The Chattanooga River Market kicks off again this Saturday
The first day of spring is upon us—and so is opening day of the Chattanooga River Market. Back for its fifth season on March 22, the outdoor market showcases local artisan talent every Saturday at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Featuring handmade products like jewelry, children’s clothing, pottery, photography, woodworks, soaps, glassworks, and artisan bath products, organizers describe it as an “opportunity for locals and tourists alike to shop for unique gifts while supporting our area artists.”
But the market isn’t just a place for shopping. It also features live music and morning yoga classes. While browsing from booth to booth, visitors will be able to listen to a local band each week from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Opening Day kicks off the 2014 jam session with The Mason Dixieland Line. Described as the “Dixieland version of Sweet Georgia Sound,” The Mason Dixieland Line has performed at venues across the Chattanooga area since 2000.
For those looking for some Saturday morning yoga, the market also offers a free class each week at 10 a.m. Classes will be held outdoors and will be led by the Chattanooga yoga community.
“There’s just no better way to enjoy a Saturday than experiencing downtown and all it has to offer, including the Tennessee Aquarium,” organizers say.
The River Market kicks off the market season for Chattanooga with the Sunday market following in April and a new Wednesday market opening in May. For more information, including a schedule of events and entertainment, visit chattanoogamarket.com
— Madeline Chambliss