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Things to Do in Chattanooga: February

February in Chattanooga ushers in a host of annual events. From the enchanting Romance at Ruby to the treasured finds at the Houston Museum’s Antiques Show & Sale, there’s an event for every interest. Celebrate Valentine’s Day, honor Black History Month, join in on a run that benefits our community, or savor the last whispers of winter – Chattanooga offers an array of unique and joyous experiences this month.

National Wear Red Day® Celebrate National Wear Red Day®

February 2

Celebrate National Wear Red Day® on the first Friday in February in support of American Heart Month. Join the American Heart Association in wearing red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and help save lives. This event is also a great reminder to know your numbers and make positive changes toward a healthier heart!

Couples standing in front of Ruby Falls waterfall.

Romance at Ruby

February 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15

One of Chattanooga’s most iconic attractions is celebrating Valentine’s Day with Romance at Ruby. This date night includes a special Lantern Tour, a professional keepsake photo, and a themed gift. Guests will also hear tales of local legendary romances, including the love story of founder Leo Lambert and his wife, Ruby. Tours are $94.95 per couple and are available via advance reservation only.

Tennessee Valley Railroad train decorated for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Train Ride

February 10-14

If a romantic train ride is more your speed, there’s no better Valentine’s Day celebration than at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Its Valentine’s dinner train includes four delicious courses aboard a restored 1924 dining car. The train departs from Chattanooga’s Grand Junction Station and travels at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga. This two-hour experience is like stepping back in time and is one of the Tennessee Valley Railroad’s most popular excursions!

Bubbles of Fun Run

February 10

The Austin Hatcher Foundation is bringing back its Bubbles of Fun Run for the third year. Participants have their choice between a one-mile fun run, 5K, and 10K, with funds going to provide a brighter future for families faced with pediatric cancer. There will be bubbles blown as participants cross the finish line of the course. Entire families are invited to come out to support, walk, or run!

Cupids Chase 5k

February 11

Presented by Community Options, the Cupid’s Chase 5K invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs included) to participate in this annual race, where proceeds support housing and employment for people with disabilities. The event takes place at 10 a.m. at the Tennessee Riverpark at 4301 Amnicola Highway.

Be Caffeinated Caffeine Run

February 11

Be Caffeinated and Run Rhino have partnered up to bring us our two favorite things in one event: running and coffee. Runners have their choice of a 5K, 10K, and half marathon, while walkers can participate too using the shorter 1.5-mile loop, all located near the Chattanooga State location of Be Caffeinated. All participants will receive a t-shirt, a branded ceramic mug, baked goods, and, of course, a full cup of coffee upon completion of the race. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit local nonprofit Be the Change Youth Initiative.

50th Annual Antiques Show & Sale

February 16-18

Recognized as one of the South’s premier antiques shows, the Houston Museum’s 50th Annual Antiques Show & Sale is sure to have something for every antiques collector. This year’s show, to take place at the historic Read House, will feature more than 20 dealers from around the country displaying a diverse selection of merchandise. General admission for all three days is $17.85, with proceeds benefiting the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts.

Black Excellence Awards

February 17

On February 17th, Chattanooga Business Elite hosts the 5th annual BEC Awards, a night of glamour and celebration. Starting at 3 p.m. with a black carpet, the event features outstanding talent and achievements at 5 p.m., followed by a vibrant after-party until midnight. Located at the Chattanooga Convention Center, this is a must-attend event for an evening of style, entertainment, and inspiration.

Carpets and Furniture of Dalton ad

TN Songwriters Week Showcase

February 20

Discover the talent of Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee’s best songwriters. This event is a platform for artists to compete and possibly shape their musical futures. It’s not just a showcase but a celebration of songwriting talent, supporting music venues, raising awareness of songwriters’ contributions, and inspiring visitors with Tennessee’s rich musical heritage. Experience the heart of Tennessee’s music scene at this event located at Songbirds from 6-8 p.m.

Chattanooga Heart Ball

February 24

The Heart Ball raises critical funds for the American Heart Association while celebrating the work of this life-saving organization. This event will begin at 6 p.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Attendees can look forward to a social reception, silent and live auction, dinner and engaging program, and live entertainment and dancing. heart.org/chattheartball

Con Nooga

February 23-25

Located at the Chattanooga Convention Center, experience a unique convention that’s family-friendly by day and more adult-oriented at night. Since 2007, Con Nooga has blended various fandoms like Anime, Comics, Fantasy, Gaming, and Sci-Fi, with a strong focus on content such as events, contests, workshops, and entertainment. It’s a place to celebrate geek culture with a special emphasis on teaching the younger generation the diverse world of geek and freak culture. This fan-driven convention promises fun and excitement for all.

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