100 Summer Fun Events for the whole Family

Ready to plan a summer of fun? Here are 100 summer fun events scheduled in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  Whether your family loves music, movies, festivals or ‘all of the above’, you will find plenty of things to do together. Lots of these events take place on the weekend so don’t let your work schedule keep you from enjoying all that Nashville has to offer this season.  Check back throughout the summer, we will keep adding family fun until Labor Day!

May

  1. Travel back to 16th century England at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival every weekend in May plus Memorial Day.
  2. Experience China Lights at the Nashville Fairgrounds May 12 – June 11.
  3. Cruise In every Friday night at The Streets of Indian Lake.
  4. See The Olde World Theatre’s presentation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears on  May 20 or May 27.
  5. Sign the kids up for a Boredom Busters Field Trip!  Fun excursions planned weekly from June through August.
  6. Don’t miss Musicians Corner every Saturday between May 13 – June 10.
  7. Tilt a Whirl at the Spring Carnival at Rivergate Mall from May 17 – 27.
  8. Take a farm tour on May 25 or June 8.
  9. Don’t miss Dragon Music Sundays from May 21 – June 11.
  10. Celebrate the last day of school in Wilson County at the School’s Out Summer Bash on May 24. **Cancelled due to weather :(
  11. See Paddington at Zoovie Night on May 26.
  12. Lace up for the Friday Night Skate in Fairview on May 26.
  13. Bring your lunch for a Memorial Day Picnic on May 27.
  14. Remember the sacrifice of the soldier at a Memorial Day Program at Stones River National Battlefield on May 28.

    June

  15. Attend free concerts every Saturday night in June at Providence Marketplace.
  16. Spend an Evening on the Farm on June 1.
  17. Watch The Secret Life of Pets at Charlie Daniels Park on June 2.
  18. Sign the kids up for a crafting class at Michaels.  There are classes all summer!
  19. Hear a concert for free every Friday Night from June 2 – 23 at Red Caboose Park.
  20. Head to Lucky Ladd Farms  on June 3 for the Kids Construction Fun Festival.
  21. Celebrate the bee at Honeyfest on June 3.
  22. Dance the night away every Saturday in June and July at the Big Band Dance.
  23. Attend the Kids Arts Festival on June 3.
  24. Take part in Water Safety Day at Pleasant Green Pool on June 3.
  25. Take part in National Trails Day at one of Middle Tennessee’s State Parks on June 3.
  26. See Kung Fu Panda 3 or Ice Age: Collision Course at Regal Summer Movie Express on June 6 or 7.
  27. Watch The Peanuts Movie at Malco Theatre in Smyrna on June 6 or 7.
  28. Go to Musicians Corner at Centennial Park on June 8 and hear the Nashville Symphony for free.
  29. Head to Pinkerton Park and see Sing for free on June 9.
  30. Touch a Truck at Moss Wright Park on June 10.
  31. Attend the Family Beach Bash at Longview on June 10.
  32. Hunt for fossils at Fort Negley on the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  33. Grab your pole and tackle box for the free Kids Fishing Rodeo on June 10.
  34. Enjoy a free concert by the Nashville Symphony at Key Park on June 10.
  35. Sign the kids up to learn to sew this summer at JoAnn stores.
  36. Take a summer night hike at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary on June 8, July 6 or August 10.
  37. Spend a Sunday night at a concert under the stars at Crockett Park on June 11.
  38. Have some fried chicken at the Cragfont Spring Picnic on June 12.
  39. See Trolls or Alvin and the Chipmunks:Chipwrecked at Regal Summer Movie Express on June 13 or 14.
  40. Watch Kung Fu Panda 3 at Malco Theatre in Smyrna on June 13 or 14.
  41. See the Nashville Symphony perform at Cumberland University on June 13.
  42. Learn about animals at a special kids show in Pinkerton Park On June 14.
  43. Visit Historic Rock Castle for a free concert on June 14.
  44. Go to Moss Wright Park to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on June 16.
  45. Sign up in advance for the Father/Daughter Tea at Linebaugh Library on June 17.
  46. Spend the Ultimate Day with Dad at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary on June 17.
  47. Make a coffee cup plant pot at Riverbend Kids Club on June 17.
  48. Grab an RC Cola and a Moon Pie in historic Bell Buckle on June 17.
  49. Attend a special Father’s Day Storytime at Barnes and Noble on June 17.
  50. Dance and splash at the Family Beach Bash at Nolensville on June 17.
  51. See Monster Trucks or Penguins of Madagascar at Regal Summer Movie Express on June 20 or 21.
  52. Watch Mr Peabody and Sherman at Malco Theatre in Smyrna on June 20 or 21.
  53. Bring your favorite ball to Kids Sport Day on June 21.
  54. Be a part of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson on June 22.
  55. See Shrek at Zoovie Night at Nashville Zoo on June 23.
  56. Attend Balloon Blast! at Moss Wright Park on June 23.
  57. Catch a free screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Pinkerton Park on June 23.
  58. Swim and play st the Family Beach Bash at Franklin on June 24.
  59. Relax at Carnton Plantation and hear the Sunset Concert Series on June 25 & July 30.
  60. See Rio 2 or The Boxtrolls at Regal Summer Movie Express on June 27 or 28.
  61. Watch Trolls at Malco Theatre in Smyrna on June 27 or 28.
  62. Hear the Nashville Symphony perform at Hadley Park on June 27.
  63. Plan a tour of Nissan Manufacturing.
  64. Go to Southeast Park for a free concert by the Nashville Symphony on June 28.

