Looking for something fun to do this weekend here in Chattanooga? Look no further! We have currated a list of the best activities going on in the area! We have fun for the whole family and also a couple great date night ideas! With the fall weather finally here it might be the perfect time for to get festive. Grab yourself a pumpkin with the kids and then head to Harrison Bay to watch the stars with your honey! Whatever you are looking for you will surely find something great to do below!
Alan Shuptrine: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain
Organized by: Museum Center at Five Points; Located at: Museum Center at 5ive Points
October 12, 2018
Renowned artist Alan Shuptrine and the Museum Center at 5ive Points are celebrating the land, culture, and people along the Appalachian Trail through excellence in watercolor and craftsmanship. Shuptrine, nationally recognized for his paintings, has created 60 beautiful watercolors for a body of work that celebrates the connections of our Appalachian mountains and their historical and cultural counterparts in the British Isles. The Museum Center will display these works and highlight the parallels with our region’s history.
Blowing Springs Farm in Flintstone, GA featuring Rock City’s Enchanted MAiZE
Organized by: Rock City; Located at: Rock City’s Enchanted Maize
October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Blowing Springs Farm in Flintstone, GA featuring Rock City’s Enchanted MAiZE Fridays-Sundays, September 28th - October 28th Celebrating 17 years of 10 acres of fall family fun down on the farm at Blowing Springs Farm! Rock City’s fall attraction in the valley below Lover’s Leap: each year a new cornfield maze design that will intrigue adventurers!
Food Truck Fridays, Chattanooga Ballet: Fall Performance in
Organized by: Market City Center; Located at: Miller Park
October 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
October 12th, Chattanooga Ballet will be performing a live fall performance for all to enjoy. Come experience the arts, dance, and local food trucks of Chattanooga during your lunch break. In addition to the Rolling J’s, Chatterbox, Clumpie’s and Go Gyro Go food trucks and cart that will be located on Market Street right beside Miller Park, each Friday will feature a different arts and cultural organization.
The Chattery Presents “Beginner Macrame: Wall Hanging”
Organized by: Chattery; Located at: Chattanooga WorkSpace
October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn to make your own elegant macrame wall hanging! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed. In this class, you will: - Learn how to start your own wall hanging, included an overview of the materials. - Learn how to make a variety of knots.
Organized by: Tivoli Foundation; Located at: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
$34.50 – $99.50
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.
Dread Hollow, in Lookout Valley
Organized by: Ruby Falls; Located at: Dread Hollow, in Lookout Valley
October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
From the award-winning masterminds behind Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern, Dread Hollow delivers a new evolution of terror with an extreme haunt experience recommended for ages 12 and up. With over 20,000 square feet of horror and intense fear tactics, Dread Hollow was voted as the #1 “Must-See Haunt” in Tennessee in 2017 on TheScareFactor.com
Lookout Comedy Festival
Friday, Oct. 12 + Saturday, Oct. 13
$10 per show
As the city’s music scene continues to receive accolades and national attention, the local stand-up comedy scene is also quietly building a similar reputation for quality. The inaugural Lookout Comedy Festival features more than 30 comics + improv. LEARN MORE HERE: https://www.lookoutcomedyfestival.com/
17th Annual Chattanooga Oktoberfest®
Organized by: Chattanooga Market; Located at: First Tennessee Pavilion
October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 13th & Sunday, October 14th – Chattanooga’s oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration, our 2-day festival draws crowds locally and regionally each year. Come to enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the German traditions and bring your family for a day of entertainment, shopping, and a chicken dance or too! The festival includes an array of German traditions: brats and other German culinary foods, a biergarten featuring over 99 local and season craft brews, and Oompah Bands.
Prater's Mill Country Fair
OCT 13 9 AM · Prater's Mill · Dalton, Georgia
Prater's Mill Country Fair is a Southern festival of quality artists, craftsmen, music and food. The Purpose of the Prater’s Mill Foundation is to protect, preserve and present the heritage of the Prater’s Mill Site for future generations.
The Southern Bend Yoga & Fitness Festival and 5K Race
Oct 13 10 AM · Southern Bend Foundation · Chattanooga, Tennessee
More than 1000 fitness enthusiasts will travel to Coolidge Park for a full day event. Attendees can expect 45-60 minute yoga, spin, rowing, and paddle board classes catered to beginners and experts alike. This year's festival will include a morning 5K run sponsored by Wild Trails. Popular vendors and music will round out the festival. Tickets are on sale now. The Southern Bend Yoga & Fitness Festival is a nonprofit that is committed to raisesing money to aid families of children in need of organ transplants.
Bark in the Park 2018
OCT 13 10 AM · Heritage Park, Chattanooga · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Bark in the Park, the premier annual Chattanooga event for dogs and dog lovers, is back on Saturday (10/13/18) from 10AM-3PM at Jack Benson Heritage Park in East Brainerd! Blessing of the Animals followed our Spooky Pooch Parade at 10:00AM! The event includes an adoption fair, vendor market, working dog/obedience/pet safety demonstrations and Best Costume dog contest (1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded). FREE admission but please bring a pet food donation for our participating rescue groups.
Fantastic Fall Festival
OCT 13 10 AM · Catoosa County Library · Ringgold, Georgia
Crafts · 1,009 people
Join us on October 13th from 10am to noon for our Fantastic Fall Festival! We will have a petting zoo, a book sale, crafts and games, snacks and treats, and more fun for the whole family. This is a FREE EVENT and all ages are welcome to come out and help us celebrate Fall!
