PlanAhead: July 2021

Your July 2021 events calendar.

Week of July 1

Thursday, July 1

Holiday

Collegedale’s Freedom Celebration and Fireworks | Thurs., July 1 | 4 p.m. | The Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Dr. | Free + $5 parking | Celebrate Independence Day early this year with food trucks, live entertainment, local vendors, and of course, fireworks.

Arts

Throwback Thursday | Thurs., July 1 | 4-8 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | $0-$5 | Enjoy free admission to the museum’s permanent collection + $5 general admission to the current exhibition “Power, Passion & Pose: Photographs by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory.”

Outdoors

Nickajack Bat Cave Canoe Tour | Thurs., July 1 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Nickajack Lake, meeting location TBD | $20 for adults + $10 for children | Try this guided canoe trip to Nickajack Cave + watch bats fly at dusk.

Friday, July 2

Show

Jason Lyles and the Legitimizers | Fri., July 2 | 7 p.m. | Pax Breu Ruim | Free | Kick off the weekend with some Americana and electronic infused pop rock.

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., July 2 | 7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and music by The War And Treaty + Kimmie J. Soul.

Active

Therapeutic Flow Yoga | Fri., July 2 | 10-11 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15 | This flow Yoga class is focused on diversity, inclusivity, and self acceptance using breath + movement as the vehicle — just BYO-mat.

Holiday

NOOGA Splash 3-Day Celebration | Fri., July 2 – Sun., July 4 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Chester Frost Park | Prices vary | Celebrate in the sun any day this weekend by creating a splash off the floating aqua park, which will be decked out in patriotic decor.

Stars and Stripes 40 | Fri., July 2 | 3 p.m. | Boyd’s Speedway, 1481 Scruggs Rd, Ringgold | Pit tickets: $40 adults, $15 kids + Grandstand tickets: $20 adults, $5 kids; Free for 5 and under | A 4th of July car race show featuring the Valvoline Iron Man Series + the Red Clay Series, plus a firework extravaganza.

Patriotism at the Post | Fri., July 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Polo Field, 6 Barnhardt Cir., Fort Oglethorpe | Free admission, $5 parking | This celebratory event features live music, a patriotic kid’s contest, and fireworks.

Gallery

First Friday Event | Fri., July 2 | 5-8 p.m. | In-Town Gallery | Free | All gallery artists will be exhibiting their new work for the return of this popular event.

Saturday, July 3

Show

Paul Childers honors Stevie Ray Vaughn | Sat., July 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $20 | Make Chattanooga history at the first Art Avenue show — Keegan Perez will be on first.

Joslyn Dollar Live at Gate 11 | Sat., July 3 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St. | Free+ | Enjoy drinks from this local distillery + live music by Joslyn Dollar, a singer-songwriter who’s also a UTC music therapy student.

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Music + Movies on the Green | Sat., July 3 | 7 p.m. | The Chattanooga Green, across from Ross’s Landing | Free |  Enjoy live R&B, Blues, and Jazz music followed by a showing of “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.”

Shop

The Funkey Munkey Christmas in July Market grand opening | Sat., July 3 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Northgate Mall | Price of purchase | Satisfy your holiday-lovin’ heart at this Christmas in July pop-up with local vendors — the market will take place every day until July 18.

Health

Heart-Centered Mindfulness with Sound Healing | Sat., July 3 | The Chattery, virtual | 10-11:30 a.m. | $22 | This mindfulness + sound healing workshop is aimed at beginners and includes introductions to the present-focused practices.

Holiday

Independence Day Celebration | Sat., July 3 | 9 a.m. | Soddy Lake | Free entry | Enjoy a full day of food, live entertainment, crafts, and fireworks at dusk.

Catoosa County Fireworks Fest 2021 | Sat., July 3 | 4 p.m. | Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, 220 Catoosa Cir., Ringgold | Free admission | With fireworks at 9:30 p.m., you can spend the afternoon enjoying live music, food, plenty of children’s activities, and a car show. 

Star Spangled Picnic + Fundraiser | Sat., July 3 | 5:30 p.m. | Chattanooga Theatre Centre | $50 admission, $10 for children under 12 | Without Pops on the River this year, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre is featuring its own outdoor celebration with BBQ + music — reservations can be made through CTC Box Office.

