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Bonnaroo Clean-up & Sale

Join WaterWays & The Gear Closet this year for our annual Bonnaroo Clean Up and Yard Sale! This is a unique, and fun opportunity to help clean up the trash (and REALLY cool stuff) left behind by festival goers, and upcycle anything we can!

How it Works

It all starts with YOU and the Bonnaroo Clean Up! Meet us at The Gear Closet at 7:30am on June 17th to caravan up to the festival grounds in Manchester, TN. We are going to be scouring the festival grounds, cleaning up the left behind items, and bringing them to the big semi-trailer graciously donated by US Xpress. They will then bring all the items to The Gear Closet on the 18th to be sorted for the sale!

Our friends at US Express will be providing a semi-trailer and will haul the rest of the things back to The Gear Closet on the 18th to be sorted for the yard sale.

The Bonnaroo Yard Sale is one of the most unique and best value sales in Chattanooga. Be at The Gear Closet at 10am on June 19th!! There’s something for everyone!

Whether you’re volunteering to help clean up and haul stuff from the festival grounds, setting up the massive yard sale at The Gear Closet, or just coming out to see the stuff we collected, DON’T MISS THIS!!!

THIS EVENT’S SUCCESS IS DETERMINED BY OUR VOLUNTEER FORCE!! Please consider volunteering to help with the clean up (we need trucks trailers, vans, and lots of hands!), or to show up early on the 19th to help set up the yard sale! We are looking for 40 volunteers this year. Please contact marybeth@mywaterways.org if you would like to volunteer your time, or a truck/trailer!

All proceeds from the sale go towards WaterWays’ clean water projects in the Chattanooga area!!!

More info – click the links below

Bonnaroo UpCycle Volunteer Info 2019

Bonnaroo Clean Up Volunteer Guide

Paddling Film Festival World Tour

Paddling Film Festival Chattanooga

 

Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Each ticket includes a raffle ticket for a chance at some awesome prizes and a one year digital subscription to Paddling Magazine. All proceeds benefit the Caribbean and Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance’s clean water projects, so through buying a ticket, you’re impacting change.

The Paddling Film Festival is being held at Square One Venue, on May 3rd, 2019, from 6:30-10pm. Tickets are $15, and are available at the door, or online.

They can be found on tvccpaddler.com, or purchased at the link below for non-members.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Come on down to Square One Venue off of Mountain Creek Road and watch this years winning films at Rock/Creek Paddle Sports and Outlet. Beer will be available for a donation!

Chattanooga’s 12th Annual Gear Swap

Join us for the 12th Annual Gear Swap!

GENERAL ADMISSION IS FREE! Just show up on April 6th at 10am!

Held in the parking lot between The Brew Market/Beer Garden and The Gear Closet, come with gear to sell, trade, or just come to see what’s there!

Looking to sell gear at this event? For just $20 you can sell all the gear you can fit in your provided space. Contact ben@caribbean-sea.org for more details.

REI Gear Swap to benefit The Gear Closet!

Used Gear Swap Seller Registration

9:30 AM  –  1:00 PM

  • Member price$20
  • Non-member price$20

 

$20 for vendors (spots limited) A vendor table space will be provided for sellers to merchandise their wares. All sales are person to person. Bring change and/or digital payment system. Restrictions: No guns, knives, hatchets, or anything that could be construed as a weapon. No motors -human powered transport items only. No Life-protecting/load-bearing technical rock climbing equipment (ropes, hardware, protection, helmets). No helmets. Think tents, jackets, pants, flashlights, stoves, etc. Bikes are ok. Items should be in decent shape and clean. Please tag your items for sale with a price ahead of time.

  • REI reserves the right to review and refuse items for sale.

Chattanooga REI
2507 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga, TN  37421

End of Summer Extravaganza!!

It’s that time of year where we say goodbye to the activities of summer, only to welcome the fall and winter fun!

Starting at 8am, The Gear Closet is hosting a yard sale with discounted summer activity gear and clothing, but we are also opening our space up to the public to bring their own goodies! If you would like sell your own gear, you may rent a space from us for only $10! Please email sara@caribbean-sea.org to reserve your spot.

The Brew Market & Beer Garden will open its doors at 11am for beer specials to continue through the day, and there will be a cookout with food available starting at 5pm!

The event is FREE and open to the public to come enjoy with good company! Cash and cards accepted for purchases.

Bonnaroo Upcycle YARD SALE 2018

THE BIGGEST GEAR CLOSET SALE OF THE YEAR!

The Gear Closet and our team of volunteers will be unloading a TRAILER LOAD of TENTS, COOLERS, CHAIRS, TARPS, SLEEPING PADS, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE!

Wednesday, June 13,  from 10 – 6 at 1510 Riverside Drive. Get here early for the best deals!

 

Paddling Film Festival 2018

Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Each ticket includes a raffle ticket for a chance at some awesome prizes and a one year digital subscription to Paddling Magazine. Proceeds benefit the Kids 4 Clean Water Programs in the Tennessee Valley.

Tickets are $10 for TVCC members and $12 for non-members.

They can be found on tvccpaddler.com for TVCC members, or purchase below for non-members.

Each ticket includes a raffle ticket for a chance at some awesome prizes and a one year digital subscription to Paddling Magazine. Proceeds benefit the Kids 4 Clean Water Programs in the Tennessee Valley.

Bring your own chair and watch this years winning films at Rock/Creek Paddle Sports and Outlet. One beer is included with ticket, more will be available for purchase.




Chattanooga’s 11th Annual Gear Swap & Outdoor Expo

BUY GEAR ~ SELL GEAR ~ LEARN ABOUT CHATTANOOGA’S OUTDOOR COMMUNITY!
Join us on Saturday, April 21st for Chattanooga’s 11th Annual Gear Swap & Outdoor Expo. This is your chance to get great deals on gently used gear from The Gear Closet and local outdoor enthusiasts. If you are interested in having a booth to sell your wares or spread your organization’s love of the great outdoors, rent a 10X10 space for $20. For more info email jessica@caribbean-sea.org or call the Gear Closet 423-413-3298. The event is free and open to the public so invite all your friends!

Each exhibitor will be responsible for the setting up and breaking down of their area, and making sure no trash left behind afterwards! The event will happen rain or shine, however, in the unfortunate case that the weather is dangerous then it will be cancelled. Setup will begin at 8:30AM and no booth should be taken down until 2PM once the event is over.

You can signup now! Click here to signup.