This weekend—more than most—is packed full of events in Chattanooga. The below events are just a sample of those that would be worth your time. Be sure to check out Sculpture in the Sky, Glass Street Live and TenGig (e-sports gaming festival).
3 Sisters Festival
The annual 3 Sisters Festival of bluegrass music returns with two nights of entertainment on the banks of the Tennessee River this weekend. This is the 11th year for the festival, a free event featuring both contemporary and traditional bluegrass superstars. The festival takes place at Ross’s Landing during the early fall each year and is hosted by Fletcher Bright Co. Headliners include Del McCoury Band, Molly Tuttle, Bryan Sutton, Kruger Brothers and Sam Bush. Click here for more information.
When: Friday, Oct. 6, 6–11 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, 12–10 p.m.
Where: 200 Riverfront Parkway
How much: Free
Wine Over Water 2017
Wine Over Water is a marquee event held every fall on the Walnut Street Bridge to raise money for preserving historical properties. The food and beverage festival highlights Chattanooga’s growing and thriving culinary scene. Tickets for all events are $75–$150 and available here. For the first time, a designated driver ticket is available for $35. More information is available here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 5–8 p.m.
Where: 1 Walnut St.
How much: $75
King of the Hill: Pro boxing at Camp Jordan
Saturday night’s King of the Hill professional boxing event will feature 12 professional matches, including Roger “The Hitman” Hilley and Joseph “2Fast” Francisco in action. Gates open at 5 p.m., and boxing begins at 6. All seats are general admission, and tickets are available here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
Where: 323 Camp Jordan Road
How much: $35
The Chattanooga Mocs host Furman Saturday evening for homecoming at Finley Stadium. Game time is 4 p.m., but fans can expect plenty of homecoming events leading up to the game, including tailgating. Mocs Block will be from 12 to 4 p.m. Live music begins two hours prior to kickoff and lasts until 30 minutes before game time. Admission to the tailgate is free. Tickets to the game are available here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: $10–$30
After a week of activity, this weekend is the culmination of Chattanooga Pride activities. Saturday events include a health fair, Drag Queen Story Hour and Shindig (an LGBTQ film festival). On Sunday, the annual Pride Parade and Pride Festival will conclude local events. A full schedule is available here. Pride Week celebrates diversity, raises awareness and educates the community.
When: All weekend
Where: Click here
How much: Free
Updated @ 9:42 a.m. on 10/6/17 to replace Chattanooga City Celebration & Ciclovia, which was canceled because of the threat of inclement weather.
Updated @ 1:03 p.m. on 10/6/17 to notify of a change of venue for the King of the Hill boxing event. Because of the threat of inclement weather, the event will now take place at Camp Jordan Arena.