This weekend there are several opportunities to visit one (or more) of Chattanooga Markets public markets and events:
Ringgold Market: Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
The Ringgold Market offers farm fresh produce, meats, cheeses and a small selection of handmade crafts. Located in the heart of downtown Ringgold at the Catoosa County Courthouse, this market has a very local feel, free parking and an opportunity to meet local farmers.
Chattanooga River Market: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza
Free yoga at 10 a.m. on the Riverfront and 40 plus artists and craftsmen offering unique one-of-a-kind artistry. This Saturday marks the end of the season for the River Market but it will continue early Spring of 2013. Live music is Julie Gribble at 12:30.
Night Market: Saturday, 5-9 p.m. at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza
The evening hours bring live music at 5:30 p.m. by Jeff Miller as well as a beautiful lit up backdrop along the Riverfront to enjoy a stroll among evening vendors showcasing their artisan goods.
Chattanooga Market: Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion
Sunday features the annual Hot Rod and Cruise In event where car hobbyists and enthusiasts will enjoy the showing of hot rods, classics, antiques and more. Live music at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. by the KZ106 Stratoblasters.
Arts In The Park Festival: Monday, Labor Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Collegedale at Veteran's Park
A community showing of regionally hand-picked artists offering their goods for sale. Live music, food and plenty of family fun. A county wide art contest showcases works of local middle and high school students. Prizes are awarded to those schools earning first place. ArtsInTheParkFestival.com