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Fourth of July Events: Where to Celebrate Across Chattanooga

Independence Day preparations are in full swing, and this year, you can find celebrations all across the Chattanooga area. Whether you want to jam out to live music, ogle impressive fireworks displays, or have your fill of blueberry pie, the Scenic City offers the perfect Fourth of July event for you.

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Rock Climbing in Chattanooga

The secret’s out – once overlooked in favor of the rocky West, Chattanooga is now a thriving climbing capital, attracting adventurers on a national and international scale. Quality sandstone crags surround the city, and along with the area’s two climbing gyms, offer ample opportunity to enjoy a physical and mental challenge. Here, we’re sharing the seven climbing spots you don’t want to miss.

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July 2021 Chattanooga Events

There’s plenty of events around the Scenic City in July to help you beat the heat and enjoy what Chattanooga has to offer – here are some great ones to add to your calendar.

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Chattanooga After Dark: Comedy

Local comic Andrew Ledbetter says the lure of stand up comedy is the instant feedback. “Ultimately, all of us who do stand-up like performing, but we also like the validation that comes with stand-up. If you have a good joke, you get a reaction immediately,” he says. “It’s a rush like nothing else I’ve experienced.” The comedy scene in Chattanooga includes guest performers from New York City, virtual improv nights with players from Extreme Improv in England, Comedy Central regulars, and open mic nights for local and regional talent. Here’s where to find a show.

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Extreme Sports Events in Chattanooga

Chattanooga poses a challenge to even the most seasoned of athletes when it comes to extreme events for ultra runners, mountain bikers, open water swimmers, rock climbers, and drag strip racers alike. If it involves a little risk and a lot of thrill, the Scenic City will draw a crowd.

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man walking a corgi down the street of Chattanooga

For the Dogs: Pet-Friendly Activities Around the Scenic City

Chattanooga is an incredibly dog-friendly city. Chances are, if a brewery or restaurant has outdoor seating, your canine companion is welcome to join in for happy hour. The Scenic City also boasts more than 35 miles of greenways and trails, most of which allow dogs. But there’s so much more your pup can take part in! Read on for some of the best local activities you can enjoy with your four-legged friend.

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