Chattanooga officially kicks off summer this weekend with the beginning of the week long music festival held downtown on the Tennessee River. June is one of the best months for weather in Tennessee, especially in Chattanooga. The outdoor activities are at their peak with the water being a huge draw not that it is hot everyday. Boating in any form is hugely popular and with the ease of access of the Tennessee River, kayaking and paddle boarding is as easy as renting a water craft at Outdoor Chattanooga or L2. Here are a few suggestions for your weekend, this fine weekend June 10-12th.
Lula Lake River City Sessions
Storytelling, bluegrass and the beauty that is the Lula Lake Land Trust all come together tonight to create great night. A fundraiser for the Lula Lake Land Trust, on Lookout Mountain, this is a rare event. Gates open at 6 pm and a suggested donation of $10 per person will get you an evening of relaxing music and fellowship in one of the most beautiful areas in Chattanooga. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is 7-9pm.
Traditionally this is a hot race that is very popular. However, the weather is going to cooperate this year and it will not be scorching hot. The BlueCross BlueShield Riverbend Race offers a 5k, 10k or fun run and is a very fun course. Registration is still open and day of race starts at 6:30 with the runs starting at 7:30. Run fast then head back later to hear some music at the Riverbend Festival.
Find Your Park Event
We are surrounded by some amazing terrain with mountains framing our view all the way around. This Saturday, Lookout Mountain's Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga is hosting a special even to expose the community to all that is available. Between 9 am and 4 pm, you can tray out hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing as you learn the history of the mountain and the trails (trust me, this is riveting). More information can be foundonline and all activities begin at Craven's House.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend. Enjoy this gorgeous weather!