Saturday Morning in Chattanooga, Check Out Some Awesome Brunch Spots, Events, and So Much More!!
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UTC Chattanooga Mocs Spring Football Game
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team holds its annual Spring Game presented by MetroPCS on Saturday, April 8. This is a FREE event open to all Mocs fans and kicks-off at 12:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at Finley Stadium. Head coach Tom Arth and his staff are continuing the FREE Kids Clinic for the ninth year. Preregistration begins at 9:00 a.m. at the field entrance by the home locker room. All youth, eighth grade and under, are invited to attend the clinic put on by the Mocs football players and coaches. The second annual Mocs Football Wing Cook-Off is also back. The street is closed for the day for the wing contest and anyone who wants to tailgate. There will be a D.J. on site providing music during the cook-off. Winners are announced inside the stadium during the Spring Game. The football team takes the field at Noon for a scripted practice, with the last 40 minutes including a scrimmage. The Mocs T-shirt gun will also be firing free swag into the crowd throughout the afternoon. Throughout the day, fans have a chance to pick any open seats in the reserved area for the 2016 season. Representatives from the UTC Mocs Club will be on hand to answer any questions about supporting your Mocs for the 2016 season. The afternoon concludes with an autograph session with coaches and players on the field.
Chattanooga Film Festival > Continues Friday Morning/Afternoon > Takes Place at the AMC Majestic 12 Movie Theater < VIP Badges $250 HERE > Daily Badges $75 HERE > For Calendar and More Info on Movies Being Shown Click Here
Clyde’s On Main > Special Brunch Menu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm > Drinks, Food, and Fun on the Southside
The Bitter Alibi > Brunch > 9:00 am – 2:00 pm > You Can’t Beat it!!
Chattanooga Brewing Company > Open at 11:00 am for Lunch > Free Brewery Tours at 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm >
Bluewater Grille > Brunch Menu Open at 11:00 am
Puckett’s Chattanooga > Open at 7:30 am for Breakfast/Brunch > Buffet Available at 8:00 am >> All till 11:00 am
The Big Chill & Grill > Open For Brunch at 11:00 am < $3 Mimosas, Poinsettias, Bellinis and Chambulls or enjoy a Sangria, Sangria Swirl > Bloody Mary Bar for only $4
The Daily Ration > Open For Brunch and Breakfast at 7:00 am
Beast & Barrel > Open for Brunch > Bloody Mary, Mimosa, and Special Brunch Menu > 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
1885 Grill > Brunch open at 11:00 am
STIR > Brunch 10:30 – 2:30 for $1 mimosas, $5 bloody marys and all-you-can-eat cold bar.
The Camp House > Breakfast Open at 9:00 am
Easy Bistro & Bar > Brunch at 11:00 am
Bluegrass Grill <Open at 7:00 am > For Breakfast
Community Pie > Open at 11:00 am > Half Price Sangrias All Day
The Honest Pint > Brunch from 11:00 – 3:00 pm < Brunch specials until 3pm. #bluegrass #brunch #localmusic #drinklocal >
Food Works > Open at 11:00 am > $1 Champagne or Mimosas, $2 PBR Tallboys, $2 Chambull, and $3.50 House Bloody Marys with purchase of entree
Adelle’s Ice Cream Creperie > Open For Breakfast at 7:00 am >
Backstage Chattanooga > “Blue Collar Brunch” from 11-3 with down home cookin’ and “Bottomless Mimosas” as well as the soon to be famous “Station Street Bloody Marry” 22oz double vodka with bacon, Shrimp, celery, Artichoke hearts, Olives, green beans and Jalapeño.
Frothy Monkey (Chattanooga, TN) > Open at 6:30 am > Brunch Menu Served till 5:00 pm
Special Events Happening Saturday Afternoon
Chattanooga River Market > Against the picturesque Tennessee River, the Chattanooga River Market boasts the unique talents of our local and regional artists, offering handmade arts & crafts. We offer a wide selection of jewelry, photography, apparel, woodworks and much more. Special engagements are featured each week, such as free yoga classes at 10 am (bring your own mat please) and live performances by Charlsey Etheridge at Noon. The Chattanooga River Market is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. > 10:00 – 5:00 pm
Nooga Red vs Hopkinsville > Hosted by Chattanooga Rugby Football Club at Montague Park >FINAL HOME GAME OF THE SPRING! Nooga Rugby hosts the Hopkinsville Headhunters this Saturday in our final regular season match of the spring season. Come down and enjoy some rugby with us! Gates will open at 11:00.
