Normal Park Museum Magnet School will host the 16th annual NormalPalooza Arts and Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kicking off at 10 a.m. at the Normal Park Upper School at 1219 West Mississippi Ave., the festival covers the grounds of the campus and is the largest fundraiser for the high-scoring Hamilton County school. This community event has become a North Chattanooga community tradition, drawing large crowds for a day of fun featuring local and regional bands, student performances, an art market with unique vendors, games and entertainment. This year’s event will feature an all-new Halloween costume contest and trick or treating with prizes for the most innovative and exciting efforts.
Guests at this free event will enjoy live music and performances from Normal Park students as well as featured performances from Trent Williams & the Menagerie, Dr. B & The Ease, Uncle Lightnin, Buddy Shirk and a DJ.
Tickets are available for the Wrecking Ball, a 28-foot Kraken slide, the Gladiator Joust, an interactive chase the light arena, a 4-station Euro-Bungee Trampoline, Spider Web Mountain, Toxic Drop, Wipeout Meltdown Zone, Sticky Soccer and a 3-Hole Putt Putt golf course and this year families have the opportunity to rent cabanas on the football field. Specially-priced ticket bundles can be purchased online at normalpark.kindful.com with all funds raised from this annual event supporting the teachers, resources and experiences of the school.
Sponsored by Brewer Media, Webb Family Orthodontics, Dr. Todd Cockerham and University Surgical, The West Village, Embark Project Services, Fiamma Pizza, and 5 Guys, this festival supports the work of a school that has used research-based teaching practices, weekly, hands-on learning expeditions and academic support to achieve success in education that has been recognized nationally with the most prestigious education awards and celebrated in media outlets across the country. Since its start in 2002, the school has expanded to include two campuses that serve up to 850 students a year, introducing Hamilton County children to a deep exploration of academic content guided by educators using creative and cross-disciplinary projects, said officials.