Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: August 26-28

August 26th, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThe LAST weekend in August is here. Can you believe it? The Chattanooga weekend top five for August 26-28 has a ton of fun! Check out our top picks:

1) Centennial Program: Take Me Out to the Park (Ball Game):

Enjoy a community picnic and a Civil War-era baseball game.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend the fourth local event in 2016 to celebrate the Centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Teams from the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball will play a special doubleheader in the Recreation Field at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 27 at 12 pm and at 2:30 pm. Please follow the “Special Event” signs to the Recreation Field and for designated parking.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, and the 6th Cavalry Museum have partnered in order to bring vintage base ball to Chickamauga Battlefield!. Visitors can bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic lunch (or purchase lunch from a vendor on-site) and step back in time to the 1860s to watch America’s national pastime as it was originally played. Kids will have opportunities to participate in other vintage games from the 1860s as well. The base ball games are scheduled as follows:

·12 pm (Noon): Highland Rim Distillers vs. Mountain City of Chattanooga

·2:30 pm: Phoenix of East Nashville vs. Lightfoot of Chattanooga

We hope to see you soon, immersed in history and cheering on your favorite team. This event would not have been possible without the generous support from Friends of the Park and Eastern National.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 752-5213
Location: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Address: 3370 Lafayette Road • Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Uniquely Chattanooga, Nightfall brings people to the city’s center each Friday night all summer to enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists from many genres. The series offers a variety of professional artists who perform original music recognized as being some of the best within their genre. Past performers include acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Black Keys, Alison Krauss, Howard Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Deer Tick and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Enjoy food, beverages and great music.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 265-0771
Location: Miller Plaza
Address: 850 Market St. Miller Plaza • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

8/26/2016 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Returning are the amazing Birds of Prey Shows. Experience these powerful and majestic birds up close. A unique learning experience high atop Lookout Mountain.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (706) 820-2531
Location: Rock City Gardens
Address: 1400 Patten Road • Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
8/28/2016 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Tour the beautiful landscape via a horse-drawn carriage.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (423) 821-1160
Location: Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Address: 400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, TN 37419

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
8/28/2016 12:30 PM – 03:00 PM

Free entrance to Point Park in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday!

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 752-5213
Location: Point Park Battlefield
Address: 110 Point Park Road • Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
8/28/2016 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update: July 2016

August 24th, 2016

july_infographic_finalWe have all the latest data from the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors for our Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update: July 2016.

 

Even as prices rise in many communities, homes are selling faster now than they have in the past several years. This creates a situation where buyers need to move fast in order to secure homes, and they may have to pay more for them. While increasing prices generally coax more selling activity, there has been some hesitancy among potential sellers who worry that they will not be able to buy a desirable and reasonably priced home once they sell.

New Listings in the Chattanooga region decreased 15.4 percent to 1,158. Pending Sales were up 4.2 percent to 862. Inventory levels shrank 20.6 percent to 3,731 units. Prices continued to gain traction. The Median Sales Price increased 1.0 percent to $164,500. Days on Market was down 13.9 percent to 62 days. Sellers were encouraged as Months Supply of Inventory was down 26.6 percent to 4.7 months.

Low housing supply has already prevented an outright national boon in sales activity, despite a continuation of near record-low mortgage rates and an unemployment rate under 5.0 percent deep into 2016. The issue is not purchasing power. Many areas are falling behind last year’s closed sales totals simply because of lack of available inventory. As this continues, higher prices may put a deeper squeeze on the current buyer pool.

For a full report, contact us! We would love to share the latest data for your neighborhood!

Best of Chattanooga: Thai Food

August 24th, 2016
According to Three Best Rated, these are the best three Thai Restaurants in Chattanooga. We agree with all of their choices, and we wanted to share a few more of the Ryan King Team’s favorite picks for Thai food!
 
Chicken Fried Rice…mmmm! On the floor seating, peaceful waterfall ambience!
 
 
Amazing Coconut Soup!
 
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant/Address: 4008 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Mango Sticky Rice Dessert!
 
 
Sweet and Sour Chicken!
 