Lake Winnie Giant Fireworks Display | Sat., July 3 | 10 p.m. | Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Dr. | $35.95 | After an afternoon at the park, enjoy a fireworks display before closing.

Sunday, July 4

Active

Sweat Club 4th of July Ruck Run/Walk | Sun., July 4 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Greenway Farms, 5051 Gann Store Rd. | $35 | The price to join includes snacks, drinks, and a t-shirt or tank top.

Outdoors

Chattanooga Market – Red, White, and Blueberries | Sun., July 4 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.| First Horizon Pavilion | Celebrate the holiday in the morning with live music, food vendors, and seasonal produce — the star of the show today is blueberries.

Holiday

Red, White, and Blue Day | Sun., July 4 | 12-4 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | Active Military/Veterans free + admission fees vary | Children can enjoy 4th of July themed crafts + activities plus a party on the plaza.

Fun on the 4th | Sun., July 4 | 5-10 p.m. | Miller Plaza + Miller Park | Free | Try this new community celebration hosted by the Nightfall Music series with live music on two stages, art vendors, a vintage market, vintage cars, food trucks, and a closing laser show.

Week of July 5

Monday, July 5

ForKids

Soccer Olympics Camp | Mon., July 5-Thus., July 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $50+ | Kids can attend one full or half day of camp, or a full week of full or half camp days.

Tuesday, July 6

ForKids

Bobby Stone Film Series: Toy Story | Tues., July 6 | 10:30 a.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $5 | Tivoli Tuesdays help provide some fun family fare on hot summer days.

Learn

Infant CPR Class | Tues., July 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Children’s Kennedy Outpatient Center, 900 E 3rd St. | $25 | This class provides new parents with basic infant CPR instruction + choking management techniques.

Wednesday, July 7

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Wednesday on Wheels at The Moxy | Wed., July 7 |  7-10 p.m. | Moxy Hotel | Free entry + $7 skate rentals | Spend Hump Day on skates + with cocktails in hand — this event is 18+.

Chattanooga FC & Naked River Brewing Corn Hole Tournament | Wed., July 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Naked River Brewing Company | $30 | Have a little pre-CFC-game fun with the first annual cornhole tournament with cash prizes — tickets include food, drinks, and a seat at the match.

Show

Open Mic Night at The Comedy Catch | Wed., July 7 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch, 1400 Market St. | $5 | This comedy show hosted + produced by Bridget Martin features regional and local comics performing in a showcase format.

Network

Basecamp at Waterhouse Pavilion | Wed., July 7 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Free | This monthly coworking event in Miller Plaza features a complimentary lunch, speaker series, coffee, and an after-work happy hour with entertainment.

Dish

Food as Medicine: On Tour Southern Squeeze | Wed., July 7 | 6:15 p.m. | Southern Squeeze, 1301 Dorchester Rd. | $40 | This is the second event in the running plant-based food as medicine series, starring local restaurant Southern Squeeze.

Thursday, July 8

Arts

Hip Hop Dance Performance | Thurs., July 8 | 6-7 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | $20 | As part of their celebration of the art of dance, the museum is featuring local performers KG, Fyrefli, Kima, tryezz, and konstruct.

Show

An Evening with Kevn Kinney (of Drivin’ N Cryin’) | Thurs., July 8 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $20 | Kevn Kinney is an acclaimed Rock + Folk singer, songwriter, and musician most widely known as the founder and frontman of the Atlanta-based rock band Drivin N Cryin.

Civic

CHATT EN ROUTE: Transit Stop Design Challenge Presentations | Thurs., July 8 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Free, RSVPWatch as two design teams present their reimaginings of Chattanooga transit stops.

Learn

The Goal Getter: Claim Your Power + Crush Your Remaining 2021 Goals | Thurs., July 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | In this workshop centered on your personal goals, learn how to get better at goal setting, set powerful goals with an action plan, and set yourself up for success.

ForKids

Free Family Night | Thurs., July 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | Free | Have a family night at the Creative Discovery Museum to explore the museum after hours for free.

