Featured Community Event
Wilderness Wild Fest. Aug. 23
The Sierra Club, Cherokee Chapter, will host a 50th anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act with
Wilderness Wild Fest
on Sat., Aug. 23, from 12 - 8 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. The free, family event will feature guest speakers, dancers, kids games, edible plant hikes, kayaking and canoeing to Audubon Island, geocaching, storytelling and much more.
More Community Events
Twilight Track Meet Aug. 21
The whole family can run in a Twilight Track Meet
at Red Bank High School onThurs., Aug. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. Runners of all ages and distance levels can compete. Cost is $2 and proceeds go to the Red Bank cross country organization.
The Chattanooga Track Club and the Make a Wish Foundation will host theSuperhero Race
at Enterprise South this Sat., Aug. 16, beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K, 10K and family fun run offers people of all abilities to run in costume as their favorite super hero.
Chatt Town Throw Down Climbing Comp Begins Aug. 23
The Tennessee Bouldering Authority, 3804 St. Elmo Ave., will host the first round of the "Chatt Town Throw Down" Redpoint Bouldering Competition
Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. Registration is from 4-5 p.m. Difficulty categories are Beginner (V0-V3), Intermediate (V4-V6), Advanced (V7-V9) and Open (V10+). Cost is $30 to enter ($15 TBA members). High Point Climbing and Fitness will host the second round of the competition on Sept. 6.
River Gorge Omnium Aug. 23-24
The area's best amateur and pro road cyclists will compete at the annual River Gorge Omnium, happening Sat. and Sun., Aug. 23 & 24. The event features a road race, time trial and downtown criterium. Spectators will enjoy the crit, which happens on a short, lapped course around the TVA building in downtown Chattanooga, from 12:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Sat. Pack a picnic and come watch the action.
TRGT Bird Research Panel & Dinner at Olive Bean Aug. 28
The Tennessee River Gorge Trust (TRGT) will host a Colombian Dinner for Conservation at Olive Bean
, 1404 James Blvd., Signal Mtn., on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m., to share TRGT's Cerulean Warbler research in the gorge with the public. The event will feature Columbian food and a panel discussion from TRGT Exec. Dir. Rick Huffines and bird experts. Tickets to the event are $20 per plate, and spots are limited.
Ocoee Fest Aug. 30-31
The public is invited to Ocoee Fest, a celebration of outdoor recreation (and craft beer), on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 30 and 31, all day, both days at Adventures Unlimited, 522 U.S. 64, in Ocoee, TN. The festival will feature paddling, mountain biking, climbing, live music and general mayhem.
Fall Gardening Workshop at Crabtree Farms Aug. 30