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James and Kim’s Weekend Bright Spots

70th annual Armed Forces Day Parade

Make plans to attend the 70th annual Armed Forces Day Parade! It’s a free event featuring military and veterans groups, JROTC units, high school bands, local businesses and more.

The parade will step off at the intersection of MLK and Market St. and will move north on Market toward Aquarium Way. Starting time is 10:30am-11am


Nightfall, Chattanooga’s longest-running outdoor summer concert series, opens its 32nd season on Friday. Held free each Friday for 17 weeks at Miller Plaza and Miller Park, this week features local band Oweda as the opener at 7 p.m., followed by headliner Aaron Lee Tasjan at 8 p.m.

Prior to the music, the night will kick off with the annual Jersey Reveal Party by the Chattanooga Football Club at 6:30 p.m. It’s the first chance for CFC supporters to get their new jerseys for the season, and all in attendance can learn more about the club their historic supporter ownership campaign.

Derby DeMayo

Chattanooga’s Original Derby Party is back…with a twist! Chattanooga Room in the Inn is hosting Derby de Mayo on Saturday at the Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall to celebrate the annual Run for the Roses AND Cinco de Mayo. Guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, grand hat contest and more ways to win. Watch the race while supporting Chattanooga Room in the Inn, helping women and children overcome homelessness. The event begins at 4:30 and features a silent auction and distillery tours

Running of the Chihuahua’s

Chattanooga’s Cinco De Mayo tradition, The Running of the Chihuahuas 12, Saturday, May 4 at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

In the last 11 years, over 40,000 Chattanoogans and hundreds of Chihuahuas have participated in the yearly tradition that crowns the fastest Chihuahua in Chattanooga. The Running of the Chihuahuas feels like a big reunion and the official start of summer. Free performances from MKTO, NOTD, Livvia, the Draxx Project and Fletcher.

The Chattanooga Market

Chattanooga Market features over 50 farms bringing a variety of produce, meats and cheeses to the market each week and over 130 artisans offering their unique crafts, arts, farm-fresh goods, and so many other locally made specialties. Live music is a staple at Chattanooga Market and this weekend features the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera on the EPB stage. Sunday 11am-4pm

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