City Lights — Fall 2017


First Things First’s 20th Birthday Bash

Celebrate two decades of strong families and healthy relationships in Chattanooga at First Things First’s 20th Birthday Bash! The evening will be filled with food, music, and a variety of surprise special guests. Tickets are available online., 423.267.5383

Serve & Protect

Join other savvy foodies for a soiree highlighting sustainably caught seafood. After cocktails and a gourmet reception, watch a culinary demonstration, have dinner in the Aquarium gallery, and enjoy dessert in the River Journey lobby. Table and ticket registration available online.

Celebration of Life & Hope

This year’s Celebration of Life & Hope will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The event will be held at Coker Tire Museum with unique signature cocktails, fabulous food, silent and live auctions, and a live performance by the The Young Hearts Band. VIP tickets are limited., 423.243.3471

The Rooftop Hop

Hop to five exclusive rooftop parties on this beautiful evening and enjoy incredible views, delicious food and drinks, and great entertainment! Transportation between rooftops will be provided. All proceeds benefit green|spaces. Tickets are limited.

Southern Bend Yoga Festival

Southern Bend Foundation’s 2nd annual yoga festival will be held at Coolidge Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will include multiple yoga styles, workshops, live music, and much more. There is no need to be an expert yogi – join in on classes that suit yogis of all interest and skill levels.


Sculpture in the Sky

Join in on the high-flying family fun at the 33-acre Sculpture Fields! Guests will see all kinds of kites, experience parachute kite races, enjoy performances by Chattanooga Aerials, make their own kite, and enjoy food trucks and a beer tent., 423.266.7288

Autumn Children’s Festival

Children of all ages can enjoy carnival games, inflatables, a petting zoo, kiddie train, arts and crafts, face painting, and more at the largest children’s festival in the area held at the Tennessee Riverpark. Activities range from 50 cents to $3, and admission and parking are free. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga., 423.778.4338

Banana Split

Bring your kids to the Chattanooga Zoo to enjoy animal encounters, face painting, sweet treats, and more at this annual event. Don’t miss a special animal presentation by Jack Hanna.

The Banana Ball

Join the Chattanooga Zoo for the Banana Ball and celebrate the Zoo’s 80th birthday! The evening will include nighttime tours, an open bar, food, live music, dancing, a special presentation by Jack Hanna, and more!

Hullco Heritage Event presented by First Tennessee

This two-day event kicks off with a dinner, concert, and silent auction and concludes with one of the premiere golf tournaments in Chattanooga. All proceeds benefit local charities.

2017 Komen Chattanooga Race for the Cure

Support Susan G. Komen’s vision of a world without breast cancer, and participate in the 2017 Komen Chattanooga Race for the Cure. This event helps to further the care, support, and research efforts both locally and nationally. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. at UTC McKenzie Arena.,


This fall event at Southern Surgical Arts provides special savings for selected products and services. Enjoy wine, food, music, and chances to win evening giveaways.

Gala of Hope

Join the American Cancer Society for its Gala of Hope 2017 and help find the key to cure cancer. The first event slated at the new Westin Hotel, this sold-out event will feature red-carpets, runway show, auction, dinner, dancing, and more.

Tennessee Valley Heart Walk

The American Heart Association’s 2017 Tennessee Valley Heart Walk will be held at AT&T Field in downtown Chattanooga. Check-in for the one mile walk begins at 8:00 a.m. Register for free online., 423.763.4406


All Aboard for Sculpture

Come aboard the Tennessee Valley Museum Train for a four-course dinner to celebrate the 5th annual fundraiser for Sculpture Fields. The event will also include an after-hours party with music, dancing, and a light show in the park., 423.266.7288