The Weekend Warrior 5/19 – 5/21

  It’s the weekend! How will you spend it?
Whiskey samples? Medieval jousts? 70.3 grueling miles of swimming, biking, and running? These are just a few of the exciting and unique events happening around town this weekend.

Tennessee Whiskey Festival
Sample the state’s best whiskey! The event showcases craft distilled products from Tennessee and surrounding regions. The 4th annual event will take place at the First Tennessee Pavilion Saturday night from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets at different price levels are still available here!

Ballet Tennessee Spring Festival of Dance
The Spring Festival of Dance will showcase students from the VanCura Ballet Conservatory, the official school of Ballet Tennessee, and the Ballet Tennessee Company. The evening will include performances in many different genres of dance. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Offic at (423) 425-4269. The event is Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center.

7th Annual Everyday Heroes Gala
The Everyday Heroes Gala is an evening supporting ALS research and honoring all of the fallen heroes, as well as those heroes who are currently battling ALS. Funds raised at the event are used for ALS research by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The gala is Saturday at The Chattanoogan Hotel from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased here.

Chattanooga Football Club
Get ready (and rowdy) because CFC is BACK! Welcome them home in their kickoff match against the Birmingham Hammers on Saturday. The Chattahooligan Tailgate kicks off at 3 p.m. in the North Lot of Finley Stadium. The march to the match will be at 7 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Tennessee Medieval Faire
Escape to a time of chivalry and gallantry at the third annual Tennessee Medieval Faire! Enjoy live jousting, interactive comedy shows, Irish and Celtic music, and folk dance. You can buy original wares from numerous artisans! What’s on the menu? Turkey legs and beer, of course! Enjoy a festival fit for a king this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and next weekend in Harriman, Tennessee.

Jfest 2017
The Tennessee Valley’s largest Christian music festival returns to Camp Jordan in East Ridge this Saturday! Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the music begins at 10 a.m. Artists include Micah Tyler, Zach Williams, Ryan Stevenson, GAWVI, Hollyn, Sanctus Real, Family Force 5 and Jeremy Camp! For tickets, visit

Sunbelt Bakery 70.3 IRONMAN Competition
The Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga triathlon will lead 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. Race starts at 7 a.m. Sunday.

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