Fall Experiences

Lower temperatures make being outside much more enjoyable. Fall in Chattanooga is packed with a variety of safe, fun activities and experiences. Many events outdoors provide a safe setting for social distancing, while some events have moved to a virtual format - still filled with incredible wonder and discovery - like Wine Over Water Food & Wine Festival, 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, Serve and Protect at the Tennessee Aquarium and the Head of the Hooch Regatta.

There’s also plenty of live music and entertainment at Barking Legs TheaterThe SignalComedy Catch and at restaurants that offer live music on a weekly basis.


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  • October Days at Rock City
    Oct./Saturdays & Sundays
    Enjoy a bird’s eye view of breathtaking fall foliage from high atop Lookout Mountain at Rock City. You’ll be amazed at the dappled blanket of color spreading out across the valley below with the view of seven states in the distance. This fall, Rock City will feature specialty food and beverages that will transport you to a cozy state of mind with treats like spiced apple cider funnel cakes, Bavarian pretzels with beer from Chattanooga Brewing Company and warm apple pie à la mode. Themed photo stations and fall décor offer plenty of options for capturing a perfect family photo. Café 7, the full-service outdoor restaurant located inside Rock City will offer smore’s hot cocoa, pumpkin soup served in a real mini pumpkin, and a butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sage topped with crisp nuggets of Benton’s bacon. Pair one of these seasonal dishes with Spiced Apple Mimosas, or a regional craft brew while you enjoy Rock City’s legendary views from your table. Leashed pets are always welcome! Reservations for a timed ticket for admission to Rock City can be made online at www.seerockcity.com

  • Missionary Ridge Local Train Trips-55 minutes/Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
    Jan.-Dec./Daily trips most of the year, multiple times per day 

  • Hiwassee Loop Train Trips-4 Hours/Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
    Select dates through the end of Nov./4-hour rides​

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Find even more fall events on our Chattanooga Events Calendar