Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – July 21, 2017


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — There’s a lot to do in Chattanooga, and in nearby cities this weekend.

You can scream all you want for ice cream in Atlanta, Saturday, for the city’s annual Ice Cream Festival.

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The family event kicks off with a 5K Cancer Walk.

There’s plenty of ice cream and other food vendors, plus health and wellness activities.

There’s also an ice cream eating contest for both kids and adults.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Piedmont Park.

If you decide to stick around Atlanta after the festival, you can check out Idina Menzel in concert.

The voice of Queen Elsa in Disney’s FROZEN movie will be performing at the Fox Theatre.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Now to another Disney favorite – High School Musical.

You can see the popular made for TV movie come to life on stage, Saturday, in Nashville.

Twenty-two of the Music City’s top child actors will perform in the musical, presented by the Street Theatre Company.

There are two shows – one at 2 p.m., the other at 7 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church.

Another option for a music and light show is at the Nashville Adventure Science Center.

Sit inside a 63-foot dome for a laser show, featuring millions of stars and digital imagery – all while listening to music from Queen to Michael Jackson.

Saturday night’s shows are at 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

If you’d rather stay in the Scenic City, there’s always the Top Tomato Festival on Sunday.

Whether you think it’s a fruit or a vegetable, you’ll be able to find tomatoes galore at the event.

Sample different kinds of Bloody Marys from several local restaurants, or just shop at the Chattanooga Market.

The festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at ecassulo@wdef.com if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’