Thursday, September 1, 2011

All Aboard! Labor Day Fun in Chattanooga

There is a ton of fun to be found in Chattanooga during the Labor Day weekend. We hope you have time to enjoy it all!

Happy Jack, the double yellow-headed Amazon parrot, has been a big hit with Tennessee Aquarium visitors. He's such an entertainer that he will be taking his show on the road after his Labor Day weekend appearances in Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari. Every time I've seen Jack, he's made me smile. EVERY TIME. Don't miss this perky parrot this weekend!

RAILFEST 2011: Train fans will love the 50th Anniversary celebration of "Iron Horses" at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Train rides, special railroad displays, music and fun for kids all weekend long.

FREE MUSIC: Check out "The Barefoot Movement" at the Chattanooga River Market on Saturday, Sept. 3rd.

Later that evening, head downtown for Riverfront Nights. You'll love the sounds of Vieux Farka Toure - African guitar master and World Music Legend.

There's a special late night Dance Jam with Space Capone performing at 9 PM to welcome back UTC students. (But you don't have to be a MOC to enjoy the extended music on the Riverfront.)

And paddlers, get out on the water for "Paddler's Night." 

Speaking of paddling.........don't miss out on the final showings of "Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D" at IMAX. You'll witness some of the world's best surfers and paddleboarders on GINORMOUS waves on the six-story screen. Coming September 30th: "Tornado Alley 3D."

Adorable is the word for the baby orangutans and elephants starring in "Born to Be Wild 3D" at IMAX. Now through September 30th, parents should look for the Born to be Wild 3D sign when visiting Chattanooga area SUBWAY restaurants. They’ll get a Born To Be Wild 3D activity sheet with any six-inch sandwich or kid’s meal. Complete the activity and bring it to the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater for half-off children’s admission.

Want to get out on the water and enjoy nature? Our naturalists will show you the natural wonders of "Tennessee's Grand Canyon" aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Reserve your cruise today.

That's just a sampling of what's happening in Chattanooga. We hope to see you! Happy Labor Day!

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