TryThis

Heart-Focused Meditation with HearthMath | Thurs., July 8 | 12-1 p.m. | St. Elmo Fire Hall, 4501 St Elmo Ave.; or online | $10 | This introductory meditation class utilizes HeartMath — a form of meditation that focuses on heart rhythm.

Friday, July 9

Show

Roger Alan Wade & Friends | Fri., July 9 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $15 | Cousin to actor Johnny Knoxville, Roger’s music has occasionally appeared on his TV show, Jackass.

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., July 9 | 7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature Road to Nightfall Winners from 2020 + 2021.

The Miss Firecracker Contest | Fri., July 9-Sat., July 25 | 7 p.m. on Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. on Sun. | Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street | $15+ | This explosively funny play by Beth Henley is a Southern gothic comedy ft. a comic explosion of red, glitter, and blue + the zany activities of small-town life.

Learn

Tomato Canning 101 | Fri., July 9 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E 30th St. | $40 | This hands-on workshop will teach you the basics of canning and you’ll go home with a quart of canned tomatoes.

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: Magic Mike | Fri., July 9 | 7 p.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $12 Adult + $10 Seniors (65+) | Start your GNO with a screening of this star-studded film.

Arts

Seaside Escape Painting | Fri., July 9 | 7-9 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $40 | Canvas + painting materials are included for this class in which you’ll create a beautiful seaside escape.

Saturday, July 10

Show

Shawn Perkinson, Yattie Westfield, and Jon Steele | Sat., July 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater | $12.50+ | Put your dancing shoes on for a night of jazz, funk, and fusion from this trio.

That 90’s Show | Sat., July 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $12 | Dance the night away to everything from Nirvana to Brittney + Dre to Rage.

Gallery

The Dark Room Series | Sat., July 10 | 7-11 p.m. | Barley Chattanooga | Free | Check out this local photography exhibit courtesy of Safelight District — Chattanooga’s local dark room.  

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: Breakfast at Tiffany’s | Sat., July 10 | 3 p.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $12 | Wear your pearls to this Audrey Hepburn classic. 

Learn

Canva 101 | Sat., July 10 | 1-2 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $18 | Move past graphic design intimidation with an intro course to the simple to use design website, Canva — led by local communications expert Jordan Scruggs. 

Arts

Handlettered Note Taking | Sat., July 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $30 | Your notes just got a whole lot prettier — learn a variety of fonts + tricks to make your notes pretty when you’re writing in a hurry.

July Market | Sat., July 10 | 2-6 p.m. | Hutton & Smith Brewing Co., 431 E M L King Blvd | Free | This artists market will feature Northshore Vintage, Rosalia Resale, and many more.

Outdoor

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike | Sat., July 10 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Naked River Brewing Company, 1791 Reggie White Blvd | $5 | This hike brings veterans together to use humor + friendship to improve and address mental health.

The Three Sisters: Their Legacy in Native Culture | Sat., July 10 | 2-3 p.m. | Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, 200 Moccasin Bend Rd | Free | Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park presents a ranger-led program exploring the unique horticulture practice of the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash.

Chattanooga Hazy Trails Hike | Sat., July 10 | 4 p.m. | Pax Breu Ruim, 516 E Main St | Prices vary | This pub crawl stops at 4 locations + aims to raise funds for the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy.

Cause

The Royal Bowl | Sat., July 10 | 1-3 p.m. | Spare Time | $35 | Join the Royal Circle of Sisters in their bowling fundraiser — all proceeds go to the organization’s women-centered services.

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The Dinner Detective | Sat., July 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Hotel Indigo, 300 W 6th St. | $59.99 | Solve a murder mystery while you enjoy 3-course dinner — beware, you may find yourself as the prime suspect.

Vail 423 Grand Opening | Sat., July 10 | 2-6 p.m. | Vail 423, 1426 S. Moore Rd. | Free | Celebrate the grand opening of a new hair salon with this event that features local food + product vendors and a raffle for a chance to win free hair for a year.