Ron White at the Memorial Auditorium
OCT 13 8 PM · Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Ron White SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 399 McCallie Ave. Saturday, October 13 Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years
47th Annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair
OCT 13 9 AM
Stroll among nearly 200 displays of original artwork and craft demonstrations. Watch live demonstrations of blacksmiths, quilters, weavers and woodcarvers, or view antique automobiles and tractors. Taste the finest Southern cooking and tap your toes to authentic bluegrass and country music. Visit the historic Civil War era mill, used as a campsite at different times by both Union and Confederate soldiers. Admission: Adults $7.00, Children under 12 free. I-75 to Exit #341, north on GA Hwy. 201 to GA Hwy. 2, then east. 706-694-6455, www.PratersMill.org
OCT 13 6 PM · Lake Winnie · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Brave guests of Lake WinnepeSPOOKah can be immersed in the ghastly surprises that await. 😱 With four new haunts, daring souls are in for screams of delight and terror. Enjoy an atmosfear of haunted rides, eerie edibles, & screaming thrills throughout the SPOOKtacular Halloween even on Fridays and Saturdays in October! 🎃 Admission includes Unlimited Rides and All Special Halloween Attractions. 👻 There is fun to be had by all ages with designated scare zone areas for different ages. 🙂 For more information, visit lakewinnie.com.
Whose Line Chattanooga
OCT 13 10 PM · Improv Chattanooga · Chattanooga, Tennessee
You wanna know whose line it is? It's YOUR'S Chattanooga! Just like that famous TV show, we'll take audience suggestions, call up volunteers, and get random submissions to play a bunch of improv games. For each one of these Short Form games, we get a suggestion from the audience and use it to create a scene. The catch? Each game has one or more rules that make the scenes hard for the actors, and hilarious for the audience. For example: New Choice - Actors start their scene, but whenever the bell rings, they have to back up and redo the last thing they just said or did.
Kids' Pumpkin Painting Party
OCT 13 10 AM · Elder's Hardware Cleveland · Cleveland, Tennessee
Bring your kids and grandkids to Elder's Ace in Cleveland on October 13th to paint a pumpkin! We will have plenty of small pumpkins for the kids and lots of paint colors. We will also be grilling out! There's no better way to spend your Saturday than enjoying some food from the Big Green Egg while shopping our garden center and watching your child paint a pumpkin! It's sure to be fun for the whole family! Child must be present to receive a pumpkin. Pumpkins and paint will be available while supplies last.
Dread Hollow Lights-On Tour
OCT 13 2 PM · Dread Hollow · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Discover the history of Dread Hollow on the “No Scares”, “Lights-on” tour to view the amazing sets and learn the behind-the-scenes story of this award-winning haunted attraction. Explore the tainted town with an in-depth guided tour led by the masterminds behind the design. Q&A sessions along with designated photo opportunities make this a unique experience for both haunt lovers and those curious onlookers who are afraid of what happens at Dread Hollow when the lights go out! The Lights-On tour is open to all ages, but discretion is advised for all sets contain gore that may not be suitable for children. $5 discount on an upgrade to bundle with night time experience (upgrade must be purchased onsite) Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.dreadhollow.com
Mr. and Ms. Chattanooga Oktoberfest Crowning 2018
OCT 13 6:30 PM · Chattanooga Oktoberfest · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Join us at the Front Stage by 6pm! Put on your dirndls and leiderhosen and join in this beer drinking, chicken dancing party on the front festival patio, complete with live Oompah music and entertainment from our party host, Jason Walker from HITS 96 ! Mr. & Ms. Chattanooga Oktoberfest entrants should report to the front stage (Carter Street) by 6:30 pm when the patio party starts! We’ll have you parade before our live audience who will decide the winners by popular applause- our emcees will have final voting rights and declare the 2018 Mr. & Ms. Chattanooga Oktoberfest! Party with us until 8pm Saturday night!
Harrison Bay Star Party
OCT 13 7 PM · Harrison Bay State Park · Ooltewah, Tennessee
***This Event Will Take Place Rain or Shine!*** Join the BAS at Harrison Bay State Park for the monthly Harrison Bay State Park Star Party! The BAS will have telescopes, binoculars, and night-sky experts eager to share the glories of the night sky. There will be a nice variety of heavenly objects on display. The constellations of summer are giving way to autumn's offerings, and Jupiter and Saturn are really lighting up the evening sky! Mars is fading but will still be a treat! In addition to telescopic wonders, there will be constellation identification, stories, and more. Stargazing begins at sunset and should last until 11 or so (we'll stay as long as people want to look into our telescopes or the Rangers kick us out ;) In the event of inclement weather we will have a program in the Rec Hall starting at 9:00 pm
Rock City’s Rocktoberfest
Organized by: Rock City; Located at: Rock City
October 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Get in touch with Rock City’s German heritage during the 12th annual Rocktoberfest. Rock City Square will be transformed for a celebration of harvests and fall foliage. This premiere autumn festival includes live German music, polka lessons, German food, the Fall Fairy, Ik the Troll King and fun for the whole family. Also see the Birds of Prey in action! Join the fun at Rock City as we celebrate and honor our founder Frieda Utermoehlen Carter.
Voices of Auschwitz
OCT 14 7 PM · Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium · Chattanooga, Tennessee
497 people interested · 68 people going
Eva Schloss, now age 89, is a holocaust survivor, author, and lecturer who delivers a message of peace and hope. She was a childhood friend of diarist Anne Frank, and after the war, when Otto Frank married Eva’s mother, she posthumously became Anne Frank’s half-sister.
Craft Show & Vendor Market at Chester Frost Pavilion
OCT 14 Sun 1 PM
Take a beautiful drive thru Chester Frost Park and meet us inside the Pavilion!! Checkout the work of our specialty crafters and shop our Vendor Market! Over 30 vendors from the greater Chattanooga area will be featured! Admission is Free!!! Vendor Spots are full.
Organized by: AC Entertainment; Located at: Walker Theatre
$22 – $32
October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - October 17, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.