10 things to do locally this summer


Melanie Marino, writer

1.      Check out the Chattanooga Market downtown where you can buy everything from homemade goodies to beautiful sunflowers.

2.      Visit Warehouse Row and browse the eclectic boutiques and eateries.

3.      Participate in a fun 5k — such as a color run, a mud run, or a glow-in-the-dark run.

4.      See fireworks on the Fourth of July downtown or right here in Collegedale.

5.      Attend the Riverbend Music Festival on June 9-17. They even have a faith and family night that’s perfect for all ages.

6.      Get a different kind of workout at High Point Climbing, and even try out their outdoor wall.

7.      Head on over to the Summit, socialize, and watch the summer softball games (if you’re not playing of course)!

8.      Hike to a waterfall or go to the Blue Hole and jump off some cliffs.

9.      Unplug from your phone for a few hours, hang up a hammock or layout a blanket, and just enjoy the summer sun with friends.

10.   And finally, catch a gorgeous sunset at Sunset Rock. It’s worth it every time.