Weekend Top 5: May 17-19

Looking for things to do in Chattanooga this weekend? We've got you!

Date Night at Frothy Monkey

May 17 to May 18 | 5 PM  to 9 PM | Frothy Monkey

Date Night at Frothy Monkey is a chef-curated 3-course dinner series created for the perfect date night! For only $70, two guests can enjoy an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert. Each dinner event has a unique menu and offers a wine bottle pairing for $30. Call the sitter, gather your girlfriends, or share this event with your partner to start planning your next Date Night at Frothy!

Price: $70

Date Night Dinner Series at Frothy Monkey

Garden Gala

Saturday May 18 | 10 AM to 7 PM | Coolidge Park

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the Garden Gala at Coolidge Park on May 18th from 10am-7pm!  Experience the beauty of spring with blooming flowers, vibrant plants, and the joy of gardening.  Join us for a day filled with art, crafts, and farmers market delights, celebrating themes like gardening, flowers, plants, trees, butterflies, birds, and more.  Don't miss this blossoming event in the heart of Coolidge Park! 

Price: FREE



Saturday, May 18 | 11 AM | Tennessee Riverpark

Jfest is the Tennessee Valley's largest Christian music festival. This year features an incredible lineup of artists who will perform at the Tennessee Riverpark on May 18! Jfest will be headlined by GRAMMY nominated, We The Kingdom, and will also feature multi-platinum recording artist, Taya. Gates will open at 10am with a full lineup beginning at 11:00am. Other artists include Jon Reddick, Patrick Mayberry, The Afters, Austin French, Consumed by Fire, Stars Go Dim, and The Union Chattanooga. A spectacular fireworks show will follow the last performance of the evening. Wristbands are on sale now at Jfest.com.

Price: $60 for adults, $15 for children ages 5-11


Sensory Friendly Concert

Saturday, May 18 | 10:30 AM | Chattanooga Theatre Centre. 

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s Sensory-Friendly Concert Series is designed to be a safe and accepting environment where patrons with disabilities or sensory sensitivities along with their family members are free to speak and move in reaction to the music being played. Smaller audiences, floor-to-ceiling windows, open seating, and a designated quiet space allows for a listening experience that allows attendees to engage with classical music without concert hall limitations. The concert will take place at 10:30 am in the Main Lobby of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. 

Price: FREE

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Sensory Friendly Concert. Boy in wheelchair watching the symphony perform.


Ooltewah Strawberry Festival

May 18 to May 19 | 10 AM to 5 PM | Cambridge Square

Travel to Ooltewah May 18 or 19 for the First Annual Ooltewah Strawberry Festival featuring Smith Perry Berries, Top Knot, Chattanooga Culture, Sunflower Stables and Barn, Firefly Scout, Fudge, Jo's Jam and Jellies, Bop and Lu and Ooltewah Bee Co. Vendors will be on site from 10am-5pm both days offering fresh strawberries and strawberry delectables of all kinds.

Price: FREE


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