50 Entertaining Things to Do in May with Kids

Are you ready to plan a summer of fun? Use this list of family friendly events in May to get started! Festivals, concerts and so much more are scheduled this month. I can’t wait to pack my cooler and lawn chairs and get this summer started!

Things to Do in Nashville in May with Kids

  1. Experience Night Visions at the Nashville Zoo Thursday – Sunday night throughout the month of May.
  2. Check out the LEGO Awesome Nashville Exhibition at Opry Mills all month long.
  3. Have some family fun at Cheekwood every Thursday night in May.
  4. Enjoy Firepit Fridays all month at The Adventure Park Nashville.
  5. One of our favorites is finally back! Musician’s Corner returns every Friday and Saturday in May.
  6. Take me out to the ball game. The Nashville Sounds have 11 home games this month.
  7. Don’t miss Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical at TPAC May 5-8.
  8. The Ghosts of Gallatin Haunted Tour returns for spring on May 6 & 7.
  9. Decoration Day at Stones River National Cemetery is May 7.
  10. Have some fun at Kids Safety Day in Smyrna on May 7.
  11. Build a bird feeder on May 7 at Lowes Build and Grow.
  12. Dance along to Baby Shark @ Nashville Children’s Theatre through June 5.
  13. Tour the farm at Noble Springs Dairy on May 7 & 28.
  14. Get your deep fried turkey leg at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival May 7 -30.
  15. Magic shows, face painting and more scheduled every week at Kid’s Saturdays @ Plaza Mariachi.
  16. Go fly a kite on May 7 at Mill Ridge Park.
  17. Take a Battlefield Caravan Tour on select days in May at Stones River Battlefield.
  18. Have a Day out with Mom at Traveller’s Rest on May 7.
  19. Head out to the Founders Day Celebration @ Rippavilla on May 7.
  20. Discover some Hidden History: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Cragfont on May 7.
  21. Play games at the Block Party in LaVergne on May 7.
  22. Nashville Shores opens for the season on May 7.
  23. Take mom to the Tennessee Craft Fair May 7-9
  24. Relax and enjoy Jazz on the Cumberland May 8.
  25. Take a tour of the Hillsboro-West End neighborhood gardens on May 8.
  26. Feed some snakes at the Wilderness Station on May 9 & 23.
  27. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert with the Nashville Symphony May 12-14.
  28. Raptor Rhapsody flies back in to Murfreesboro on May 12, 17 & 26.
  29. See Enchanted at the Gallatin Library on May 13.
  30. Welcome summer fun at the Barfield Beach Party on May 13.
  31. The Act Too Players Present: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Franklin Theatre May 13 & 14.
  32. Make a Friday the 13th themed piece at Kids Paint Night in Smyrna on May 13.
  33. Have Breakfast with the Mystic Mermaids on May 14.
  34. Music and dance will be featured at the Multicultural Arts Festival in Springfield on May 14.
  35. Plan a Nature Hike at Glen Leven Farm on May 14.
  36. Spend Saturdays on the Porch at Wynnewood on May 14.
  37. Make the drive to the 81st Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival on May 14.
  38. Learn the best places in Nashville to kayak, canoe or paddleboard on May 14.
  39. Play Nerf Wars at Mpact Sports on May 14.
  40. Take a Wildflower Walk at Shelby Bottoms on May 20.
  41. Touch A Truck @ Jim Warren Park on May 20.
  42. Party for the Planet at the Nashville Zoo on May 20.
  43. Plan a date night while the kids play at Discovery Center on May 20.
  44. Splash around at Kids to Park Day on May 21.
  45. Celebrate slowly on World Turtle Day on May 21.
  46. Catch a Vintage Baseball game at Oaklands on May 22.
  47. Enjoy some Music under the Stars in White House on May 26.
  48. Take a Sunset Kayak Float on May 28.
  49. Grab your lawn chair and head to Rock Castle for the first Summer Songwriter event on May 28.
  50. Celebrate Memorial Day at the Hendersonville Hometown Jam on May 31.

If this isn’t enough to keep you busy this month, check out these ideas for more May Family Fun. Also consider attending one of these spring festivals happening throughout May all over Middle Tennessee.

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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