Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including fall home show, Alice Cooper, Ironman)

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton /Park volunteers fire a 12-pound howitzer on Sept. 18, 2021, during artillery demonstrations for the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. This year's artillery demonstrations are scheduled in Winfrey Field at the Chickamauga Battlefield at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Other programs commemorating the 159th anniversary of the Civil War battle continues through Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Here's what's happening in the Chattanooga area this week.


The first day of fall arrives at 9:03 p.m. Thursday in the Northern Hemisphere, though a look around the landscape shows the oaks and the maples haven't got the message yet. If you want a way to track when the leaves will start to change, the 2022 Fall Foliage Map released by gives the outlook for the entire U.S. The interactive map charts the full progression for each region, county by county. In the Chattanooga area, we'll be waiting until the week of Oct. 31 for the best leaf peeping, somewhat earlier for higher elevations. A disclaimer says the map won't be 100% accurate, but is meant to help travelers "better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year."