Chattanooga Market MoonPie celebration
The Chattanooga Market will return to First Tennessee Pavilion for a two-day opening weekend celebration. In addition to opening weekend festivities, the market will be home to the "largest birthday party ever" in celebration of the 100th birthday of MoonPie. The event will feature MoonPie tastings, memorabilia and a variety of products with MoonPie ingredients or themes. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free
Acro-Cats at Chattanooga Theatre Centre
Fresh off a performance at the Chattanooga Film Festival, the world-famous Acro-Cats will return to Chattanooga for three performances this weekend. The Acro-Cats are former fosters and rescues that have become superstars. Guests will be treated to an hourlong show. A cast of felines will roll barrels, jump through hoops, walk on high wires and other "amazing things." The Rock Cats perform original music on piano, drums, guitar, cowbell and trumpet, and will also be there. Click here for more information.
When: Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m.; and Sunday, April 30, 1 p.m.
Where: 400 River St.
How much: $21–$38
21st annual National Cornbread Festival
The National Cornbread Festival is back for the 21st annual event. Guests can try nine types of cornbread for a $5 donation, which supports several nonprofit organizations participating in the festival. There will be a 5K, games, rides, booths and live entertainment. Guests can see glass blowing exhibits, antique cars and tractors, handmade quilt displays, and more. Along with the scheduled events, visitors will be able to tour the historical town's old neighborhoods and hear some of the local legends and folklore. South Pittsburg is also home to Lodge Manufacturing, where guests can take a free tour to see how the cast-iron cookware is made. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: 221 S. Cedar Ave. (South Pittsburg)
How much: $7 per day
Postmodern Jukebox at Track 29
New York City's Postmodern Jukebox is a jazz, ragtime and swing cover band founded by arranger Scott Bradlee in 2011. Their weekly videos have amassed an enormous YouTube following—500 million views and 2 million subscribers—with covers from Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, The White Stripes and more. The band will perform at Track 29. Recent set lists have included "Sorry" by Justin Bieber, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen and others. Guests 13 and up are encouraged to attend with a guardian. Click here for tickets.
When: Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: $30–$35
Tennessee Aquarium 25th anniversary community event
The Tennessee Aquarium invites the public to a daylong event Saturday to celebrate 25 years. Guests can enjoy a parade of art cars, live music from artists Rick Rushing and Kofi Mawuko, a variety of prize giveaways, aquarium mascots and more. Inside the facility, paid aquarium guests can enjoy enrichment sessions with "specially prepared treats" to mark the anniversary. All sessions are included with admission. During the event, guests can also enjoy the weekly Chattanooga River Market, featuring food and art vendors outside the aquarium.
When: Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: 1 Aquarium Plaza
How much: Free