Special Event Street Closures For Oct. 25-29

Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, Oct. 25

First Centenary Fall Festival: Oak Street will be closed between Lindsay Street and Houston Street from 3-9 p.m. for the First Centenary United Methodist fall festival. Visit www.firstcentenary.com for more information. 

Friday, Oct. 27

Bitter Alibi Halloween Party: Houston Street will be closed between MLK Boulevard and Flynn Street from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. for this Halloween celebration. Visit thebitteralibi.
com
or the Facebook event page for more information. 

Chattajack: Riverfront Parkway will be closed between Chestnut Street and Power Alley from noon on Friday, Oct. 27 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29 for this stand-up paddle board race. Visit www.chattajack.com for more information. 


Saturday, Oct. 28

Something Wicked on Station Street: Station Street will be closed between Market Street and Rossville Avenue from 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 28 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29 for this all-day Halloween concert. Visit www.somethingwickedonstationstreet.com for a full schedule of events. 

2017 Tennessee Valley Heart Walk: One westbound lane of W. 3rd Street will be closed from Walnut Street to Power Alley, as well as all of Walnut Street from Aquarium Way to E. 3rd Street for this walk benefiting the American Heart Association. In addition, a single northbound lane of Market Street will be closed from E. 3rd Street to Frazier Avenue and a single eastbound lane of Frazier Avenue from Market Street to the Walnut Street Bridge. Click here for more information.

CSAS Book It! 5K Run/Walk:  A single lane of E. 3rd Street and Mabel Street will be closed from 2:30-5 p.m. for this fundraising run and walk. Visit csasbookit5k.wordpress.com for more information on this event. 

High School Football: Reggie White Boulevard will be closed between the entrance to the skate park and W. 19th Street from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. for a high school football game. 


Sunday, Oct. 29

TN Valley Pride Parade: Due to the original date being rained out, the annual TN Valley Pride Parade will now be a part of the Ciclovia and City Celebration, with the Pride Parade kicking everything off at 11:30 a.m. The group will leave the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, proceed north on Polk Street, east on Main Street, north on Top Street and then east to end at the Mural Fest Block Party in front of the Stove Works Building.  Visit http://www.tennesseevalleypride.com/ for more information. 

Chattanooga City Celebration & Ciclovia: E. 14th Street will be closed from S. Holtzclaw to Gulf Street from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kirby Avenue will be closed between S. Beech Street and S. Kelly Street, and S. Kelly Street will be closed between Kirby Avenue and Vance Avenue from noon-5 p.m. Dodson Avenue will be closed between Daisy Street and Glass Street from 2-6 p.m., with a rolling closure for the Glass Street Live parade starting at 5:30 p.m. along Glass Street and Dodson Avenue.  A rolling street party through east Chattanooga, the City Celebration & Ciclovia will partially close roads to vehicular traffic along a 4-mile route that will connect a series of five neighborhood block parties along the way. Dress up in your Halloween costume, leave your car behind, and come celebrate the wonderful diversity of our community in a fun, unique and energizing way. Visit https://chattanooga-celebrates.com for more information. 

Chattanooga Market 2017: Reggie White Boulevard will be closed from the entrance to the Chattanooga Skate Park to West 19th Street from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. Chattanooga Market is the region’s largest producer-only marketplace, established to provide healthy fresh produce, artisan foods, as well as locally-produced arts and craft wares to Chattanoogans and community visitors. Visit www.chattanoogamarket.com for more information. 

In order to view a map of these closures, click here.


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