MEMORIAL D AY EVENTS IN THE REGION
Two sports teams will cap their weekend games with fireworks finales.
Chattanooga Football Club takes on the New Orleans Jesters Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Finley Stadium. Tickets are $10.
CFC General Manager Sean McDaniel says in celebration of the CFC’s 10th season and Memorial Day weekend, fireworks will fill the sky immediately following the match.
The Chattanooga Lookouts began five- game home stand against the Montgomery Biscuits on May 23. Games tonight, May 24, through Saturday, May 26 are at 7:15 p.m. The game will start at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.
Special promotions include the Jon Rodriguez “Walkoff ” Bobblehead giveaway on Saturday night, when the first 1,000 fans through the gates at AT&T Field will receive the bobblehead.
The first 1,000 fans to Sunday night’s game will receive a Lookouts logo baseball. Stick around after the game for a postgame fireworks show.
VISIT A BATTLEFIELD
The staff of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is offering several events in recognition of Memorial Day.
Some will take place at Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Others are scheduled at Point Park on Point Park Road on Lookout Mountain. Join one to learn more about local history while enjoying each park’s scenic beauty.
All programs at Chickamauga Battlefield are free. Admission to Point Park is $7 for ages 16 and over, free for ages 15 and younger. There is no admission fee at Cravens House on Lookout Mountain.
For more information about any of these programs: 706-866-9241. What: Artillery Programs and Walking Tours When: Saturday, May 26 At Chickamauga Battlefield, artillery programs will be conducted at 10:30 and 11:30 a. m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p. m. at the Visitor Center. There will also be ranger-guided car caravan tours of the battlefield at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. At Point Park, ranger-guided walking tours are scheduled for 11 a. m., 2 and 4 p. m. Living history presentations will take place at 10:30 and 11:30 a. m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p. m. A ranger will also lead guided tours of the historic Cravens House on Lookout Mountain from 1 to 5 p. m.
What: “Medal of Honor Recipients in the Battle of Chickamauga”
When: 2 p. m. Sunday, May 27 Meet at Chickamauga Battlefield’s Visitor Center for a 90- minute car caravan tour focusing on the nine men who fought along the banks of Chickamauga Creek in September 1863 and became Medal of Honor recipients. What did each of them do that was considered above the call of duty? Living history programs will also take place at the battlefield on Sunday at 10:30 and 11:30 a. m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p. m.
What: Walking Tours at Point Park
When: Sunday, May 27 Ranger-guided walking tours of Point Park are scheduled for 11 a. m., 2 and 4 p. m. Living history presentations will take place at 10:30 and 11:30 a. m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p. m. What: Ranger-guided tours When: Monday, May 28 Ranger-guided car caravan tours of Chickamauga Battlefield will be held at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. At Point Park, ranger-guided walking tours are scheduled for 11 a. m., 2 and 4 p. m. Living history presentations will take place at 10:30 and 11:30 a. m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p. m.