Chase away the winter blues with McCoy Homes’ list of exciting things to do in Chattanooga this spring.

The skies are still grey and the branches are still bare. Winter in the Scenic City is not our favorite. Don’t get us wrong, though: we love this place! And we will gladly abide a dreary Chattanooga Winter for the privilege of rejoicing in a glorious Chattanooga spring! However, right now we’re suffering a bit of winter fatigue. February, though it’s the shortest month on the calendar, just feels like it is going to drag on forever. In an effort to chase away our own winter blues, our team thought it would be good to make a list of all of the wonderful things to do in Chattanooga this Spring. And we’ve decided to share that list with you. Enjoy!

The Best Hiking Trails in (and around) Chattanooga

We like the list of local hiking trails that All Trails has put together. But we would put it in a different order. Here are our five favorite hikes: The Tennessee River Walk, Stringers Ridge, The Raccoon Mountain Reservoir Loop and The Blue Blazes Trail at Moccasin Bend.

Our Favorite Markets in Chattanooga

Things to do in Chattanooga this Spring - Farmers Market

The River Market, featuring local crafters, artisans and live musicians, is located on The Tennessee Aquarium Plaza. It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 5pm and runs from March 12 through April 24, 2021.

The Chattanooga Market is a Scenic City treasure! This Market, held in the First Horizon Pavilion on Carter Street, will open for its 20th year of operation on Saturday April 24. It will be open from 10am – 5pm Saturday and 11am – 4pm on Sunday of Opening Weekend. Subsequent Markets will be held from 11am – 4pm every Sunday through November! The Chattanooga Market features local artisans, and food purveyors, but is really more “festival” than “farmers market”. Be sure to check the calendar for information on specific markets – the Peach Festival and the Top Tomato Festival are two of our favorites.

The Main Street Market, located at 1804 Chestnut Street and open every Wednesday at 4pm, is a traditional farmers market with fruits, vegetables and foods from local growers and makers.

The Best Music Festivals in Chattanooga

Night Fall’s 2020 season was closed to the public amid Covid concerns. But event creators produced virtual shows which turned out to be a real treat. As Nightfall is one of our favorite summer concert series, we are so looking forward to the 2021 season opener on June 4th.

The Moon River Music Festival will return to Coolidge Park the second weekend of September. Though the 2021 lineup will likely not be the exact same as the 2020 lineup (which was canceled due to covid), we believe we can expect a similar artist caliber: Sheryl Crow, Nickel Creek, Drew Holcomb, Ben Rector, The Indigo Girls, Robert Earl Keen, Shovels & Rope, and more.

While there are probably a good many more exciting things to do in Chattanooga this spring, this list hits our team‘s favorites! Do you have a favorite, family friendly outdoor activity that you’d like us to add to our lis? We’d love to hear about it. Contact us via email and we’ll be sure to update this post!