MAINx24 Parade and Street Festival: A Vibrant Celebration of Chattanooga's Southside

Welcome to the 17th annual MAINx24 parade and street festival, proudly sponsored by RISE Chattanooga! On December 2nd, the vibrant Southside of Chattanooga will come alive with a day-long celebration of community, creativity, and local culture. Get ready for a memorable experience filled with music, delicious food, exciting events, and much more. Join us as we take you on a journey through the highlights of this incredible festival.

MAINx24 Parade: A Spectacular Showcase of Community Spirit

Discover the highlight of MAINx24, Chattanooga's biggest parade, and witness the vibrant display of community spirit.

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The MAINx24 EPB Southside Parade is the centerpiece of the festival, captivating spectators with its colorful floats, marching bands, and lively performances. Starting at the Corner of Main and Jefferson Street and traveling West on Main St. to Broad Street, this parade is a must-see event for all ages.

As you watch the parade, you'll be immersed in the joyful atmosphere and the sense of unity that permeates the Southside community. The streets come alive with music, laughter, and the cheers of the crowd, creating an unforgettable experience.

Delicious Delights: Food and Drink Galore

Indulge in a culinary adventure with a wide array of mouthwatering treats and refreshing beverages.

MAINx24 offers a gastronomic feast for food enthusiasts. From the $5 pancake breakfast at Firehall #1 to the delectable offerings at local eateries, there's something to satisfy every craving.

Don't miss the breakfast specials at Niedlov's Bakery, the breakfast burritos and churros at Conga, and the biscuit sandwiches at Main Street Meats. And if you're in the mood for some chili, head over to the World Heavyweight Chili Championship hosted by green|spaces.

For those with a sweet tooth, Clumpies Ice Cream will have a food truck alley outside their shop, where you can enjoy local food trucks, music, and hourly specials. And if you're feeling adventurous, try your hand at the Piñata game, which benefits Toys for Tots.

Shopping Extravaganza: Unique Finds and Local Artisans

Explore the eclectic shops and discover one-of-a-kind treasures crafted by talented local artisans.

MAINx24 is a shopper's paradise, with local shops offering discounts, door prizes, and a wide variety of unique products. Stroll down Main Street and explore the charming boutiques, art galleries, and specialty stores.

Be sure to check out the Main Line Tattoo's Dolly Parton-inspired Christmas celebration and art show, where you can admire the creativity of local artists. And if you're looking for a special gift, stop by the artisans in action and browse their handmade crafts.

Supporting local businesses not only allows you to find one-of-a-kind treasures but also contributes to the growth and vitality of the Southside community.

Entertainment for All: Music, Comedy, and More

Immerse yourself in a day filled with live music, laughter, and entertainment for all ages.

MAINx24 offers a diverse range of entertainment options to keep you entertained throughout the day. Hi-Fi Clyde's will host an all-day block party with a Holly Jolly DJ Dance Party, while The Comedy Catch will feature an all-ages comedy show with Mr. Showtime.

Enjoy live music performances from talented artists like Danimal Planet at the Backstage Bar and Tim Lewis Music at The Signal. And if you're in the mood for some disco vibes, don't miss Sparkle City Disco, Nashville's premier vinyl disco DJs.

With a variety of performances and shows, MAINx24 ensures that there's something for everyone to enjoy, creating a festive and lively atmosphere.

Community Engagement: Letters to Santa and Giving Back

Engage in heartwarming activities like writing letters to Santa and supporting charitable causes.

MAINx24 provides opportunities for community engagement and spreading holiday cheer. Visit Scenic City Orthodontics to write and mail letters to Santa Claus, and make a child's Christmas extra special.

Additionally, don't forget to participate in the Adult Big Wheel Race, which benefits SoundCorps, and the Love and Marriage Game at The Comedy Catch. These activities not only bring joy but also contribute to meaningful causes.

MAINx24 is a celebration of community spirit, and by getting involved, you become a part of the positive impact it creates.

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