Everyone East Lake Festival> Hosted by Everyone East Lake Festival > The 3rd Annual Everyone East Lake Festival will be held on Saturday April the 8th from 1pm until 5pm. Music, food, fun, games and more! > Music Line-up: (As your arriving) Shagbark 12:30-1pm, Jazzanooga Youth 1pm-1:30pm, Josh Driver & the DLPB 1:30pm-2pm, Rafael Amaral-Latin Flavors 2pm-2:30pm, Joy Devlin & her Devine Jazz 2:30pm-3pm, Opera TN 3:00pm-3:30pm, Heatherly (Heather Leigh Holt) 3:30pm-4pm, The Unstoppable Jamal Traub 4:00pm-4:30pm, & Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences Choir 4:30pm-5pm >
Bug-a-Palüza 19 > Hosted by Bug-a-Palüza and Scenic City Volks Folks at Camp Jordan > We are pleased to announce Bug-a-Paluza 19, held April 8-9 2017 at Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge, TN! This two day festival features a VW car show with classes for air-cooled and water-cooled, a huge swap meet with vendors selling new and used parts, and a campout Friday and Saturday nights. Plus plenty of food, contests, prizes, and more. Emceed once again by Dr. FieldingGood. Custom hand-crafted trophies will be awarded at 3PM on Sunday. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. Last year we raised over $25,000 for the Ronald McDonald House, help us top that for 2017! We are also pleased to welcome back Von Hot Rod and his pinstriping skills! Look for his booth at the show. Spectator entrance is just $5 per person for the entire weekend. Children 12 and under admitted free.
Brew Skies Beer & Food Festival > Hosted by Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club >Celebrate spring at the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club’s inaugural Brew Skies Beer & Food Festival. Proceeds will benefit our club’s local and global service projects. > 12-4:00 p.m. > On Chestnut Street (between Chattanooga Brewing Co. and Finley Stadium) > SOLD OUT
Make Easter Egg Surprise Slime Event> Hosted by Learning Express Toys (Chattanooga, TN) > NCome and join us to make Easter Egg Surprise Slime. Slime will be put in a plastic Easter Egg with a surprise. Kids will love it. > 11:00 am
Coffee Meetup > Hosted by Humans of Chattanooga at The Camp House > The second Coffee Meetup is taking place at The Camp House on MLK Boulevard. This is an opportunity to connect with the folks behind Humans of Chattanooga and to share your experiences in the city. Bring yourself, a friend and the expectation of meeting people who really want to hear your story. We will be outside on the patio. > 10:00 am
Chattanooga Theatre Centre > The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) > 2:30 pm < $10 Tickets > Buy Tickets Here
Sculpture Fields Spring in the Park > A FREE day of outdoor fun at Sculpture Fields; Watch 70′ sculpture installation by John Henry. Interact with featured sculptors and plein air artists. Listen to music by CSO wind, Charlie the Head, Rick Rushing and Ryan Oyer.> Eat from local food trucks and enjoy the beer tent. > Feel the heat from Andrew Nigh’s 30′ sculpture burn. > Relax, picnic, bring chairs, blankets and spend the day.> 9:00 am >> Yoga returns to Sculpture Fields at 9:00 am > Donation Based Class
Live Local Art Show > Hosted by The Crash Pad > The Crash Pad: An Uncommon Hostel will be hosting a live painting and art show on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm. Come hang out, browse and support one of Chattanooga’s own local artists, Noah Kocher, while he creates a unique piece right in front of you on our beautiful pavillion. This is a free entry, all-ages event. We will have craft beer and non-alcoholic refreshments for sale. Stop by and check it out!> 3:00 pm
Live Music at Wildflower – Quinn DeVeaux < Hosted by Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary and Chattanooga House Shows < Soul-blues musician and Nashville’s local Tiny Desk Contest winner last year (out of 6,000!), Quinn DeVeaux, is coming to town and agreed to treat us to an afternoon acoustic set at Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary! Free! > 3:00 pm
Explore Science: Earth and Space Day < Hosted by Creative Discovery Museum < Bring your budding scientist to Creative Discovery Museum to explore the world and beyond at “Earth and Space Day.” Full of interesting activities created in conjunction with NASA, this day will ignite an interest in the universe in your child and will encourage conversation and questions for months to come. Come explore basic concepts and latest explorations of astrobiologists. For a detailed list of acitivites, visit http://cdmfun.org/
explore-science-earth-and-s pace-day < All activites are included with Museum admission.> Noon > Get Tickets Here
Monster Jam – Chattanooga, TN! < Mckenzie Arena < Monster Jam is a live motorsport event tour and television show operated by Feld Entertainment. The series is sanctioned under the umbrella of the United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA) and takes place primarily in the United States. Although individual event formats can vary greatly based on the “intermission” entertainment, the main attraction is always the racing and freestyle competitions by monster trucks. > 1:00 pm > Buy Tickets Here
