Things to Do in Chattanooga: June

Filled with festivals, races, Father’s Day festivities, Juneteenth celebrations, refreshing cocktails, and a vibrant music scene, Chattanooga events in June will surely have something for everyone! Kick off your summer with Choose Chattanooga and discover all the thrilling details right here.

Drone view of a popular Chattanooga June Event - The Riverbend Festival

June 2-4

Riverbend is celebrating its 40th year bringing music to the Chattanooga riverfront, and this year’s festival will feature three nights of diverse music at Ross’s Landing. With headliners like Maren Morris (Friday), Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (Saturday), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Sunday), you know you’ll be in for a good show. Don’t miss out and grab your wristband at riverbendfestival.com.

$95

June 3

Join the fun at the 9th annual Sundresses at Sunset from 7-11 p.m at the First Horizon Pavilion! Sundresses at Sunset is a classy after-five event with live music, yummy food, and drinks while supporting the Kappa Iota Scholarship and community programs. Mix, mingle, and make a difference!

$60+

June 3

Shake it under the stars at Reflection Riding’s Campfire Concert on June 3! Groove to the eclectic sounds of Three Star Revival, a local band rocking soul, R&B, jazz, funk, and more. Your ticket includes Hutton & Smith brews, s’mores, and a night full of music. Bring your picnic gear and enjoy an optional camping add-on. Kids go free, so grab your tickets now for a fun-filled, starlit night!

$35

June 3

The RBG Ball (Red, Black & Green) is a kick-off event for Juneteenth festivals. The event honors local Black artists across music, dance, visual arts, literature, theater, and film. Enjoy a cocktail hour with a cash bar, a gourmet dinner by celebrity Chef Kenyatta Ashford, dessert, awards, and dancing at this black-tie event held at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre at 6 p.m.

$60

June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

The Nightfall concert series runs every Friday night from May 26 to September 1, 2023, at Miller Plaza and Park, regardless of the weather. The event also includes an art market selling handmade goods starting at 6 p.m. Food trucks and beverage sales begin at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy these concerts and more in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Pack a folding chair and bring a friend!

Free Event!

June 6

Grab those fur babies and head over to Honey Seed where their Pups and Pints event takes place on the first Tuesday of the month. Enjoy discounted pints and tasty pizza, while meeting adorable dogs from the Humane Education Society that are looking for their forever homes. This delightful gathering will take place on the patio from 5-7 p.m.

Songwriters at McClemore with a stunnig view of Cloudland

June 8

Join music artist Gabe Dixon for an evening of music and storytelling at the McLemore Songwriter Series. Limited to just 200 attendees, you’ll enjoy this exclusive event while sitting on top of the clouds at McLemore Club. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Arrive at least 15-30 minutes beforehand in order to find parking and a seat.

$55

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June 10

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Collegedale Commons’ annual Father’s Day Bash! Treat Dad to a day of dancing, delicious brats, cold beer, and shopping at the farmer’s market. It’s the perfect way to spend time with Dad so don’t miss this vibrant and entertaining event starting at 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free Event!

Ladies with flower lays around their neck at the Summer Cocktail Festival in Chattanooga

June 16

Enjoy the coolest sips this June at the Chattanooga Summer Cocktail Festival. The festivities take place at First Horizon Pavilion from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Enjoy 12 sample-sized summer-inspired cocktails, local food, a photo booth, and groove to an epic dance party. This event supports the Chattanooga Market and brings together local restaurants, spirits, residents, and businesses in a fun environment.

$39 – 21+ Event

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June 17

Mark your calendars for the Southside Juneteenth Jubilee, returning for its second year and brought to you by The Bethlehem Center. By attending, you actively contribute to supporting and empowering Black-owned businesses in the Chattanooga community. Immerse yourself in a day filled with music, delectable food from various food trucks, and a diverse selection of over 40 vendors from 1-4 p.m.

Free Event!

June 24

Join Crabtree Farms on June 24th from 6-9 p.m. for the Annual 100 Dinner, a signature fundraising event offering a spectacular farm-to-table experience. Savor food and drinks sourced within 100 miles and crafted by Chattanooga’s finest chefs. Enjoy the farm’s serene setting and bluegrass tunes. Support Crabtree’s community programs while tasting the best of local cuisine. Note: vegan options, rain-or-shine event, flat shoes are recommended.

June 24

Head to Coolidge Park on Saturday, between 12-6 p.m. for the 1st Annual Chattanooga Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, presented by Food Truck Festivals of America. Enjoy a day of craft beer, delicious food, lawn games, music, and family fun. Don’t forget your friends, family, lawn chairs, and blankets as you soak up the sun. 

$5 in advance, $10 at the gate

June 25

Are you ready to take on a triathlon? The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon, hosted by Team Magic and the Chattanooga Track Club, takes place in the heart of downtown, offering a spectator-friendly experience. Participants will conquer a down-river swim, tackle a two-loop bike course, and sprint along the stunning Tennessee Riverwalk. The 41-year-old triathlon tradition starts at 6:45 a.m.

June 26

The Boozy Brunch Crawl is back on for its 3rd annual event! A 21+ event, it combines brunch, exclusive drink specials, and non-stop entertainment. Enjoy four brunch items, a koozie, and a digital crawl map with your ticket. Upgrade to VIP for an extra brunch item, a champagne glass, and early registration. Remember, this is a rain or shine event, so go get brunch’d in Northshore!

Banner from the Chattanooga Film Festival event

June 23-29

Cinephiles, this is an event you do not want to miss! The highly anticipated Chattanooga Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary at The Read House Hotel. CFF is a completely volunteer-run, non-profit film festival where every year, a carefully curated collection of films is brought together to delight and engage audiences. You can purchase badges for the event on their website chattfilmfest.org.

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