The Town of East Ridge Centennial Celebration is set for Saturday, September 25
This year, the town of East Ridge celebrated its 100th anniversary and, after months of delay, is looking forward to finally having a spectacular late birthday party celebrating the city’s historic landmark.
On Saturday, September 25, Camp Jordan Park will come to life as the celebration features live music from local bands, a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon run presented by Scenic City Multisport, local artists and artwork. specially designed community art, crafts and homemade produce market, family space, food trucks, local shop window, beer garden, unique garden games and special surprises for community birthdays.
Over two years ago, city officials and the East Ridge Centennial Committee, a volunteer group of local citizens, began making plans to commemorate the city’s centennial in April.
However, officials became worried about the health problems created by the Covid pandemic and felt that postponing the celebration was in everyone’s best interest.
With the availability of Covid vaccines and the easing of restrictions, the decision was made to go ahead and postpone the centennial celebration until Saturday, September 25 at Camp Jordan Park. The big plan for a fun, fresh, exciting and family-friendly one-day festival to commemorate East Ridge’s 100th anniversary is ready to happen.
“We are very happy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of East Ridge,” said Brian Williams, Mayor of East Ridge. “This spectacular anniversary festival will feature family activities, local artists and vendors, and exciting activities honoring our history. Please join us as we honor our progress and celebrate our great future. “
The East Ridge Centennial Celebration will feature free family activities, including inflatable slides and attractions for the kids. The East Ridge Town Library will be hosting arts and crafts activities, as well as stories for kids. Five local breweries will be featured in the beer garden. Top Golf will host the garden play area near the beer garden with a corn hole, the giant Jenga, the giant Connect Four, Skeeball, Dice and other games. Food and drink from local vendors and unique food trucks will be available throughout the day. A special photo wall will be on hand for all Instagrammers and Facebook folks.
For a look at all of the big events on this special day of celebration, visit eastridge100.com. There are still opportunities to be a part of one of the biggest events ever in East Ridge. Vendors, artists and artisans, food truck owners, brewers and business owners who wish to participate in the event can always contact David Tyler at 423-987-8146 or Dana Howe at 270-952-4806 or eastridge100years @ gmail .com.