The 1890 Days Jamboree Returns To Ringgold For Memorial Day Weekend

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
The City of Ringgold continues the tradition of their community event the 1890 Days Jamboree this Memorial Day weekend. Held in Downtown Ringgold, the 1890 Days Jamboree is a family-friendly event that features live music, the Depot Dash 5K, craft vendors, food vendors, a parade, fireworks show and more. 

Over 20,000 people are expected to turn out for the event. The two-day festival is a street fair-style event, and it runs from 5:30-10 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m.-10 P.M. on Saturday. 

The first night of the 1890 Days Jamboree, known as "Family Friday," features a lineup of gospel music.
From traditional quartets to more modern compositions, attendees can listen to live gospel music on three different stages. 

The final day of the Jamboree on Saturday starts with the Depot Dash 5k at 8:30 a.m., followed by a patriotic parade at 11 a.m. Live music from rock, indie, jazz and country artists will continue from noon to 10 p.m. and the day will wrap up with a fireworks show. Other event offerings include a free Comedy Club by the Ringgold Playhouse, a Car Cruise-In, a Kid's Fair, Catoosa’s Got Talent, a vintage baseball game with the Lightfoot Vintage Baseball Club and dozens of craft vendors and food trucks. 

"This event has everything needed for a memorable Memorial Day Weekend," officials said. "The City of Ringgold hosts this event to encourage tourism and commerce in the area and to provide a place for the community to come together and celebrate their town. Additionally, the City hopes to honor the U.S. military personnel who died while serving their country and encourages 1890 Days attendees to observe the thousands of flags and crosses placed throughout Ringgold as part of the Festival of Flags."

The 1890 Days Jamboree is free and open to the public. Visitors should know that Jail Street, Maple Street, Tennessee Street from City Hall to Nashville Street, and Nashville Street from Cleveland Street to Depot Street will be closed starting at noon on Friday and remain closed until the end of the festival. These streets will be reopened by the early morning of Sunday. 

A full schedule of the event can be found at www.1890sdays.com.
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