Down in Georgia …
… and back in time. Ringgold puts on its 37th 1890’s Day Jamboree this Memorial Day weekend. The event includes every single piece of a hometown festival that anyone could want: art and crafts and food vendors, gospel on Friday, three stages of live music on Saturday, a classic car show, a beauty pageant, a dance and fiddle contest, and fireworks.
When: Friday, May 24, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Downtown Ringgold
How much: Free
Giving back for Memorial Day
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank is calling on Chattanooga’s generous spirit. This Saturday, the organization is partnering with the Hamilton County Democratic Party to collect beef stew, canned meats, cornmeal, chili, dry beans, flour, fruits, fruit and vegetable juice, grits, oats, pasta, peanut butter, rice and vegetables.
When: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: 6260 Dayton Blvd.
How much: Free
Calling all Chattahooligans
With two losses on the road, the boys of the Chattanooga Football Club come home to Finley Stadium for a match up with the Mississippi Storm. To prep the crowd and the stage, the (in)famous Chattahooligans will be throwing a massive, true-to-form tailgate party starting at 3 p.m.
When: Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1826 Carter St.
How much: $5, free for those 5 and younger
Teens in trouble, ’80s-style
Angry hordes of teenagers wreaking havoc on their peers, their school and even perhaps—hold your breath for the moral lesson here—themselves: Mise En Scenesters has resurrected the nights of pairing a band with a cult classic for the 2013 summer season. Saturday’s bill features rockers Cy Barkley and The Way Outsiders from Nashville and the 1982 film “Class of 1984,” a movie about a band of teenagers who have bullied their entire community until one irate teacher is too fed up to take it anymore.
When: Saturday, May 25, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $5
Swing, rock and hop the holiday away
The Scenic City’s resident swing dance authorities, Chattanooga Swing and Lindy, have invited a rockabilly, R&B and swing band all the way down from Cincinnati to spruce up the long weekend. Keith Jones and The Makeshifts will be at Lindsay Street Hall this Sunday, providing just the right tempo and tune for a night of swinging your partner around the dance floor.
When: Sunday, May 26, 8 p.m.
Where: 901 Lindsay St.
How much: $7