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC vs. FC Tucson | Sat., July 10 | 7 p.m. | CHI Memorial Stadium | $14-46

Chattanooga FC vs. Atletico Atlanta | Sat., July 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Finley Stadium | $7-15  

Sunday, July 11

Cause

Wild Trails Chattanooga Creek Cleanup | Sun., July 11 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 3405 St Elmo Ave. | Free | Wild Trails is looking for volunteers with canoes — or other watercraft — to continue the effort to restore Chattanooga Creek to all its natural beauty.

Dish

Peach Festival – Chattanooga Market | Sun., July 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Expect peaches in every shape + form at the market — from peach pastries to peach-scented lotions. 

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: Big | Sun., July 11 | 2 p.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $12 | Watch the last installment of the theatre’s “We Love Tom Hanks” showings.

Bobby Stone Film Series: There will be Blood | Sun., July 11 | 6 p.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $12 | Get taken on a wild ride by director Paul Thomas Anderson in this period film.

Week of July 12

Monday, July 12

TryThis

Adult Summer School | Mon., July 12-Fri., July 16 | Various times | $50 | Summer school, but make it fun — the weeklong event will feature painting, tie dye, writing, yoga, the “science” of chocolate, and more.

Learn

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class | Mon., July 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. | Free | This class is recommended for ages 5 and up; bikes + helmets can be provided, if necessary.

Adaptive Cycling | Mon., July 12 | 6-8 p.m. | TN Riverwalk’s Amnicola Marsh North, 2983 Amnicola Hwy. | Free | Contact Elaine at [email protected] or Jerry at [email protected] to register for this program for individuals with disabilities.

ForKids

It’s Not Magic. It’s Science! | Mon., July 12-Fri., July 16 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; aftercare until 5:30 p.m. (additional fee) | Creative Discovery Museum | $225 / $180 for members | Rising 1st-5th graders will spend time learning about the science behind popular magic tricks at the museum, going on a mid-week field trip, and doing group projects. 

Summer Camp: Fairy Houses and Woodland Creatures | Mon., July 12-Fri., July 16 | 9-11:30 a.m. | Scenic City Clay Arts, 301 E 11th St. #100 | $150 | Students ages 4 and up will be provided all clay/materials needed to make their dreamlike creations + a daily snack.

Young Sprouts Yoga Camp – Session One | Mon., July 12, Wed. July 14, Fri., July 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Yoga Landing, 2414 Sidney St. | $85 | This children’s yoga camp is for ages 3-7 and children will experience an array of yoga + water activities.

Tuesday, July 13

Arts

To Dye For: Tie Dye Party | Tues., July 13 | 1-3 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15+ | This class is part of The Chattery’s week-long adult summer school, so you can choose to take part in the full week of activities or just today’s event.

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: Little Mermaid | Tues., July 13 | 10:30 a.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $5 | Tivoli Tuesdays help provide some fun family fare on hot summer days.

Dish

Taco Tuesday with Matt Downer | Tues., July 13 | 4-7 p.m. | 1885 Grill St. Elmo | Price of purchase | Grab $2.50 tacos + $5 margaritas while listening to live music by Matt Downer on the patio. 🌮

TryThis

90s Paint and Sip Party | Tues., July 13 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15 | BYOB to paint + sip while listening to your favorite 90s jams with Keelah Jackson-Harris of Keeody Gallery as part of Adult Summer School.

Wednesday, July 14

Active

Therapeutic Flow Yoga | Wed., July 14 | 10-11 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15 | This flow Yoga class is focused on diversity, inclusivity, and self acceptance using breath + movement as the vehicle — just BYO-mat.

Dish

The Science of Chocolate | Wed., July 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville. Ave. | $15+ | Learn all about the science behind the chocolate tempering process from the ladies behind Cocoa Asante, decorate your own piece of chocolate, and take home your creation.

Show

Jenny Zigrino Live | Wed., July 14 | 8-10:30 p.m. | JJ’s Bohemia | $15 | Cut-Throat Comedy presents a stand-up set from Jenny Zigrino — who has appeared on Conan + Comedy Central.

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC | Wed., July 14 | 7 p.m. | CHI Memorial Stadium | $14-46

Thursday, July 15

Arts

Monica Ellison And Mariadela Belle Alvarez: Modern Dance | Thurs., July 15  | 6-7 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | $20 | Aligned with the museum’s current exhibition, watch Monica Ellison and Mariadela Belle Alvarez blend modern ballet + Afro Latinx dance traditions near the works that inspired them.

