Chattanooga City Lights — Summer 2017


May 5
eadercast 2017
Join the largest one-day leadership event in the world where you will hear from some of the most recognized leaders including Andy Stanley, Molly Fletcher, Daniel Pink, Dr. Henry Cloud, and Suzy Welch, among others. Held at First Baptist Church Cleveland, tickets can be found online., 423.472.6587

May 6
hildren’s Hospital Dragon Boat Festival
Corporate and community teams race in authentic 46-foot Hong Kong-style boats during this outdoor event benefiting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Come to the Chickamauga Dam for a day full of fun, fundraising, and friendly competition., 423.778.4803

May 12
Chattanooga Go Red For Women Celebration & Lunch
Together with the American Heart Association, learn more about heart disease and stroke at this annual luncheon. The event begins at 10:00 A.M. at the Chattanooga Convention Center., 423.763.4409

May 13
CSO Uncorked
Come get Uncorked at the party in the park! Enjoy an evening of wine, food, and music on the banks of the Tennessee River to benefit the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

May 13-14
Southern Blooms Festival
For the 9th year, come see Rock City in all of its spring glory and celebrate the original gardener, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter. Learn about the legacy and heritage of the gardens through tours and lectures by the horticulture team. Kids of all ages can enjoy educational flower craft activities and learn what it takes to make a garden grow!, 706.820.2531

May 20
eryday Heroes Gala
At this annual event, celebrate local heroes who have battled ALS and support those still fighting. Proceeds will go toward ALS research and finding a cure. The evening includes music and dancing with Love, Peace, and Happiness Band., 615.832.5005

May 20
nnessee Whiskey Festival
Chattanooga’s most spirited event benefits the HART Gallery Tennessee. The night of whiskey and wings will give you the opportunity to taste many craft distillers and dance the night away. Doors open at 5 P.M., whiskey tasting is at 6 P.M., and dancing lasts until 10:30 P.M., 423.521.4714

May 20
C Season Opener
Wear your navy and white and head to Finley Stadium to support the home team at CFC’s league home opener against the Birmingham Hammers. Chattanooga FC’s 2017 regular
season consists of 12 matches (6 home, 6 away) during May, June, and July.

May 21
IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Triathlon
The Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Triathlon leads nearly 3,000 athletes on a 1.2-mile swim in the Tennessee River, 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run. Transitions and finish line are at Ross’s Landing.



June 3
Join the fun at Chattanooga’s premier special-release and rare beer festival. Held at the First Tennessee Pavilion and presented by Terminal Brewhouse, the 4th year of this event is slated to be the best yet.

June 3
ancing with the Chattanooga Stars
The 10th anniversary of Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars features local celebrities in a dance-off competition in the style of the ABC hit television series. Watch them compete to win their own mirror ball trophy and raise funds for the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.

June 9
Ice Cream Safari 2017
The Chattanooga Zoo is glad to welcome you to its second annual Ice Cream Safari event. Join the fun for an afternoon at the Zoo, delicious sweet treats, animal encounters, bounce houses, face painting, and more!