This past weekend I attended the Moon River Music Festival in Chattanooga. It was a great weekend road trip. Along with great music, there were also lots of fun activities to do. The festival was held at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, TN. There were tons of food, drinks, and merchandise tents lined up all around the edge of the festival. Because there were so many tents, the lines were not as bad as you would expect!
One tent area that stood out was The Treehouse. This is an area for families to drop off their children for a while so the adults can enjoy the festival kid-free. This is a great idea to let parents relax and have a little break from watching the kids.
The Treehouse focuses on safety and fun.
They use a wristband system for security. If the parent has a wristband, they can drop off their kid at the treehouse. To check the kids in and out, all you have to do is scan your wristband. The whole festival is very secure and there are security guards all over the park to ensure it is a safe environment.
There are tons of activities for the kids, including face painting, hula-hooping, and baby yoga (which is adorable, by the way). They also got to make paper guitars to play along with the bands. The Treehouse is located right next to the water park and carousel at Coolidge Park, so the kids also got to enjoy those as well. A local bank donated little gifts for the children to play with such as bracelets, hacky-sacks, and much more. The whole thing just sounds like a great time for the kids.
From what I could tell after asking around, The Treehouse is specific to the Moon River Festival. But, hey, it is such a great idea, hopefully it will catch on and we’ll see these family fun events make their way to Nashville.
The Moon River Music Festival was a great experience and was very easy to navigate. I highly recommend making a weekend out of it next year. Chattanooga has so much to offer for a family-friendly visit.
Lauren Teal is a sales executive for a local sign company. She graduated from UTC last December with a marketing degree. She has a German shepherd and two orange cats and loves exploring the city and spending time on the lake with her family and friends.