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Soul Train Nights | Thurs., July 15 | 8-10 p.m. | Cooper’s Alley, 704 Market St. | Free | Boogie down to this Soul Train dance party with an on-site DJ, Soul Train playing on a big screen, and a local comedian. 🕺

Outdoors

Nickajack bat cave canoe tour | Thurs., July 15 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Nickajack Lake | $20 | This guided + equipped canoe trip to Nickajack Cave will feature a sighting of thousands of endangered gray bats. 🛶

Learn

Ladies who Launch | Thurs., July 15 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Common House, 1517 Mitchell Ave. | $12+ | This partnership event between The Chattery + Common House will feature a talk from author and podcaster Emily Thompson.

Show

Killer Beaz Comedy Show | Thurs., July 15 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $17+ | Killer Beaz just finished his third season guest starring on the Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners.

Friday, July 16

Show

Mitch Rossell | Fri., July 16 | 6 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $20 | Mitch Rossell is a Nashville-based, all-American country musician + songwriter — he wrote Garth Brooks’ “Ask Me How I Know.” 

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., July 16 | 7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature Lee Roy Parnell + Rachel McIntyre Smith.

Sevendust w/ Austin Meade + Kirra | Fri., July 16 | 7 p.m. | The Signal | $30-50 | Atlanta-based Sevendust is one of the most prominent nu-metal acts in the industry — this event is 18+.

Film

Mid-Day Movie | Fri., July 16 | 1-3 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15+ | Soda, popcorn, and candy is provided at this midday movie as part of The Chattery’s Adult Summer School.

Bobby Stone Film Series: Boogie Nights | Fri., July 16 | 7 p.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $10+ | Check out this Paul Thomas Anderson classic featuring stars like Mark Wahlberg + Philip Seymour Hoffman.

TryThis

Ice Cream + Game Night | Fri., July 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15+ | An ice cream bar with all the fixings and board games to start the weekend + end The Chattery’s week of Adult Summer School.

Social + Group Dance Class | Fri., July 16 | 6:45-9:30 p.m. | Dance Tonight Chattanooga, 46 E Main St. | $5-20 | This event starts with a group class for beginners and is followed by a dance social.

Saturday, July 17

Show

Flatland Cavalry | Sat., July 17 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $22-30 | This 18+ event features Texas-based band Flatland Cavalry, known for their blending of genres and storytelling.

TN and GA Suzuki debut Concert | Sat., July 17 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy this family friendly, live music event featuring students of the Suzuki method.

Dish

Farmer’s Market Summer Meals | Sat., July 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Blvd. | $35 | Join a holistic wellness coach to learn how to prepare meals by sourcing ingredients from local farmers.

Active

2021 Scenic City Scorcher | Sat., July 17 | 7:30-11 a.m. | Outdoor Chattanooga | $20 | This 2-mile walk or run finishes with popsicles + refreshments for every runner. 

Pedal to Paddle Adventure | Sat., July 17 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Pedego Chattanooga, 157 River St. | $95 | This immersive outdoor adventure includes a 7-mile bike ride followed by a 5-mile paddle experience on the river.

Raccoon Mountain Group Ride Trifecta | Sat., July 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Racoon Mountain TVA | Intermediate riders and above will enjoy this 15-mile ride along Racoon Mountain with a 1200 ft climbing experience. 

Cause 

Kids Art Box + Reach One Teach One Uca Fundraiser | Sat., July 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hope City Church, 7 N. Tuxedo Ave. | $7 + varying art kit prices | This fish fry fundraiser will help send children in underserved communities to Six Flags.

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: Being John Malkovich | Sat., July 17 | 3 p.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $10+ | This unique film directed by Spike Jonze features a star studded cast.

Bobby Stone Film Series: Get On Up | Sat., July 17 | 7 p.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $10+ | See this biographical film about James Brown starring the late Chadwick Boseman.

Arts

Open Studios | Sat., July 17 | 3-5 p.m. | Stove Works, 1250 E 14th St | Free | This event invites locals into the process of the artists in residence. 