    July

  65. Get ‘Wet & Wild’ at the Summer Splash Holiday at the Nashville Zoo on July 1.
  66. Attend a Summer Star Party on July 1.
  67. Celebrate Independence Day in Goodlettsville at a free festival on July 4.
  68. See The Secret Life of Pets or Sing at Regal Summer Movie Express on July 4 or 5.
  69. Watch Horton Hears a Who at Malco Theatre in Smyrna July 4 or 5.
  70. Take the kids to Tales at Twilight every Friday in July.
  71. Dive in at Nashville Shores to see The Polar Express on July 7.
  72. Join the dance party at Moss Wright Park on July 7.
  73. Head to Charlie Daniels Park to see Sing on July 7.
  74. Take your trainers to Ascend Amphitheater to experience Pokemon:Symphonic Evolutions on July 8.
  75. Have some fun at Kids Fest at Nashville Shores July 10 – 14.
  76. See Kubo and the Two Strings or Ratchet and Clank at Regal Summer Movie Express on July 11 or 12.
  77. Watch a Chipmunks movie at Malco Theatre in Smyrna on July 11 or 12.
  78. Find Dory at the Nashville Shores Dive In Movie on July 14.
  79. Sign up for Riverbend Nurseries Kids Club on July 15.
  80. See The Spongebob Squarepants Movie or The Adventures of Tin Tin at Regal Summer Movie Express on July 18 or 19.
  81. Watch The Penguins of Madagascar at Malco Theatre in Smyrna on July 18 or 19.
  82. Watch Finding Dory at Moss Wright Park on July 21.
  83. Get wet at Goodlettsville Water Fest on July 21.
  84. Take the whole family to Nashville Shores on July 21 to see Rogue One.
  85. See how far you can spit a seed at the Watermelon Festival on July 22.
  86. Watch Rio 2 at Malco Theatre in Smyrna on July 25 or 26.
  87. See Happy Feet 2 or Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore at Regal Summer Movie Express on July 25 or 26.
  88. Suit up for Kids Water Day on July 26.
  89. Watch Moana at Nashville Shores on July 28.
  90. Slip, slide and jump at Splash Day in Mt Juliet on July 29.
  91. Attend Repticon on July 29 & 30.

    August

  92. See Storks or The Lego Batman Movie at Regal Summer Movie Express on August 1 or 2.
  93. Watch Sing at the final Dive In movie of the season at Nashville Shores on August 4.
  94. Learn about space and the solar eclipse on August 4.
  95. See Finding Dory at Charlie Daniels Park on August 4.
  96. Shakespeare in the Park returns to Centennial Park starting August 10.
  97. Make plans to eat fried EVERYTHING at the Wilson County Fair August 18 – 26.
  98. Have some late summer fun at the Sweet Corn Festival on August 19.
  99. Celebrate the solar eclipse at a festival in Mt Juliet on August 21.
  100. See Zootopia at Zoovie Night at Nashville Zoo on September 1.

 

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