James and Kim’s Weekend Bright Spots!

So much to do, so little time!  We really think you are going to have a hard time choosing but enjoy these weekend events!!


Nightfall: Las Cafeteras and Kindora
Nightfall is a free concert series on Friday nights in Miller Plaza. The featured band, Las Cafeteras, have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli. Local Kindora will open the show.

When: Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m.

Ocoee River Jam
Ocoee River Jam is an annual music festival in Ocoee, Tennessee. The family-friendly festival will feature live music from Strung Like a Horse, Barefoot Nellie, Magic Birds, Lenox Hills, Jess Goggans, Dagger Blue and Big Smo. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Weekend passes are $60, and day passes are available. Sunday admission is free to all youth 17 and under.

When: Friday, July 27, 6:30-11 p.m.; Saturday, July 28, 2-11 p.m.; Sunday, July 29, 2-10 p.m.
Where: 599 U.S. Highway 64, Ocoee, Tennessee
How much: $60 for the weekend, $20 daily.

Honey Harvest at Creative Discovery Museum
Visitors to the Creative Discovery Museum can learn all about some of the world’s hardest workers with the annual Honey Harvest event this weekend. The 18th annual event will celebrate the life of one of nature’s hardest workers — the honey bee. Among other events, guests can make a honey lip balm, beeswax candles, and honey soap to take home; taste different varieties of honey in the Culinary Corner, and participate in honey extraction and meet beekeepers. All events are included with museum admission.

When: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 12-4 p.m.
Where: 321 Chestnut St.
How much: $14.95

Summer FurFest at Humane Society
The Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga will host a 12-hour adoption extravaganza on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at their 212 N. Highland Park Ave. facility. Find your next family member and name-your-own-price. The event includes puppy and kitten cuddles, a dog play group demonstration and door prizes. Check out the available dogs and cats here. 

When: Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 212 N. Highland Park Ave.
How much; name-your-own-price

Buskers Festival
Street performers (aka buskers) will be highlighted. Local street performers will busk throughout the First Tennessee Pavilion while you shop. Guests can expect live music, dancing and other performers such as jugglers, mimes, puppeteers, magicians and more. Every nook and cranny of the market will be a surprise. Admission is free, but tips for the performers are appreciated. As always, produce is available at the market from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

When: Sunday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free


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