Ready for some free summer fun in Nashville? No matter what your budget is, it can be difficult to fill the long summer days with activities that don't break the bank. So whether you are a working parent looking for fun weekend events or a stay at home parent looking for activities throughout the week, this list will be a great resource for you. Bookmark and check back often. This list will grow right up until Labor Day!

Tree Lighting Ceremony – Smyrna

November 20, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Smyrna Event Center
100 Sam Ridley Pkwy East
Smyrna,TN37167United States
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After Thanksgiving Day Hike

November 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville,TN37243United States
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Family Friday 2018

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Loveless Cafe Barn
8400 Hwy 100
Nashville,TN37221United States
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Bledsoe Creek Day After Thanksgiving Hike

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bledsoe Creek State Park
400 Zieglers Fort Rd
Gallatin,TN37066United States
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Home Depot Free Kids Workshops

November 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TNUnited States

Hendersonville Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

November 25, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Park – Hendersonville
151 East Main Street
Hendersonville,TN37075United States
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Lighting of the Green

November 27, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Allen Arena
4021 Granny White Pike
Nashville,TN37204United States
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Gallatin Christmas Tree Lighting

November 29, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gallatin Public Square
118 West Main Street
Gallatin,TN37066United States
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Festival of Nativities

November 30, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 11:00am

Nashville Stake Center
1646 Sunset Rd
Brentwood,TN37135United States
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154th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – Illumination

November 30, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Carnton Plantation
1345 Eastern Flank Cir
Franklin,TN37064United States
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Goodlettsville's Christmas on Main

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Goodlettsville City Hall Park
105 South Main Street
Goodlettsville,TN37072United States
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Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Public Square Park
1 Public Square
Nashville,TN37201United States
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Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Franklin Square
305 Public Square
Franklin,TN37064United States
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Free Donuts and Photos with Santa

December 1, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Keller Williams Realty
450 Saint Andrews Dr
Murfreesboro,TN37128United States
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Home Depot Free Kids Workshops

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TNUnited States

Morning with Santa

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Rd
Brentwood,TN37027United States
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Christmas at Cannonsburgh Village

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cannonsburgh Village
312 S. Front Street
Murfreesboro,TN37129United States
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Santa Live 2018

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
The Bridge Fellowship
5066 Lebanon Rd
Lebanon,TN37087United States
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Santa Comes to Learning Express!

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs
420 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin,TN37067United States
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Holiday Open House (Free Day)

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Discovery Center
502 S.E. Broad Stree
Murfreesboro,TN37130United States
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Lunch with Santa

December 1, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Whitten Elementary
140 Scotch St
Hendersonville,TN37075United States
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Festival of Nativities

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Nashville Stake Center
1646 Sunset Rd
Brentwood,TN37135United States
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Christmas Open House @ Rock Castle

December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Historic Rock Castle
139 Rock Castle Lane
Hendersonville,TN37075United States
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2018 Portland Christmas Parade & Festival

December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown Portland
106 Main Street
Portland,TN37148United States
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Hendersonville Christmas Parade

December 2, 2018 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TNUnited States

Monday Story Time with Mrs. Claus

December 3, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Historic Mansker's Station
705 Caldwell Rd
Goodlettsville,TN37072United States
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Annual Tree Lighting and Polar Express

December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Rd
Brentwood,TN37027United States
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Santa Comes to Learning Express!

December 4, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs
420 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin,TN37067United States
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Tuba Christmas

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church -Gallatin
205 E. Main St
Gallatin,TN37203United States
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A Visit with Santa Claus

December 6, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Williamson County Library
1314 Columbia Ave
Franklin,TN37064United States
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Pictures with Santa & Storytime with Mrs. Klaus

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Daymar College Nashville
560 Royal Pkwy
Nashville,TN37214United States
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Murfreesboro Tree Lighting

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Public Square Murfreesboro
N Public Square
Murfreesboro,37130United States
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Santa Comes to Learning Express!