Southeastern Theatrical Support Presents West Side Story > Memorial Theater > 2:00 pm Performance >Buy Tickets Here > $29
Spring party!! > Hosted by Rocket Fizz Chattanooga, TN < Come on to 411 Broad Street in Chattanooga! The Harley Davidson store and Rocket fizz 🚀🏍 are having an Easter bash!! There will be soda samples, candy, popcorn and the Easter bunny!! Come for fun and pictures! > 2:00 pm
Southern Belle Riverboat >”2 Noon Cruises” >>>Lunch Cruise April Deluxe Deli – 1.5 Hour Cruise, Live Narration, Pilot House Tours and Our One Time Through Buffet Style Lunch > Tickets $32.90 for Adults & $18.90 for Kids >> Also Available Sightseeing Cruise April – 1.5 Hour Cruise on Our open Air Deck with Narration, Concessions Available for Purchase and Pilot House Tours For $22.90 Adults & $13.90 Kids > Boat Leaves at NOON Buy Tickets
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park > Disease and Discovery: Cultural Clash in the Southeast > Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 1.3 mile, 90-minute hiking tour exploring the devastating effects of Spanish contact on the Mississippian Indians and their ancestors in the Southeast on Saturday, April 8, at 2 pm, at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. Parking for the program will be at the South Parking Area off Moccasin Bend Road. “Special Event” signs will be posted along Manufacturers, Hamm, and Moccasin Bend Roads to help guide visitors to event parking. At one time, American Indian towns and villages dotting the landscape around present-day Chattanooga bustled with people and trade. However, that all changed once Spaniards moved through the area in 1540 and 1560. These Spanish expeditions, and other Europeans that followed, typically kept meticulous notes of their activities. However, between 1568 and 1700 the historical record “went dark” and there was no mention of the once thriving “nation” and people who once occupied this land. What happened to them? Were there any survivors? If so, where did they move? These questions and others will be discussed as we tackle a cultural clash in the Southeast. Comfortable, supportive footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather, and water are recommended for this program> 2:00 pm
Events For You & Your Pet
Doggie Egg Hunt < Hosted by McKamey Animal Center >Come join us for this year’s Doggie Egg Hunt! We will be hiding lots of eggs filled with dog treats for your four-legged friends to find. We will have separate areas for small, medium, and large dogs. Don’t forget your basket! Egg hunt starts promptly at 10:30; please arrive early to register. Cost is $5 per pooch, or two cans of cat or dog food. > 10:30 am
Valor K9 Academy – Chattanooga< Drop-in Puppy Class and Puppy Social Hour< Puppy Kindergarten Class at Valor K9 Academy uses 100% positive reinforcement, reward-based training to create active learners and social, confident puppies that grow up to be happy, obedient dogs. The first half of class involves hands-on training with curriculum covering engagement skills, confidence building and basic commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Heel and Come). The second half of class is focused on owner education to answer your most pressing puppy raising questions. (Ask anything!) Topics typically covered include: House breaking, crate training, visits to the vet, puppy play biting, grooming basics and more.This is class is offered on a drop-in basis so there’s no need to sign up in advance. Please bring high value treats, a treat pouch, a copy of your puppy’s vaccination records and, if you have one, we recommend having your puppy on a harness and lightweight leash. Puppy Kindergarten is followed by Puppy Play from 11:30-12:30. Puppy Play is an hour of socialization and play time that is open to the public for all puppies under 5 months old. The cost for Puppy Kindergarten is $30.00 for a single class or $125.00 for a package of five classes. The cost for Puppy Play is $10.00 per puppy.
Chattanooga Public Library Events
Baby Bounce > 10:00am to 10:30am > Kids , Downtown, 2nd floor
Dungeons and Dragons > 2:30pm to 4:30pm > Join us at the Northgate Branch on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2:30-4:30 to slay foes, protect the weak and innocent, and of course get lots of loot! We will be using the 5th edition game system of Dungeons and Dragons. Ages 12-18 only. > Northgate Library
Symphonic Tales: The Great Train Race > Join us on Saturday, April 8 at 3pm as we present the popular Thomas the Tank Engine story, The Great Race. The story will be paired with Ian Clarke’s unaccompanied flute piece “The Great Train Race,” performed by CSO principal flutist Kristen Holritz. Games and crafts will follow the performance. < 3:00pm to 4:00pm > Kids , Downtown, 2nd floor