Thai Chili Asian Bistro/9203 Lee Hwy #12, Ooltewah, TN 37363
Thai Fried Rice w/Shrimp

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: August 19-21

August 18th, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThe weekend is here again, and our Chattanooga weekend top five has a strong focus on one our city’s largest festivals: Southern Brewer’s Festival. However, if you are not a craft beer fan, we have collected a few more fun things for you to know about this weekend!

1) Southern Brewer’s Festival

Enjoy more than 30 microbrews from across the country along with live music and great food. Held annually on the scenic riverfront in downtown Chattanooga.

This year’s lineup includes JJ Grey and Mofro, Perpetual Groove, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue, and Chattanooga’s very own Nick Lutsko and the Gimmix.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (515) 244-2771
Location: Downtown Chattanooga Riverfront
Address: 101 Riverfront Parkway • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

8/20/2016 02:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Prepare to get real muddy! This 5K run is an obstacle course race filled with mud, constructed and natural obstacles.

Event Details

Location: Greenway Farms
Address: 5051 Gann Store Road • Hixson, TN 37343

Event Schedule

8/20/2016 07:30 AM – 02:00 PM

The Rockabilly Festival is a motorcycle show, classic car show, tattoo contest, pinup contest, and concert! Come see classic muscle cars, rat rods, and everything in between. Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson will have its inventory of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on display in addition to bikes brought by local riders. Enjoy rockabilly music, tattoos and watch as beautiful women compete to be Ms. TCHD!

Event Details

Admission: Free
Location: Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Address: 7720 Lee Highway • Chattanooga, TN 37421

Event Schedule

8/20/2016 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Tour the beautiful landscape via a horse-drawn carriage.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (423) 821-1160
Location: Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Address: 400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, TN 37419

Event Schedule

8/19/2016 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
8/20/2016 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Uniquely Chattanooga, Nightfall brings people to the city’s center each Friday night all summer to enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists from many genres. The series offers a variety of professional artists who perform original music recognized as being some of the best within their genre. Past performers include acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Black Keys, Alison Krauss, Howard Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Deer Tick and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Enjoy food, beverages and great music.
This Friday, August 19 – Hillbenders & Dismembered Tennesseans

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: August 12-14

August 11th, 2016

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For most of you in the Chattanooga area, you have survived the start of another school year. To celebrate this victory, here is the Chattanooga weekend top five chock full of fun!

1) Member Appreciation Night – Chattanooga Zoo

According to Chattanooga Fun, the Zoo is celebrating members this week! Come join us for an after-hours Zoo event in which we recognize your support of the Chattanooga Zoo. Tonight is a free night of fun for the whole family and includes animal encounters, camel rides, games, food, music, and much more. This is a member event only. Please RSVP to info@chattzoo.org.

Event Details

Admission: Free for Members
Phone: (423) 697-1322
Location: Chattanooga Zoo
Address: 301 North Holtzclaw Avenue • Chattanooga, TN 37404

Event Schedule

8/12/2016 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Chattanooga Fun raves about ComedyFight! ComedyFight is a new, hilariously fun comedy showcase in Chattanooga. The evening is one part standard open mic and another part competition. The first ten comics to sign up at the beginning of the night will perform a short set. At the end, two previously selected comedians will compete in the ComedyFight, which features prepared topical sets. The audience and host will vote on the winner, and that comedian will be allowed to perform 10 minutes of their own material to end the show.

The winners from each Sunday’s competition will then be entered into an ongoing bracket-style competition. After the bracket is full, the tournament will continue until an overall ComedyFight winner is chosen. The champion will be rewarded with a 20-minute set.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Location: The Honest Pint
Address: 35 Patten Parkway • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

8/14/2016 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Check out Ruby Falls’ website for all the details on this awesome photography-inspired event: Foto at the Falls is an exciting new tour especially designed for photo enthusiasts! Tripods are welcome as one of our top tour guides takes you through a special limited size tour allowing guests to take unique pictures of the cavern and waterfall.

Event Details

Admission: $27.95
Location: Ruby Falls
Address: 1720 South Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN

Event Schedule

8/12/2016 06:30 PM

8/13/2016 07:30 AM
According to Chattanooga Magazine: Summer time is upon us, and we are bringing a record-breaking water slide to brighten your city streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides. Did we mention it’s the world record ? Yeah, it’s that long.Usain Bolt will be green with envy once he sees how fast you can cover that much ground. Oh and in case you were wondering, our slide was made right here in the good ole US of A and travels with us throughout the country. We like to think of ourselves as carney workers, without the mullets and the missing teeth. Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, we’ve got it padded.This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.

