Red Bank Jubilee chair Callie LeCompte plans to make this year's 32nd annual event the best one yet.
"We typically have between 5,500 to 6,500 people attend the jubilee," she said. "This is the first year the jubilee will be an all-day event. That was a request by festival-goers, musicians and vendors."
Live and silent auctions from 5 to 9:30 p.m. May 6 inside Meek's Auction, at 5006 Dayton Blvd., will feature restaurant gift certificates, hotel rooms, gift baskets, packages and Red Bank Wine and Spirits wine. LeCompte said all auction and jubilee money raised will fund Red Bank teacher grants and Red Bank student scholarships. She said both events usually bring in $10,000 to benefit Red Bank schools.
The Red Bank Jubilee Parade May 7 starts at 10 a.m. along Dayton Boulevard. DJ Gene Lovin of Sunny 92.3 will serve as the parade moderator and DJ until 2 p.m.
Dayton Boulevard will be blocked off around Red Bank City Park for the festivities.
• Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• 10 a.m.: Parade begins on Dayton Boulevard.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Car and Motorcycle Show lines up.
• Noon: Hula hoop and twist contest.
• 2 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.: Singers, dancers and performers on stage.
• 3 to 4 p.m.: Jubilee line-dancing with an instructor.
• 4 to 5 p.m.: Cupcake bake-off competition.
To learn more, call Callie LeCompte at 877-7836 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view more about the Red Bank Jubilee, visit the event website.
A dog show from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will feature Hamilton County and Red Bank canine officers running their dogs through obstacle courses. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. a Kid's Corner will host Partyville inflatables including a 50-foot obstacle course, an 18-foot slide and a Volkswagen car inflatable.
Jubilee headline entertainer, country rock singer Dietra Greene, of Nashville, will take the stage from 5:30 to 8 p.m. LeCompte said she wants this year's festival to have a southern rock flair to attract more age groups.
"We want this to be a regional destination festival in a couple of years," said LeCompte. "We are a great little town with 12,000 Red Bank residents. We travel and shop around the world and we want people to come to Red Bank too."
Red Bank Chamber Council members will be selling cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers and Coca-Cola products. Other food vendors plan to sell Kona ice, funnel cakes, cheesesteak sandwiches and more throughout the day.
The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Red Bank Council is in charge of the jubilee and local Walmart stores donated $5,000 to sponsor the event.