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July 3
11th Annual “Patriotism at The Post” concert and fireworks show slated to take place at historic Barnhardt Circle, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The festivities include the patriotic concert and sing-a-long, food, kid’s activities, coloring contest and the naming of the Most Patriotic Boy and Girl winner, followed by fireworks at dark.  Tabernacle Big Band will headline the concert with their 1940’s-era band of trumpets, trombones, saxophones and rhythm section.  Free to attend but asks for a $5 per car parking fee.  fortotourism.org

July 8
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a living history program exploring the prevalence of “Wide Awakes” in the Union Army of the Cumberland. Programs will take place at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  

July 8
Second Saturdays on Station Street.  Paul Childers Band and The Communicators with 12 guest guitarists will perform. Vendor booths along the south side of the street that showcase local businesses and artists. There will be performing artists such as puppeteers, muralists, and buskers along the street that will showcase Chattanooga’s creativity. There will also be special events and activities for kids throughout the day. Free to the public. http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/

July 8
First Things First presents Movies in the Park at Coolidge Park.  Free. The movie will begin at sundown (just after 9 p.m.). Family-friendly priced concessions will also be available for purchase on site. This musical 3-D animated movie follows the journey of Poppy, the happiest troll ever born, and the angriest troll, Branch.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent at all times in Coolidge Park.  www.FirstThings.org or call 267-5383.      

July 9
The Childhood of Maxim Gorky film will screen at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The screening will be preceded by an optional potluck dinner with the Heritage House Film Club at 5 p.m.

July 14
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga’s young professionals group called Red Shoe Society is hosting a Redneck Cruise on the Southern Belle, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All admission proceeds will go back to helping families at the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.  Cash bar, dancing and prizes for the best redneck outfit including two tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 19.  151 Riverfront Pkwy.  A valid photo ID is required for the event.   www.RMHChattanooga.com or the Red Shoe Society’s Facebook event page

July 15
First Things First presents Movies in the Park at Coolidge Park.  Free. The movie will begin at sundown (just after 9 p.m.). Family-friendly priced concessions will also be available for purchase on site.  A 1991 Disney classic! Belle has no clue that her captor is actually a prince under a magic spell that can only be broken by true love’s kiss. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent at all times in Coolidge Park.  www.FirstThings.org or call 267-5383.      

July 22
First Things First presents Movies in the Park at Coolidge Park.  Free. The movie will begin at sundown (just after 9 p.m.). Family-friendly priced concessions will also be available for purchase on site. Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.   Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent at all times in Coolidge Park.  www.FirstThings.org or call 267-5383.      

July 29
First Things First presents Movies in the Park at Coolidge Park.  Free. The movie will begin at sundown (just after 9 p.m.). Family-friendly priced concessions will also be available for purchase on site. Po realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor. Po must transition from student to teacher and train clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters.   Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent at all times in Coolidge Park.  www.FirstThings.org or call 267-5383.    

Aug. 12
Second Saturdays on Station Street.  The Beaters with The Power Players Band will perform. Vendor booths along the south side of the street that showcase local businesses and artists. There will be performing artists such as puppeteers, muralists, and buskers along the street that will showcase Chattanooga’s creativity. There will also be special events and activities for kids throughout the day. Free to the public. http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/

Aug. 18-20
The 2017 Pins and Pirates Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Junior Achievement at Spare Time Entertainment in Hixson. This event includes costume and hula hoop contests as well as trivia, Frito Lay Wacky Pin Scramble, and a photo booth.  Each member of a team will receive a Pins and Pirates T-shirt to accompany their two games of bowling at the event.  Teams of six may register for $150 by visiting www.jachatt.org or by contacting Renee Penney at 892-4488.   

Aug. 26
23rd Annual Southern Brewers Festival, 2-10 p.m. on the Chattanooga Riverfront.  The headliner will be Magpie Salute.  Cereus Bright and Hank & Cupcakes will also perform.  Tickets for the festival are on sale now. General admission is $20 until June 15 and $25 after June 15.  Admission at the gate will be $30.  Benefits Chattanooga Kids on the Block and CraftWorks Foundation.  www.southernbrewersfestival.com

Aug. 26
Siskin Children’s Institute' StarNight 2017, with headliner Sheila E.  Chattanooga Convention Center.  StarNight is a gala supporting Siskin Children’s Institute’s efforts on behalf of children with special needs and their families.  Cocktail reception, beginning at 6 p.m., a formal dinner followed by a performance by Sheila E.  An after-party with dancing and music from one of Chattanooga’s hottest DJs will round out the night. Guests can attend the full black-tie gala, including cocktail reception, dinner, dessert, musical performance and the after-party, for $300 per person. Eight-person tables start at $2,500. For tickets, visit siskin.org/starnight or call 648-1707.

Aug. 26
FarleyCon, the East Ridge Toy and Comic Book Expo, at the East Ridge Community Center,  1517 Tombras Ave.  The vendor room at FarleyCon will be packed with comics, toys, collectibles, artist, authors, crafts and more.  Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and under a free with a paid adult admission. Participants may come dressed as a favorite character and join the cosplay contest. www.farleycon.com or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/farleycon  FarleyCon is dedicated to the memory of Jared Allen.  

Sept. 9
Second Saturdays on Station Street.  Harleys and Guitars with Rubik's Groove will perform. Vendor booths along the south side of the street that showcase local businesses and artists. There will be performing artists such as puppeteers, muralists, and buskers along the street that will showcase Chattanooga’s creativity. There will also be special events and activities for kids throughout the day. Free to the public. http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/

 


 


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