Spring Events

“Water” you doing this spring? Come live life in full bloom with us at all our springtime events! This spring Chattanooga will feature some of the most exciting events around including music and art festivals, athletic competitions, cocktail parties, markets, and more.

Whether we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Shamrock City, hanging with friends at a beer festival, or cheering on the Ironman athletes on the riverfront, spring events will be popping up everywhere, just like the flowers!  

2022 Spring Events in Chattanooga 

Million Steps in March/Ruby Falls 

$ | March 1-31 / 8 am-8 pm  
Get active walking the cavern trail to the thundering underground waterfall and help support the mission of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women in a big way! Participants can stop by our healthy selfie station and take home a complimentary heart-healthy recipe card. rubyfalls.com 

Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Race Weekend /Downtown Chattanooga 

FREE/$ | March 3-5 / Times Vary 
In its 7th year, the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon weekend will feature a marathon, half marathon, team relay, 5K, and a kid's fun run, along with daily events to maximize a weekend full of energy and excitement while supporting the Erlanger Health System! chattanoogamarathon.com

Rock the Riverfront/Chattanooga Green (New in 2023!)

FREE/$ | March 17-April 16 / Times Vary   
Los Trompos, is a large-scale, interactive artistic installation inspired from a toy that has been popular with Children around the world since the dawn of time. This artistic installation features eight larger-than-life, three-dimensional spinning tops in a variety of colors and shapes, with fabric woven in traditional Mexican style stretched of the modules to seat several guests at once. Los Trompos will bring the Chattanooga Green to life with a new meaning to the art of play! rivercitycompany.com/trompos 

Spring Break Safari 

FREE/$ | March 10-April 9 / Times Vary 
During Spring Break Safari, the city transforms into a place where kids rule, and adventure is everywhere! Participating attractions offer kids hands-on activities, including scavenger hunts and unique experiences that turn kids into Cave Explorers, RockQuest Adventurers, Zookeepers, Conductors, and more. VisitChattanooga.com/spring 

Shamrock City/Rock City Gardens  

$ | March 11-12 & 18-19 / 8:30 am-6 pm  
Find the luck of the Irish at Rock City’s 15th annual Irish Celebration! Come see the High Falls flow green – just steps away from where you can see 7 states from atop Lookout Mountain at Rock City! Shamrock City features Irish food, live Irish bands, beer, bagpipers, Suffolk sheep – and more! Guests can be Irish for a day – or at least be immersed in all things Irish! Chattanooga Pipe Band members play bagpipes and drums in traditional kilts, and there is something green around every turn! Leashed pets welcome. This event has been selected as a recent Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society. seerockcity.com/shamrock   

Family Fun Day/Hunter Museum of American Art  

$ | March 12 / 2-4 pm  
Enjoy art activities, performances and more inspired by the Hunter’s special exhibitions Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom and Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe. huntermuseum.org  

Rock/Creek River Gorge 2023 10.2- & 6.5-Mile Races/Prentice-Cooper Wildlife Management Area 

$ | March 17 / 9 am    
Runners will loop around a highly technical single-track along one of the most beautiful trails in Chattanooga. This bucket list race offers two lengths of runs and ends with a celebratory awards ceremony. badbeardevents.com 

SIPTN Wine Festival/First Tennessee Pavilion 

FREE/$ | April 1 / 12-6 pm 
Taste through over 200 wines produced right here in Tennessee, utilizing some of the freshest fruit in the South. Sip TN is made up entirely of Tennessee Wineries, come sip, savor, and purchase bottles of your favorite wines. Stroll and shop with Chattanooga Market artisans and vendors, enjoy some of the hottest local food trucks and sip wine and hard cider all from local sources. Live music adds to the festivities! chattanoogamarket.com/events/siptn-wine-festival 

Spring Break Art Camp/Hunter Museum of American Art  

$ | April 4-6 / 9 am-4 pm 
Students in grades K-5 are invited to spend spring break at the Hunter! Offering three unique days of art making and fun, this camp will allow your child to expand their creative horizons. huntermuseum.org 

4 Bridges Arts Festival/First Tennessee Pavilion 

$ | April 21-23 / 10 am-5 pm  
This two-day, nationally-ranked arts festival draws more than 12,000 people annually. It features exceptional visual and fine art from local and regional artists, a creative kids area, live music, and great local food.  4BridgesArtsFestival.org 

Chattanooga Market/First Tennessee Pavilion 

FREE | Sundays, April 29-Nov. 19 / 10 am-5 pm 
The weekly open-air producer-only market features local food artisans and farms, fresh produce, meat, and cheese, live plants, local arts and crafts, food trucks, and much more. chattanoogamarket.com 

Scenic City Cup/Camp Jordan 

$ | April 29-30 / Times Vary  
Presented by Scenic City LOC, the Scenic City Cup offers soccer clubs from all over a competitive tournament for boys and girls in U9-U19 divisions. soccer.sincsports.com 

Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga/Bessie Smith Cultural Center 

$ | May 6 / 8 am 
Gran Fondo Hincapie-Chattanooga welcomes cyclists of all skill levels for a weekend of riding and celebrating all things cycling. This race weekend includes a family festival, an expo, an after-party, and more. hincapie.com/granfondo/chattanooga 

Jfest/Tennessee Riverpark  

$ | May 20 / 11 am 
The Tennessee Valley’s largest Christian music fest is a full day of worship, wholesome family entertainment, delicious food from local eateries, and great music from artists such as Colton Dixon, Caitie Hurst, and The Union Chattanooga. jfest.com 

Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Triathlon/Downtown Riverfront 

FREE/$ | May 21 / 6:30 am 
The IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga triathlon leads nearly 3,000 athletes on a 1.2-mile swim in the Tennessee River, 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run. Transitions and finishes are at Ross’s Landing on the downtown riverfront. ironman.com/chattanooga70.3