Health

Neighborhood Block Party + Health Fair | Sat., July 17 | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. | East Chattanooga Community Center, 2409 Dodson Ave. | Free | On top of free food + health screenings, CHI Memorial will be present at this event to offer information on COVID-19 vaccinations and administer vaccines to those who desire them. 

TryThis

CSTHEA’s Home Education Expo | Sat., July 17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Camp Jordan Arena | $9-16 | Everything you need to get started or continue your journey with homeschooling is at this expo.

 

Sunday, July 18

TryThis

Top Tomato Festival: Bloody Mary Tasting | Sun., July 18 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $10 | Stop at the Chattanooga Market + sample several different Blood Marys before voting on your favorite.

Week of July 19

Monday, July 19

ForKids

Game Time! Summer Camp | Mon., July 19 – Fri., July 23 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; aftercare until 5:30 p.m. (additional fee) | Creative Discovery Museum | $225 / $180 for members | Rising 1st-5th graders will play a variety of games + will even get a chance to design their own games to bring home.

Summer Camp: Handbuilding Basics | Mon., July 19 – Wed., July 21 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Scenic City Clay Arts | $105 | Campers ages 7+ will explore different clay/pottery techniques by making several pieces throughout the week.

Cause

Hope’s Haven First Annual Golf Tournament | Mon., July 19 | 12-6 p.m. | Black Creek Club | $200-5,000 | This golf tournament will fund an overnight summer camp for children with special needs in Chattanooga — food + drinks are included.

Tuesday, July 20

Arts

Introduction to Modern Weaving: Life’s a Beach | Tues., July 20 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $55 | Learn basic weaving techniques + explore beach-inspired color palettes in this workshop — all supplies will be provided.

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: How To Train Your Dragon | Tues., July 20 | 10:30 a.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $5 | Tivoli Tuesdays help provide some fun family fare on hot summer days.

Wednesday, July 21

Show

Opposite Box | Wed., July 21 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $10 | Opposite Box is a local experimental rock band known for blending 70s-inspired progressive rock, contemporary jazz-funk, and a variety of shifting genres + soundscapes. 🎵

Active

Therapeutic Flow Yoga | Wed., July 21 | 10-11 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15 | This flow Yoga class is focused on diversity, inclusivity, and self acceptance using breath + movement as the vehicle — just BYO-mat.

Learn 

EntreEd Master Teacher Certification | Wed., July 21 – Thurs., July 22 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown | $125 | This opportunity for middle to high school educators will teach how to implement EntreEd’s entrepreneurship model in the classroom.

TryThis

○ Open Mic Night | Wed., July 21 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $5 | Comedian Bridget Martin hosts this regional + local comedy talent showcase.

Wednesday on Wheels at the Moxy | Wed., July 21 | 7-10 p.m. | Moxy Chattanooga Downtown. 1220 King St. | RSVP | Entry is free + rentals are $7 at this skate party featuring a photo booth and a bar. 🛼

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Birmingham Barons | 7:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $6+  ⚾

Thursday, July 22

Outdoors

Sunset Kayak Tours | Thurs., July 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Meet at TVA Boat Ramp | $50 | Join Outdoor Chattanooga and members of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust on this beginner-friendly kayak tour of the Tennessee River Gorge at sunset — equipment provided.

Arts

Pinterest Night: Nail it or Fail it | Thurs., July 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Blvd. | $28 | Pinterest nights feature a guest artist who will take the class through something they’ve never tried before to see if the idea matches the outcome. 

Learn

Evolving Neighborhoods: Creative and Community-Centered Planning – CIVIQ Speaker Series | Thurs., July 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | The Camp House | RSVP | Urban planner Rhae Parkes and creative strategist Erika Roberts discuss meaningful community engagement in urban planning in this lecture.

 

Dish

Lookout Mountain Conservancy Annual Shrimp Boil | Thurs., July 22 | 6-10 p.m. | The Party Spot at LMC, 1952 Old Wauhatchie Pike | $65 | The proceeds from this event will go toward the conservancy’s intern program + conservation efforts.

Friday, July 23

Show

Jennifer Daniels | Fri., July 23 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $12 | Jennifer is native to Lookout Mountain + her music ranges from alt-country to folk/rock.

