Over 150 Events Planned For MainX24 Street Festival Saturday

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The 13th annual MainX24 parade and street festival will take place on the Southside on Saturday starting at 6:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Fire Hall #1. 

This year, the $5 pancake breakfast will benefit the Forgotten Child Fund of Chattanooga, a non-profit run by the fire and police departments. Attendees to the festival are encouraged to bring a new toy or winter coat to donate to a local child in need.

The 24-hour long festival will continue with crafts, sales, shopping, music in the air and the wonderful aromas of Chattanooga food. Events include local shops offering discounts and door prizes, restaurants offering special menus, artisans in action, poetry, caroling, music, dancing, food and fun for all ages - all in celebration of Main Street and the surrounding Southside.

Events that are back again this year:

MainX24 EPB Southside Parade, Main Street, 10:30 a.m. This year, the parade will be led by a tribute bicycle ride and flower toss in loving memory of Sandy the Flower Man, who served as the parade’s grand marshal in 2018.

Look for Santa riding in a Volkswagen Atlas this year

World Heavyweight Chili Championship & Vendor Market, presented by EPB to support green|spaces, at Office Coordinators, Inc., 11:30 a.m.

Adult Big Wheel Race, hosted by Asa Engineering & Consulting, Inc., supporting Northside Neighborhood House and SoundCorps, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 12-5 p.m.

Meet on Station Street at 7:30 p.m. for the best views of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Fireworks Display. There are dozens of new events, too, including evening and late-night parties and shows.

SoundCorps Stage, located on Station Street, featuring local music artists from 1-8 p.m.

Celebrity Bartenders at the Chattanooga Cigar Club from 1-5 p.m.

6th Annual Silent Disco at Mean Mug, 8 p.m. 

Wild & Bitter Party at Wildflower Tea Shop, 8 p.m.

Neon Masquerade Party at Dance Tonight, 2:30-6 a.m.

Connect with MainX24 on Facebook to keep up with all the events happening throughout the day, including dozens of kid-friendly activities like face painting and building a holiday ornament, as well as discounts and door prizes at shops up and down Main Street. Visit Mainx24.com for the full schedule. 


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