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs
420 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin,TN37067United States
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Bethlehem Marketplace

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Southeast Baptist Church
708 Minerva Dr
Murfreesboro,TN37130United States
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Meet Santa at the Bowen House

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Historic Mansker's Station
705 Caldwell Rd
Goodlettsville,TN37072United States
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Santa and Mrs. Claus @ Bordeaux Library

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bordeaux Branch Library
4000 Clarksville Pike
Nashville,TN37218United States
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Guided Tour of Fort Negley

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Fort Negley
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville,TN37203United States
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas Book Party

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Williamson County Library
1314 Columbia Ave
Franklin,TN37064United States
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Bethlehem Marketplace

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Southeast Baptist Church
708 Minerva Dr
Murfreesboro,TN37130United States
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Williamson County Community Chorus Winter Concert

December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Williamson County Enrichment Center
Franklin,TNUnited States + Google Map

Snack with Santa

December 10, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Timberland Park
Mile Marker 437.2 on the Historic Natchez Trace Parkway
Franklin,TN37064United States
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Santa Comes to Learning Express!

December 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs
420 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin,TN37067United States
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Belmont Camerata

December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Belmont Mansion
1700 Acklen Ave
Nashville,TN37212United States
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Holiday Movies at the Smyrna Branch

December 11, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Smyrna Public Library
400 Enon Springs Rd W
Smyrna,TN37167United States
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Tuba Christmas Nashville

December 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church – Nashville
108 7th Avenue South
Nashville,TN37203United States
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Polar Express Evening @ the Library

December 11, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bellevue Branch Library
720 Baugh Rd
Nashville,TN37221United States
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Holiday Movies at the Smyrna Branch

December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Smyrna Public Library
400 Enon Springs Rd W
Smyrna,TN37167United States
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Holiday Movies at the Smyrna Branch

December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Smyrna Public Library
400 Enon Springs Rd W
Smyrna,TN37167United States
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Preschool Gingerbread Scentsational Story and Craft

December 13, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Williamson County Library
1314 Columbia Ave
Franklin,TN37064United States
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Children's Holiday Party

December 13, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Southeast Branch – Nashville Public Library
5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy
Nashville,TN37013United States
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Kids Time: Holiday Party

December 13, 2018 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Richland Park Branch
4711 Charlotte Ave
Nashville,TN37209United States
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Family Bingo Night

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Delmas Long Community center
200 Memorial Dr
Goodlettsville,TN37072United States
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Holiday Movies at the Smyrna Branch

December 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Smyrna Public Library
400 Enon Springs Rd W
Smyrna,TN37167United States
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Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Owls Hill Nature Sanctuary
545 Beech Creek Road South
Brentwood,TN37027United States
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Santa Comes to Learning Express!

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs
420 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin,TN37067United States
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Cookies with Santa

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Shabby Lane
7278 Nolensville Rd
Nolensville,TN37135United States
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Wreaths Across America

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gallatin Cemetery
250 Cemetery Ave
Gallatin,TN37066United States
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Storytime with Santa

December 15, 2018 @ 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Providence Marketplace
401 S. Mt Juliet Rd
Mt Juliet,TN37122United States
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Santa Comes to Learning Express!

December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs
420 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin,TN37067United States
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Santa Storytime at MGL

December 20, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
MGL Memorial Library
521 Mercury Blvd
Murfreesboro,TN37130United States
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Cookies with Santa

December 21, 2018 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Smyrna Public Library
400 Enon Springs Rd W
Smyrna,TN37167United States
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Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Highway 100
Nashville,TN37221United States
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Santa Comes to Learning Express!

December 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs
420 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin,TN37067United States
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Holiday Cookie Decorating

December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Inglewood Branch Nashville Library
4312 Gallatin Pike
Nashville,TN37216United States
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Noon Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Green Hills Branch Library
3701 Benham Ave
Nashville,TN37215United States
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First day Hike 2019

January 1, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Bledsoe Creek State Park
400 Zieglers Fort Rd
Gallatin,TN37066United States
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Old House Fair

March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sevier Park
3021 Lealand Lane
Nashville,TN37204United States
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About Lauren Breeze

Lauren BreezeLauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.