Event Details

Admission: $-$$

Event Schedule

8/13/2016 09:00 AM

According to Chattanooga Fun: This outdoor musical series is free for all to enjoy, and is even dog friendly. Riverfront Nights focuses on local people and institutions who promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable development/business practices and, of course, an intense love of outdoors. So come down to the riverfront and enjoy great music, food, and beverages this summer! Ripe headlines. Local acts start at 7pm, and headliners at 8pm.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 756-2211
Location: Downtown Waterfront at Ross’s Landing

Event Schedule

8/13/2016 07:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sending Your Child Off to College

August 8th, 2016
sending your child off to collegeParenthood has two big transitions: first, when your child arrives and secondly, when they leave for college. Sending your child off to college is a big step for both the parent and the “child.” Here are a few pointers from parents and kids alike to help this transition become a little easier.
Pointer #1: Buy a mattress pad! We can only imagine what has happened in that bunk before you! Even having a sleeping bag is a good idea for overnight guests or watching a movie on the floor…it  could really come in handy.
Pointer #2: A basic small tool kit. Of course this will be shared with everyone else on the dorm room floor, so don’t be surprised when they need you to replace a hammer or a screwdriver!
Pointer #3: B-12 Vitamins. Vitamins can really come in handy when they “had” to watch that movie that ended at 2:00 a.m., and their assignment is still due at 9:00! B-12 helps give you a steady stream of energy and helps regulate your metabolism!
Pointer #4: A desk top coffee maker or Keurig. Coffee…need I say more? Even those who aren’t coffee drinkers prior to college will likely be!
Pointer #5: First aid kit. Not only bandages, but basic medications such as anti-diarrheal tablets, antacids, cough drops, cold medicine and of course good old Tylenol.
Pointer #6: Under the bed storage. When you see the size of the dorm room (it is amazing how quickly we forget/block out these things), you will understand the need for making use of all parts of the room for storage.
Pointer #7: Surge protector, extension cord and extra charging cables. Every college kid will have multiple items that need charging all at one time and in a hurry, all of these items will come in handy, and the surge protector will keep all their devices safe.
Pointer #8: Unless you want your nice Container Store items to be melted…buy some microwavable plates, cups and bowls. BPA free is a good idea too!
Pointer #9: Can opener, disinfecting wipes, tabletop fan, headphones, flashlight, sewing kit, towels and toiletries holder. (This is a list of what will be life-saving items for the dorm-resident!)
Pointer #10: A framed picture of you and your child! EVERYONE feels lonely sometimes, especially when adjusting to a new place. So, in times of loneliness something as simple as a photo can get you through.

sending your child to college is toughWHAT YOU DON’T NEED

Things you DON’T need to buy. TV…most kids will watch movies from their computers anyway. Iron and ironing board…really? If they don’t iron at home they certainly will not at school. Printer. It’s bulky and takes a ton of valuable space. Most assignments can be emailed or printed in the computer lab. New clothes…that “Freshman 15” got it’s reputation somewhere!
We do not promise sending your child off to college will be easy. In fact, we know it won’t be. However, even though letting go is one of the hardest things you have to do, this time in both your lives is precious and exciting!! Hang in there!

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: August 5-7

August 5th, 2016

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The weekend is here again! Some schools have already started back, but for some, this is the last hurrah before school starts. Our Chattanooga weekend top five for August 5-7 is full of fun things to do here in Chattanooga. Check it out!

1) Food-O-Rama

Chattanooga Fun describes Food-O-Rama in this way:

The festival will feature 16 of the Southeast’s top-rated food trucks, a live music stage, a Makers’ Market featuring the works of more than 20 local artists, a kids’ zone and local non-food businesses.

Event Details

Admission: $
Location: Coolidge Park
Address: 150 River Street • Chattanooga, TN 37405

Event Schedule

8/6/2016 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM

According to Chattanooga Magazine, the Five Star Food Fight is one of our area’s most anticipated annual “foodie” events of the season….Local chefs compete live at the Chattanooga Market under the pressure of Market patrons watching their every move. Five local chefs are chosen to compete in this event where they will have to be creative, quick-thinking and woo our judges.

