James and Kim’s Weekend Bright Spots
NormalPalooza is back for its 16th year of fun and excitement. The annual fall festival has built
a foundation as an exciting staple of Chattanooga’s Northside neighborhoods.
Normal Park Museum Magnet School hosts the fundraiser with the goal of spreading community
engagement with its educational institutions and raising funds for the advancement of the
school. All in the community are welcome and encouraged to attend a day full of arts, culture,
music, and progress. 10am-4pm
Scenic City EggFest
Join us on October 27th from 10am-3pm at The Commons in Collegedale for Tennessee’s
second annual EggFest! We will be cooking bbq favorites like ribs and brisket, as well as other
southern specialities like mac n’ cheese and brunswick stew!
Tickets are $20 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. You can purchase your tickets for
Scenic City EggFest online on Eventbrite and all proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Area Food
Whether you own a Big Green Egg or just want to sample unique recipes like smoked BBQ,
grilled pizza, or baked desserts, then Scenic City EggFest is the event for you!
The ChattaJack 31 is a paddle sport event that travels through the Tennessee River Gorge for
over 31 miles. It starts at Ross’s Landing and ends at Nickajack Lake. The paddle sports
participating are…stand-up paddle board, kayak, out-rigger canoe, canoe and prone paddle
boarding. This event is considered one of the best paddle board races in the country on pace to
become one of the largest within the industry.
Freedom Fest & Corn Hole Tournament will feature BBQ plate, cornhole tournament, vendors
and live bluegrass and gospel bands. Benefiting Adult & Teen Challenge Midsouth
Single Tournament Players : $45.00
Teams Tournament : $80.00
There will be a limited number of teams for the tournament! All proceeds will go directly to Adult
& Teen Challenge MidSouth.
Boo in the Zoo
Our annual Boo in the Zoo is a family friendly celebration filled with some of your most loveable
cartoon characters, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, pony rides, games, inflatables, and
much more! This non-scary Halloween event is sure to have the whole family talking for years to
Bring your ghosts and goblins for some good old fashioned trick or treating! We’ll have three
costume parades for all ages: 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm! Enjoy our fall produce, pumpkins, local
art and unique gifts for early holiday shopping