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., July 23 | 7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature Joanna Connor + Rye Baby.

Show

Nevermind: A Nirvana Tribute | Fri., July 23 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20-40 | These near replicas of Nirvana feature all the hits + the underground tunes too — this show is 18+.

Saturday, July 24

Show

John Paul White | Sat., July 24 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $20 | Enjoy a night out with half of The Civil Wars.

Riverfront Nights | Sat., July 24 | 7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | Riverfront Nights returns this weekend with live music by Ashley and the X’s + The Get Right Band.

Chattanooga Girls Rock Camp Showcase | Sat., July 24 | 6 p.m. | The Signal | $10 | Support young campers as they perform songs they’ve written throughout the week at camp.

TryThis

Q ‘n Brew at the Zoo | Sat., July 24 | 6-9 p.m. | Chattanooga Zoo | $10-20, depending on age + membership | In this barbecue + beer event, expect local food, live bluegrass music, drinks, and animal encounters.

Food Preservation: Freezing Basics | Sat., July 24 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UT Extension, 6183 Adamson Cir. | $12 | This class focuses on optimal produce freezing techniques and you’ll leave knowing how to make freezer jam + salsa.

Rumba Night | Sat., July 24 | 5-9 p.m. | Cooper’s Alley | Free | Celebrate Latin culture through food + dancing — salsa lessons included.

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC | Sat., July 24 | 7 p.m. | CHI Memorial Stadium | $14-46 

Chattanooga FC vs. Soda City – NISA Independent Cup | Sat., July 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Finley Stadium | $7-15

Health

Back to School Bash | Sat., July 24 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 1200 Dodson Ave. | Free | Erlanger Community Health Centers is hosting this event to help families prepare for the new school year by providing health services to children.

Sunday, July 25

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: Adaptation | Sat., July 24 | 7 p.m. | Tivoli Theatre | $10+ | Enjoy this Nicholas Cage film on Sunday evening. 🎞️

Week of July 26

Monday, July 26

TryThis

Make Your Own Herbal Salves | Mon., July 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Blvd. | $28 | In this class, you’ll learn which oils and herbs you can use to make salves + make 2, 2-oz tins of an herbal salve or balm, choosing from 4 recipes.

Tuesday, July 27

Dish

Simple Summer Salads | Tues., July 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $35 | Learn to make 2 different summer salads — southwest quinoa & black bean salad with roasted corn + colorful mung bean salad with lemon zest — and dressings like mandarin orange and herb vinaigrette.

TryThis

ONE Riverfront Plan Community Reveal | Tues., July 27 | 8:30-10 a.m. or 5-6:30 p.m. | Tennessee Aquarium | RSVP | River City Company will share its final plan outlining the Four Aspirations and the Eight Strategies for ONE Riverfront with the community.

Wednesday, July 28

Learn

Job Searching 101 | Wed., July 28 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $15 | Learn how to search effectively for your dream job + how to set healthy boundaries as you go through the process.

TryThis

Green Steps Litter Challenge | Wed., July 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Renaissance Park | Free | Grab your trash grabbers + gloves to pick up litter — trash equals prizes here. 

ChattaBOOga Ghost Walk – Live Guide Tour | Wed., July 28 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | 700 Cherry St | $9.99-19.99 | Experience the haunting histories of downtown Chattanooga — pets + children welcome.

Network

Green Drinks | Wed., July 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Free | This event features conversations on sustainable business, River City Company + its ONE Riverfront plan, and cocktails.

Council Networking | Wed., July 28 | 8-9 a.m. | Hotel Indigo | Free | North Chattanooga Chamber Council is hosting this coffee + networking event.

Thursday, July 29

Arts

Vision & Verse + Dance: Erika Roberts And Chiara Beck | Thurs., July 29 | 6-7 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | Free | Poet Erika Roberts and dancer Chiara Beck will celebrate poetry and dance in a performance blending original poetry with a textile-inspired dance.

South Bound with Christian Collier | Thurs., July 29 | 7 p.m. | Sculpture Fields, 1800 Polk St. | $15 | Bask in sculpture art with wine, refreshments and local artistry from Chattanooga-based poet Christian J. Collier.

