#LovingtheLocal with the 3 Sisters Festival

Usually, we feature a locally owned and operated business in the #LovingtheLocal column. This week were showcasing something different: one of Chattanooga’s favorite music festivals. The 3 Sisters Festival is a FREE, two night music extravaganza. There are food vendors, beautiful views and lots of happy people.

The shows take place on the river front, and are sure to make you tap your toes. The weather is cooler than during Riverbend, and did we mention that it is free? This year, the festival takes place on guitarFriday, October 3 (that’s TONIGHT!) and Saturday, October 4. Eleven different bands will play, filling the area with bluegrass music.

It’s a great event for families. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit. Please no coolers or outside food; vendors will be available.

Come on out and experience one of Chattanooga’s favorite festivals!


Chattanooga Shopping, Adventure, Films, and More!

A week of wonderful weather had Chattanoogans out enjoying the beautiful city. The good news: there’s more warm weather and fun stuff to come. The bad news: spring in the Tennessee Valley is wildly unpredictable. In the past month we’ve had snow, thunderstorms, rain, ice, sunshine, high winds, and temperatures over 70 degrees! Local meteorologists

Signs of spring!

Signs of spring!

do their best, but spring time offers them a true challenge when it comes to predicting the weather.

Whatever the weather does, there will be plenty to keep you busy around town for the next month or two, as outdoor events crank up. One exciting announcement last week is that the Chattanooga Market will be open on Wednesdays this season. Beginning May 7, the market will be open from 4-7pm on Wednesdays. Look for a round-up style post about all of the local markets in ‘Nooga in the near future.

If you are interested in Stand Up Paddleboarding, or you enjoy stories and photos detailing exciting adventures, you may want to go hear Ben Friberg speak at Outdoor Chattanooga. Ben paddled the Yukon (238 miles!) and will be sharing stories about that trip and others at an indoor event┬áthis Wednesday, February 27 (that’s TODAY!). ┬áBring your own chair if you attend!

Film buffs will want to be sure to attend the Chattanooga International Film Festival, from February 28 to March 2, downtown. Registration is at the Sheraton Read House, and events will be held at both Carmike Majestic Theater and at the Tivoli.

On March 1, the Hart Gallery will host a fundraising event that includes a five course meal. This unusual gallery provides a venue for homeless people to sell their artwork.

These events, and many others, are featured on a few websites. We like to check The Pulse calendar for events, as well as Chattanooga, Take Me There, and the Times Free Press Community Section. If you know about a local event that you’d like to share with our readers, please send me an email (davaleestewart at gmail dot com) and we will be happy to feature it here on thenoogalife.com!