Ocoee River Jam
Ocoee River Jam is an annual music festival in Ocoee, Tennessee. The family-friendly festival will feature live music from Doyle Dykes, Confederate Railroad, Strung Like a Horse, Jess Goggans and more. Click here for a full lineup. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Weekend passes are $60, and day passes are available. Click here for more information.
When: All weekend
Where: 599 U.S. Highway 64 (Ocoee)
How much: $60 for weekend pass and free for children under 12
Movies in the Park finale
The Movies in the Park series at Coolidge Park concludes Saturday night with a screening of “Kung Fu Panda 3” at 9 p.m. Can you believe they’ve made three “Kung Fu Panda” movies? In the third film, Po continues his mastery of kung fu by completing a new task. His job? He has to teach a bunch of hopeless pandas what he learned. They end up fighting the evil Kai, a warrior with supernatural powers. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, picnic baskets and chairs. Click here for more information. All screenings are free, and concessions will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, July 29, 9 p.m.
Where: 150 River St.
How much: Free
Honey Harvest at Creative Discovery Museum
The 17th annual Honey Harvest returns to the Creative Discovery Museum this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, guests will enjoy exhibits based on the honeybee. Attendees can make their own honey lip balm, beeswax candles and honey soap to take home. Local beekeepers will be at the event for children to meet. During the event, guests will also watch a live honey extraction. All activities are included with museum admission. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30, 12-4 p.m.
Where: 321 Chestnut St.
How much: $13.95
Riverfront Nights: Gangstagrass
Friends of the Festival presents Riverfront Nights, a six-week series of free concerts at Ross’s Landing during Saturday nights in July and August. This week, Gangstagrass will perform. From the name, you might expect a hardcore, marijuana-charged hippie love fest, but, as it turns out, the music is bluegrass meets hip-hop and full of love and positivity. Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is free, and all shows welcome families and pets.
When: Saturday, July 29, 8 p.m.
Where: 200 Riverfront Parkway
How much: Free
Five Star Food Fight
Have you been enjoying Restaurant Week? About 35 area restaurants are participating in Chattanooga Magazine’s Restaurant Week through Sunday. The week culminates at the Chattanooga Market Sunday for the Five Star Food Fight. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., participating chefs will shop for fresh ingredients at the market to complete their main dishes. Market guests can observe the cooking processes from 12 until 2 p.m. A panel of judges will determine the winner. Chef Patrick Halloran of Hummingbird Pastaria won the 2016 competition. He’ll return to defend his title. Other chefs competing are Philippe Gehin (Mountain Cove Grill), Ben Park (Easy Bistro & Bar), Cliff Phillips (The Feed Co. Table & Tavern) and Tanner Marino (Broad Street Grille). Click here for more information.
When: Sunday, July 30, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Carter St.
How much: Varies