Nightfall: EmiSunshine & the Rain
A 13-year-old “musical wizard,” EmiSunshine is a musical prodigy and vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose focus is mountain melodies. She recently appeared on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” and continues to perform throughout the country. Locals Mountain Creek House Fire will open the show at 7 p.m. EmiSunshine will perform at 8 p.m. Admission to Nightfall is always free.
When: Friday, May 25, 7 p.m.
Where: 850 Market St.
How much: Free
Street Food Festival
The annual Chattanooga Street Food Festival offers a weekend of food truck sampling at the Chattanooga Market. Festivities begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Billed as the largest gathering of food trucks in the area, the festival includes everything from doughnuts to tacos, pizza to stir-fry. The event will also participate as a sanctioned contest for the World Food Championships. One food truck operators will be offered a “golden ticket” to participate in the 2018 WFC. More Street Food Festival activities continue on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chattanooga Market.
When: Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free
Lake Winnie SoakYa opening: Jack & Jack
Lake Winnie’s SoakYa water park will open on Saturday. 103.7 Kiss FM along with EPB Fiber Optics presents social media influencers Jack & Jack in a free acoustic performance. Logan Henderson, former lead singer of Big Time Rush, will open the show. SoakYa waterpark includes rides like Coke Float Cove, Crazy River, Splish-n-Splash, Twist-n-Shout and Water Works. The Winnie 500 racing slides allow guests to slide nearly 300 feet head-first into summer. The park is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
When: Saturday, May 26, 3 p.m.
Where: 1730 Lakeview Dr.
How much: $29.00-$33.00
Chattanooga FC vs. New Orleans Jesters
The third game in 7 days for the Chattanooga Football Club is Saturday night at Finley Stadium. NPSL opponents New Orleans Jesters are visiting. The game is at 7:30 p.m., but activities will take place throughout the day coinciding with the above Street Food Festival at First Tennessee Pavilion. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. As always, the Chattahooligans will be tailgating before the event.
When: Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1826 Carter St.
How much: $10-$12
Finster Fest (Summerville, Georgia)
Howard Finster was a beloved outsider artist whose work is recognized nationally. His home-Paradise Gardens-is a cultural museum and folk art mecca for fans of his work. This weekend, the museum will host Finster Fest, an art and music festival featuring live music, food and fun for the entire family. The celebration this year will center on the marketplace of more than 50 artists, a majority of them self-taught, and regional music talent.
When: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 200 North Lewis St. (Paradise Gardens)
How much: $5