Things to Do in Chattanooga: July

Don’t miss out on fun-filled activities and entertainment this July! The city kicks off with spectacular Independence Day festivities and continues to offer a variety of events throughout the month. From live music performances and baseball games to cooking competitions and movies in the park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Scenic City. 

July 1

Gather your friends, don your blue attire, and head to Finley Stadium where the Chattanooga Football Club will be playing the Los Angeles Force on July 1st. Show up to Finley Stadium and show your support. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM The boys in blue are currently undefeated and hope to continue that streak throughout the summer.


July 1-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30

Rock City’s Summer Music Weekends are back! Experience the magic of a summer day at Rock City where music, nature, and entertainment intertwine for an unforgettable experience. Listen to the lively tunes of Matt Downer, Highbeams, Amber Carrington, and Kofi. Make the most of your summer day at Rock City Gardens by sipping on refreshing lemonade, indulging in a delicious meal at Cafė 7, and don’t forget to catch the captivating Birds of Prey raptor show. 


July 3

Kickstart your 4th of July festivities with a blast at Collegedale’s annual Freedom Celebration! Head over to Collegedale Commons for a day filled with delicious food trucks, inflatables, train rides, and games. The petting zoo will start at 4 PM The night culminates in a dazzling fireworks display at 9:15 PM that’ll light up the sky. Parking is a bargain at $5, and the best part is that admission is absolutely free!

Free Event!

July 3

Get to AT&T Field for a night of baseball and Independence Day fireworks! Of course, you won’t want to miss the Chattanooga Lookouts face off against the Smokies. The excitement starts at 7:15 PM Prepare for a fun show immediately following the game that will light up the night sky. 

$11 +

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July 4

Fun on the 4th returns as Chattanooga’s official community Independence Day celebration. Held in Miller Park, this event offers a nostalgic experience with a variety of attractions and activities. Enjoy carnival games, take a ride on a 50-foot Ferris wheel, admire vintage cars, explore vendor booths, and indulge in delicious food from food trucks. Live music sets the festive atmosphere, and the evening culminates with a spectacular laser show at 9:30 PM The event begins at 2 PM and promises a day filled with fun for all ages.

Free Event!

July 4

Honor America’s birthday at Creative Discovery Museum’s Red, White, and Blue Day! Swing by between 12 and 4 PM on Tuesday, July 4th, for an enriching adventure of themed crafts and activities. This is an exciting opportunity for children and families to delve into the significance of why we commemorate the 4th of July each year. Let’s learn, celebrate, and create together!


July 7, 14, 21, 28

Every Friday night this month, the free Nightfall concert series will be taking over Miller Park in downtown Chattanooga. Local talent will rock the stage at 7 PM. At 8 PM the evening’s headliners – including John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band (July 7), Jimmy Allgood & The It’s Allgood Band / Dexter Bell & Friends featuring Karen Collins (July 14), The Red Clay Strays (July 21), Joshua Hedley (July 28), – will perform. Pack a chair, get there early, and shop handmade artisan goods starting at 6 PM.

July 12

Here’s your chance to catch the talent of Grammy-winning artist Melissa Etheridge, renowned for her raspy soulful voice and masterful guitar skills, as she takes the stage at the legendary Tivoli Theater on July 12th. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness a musical icon in action. Secure your tickets now for the unforgettable performance at 7:30 PM at The Walker Theater.

$50 – $99

July 14

McLemore’s third night of their Songwriter Series 2023 brings together three talented female artists that are no strangers to the music scene writing for artists ranging from, Jimmy Buffet to Keith Urban, Each artist represents a unique blend of generations, backgrounds, genres, and writing styles. Don’t miss the performances starting at 7:30 PM. Arrive early, 15-30 minutes beforehand, to secure parking and find your seat. Get ready to be immersed in the incredible talents of these three remarkable songwriters.

July 15

Lace up your running shoes for the Scenic City Scorcher, a certified 2-mile race that welcomes participants of all ages. The Race Village, located near the start/finish on River Street, will serve as the hub for race day activities, including race day entries, packet pickup, refreshments, and awards. Online registration is open until midnight on Monday, July 10, and all ages are encouraged to participate.


July 15

Join in on the ultimate summer experience at Q’n Brew, featuring the perfect combination of barbeque, beer-tasting, and live music at the Zoo! All age groups are invited to enjoy the city’s best barbeque eats and discover the “best little Zoo in town.” The fun starts at 6 PM!

$25 for non-members

July 23

Experience the ultimate culinary showdown at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, July 23rd. Where the city’s finest chefs will go head-to-head in a thrilling FiveStar Food Fight. From approximately 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM, market-goers will watch the chefs demonstrate their culinary skills using FiveStar ranges and present their dishes to a panel of judges.

Free Event!

July 29th

Get to Miller Park for an evening of games and a movie under the stars! Gather your family for the screening of the classic 1995 Jumanji. The fun kicks off at 6 PM with oversized games, food trucks, art activities, and live music. The movie starts at sunset! Remember to bring your cozy blankets and comfy chairs to make the most of the night. Don’t miss this family fun event by River City Company! 

Free Event!

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