Most of us are used to having a big celebration for birthday milestones like the first, the 16th, the 18th, the 21st, the 50th, and sometimes the 100th. Whether or not you’ve always dreamed of celebrating a post one-hundredth birthday, mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 15 for Chattanooga’s 175th birthday party.
Kicking off at 10 a.m. at Coolidge Park, this party is one the whole family can enjoy. After you’ve signed the card, be sure to get your face painted by either Brighten It Up Facepainting or Manasi’s Art, take a “selfie” with the Coca-Cola Bear, Scrappy, Rocky the Elf and Looie, jump and slide to your heart’s content in the bouncy house and 18-foot slide, and take a free ride on the Coolidge Park carousel.
Put your detective skills to the test in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes from local favorites Taco Mamacita, Milk & Honey, Urban Stack, Community Pie and Clyde’s on Main.
Musical entertainment will be provided from Christie Burns and Micah Spence, Shane Morrow, Stratoblasters and Pay the Reckoning, until it’s time to sing “Happy Birthday” and eat a slice of cake, or in this case, the world’s largest Moon Pie.
Grab your family, your friends and even your dog, and help celebrate 175 years of Chattanooga on Saturday. And of course, like with any birthday, don’t forget to sing “and many more.”