James and Kim’s Weekend Bright Spots
3 Sisters Music Festival
This is a huge Bluegrass festival featuring 12 bands down on the Riverfront. The festivities are Friday and Saturday on the Riverfront and admission is FREE! The 3 Sisters Festival (named after the three daughters of Fletcher Bright) honors the musical legacy of bluegrass fiddler Fletcher Bright, by offering a free two-day festival to the community that features some of the biggest names in traditional and not-so-traditional bluegrass. The 3 Sisters Festival has experienced a tremendous response since its inception in 2007, and is now recognized as a premier event in its field. In 2017, American Country magazine named 3 Sisters as one of the Top Five Bluegrass Festivals in the country, making the Scenic City a music destination for people from all corners of the world. Some of the artists it has featured in the past include Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain Band, Ricky Scaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Bela Fleck, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, Mandolin Orange and more.
Autumn Children’s Festival
This will be Ronald McDonald’s 30th annual Autumn Children’s Festival, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm at the Tennessee River Park. Festival goers can enjoy Star Wars characters, princesses, superheroes, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, kiddie train, carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, as well as health and wellness and educational programs. Admission and parking are FREE! Activities like hayrides, pumpkin painting and games range anywhere from only 50 cents to $3.
There are festivities all weekend to celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community here in the Scenic City, but Sunday is the big parade and festival on Ross’s Landing. The parade will start at 11:30 am at the corner of Market St and 6th St and travel down the river. The party will continue with vendors, food, drinks, entertainment, a kid’s play area, face painting and MORE! For all the info: click here
Chattanooga Red Wolves v. Toronto – @ Home Saturday at 7
Chattanooga FC v. Detroit City – @ Home Saturday at 6
4th Annual Craft Market and Quilt Show
Friday and Saturday enjoy free parking and admission at Morris Hill Baptist Church to enjoy fabulous handmade crafts by our vendors, and wonderful baked goods for sale. It is held indoors in our church gym, rain or shine, with food and beverages available in our Fellowship Hall. Walk the halls that are covered in homemade quilts, visit with their 38 vendors that are set up to sell their creations and new this year 8 young entrepreneur booths!
It’s the 20th Annual Culture Fest at the Market this Sunday! Come experience the rich culture and diversity that Chattanooga has to offer through food, art, dance and of course live music on the EPB stage. There will be a special parade of nations and activities for all ages. Sunday 11 am – 4 pm at the Tennessee Pavilion.