juneteenth celebration will last the entire month of June, with activities taking place in various locations throughout the city. Find the schedule of events here.
This Sun., May 15, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Eastern North America. Totality will take place from 11:29 p.m.-12:43 a.m., during which the moon will turn a dark orange or red — known as a “blood moon.” 🌕 (NewsChannel 9)
UTC’s Center for Professional Education + the Chattanooga Technical Council will host a community-wide information technology career fair on Thurs., May 12. Anyone interested in starting or growing a technology career in the area is welcome to attend the event from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
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Editor’s pick: I recently learned that you can rent a pass to Reflection Riding + the Chattanooga Zoo for free with your library card at the downtown public library. I just picked up a pass to Reflection Riding and am so excited to know that I can go for free when passes are available. I’m constantly amazed by all of the resources the Chattanooga library offers — this is just one of many!
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