Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – June 28, 2019

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

The Northwest Georgia Hot Air Balloon and Aviation Festival is happening Friday night and Saturday.

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There, you can check out hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters.

You can even go up in a hot air balloon yourself!

There will also be food and retail vendors.

The event is taking place until 10 p.m. on Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia.

You still have time to make it out to the Nightfall Concert Series in Chattanooga Friday night.

Opener Amber Fults is performing at 7 p.m.

The Claudettes start playing at 8 p.m.

You can also buy food and beer at the event.

It’s all happening at Miller Plaza.

You can celebrate the Fourth of July a few days early at the West Village Saturday night.

There will be live music, activities for the kids, food and drinks, and of course a laser light show.

The event is happening from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Chattanooga.

Enjoy some bluegrass and country music at Rock City for Summer Music Weekends.

You can also walk around the gardens, and check out a birds of prey show.

It’s all happening Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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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.’