25 Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga in August

School’s back in session but summer fun doesn’t have to end. This big list of fun things to do in Chattanooga in August will help you keep the party alive all month long.

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Things to Do in Chattanooga in August

Makebreak Art Classes

Sundays in August
Michaels Craft Stores (All Locations)

This month kids can make fidget bugs, animal pencil toppers, a “kindness is cool” poster project and an abstract art painting. You can choose one or make them all. These events are free and all supplies are included.

Free Fun at Booker T.

Various Dates in August
Booker T. Washington State Park

Booker T. Washington offers free kid-friendly programs each month with topics like bug hunting, feeding birds or prey, and more.

Nighttime Herpetology Survey

August 3, 2023
South Chickamauga Creek, Chattanooga
$10 Per Person

Venture out after dark on a guided hike to search for salamanders, snakes, and amphibians.

DIY Nature Crowns

August 3, 2023
Audubon Acres, Chattanooga
$45 Per Person

In this fun nature crafting class, participants will use natural organic and thrifted materials to create a beautiful nature crown.

RC Airshow

August 5, 2023
Summit Airfield, Ooltewah
$5 per Car

Come on out to the airfield to see tons of remote-controlled planes, helicopters, and drones in action. Vendors and food trucks will also be on-site.

Pirates Parrots, and Princesses

August 5, 2023
Chattanooga Zoo
General Admission Rates Apply

Come to the zoo dressed in your favorite pirate or princess attire. Guest will get to meet and greet a variety of costumed characters and get up close and personal with live parrots.

Hunting Dragons

August 5, 2023
Harrison Bay State Park
$10 per Person

Bring the kids down to Harrison Bay for an exciting dragonfly-hunting adventure. Learn about these fascinating creatures as they are gently captured by a net for closer observation.

DIY Treasure Chest Building Project

August 5, 2023
Home Depot (All Locations)

Kids will use real tools to build their very own treasure chest. This event is free and all supplies are included.

FREE Family Nights

August 10, 2023
Creative Discovery Museum

Get free after-hours admission at our local children’s museum, the Creative Discovery Museum. Advanced registration is required.

Star Party

August 12, 2023
Harrison Bay State Park
FREE Admission

This free event is hosted by the Barnard Astronomical Society. There will be telescopes set up for viewing celestial bodies. Volunteer BAS members will be there to answer questions and guide the evening’s activities.

Family Fun Day

August 12, 2023
Chattanooga Green
FREE Admission

This exciting kid-centered festival will feature a free kite-building project, art activities, oversized yard games, music, and more!

The Great Cleveland Duck Race

August 12, 2023
Cleveland Greenway Park
FREE Admission

Race your duck for a chance to win $5,000. Or, just come out to view this quirky competition while you enjoy the food trucks, craft vendors, activities, and live music.

DIY Rolling Toy Pickup Truck

August 12, 2023
Lowes All Locations

Kids will use real toys to build their very own pickup trucks. This event is free and all supplies are included. Advanced registration is preferred.

Happy father and son building a cardboard plane in thier yard.

Jack and Jill Kids’ Consignment Sale

August 12-25, 2023
5764 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga

Find great deals on kids’ clothes, toys, and accessories at this fall and winter consignment sale.

Buskers Festival

August 13, 2023
Chattanooga Market
FREE Admission

This Sunday, the market will be filled with street-style entertainers to help make your shopping experience a little more magical.

Family Fun Day

August 13, 2023
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga
$20/Adults, FREE Admission For Kids 17 and Under

Enjoy a fun-filled day of hands-on art projects, live performances, and educational activities. Adults with children can get in free with a Chattanooga Public Library card.

Shop into Fall

August 18-20, 2023
Hamilton Place Mall, Chattanooga
FREE Admission

The mall will be transformed into a glorious fall vendors market where you can shop for all the fall crafts and goodies you’ve been dreaming of.

Sunshine and Lemonaid Festival

August 19, 2023
Collegedale Commons
FREE Admission

This tasty summer festival will have 100 vendors, food trucks, music, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, and plenty of lemonade.

St. Jude Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show

August 19, 2023
CHI Memorial Surgical Associates, Ringgold, GA
FREE Spectator Admission

In addition to tons of awesome vehicles, there will be kids’ activities, music, food, goodie bags, door prizes, and more.

Sweet Wee Peets Kids Consignment Sale

August 19-26, 2023
5600 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga

Score fall and winter clothes for your kiddos at rock-bottom prices.

Karaoke Festival

August 20, 2023
Chattanooga Market
FREE Admission

Come on down to the market to enjoy a fun day of karaoke singing without the pressure of competition. Singers and spectators of all ages are welcome.

Open Cabin Day

August 26, 2023
Chattanooga Audubon Society
$6/Adults, $3/Kids Ages 5 & Up

Tour the historic Spring Frog Cabin, which only opens for docent tours once a month.

Outdoor Storytime

August 26, 2023
Brainerd Farmers’ Market
FREE Admission

Bring a blanket or your camp chairs to enjoy a free outdoor storytime event for children and their parents.

Family Paint Day

August 26, 2023
Painting with a Twist
$30-$40 Per Person

At this all-ages event, guests will get creative to paint their own adorable puppies on canvas.


August 26-27, 2023
Camp Jordan Arena
$12/Over 12, $6/12 and Under

View exotic animals from around the world and shop for pets and supplies from various vendors.

Paragliding Open

August 26-September 2, 2023
JustFly-SVS Slight Park, Whitwell

For a unique adventure check out the paragliding open where you can see flights in action.

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