It’s nearly impossible for the competing chefs to plan ahead, because the main ingredient (beef, chicken, pork or fish) won’t be revealed until 11:30am when it’s time for them to shop for the fresh ingredients they will need to complete their main dish. Patrons are encouraged to watch & follow as the chefs pick and choose amongst the freshest fruits, vegetables, spices, cheeses and more to make their dish remarkable.

From about 12:30 till 2:30pm market-goers will watch the chefs demonstrate their culinary skills using Five Star cooking ranges, a longtime Market sponsor. Emcee, Kelley McCoy of KZ106, will give the play-by-play on what each chef is preparing, their ingredients and provide the audience with personal interviews from each.

A panel of judges will determine the winner who will receive bragging rights, as well as, a “golden ticket” to the 2016 World Food Championships.

Our 2016 Competing Chefs:
Eric Fulkerson, Bald Headed Bistro (returning 2015 Champ)
Patrick Halloran, Hummingbird Pastaria
Michael Blanton, FIVE
Adam Roe, The Chattanoogan Hotel
David Wright, The Flying Squirrel

Event Details

Admission: FREE
Location: Chattanooga Market

Event Schedule

8/7/2016 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

3) Cambridge Square Night Market

According to Chattanooga Magazine, the Cambridge Square Night Market is the place to be Friday nights this summer!

There will be live music in the square and plenty of places to grab a bite while you shop from a variety of our local and regional artists, offering handmade arts & craftwares. Join us Friday nights this summer from 5:00-9:00pm!

Admission is FREE!

Event Details

Admission: FREE
Location: Cambridge Square, Ooltewah

Event Schedule

8/5/2016 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM

4) Live Pro Boxing

The Chattanooga Pulse describes this Live Boxing event as follows: Grind Nation Promotions Presents LIVE PRO BOXING: Saturday Night Boxing. Chattanooga’s own DeMarcus “All Business” Rogers and Avious “The Underdog” Griffin and other fighters around the United States will be LIVE and in action Saturday August 6th in Chattanooga, TN at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Pre- Sale Tickets are on SALE NOW (For Ringside Tables $180, Ringside Seats $40, and Floor Seats $30, call 678-554-7697) Prices will GO UP at the DOOR! LIVE PRO BOXING in Chattanooga!

Event Details

Admission: See Description for Ticket Prices (or Contact the Organizer)
Location: Chattanooga Convention Center 1 Carter Plaza, City of Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401

Event Schedule

8/6/2016 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

5) Sharkfest

According to Chattanooga Fun, Sharkfest is here again at the Tennessee Aquarium!! Gather your chums for an evening of shark-tacular fun! Dare to enter our diver’s shark cage. Get a tough-lookin’ shark tattoo. Transform yourself with special shark hairdos. But wait, that’s not all! Dr. Bernie’s Travelin’ Shark Show is back in town with bizarre museum specimens for all to marvel. Amaze yourself with displays of prehistoric shark teeth. Feast on shark facts during dive shows and a special feeding. But there’s more! Enjoy a special treat from Cold Stone Creamery at the end of your adventure with awesome shark-tivities for all.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (423) 267-3474
Location: Tennessee Aquarium
Address: 1 Broad Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

8/5/2016 06:00 PM – 08:30 PM

Coffee Shops in the Scenic City

August 1st, 2016

coffee shops in the scenic city

The kids are back in school and you’re getting back into routine. What better way to start anew, but, with a fresh hot cup of joe?! Whether you enjoy it strong and hot, iced and sweet, foamy or frozen these are our favorite picks for coffee shops in the scenic city!

Enjoy amazing pastry with that cup of coffee at Rembrandt’s in the bluff view art district. View full menu here.

According to Rembrandt’s website, here is a little bit about their coffee shop:

Inside a beautiful French stucco building you will discover the culinary treasure of Rembrandt’s Coffee House. This European style café has a great selection of fresh coffees, breads, chocolates and pastries. If you are looking for a full meal, try one of our delicious sandwiches, paninis or salads. For breakfast, snacks or an after-dinner treat, our Danish, pastries and desserts cannot be beat. Don’t forget to take a loaf of bread or a bag of coffee home with you! Enjoy indoor or garden terrace seating. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

While coffee still abounds here, maybe your preference is tea. Hot, iced or a chai you can find it at Mean Mug (along with a wide range of coffee and food!).

