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Indulge Your Sweet Tooth: Exploring Irresistible Chocolate Events and Activities in TN

Step into the delectable world of chocolate indulgence as we embark on a delightful journey to explore the most irresistible chocolate events and activities that will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

From luxurious chocolate tastings to immersive workshops and extravagant festivals, this blog post is a celebration of the velvety, rich goodness that has captivated hearts worldwide.


Get ready to elevate your love for all things cocoa and embark on a delicious adventure through a myriad of chocolate-infused delights.

charlie and the chocolate factory

Playhouse on the Square

66 South Cooper Street

Memphis TN 38104

Saturday, Jan. 20th, 1:00 AM

– Monday, Feb. 19th, 1:30 AM

Embark on a whimsical journey into the fantastical world of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," a spellbinding stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved tale.

Follow the endearing Charlie Bucket as he discovers a coveted Golden Ticket, unlocking an exclusive adventure inside the enigmatic Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

With creative brilliance in the book by David Greig, mesmerizing music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrical magic crafted by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, this production weaves a tapestry of imagination and wonder.

Directed by Dave Landis, this theatrical marvel not only brings to life the essence of Dahl's timeless story but also incorporates the cherished melodies from the original motion picture by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

Get ready to be captivated by the enchanting sights, sounds, and enchantment of this extraordinary musical journey.


Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center

3301 E Magnolia Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37914

Saturday, Jan. 27th, 2024

9 AM - 5 PM

ChocolateFest offers a day full of sweets and gifts from area chocolatiers, bakeries, restaurants, caterers, and various other non-food type vendors!

Get the VIP treatment with a tasting ticket!


Burgess Falls State Park Pavilion

4000 Burgess Falls Drive

Sparta, TN 38583

(888) 867-2757

Sunday, Jan. 28th, 2024

12- 1 PM

Event is free. Donations are welcome.

Join Ranger Kristin for hot chocolate and s'mores on January 15th at the pavilion!

Hot chocolate and smores will be provided.

This is the perfect time to visit the park and ask a park ranger questions while enjoying warm treats!

Learn about what projects park staff are working on at Burgess Falls and Window Cliffs State Natural Area.

Families are welcome to attend as well.


100 W Washington Avenue

Covington, TN 38019

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2024

10 AM - 4 PM

Ticket holders will enjoy multiple stops where they receive decadent chocolate and enjoy the festive atmosphere of beautiful downtown Covington! Ticket prices will be updated soon. Rain date will be February 10, 2023.


Fayetteville Main Street

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2024

5 - 8 PM

This self-guided tour will begin at the Main Street office on the corner of College and Main.

You will receive a paper bag, wristband, and map of participating merchants.

Merchants will provide something chocolate to consume in the store or take home.

This event is ONLY for ticket holders!


Reignbow Baking Company

5600 Brainerd Road, Building B, STE FC-3

Chattanooga, TN 37411

Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 2024

6 PM - 8:30 PM

Indulge your senses in a delightful hands-on baking experience with our raspberry chocolate tart class!

During this immersive class, our expert pastry chef will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that you gain valuable insights into the techniques behind crafting the perfect tart.

From preparing a buttery, flaky crust to melting and tempering luxurious chocolate, you'll master the essential skills needed to elevate your baking game.

Learn how to artfully arrange fresh raspberries on top, creating a visually stunning and delicious masterpiece that will impress both your eyes and taste buds.

This class is designed for participants of all skill levels, so whether you're a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, you'll leave with newfound confidence and the ability to recreate this exquisite Raspberry Chocolate Tart in the comfort of your own home.

Please note: Space is limited. Ticket sales end 24 hours before the class.


Saturday, Feb. 10th, 2024

Stay tuned for more info.

Stroll the historic streets of Downtown, visit local shops and retailers for a chocolate treat.

Colts Chocolate

3611 Gallatin Pike

Nashville, TN 37216

(615) 251-0100

Thursday, Feb. 15th, 2024

Visit website to schedule tour.

Guides will take you through the entire process of creating the signature Colts Bolt and other handmade treats with samples along the way!

Olive and Sinclair

1628 Fatherland Street Nashville, TN 37206

Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2024

​10 AM - 5 PM

Learn about Olive & Sinclair while tasting your way through our unique process of making bean-to-bar chocolate.

You’ll see for yourself how our antique melanguers (stone mills), modern European technique and classic Southern flavors come together to create true Southern Artisan Chocolate.

By the end, you’ll have a good taste of what it feels (and smells!) like to be a Southern Artisan Chocolate-maker - and don't worry, you’ll get plenty of samples along the way!

Each tour begins on the hour and last 30-40 minutes.

Tickets are only $8 per adult (ages 13 and up), $5 per child (6-12), and include samples, as well as a complimentary hairnet, of course.


Downtown Nashville

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2024

America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Nashville on February 24, 2024!

With 5K, 10K, and 15K distances and a post-run party that’ll make you go cocoa crazy, you and your friends will experience the ultimate chocolate celebration!



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