Dish

Creative Grilling | Thurs., July 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Chester Frost Park | $45 | Chef Laurie Eismeier will lead you in charcoal grilling basics as well as ways to get creative with grilling produce + proteins.

National Zing Day | Thurs., July 29 | All Day | Miller’s Ale House | Miller’s takes National Wing Day and makes the holiday it’s own — enter a giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift card. 

Learn

Home Organizing 101 | Thurs., July 29 | 6-7:30 p.m.| The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $25 | Find out ways to find peace in your home through organization techniques — this class is for beginners.

TryThis

City Sweat | Thurs., July 29 | 5-8 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Free | Break a sweat with Onsight Fitness’ Workout + Fitness Expo.

Friday, July 30

Show

Emi Sunshine and The Rain | Fri., July 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | TBD | Rolling Stone once named 15-year-old Emi Sunshine among “10 new country artists you need to know.”

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., July 30 | 7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature Po’ Ramblin Boys + New Dismembered Tennesseans.

Backwater Still | Fri., July 30 | 9 p.m. | Hi-Fi Clyde’s | $5 cover | Enjoy southern rock + classic country music from Backwater Still.

TryThis

Salsa, Bachata & Merengue Night | Fri., July 30 | 7-9 p.m. | Dance Tonight Chattanooga, 46 E Main St. | $15-40 | Learn new steps + dance the night away to Latin music.

Light Up Tennessee – Hot Air Balloon Glow | Fri., July 30 – Sun., August 1 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Camp Jordan Park | $20-50 | Watch balloons light up the night sky with vendors + music.

Late Sk80s | Fri., July 30 | 6-11 p.m. | Chatt Town Skatepark | Free entry + $7 skate rentals | This month’s late skate — featuring a DJ, food trucks + a vintage pop-up shop — benefits the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

Bowties & Blossoms | Fri., July 30 | 6 p.m. | Church on Main Southside Venue, 1601 Rossville Ave. | $50 | This benefit raises funds for eating disorder awareness + prevention.

Saturday, July 31

TryThisTR

Drink and Discover: County Fair | Sat., July 31 | 7-10 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | $20 admission + $5 drink tickets | The museum is closing its doors to kids for one night so adults 21 and over can explore with a drink in their hands + cowboy boots on their feet.

Copy of Mardi Gras 2021 | Sat., July 31 | 7 p.m.-1 a.m. | The DoubleTree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St. | $65+ | Enjoy a full Cajun buffet, open beer and wine, liquor cash bar, dancing, a live band, and more at this black tie-optional event.

TheBuy

Red Bank Makers Market | Sat., July 31 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | L&E Wholesale, 4825 Dayton Blvd | Price varies | This event features 23 local vendors, a food truck, and puppy adoptions.

Pop-Up Free Store | Sat., July 31 | 1-5 p.m. | Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union Ave | Free | Several household + personal products will be available for free, no questions asked.

Show

Corey Smith | Sat., July 31 | 7 p.m. | The Signal | $30+ | Spend a night listening to Corey Smith tunes — tickets for his shows typically sell out. 🎵

Parker Millsap | Sat., July 31 | 6-9 p.m. | Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Blvd. | $15 | Parker is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist playing a blend of blues, country, rock, Americana, and folk music.

Riverfront Nights | Sat., July 31 | 7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | This weekend’s Riverfront Night’s show will feature live music by Rye Baby + Chuck Mead & his Grassy Knoll Boys.

Plumbline Project Student Recital | Sat., July 31 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | This recital by students + instructors will feature a violinist and is inspired by the museums’ new exhibit Power, Passion & Pose: Photographs by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory.

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC vs. Forward Madison FC | Sat., July 31 | 7 p.m. | CHI Memorial Stadium | $14-46

Outdoors

Bird Walk | Sat., July 31 | 8:30-10 a.m. | Renaissance Park | Free + fee for parking | Bring your binoculars to watch birds along wooded trails + the river.

Learn

Grant Visits Lookout Mountain, or Does He? | Sat., July 31 | 2-3 p.m. | Point Park | $0-10 | Investigate whether General Ulysses S. Grant really visited Lookout Mountain with this educational program.