According to Mean Mug’s website, here is their story:

Established in 2011 by Matt Lewis and Monica Smith, Mean Mug Coffeehouse is a locally owned and operated restaurant and coffee bar located in the historic Southside of Chattanooga. We serve locally roasted Velo coffee and a variety of delicious and homemade culinary delights. We’re passionate about coffee and food and take pride in providing a unique experience and comfortable atmosphere. Our artisan pastries are made in house and include bagels, muffins, biscotti, coffee cake, and more. In addition to our baked goods and daily specials we offer a full menu of breakfast and lunch items ranging from homemade yogurt and granola to savory Panini sandwiches.

If technology makes you tick, at Velo you can find the newest technology in making a cup of that oh-so-good tasting coffee. They use cream from a local, East Tennessee farmer too!

According to Velo’s website, here is a little about their shop:

Seven days a week, we apply progressive techniques at our production bar to showcase current-crop coffees. Not in the mood for an Aeropress-filtered Americano or Cupping for One? We’ve got some traditional offerings, too. Saddle up for a spell. We’ll talk with you about most anything. We’re thrilled to serve super-tasty milk from Cruze Farm Dairy in Knoxville, TN and fresh-baked goods from Chattanooga’s own The Farmer’s Daughter.

Do you need that extra strong jolt of an espresso? Find it and other tasty treats and Milk and Honey!

According to Milk and Honey’s website, here is some information about their story:

Milk & Honey is where pure gelato, craft coffee and fresh fruit popsicles are made from scratch daily. Sometimes all you need is something sweet. And the land of Milk & Honey is a sweet, sweet oasis in the heart of Chattanooga. We make everything right here, with love, to keep your taste buds happy. We’re famed for our gelato and paletas, but we’ve got it all— from breakfast bites and craft coffee to specialty sweets baked in-house daily. Our favorite treats were just too good to keep to ourselves, so we decided to share them with the world. You’re welcome, world.

Maple Street Biscuits…mmmmm speaks for itself!

According to their website, here is the story behind Maple Street Biscuits:

Maple Street Biscuit Company was started by Scott Moore and Gus Evans, and they hand built it in Jacksonville, Florida. They opened their doors on November 8, 2012 to a community with open arms and hungry tummies. And now this delicious spot has made its way into Chattanooga!

There lies a heart beat behind Maple Street before it ever opened its doors, and it wasn’t out to just make a profit. It was out to make a difference and be a part of the community. Walking into every Maple Street, you should be walking into a culture created around the idea of just that. You’ll notice a lot of community style seating for you to meet your neighbor or if you’re visiting, meeting the locals.

Maple Street also operates on some key core values:

With those core values, we craft good food from great products. It’s not just about a flaky buttermilk biscuit, it’s what you put inside of it. Using quality ingredients, making most of them in house, and serving up some of the best locally roasted coffee Maple Street will turn you into a regular.

 

 

 

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: July 29-31

July 28th, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThe weekend is here again, and we are just two weeks away from Hamilton County’s schools returning to session. So, we have gathered events for the Chattanooga Weekend Top Five to really make these last summer weekends count!

1) Station Street Sip and Savor

According to Chattanooga Fun, Station Street Sip & Savor is an all-inclusive, one price admission food and beverage tasting extravaganza. Enjoy food, wine, beer and spirits with a focus on local flavors. Guests will also enjoy live music throughout the evening. Admission cost is $45 pre-order and $55 on the day of the event.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (615) 456-9059
Location: Chattanooga Choo Choo
Address: 1400 Market Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

7/30/2016 05:00 PM – 09:00 PM

2) Tennessee/Georgia Tax Free Weekend Shopping
It is inevitable, school shopping. Why NOT save what you can during the Tennessee and Georgia Tax-Free shopping holidays? This weekend, you can indulge in BOTH! Check out our “Back to School Survival Guide” for more information, including full details of the exempt and taxable items for both states!

