Thursday, May 10, 2012

(Re)Discover Chattanooga - Summer to do list

Summer is my favorite time of year, regardless of where I have lived.  Summers in Clemson were amazing.  It was beautiful, students were gone, and we spent a lot of time on the lake or on the patio.

Summers in Chattanooga are great - but for the opposite reason.  For a quiet as it was in Clemson, there are tons of things to do in Chattanooga.  I still get to play outside, and relax as much as I want, but there are so many more things to do in Chattanooga.

Here's a quick list of what I'm most looking forward to this summer.
    • Riverbend - (June 8th-16th) Riverbend is not a secret - some nights there can be over 100,000 people.  But I think how good the music can be is a secret, as is the value ($32 for 8 days and 100 bands)  I'll do a full list later, but here are the bands I'm most looking forward to: Gov't Mule, Foreigner, Blackberry Smoke, BoomBox, Rebirth Brass Band, Yo Mammas Big Fat Booty Band, Roger Allan Wade & Friends. Website
    • Farmer's Markets - It's Market Season!!  I love the Brainerd Farmer's Market, and want to make it to the Sunday Market downtown this year too :) Brainerd Market on Facebook Chattanooga Market on Facebook.
    • TN Aquarium's new exhibit - Giant underwater mammals...count me in.Website
    • River Rocks - I had a blast at the Hunter Museum laser light show last year, and I would love to go to a few more things this year.  One thing I hated to miss: the sculpture burning.
    • Chattanooga Lookouts game - One of the things I hate I didn't do last summer was make it to a minor league baseball game.  Since Harrison Ford is in town filming a baseball movie at the old stadium, I'm sure I won't be the only one thinking about baseball, but I want to go anyway.
    • Outdoor dining - I want to find a good place to eat and drink outside this year.  MY patio is awesome, but I want to find someplace else we can hang out too.  I'm thinking maybe the rooftop at The Terminal??
    • Southern Brewers Festival - (August) This sounds weird coming from the girl who is allergic to hops, but Woodchuck was there last year, and I got to have fun along with everyone else, and it was a blast.
    • Ooltewah Nursery - The Ooltewah Nursery is a local nursery that has earned a few national awards.  It's not too far from my house, so I'm going to try and take advantage of their knowledge this year.
    • Nightfall - Nightfall is the weekly outdoor concert series downtown.  The music is good, and it's free.  Free fits in my budget :) 


    1. Great ideas... I need to do more around town myself!

      1. I have had so much fun in Chattanooga this past year. Sunday is the Strawberry Festival at the Chattanooga Market, it runs until 4 if you want to check it out :)


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