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Black Fridays Collective Marketplace Festival

October 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Black Fridays Collective

Bring the whole family for some Live music, local vendors, food trucks, games, a panel of business leaders keynote speakers on October 14th!
About this Event

Our goal is to create an experience connecting local businesses with scenic city customers in our downtown area. Our series of events are focused on economic development for the black community by bringing live music, games for the kids, and food trucks to create a great shopping experience and exposure for black entrepreneurs. We will have live entertainment including a live band, performers, poetry, and a keynote speaker. We create a family friendly environment to support local businesses, that would be great for a date night, or for the whole family to join! Come shop with local vendors, enjoy local food trucks, or just vibe with live music and entertainment, there’s something for everyone!




Miller Park
910 Market St
Chattanooga, TN
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