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UPDATE: Soggy Fourth? Some ways to celebrate and stay dry

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So, it looks like we'll be celebrating a soggy Fourth of July.

What can you do? Rain means no fireworks and no cookout, but it doesn't mean you can't have some fun.

READ MORE | Fireworks around the Tennessee Valley postponed

Here's a list of events that are open rain or shine. Not all of them are themed for Independence Day, but if you want to brave the rain and explore the Tennessee Valley, the holiday could be a fun day.

If you're rather stay inside, you can watch Channel 3 tonight at 8pm for The 37th annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.


We've chosen indoor events for the list below, since they are less likely to be rained out! It's always a good idea to call ahead and make sure your chosen event is still on schedule.

Creative Discovery Museum - Red, White And Blue Day - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Guests can create July 4th-inspired crafts. At 2 p.m., guests will gather with noise makers to parade around the Museum with Uncle Sam. After the reading of the Declaration of Independence by "Uncle Sam," guest will gather in front of the Museum to honor our local military men and women and watch the exciting 21- Diet Coke and Mentos geyser salute.

Creative Discovery Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-2738

Tennessee Aquarium - 10:00am - 6:00pm - One of the signatures of downtown Chattanooga, the Tennessee Aquarium offers a wide variety of special events each month. Special group discounts for 10 or more adults, savings $2.50 each adult ticket purchased. Tickets can purchased at the Aquarium, online or via telephone. Groups of less than 10 can purchase tickets online and print them before arriving, saving time in the ticket line. $24.95 Adults, $14.95 Children

RELATED LINK | Tennessee Aquarium's schedule 

Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad St  
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(800) 262-0695 ext 3600

Ruby Falls - 8:00 am – 8:00 pm - Since Ruby Falls is underground, there's little chance of getting rained upon. But the same rain you're hoping to avoid makes Ruby Falls even more spectacular. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a jacket, since it's always 58 degrees inside. Tickets are $17.95 adults, children $9.95.

RELATED LINK |Plan your visit to Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls
1720 Lookout Mountain Scenic Hwy  
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 821-2544

River Gallery - "Natural Collections" - 10:00am - 5:00pm - Our July exhibiting artists incorporate collections from home, nature, and personal history to create their unique works from a variety or artists.

River Gallery
400 East Second Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 265-5033 ext. 5


Glass House Collective - Art Bike Workshops - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Art 120 will kick off its second year of art bike building workshops with a class for adults on July 1-5th. Students will have fun learning about the art of form, design, fabrication, engineering, and problem solving.

Glass House Collective
2523 Glass Street
Chattanooga, TN 37406
(423) 314-6659

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