Pack up your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. And get ready to watch a movie under the stars! Gather your family and spend quality time together while watching a family-friendly box office hit on a giant movie screen. The movie starts each week at sundown. Concessions will be available for purchase. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

This weekend check out the feature film:
July 30 – Inside Out

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 267-5383
Location: Coolidge Park
Address: 150 River Street • Chattanooga, TN 37405

Event Schedule

7/30/2016 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This outdoor musical series is free for all to enjoy, and is even dog friendly. Riverfront Nights focuses on local people and institutions who promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable development/business practices and, of course, an intense love of outdoors. So come down to the riverfront and enjoy great music, food, and beverages this summer! Deacon Bluz and the Holy Smoke Band headlines. Local acts start at 7pm, and headliners at 8pm.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 756-2211
Location: Downtown Waterfront at Ross’s Landing

Event Schedule

7/30/2016 07:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Like music festivals? This one will be a blast! The Ocoee River Jam is in its 4th year, and the lineup is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Check it out:
 

 

 

Friday, July 29, 2016

5:00 PM –   Armazilla
6:00 PM –   Four Skulls
7:30 PM –   Twisted Fate
8:30 PM –   Daphne and the Mystery Machines
10:30 PM – Rollin’ in the HaySaturday, July 30, 2016

1:30 PM  –     Shag Bark
2:30 P.M   –   Poobah
3:30 PM   –    Mi & E
4:30 PM   –    Husky Burnette
6:00 PM   –    Sister Mercy
7:15 PM   –    The Rattlesnake Rattlers
8:15 PM   –    Porch Dogs
9:00 PM   –    Blues Hammer
10:30 PM  –  Anthony Adams & The Nite Owls

Sunday, July 31, 2016

2:00 PM  –   Dana Rogers
3:00 PM  –   Deadliest Snatch
4:00 PM  –   Iscariots
5:30 PM  –   Paul “Treetop” Kuykendall
6:30 PM  –   Bad Tattoo
8:00 PM  –   Tyson Leamon
9:00 PM  –   Jess Goggans Band
11:00 PM  – Dagger Blue

Back to School Survival Guide

July 27th, 2016

back to school survival guide

It is time again to begin the [dreaded] preparations for “back to school!” We have collected your “Back to School Survival Guide” from Tax-Free Weekend to locating school supply lists. This back to school season in the Greater Chattanooga area is going to be a breeze!

Tax-Free Weekend in Tennessee

This weekend, July 29-31 are the “Tax- Free Holidays” in Tennessee. Here are the facts you need to know when you go shopping:

  • The “tax-free holiday” begins at 12:01 a.m. on July 29th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on July 31.
  • The following items CAN be purchased without tax during those dates: clothing under $100, school supplies under $100, computers $1500 or less.

Here is the Alphabetical List of Exempt Items (courtesy of TN.gov)

Here is the Alphabetical List of Taxable Items (courtesy of TN.gov)

Tax-Free Weekend in Georgia

Live in Georgia or planning to hit Atlanta this weekend? GREAT NEWS! July 29-31 are also the “Tax- Free Holidays” in Georgia. Here are the facts you need to know when you go shopping:

  • The “tax-free holiday” begins at 12:01 a.m. on July 29th and ends at 11:59 p.m. on July 31.
  • The following items CAN be purchased without tax during those dates: clothing/footwear under $100, school supplies under $20, computers and computer-related items $1000 or less.

Here is Georgia’s List of Exempt/Taxable Items (courtesy of Georgia’s informational website)

School Supply Lists

For those of you in Hamilton County Schools, each school’s website has the supply list breakdown by grade, so it will be easy for you to obtain the information you need for your child’s supplies (this is especially helpful to have when you are out during the tax-free holidays!). Our sources have found some school supply lists on school websites for Catoosa, Walker, and Bradley counties. The same is true for many area Private Schools. If you cannot locate your school supply lists, Walmart and Target have had local school lists in the school supply areas of their locations.

Other Tips and Information for Back to School

We have located a wealth of other tips and information to prepare for back to school. Check out the links below to read the associated articles.

Four back to school tips to stay organized

Go back to school without going into debt

Settling the back-to-school jitters

Separation anxiety in children going to school

How parents can ease transition to first grade

12 useful online services and apps for students