Nashville Shores Kids Fest: Fun In and Out of the Water

Nashville Shores is one of the most popular destinations for summer family fun in Middle Tennessee. My kids love the water slides and the wave pool but I’m happiest when floating around the lazy river. (Note to moms and dads of littles – I know you can’t even imagine what it’s like to float around at a water park while your kids enjoy themselves in other parts of the park. But trust me, that day is coming…and it is glorious!)

Depending on the age of my kids and the amount of camps, vacations, etc that we had scheduled, we have never missed at least one summer trip to Nashville Shores.  Some years we had season passes and others we planned a day there to coincide with a special event, maybe the fireworks show or a dive in movie.

Second Annual Kids Fest is Full of Extra Fun!

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Everyone knows Nashville Shores for its thrilling water slides, huge wave pool, relaxing lazy river, and many other exciting water attractions. During the week of July 9 – 13, the water park is hosting the second annual Kids Fest which offers additional fun activities, and they are all included in admission.

Nashville Shores Kids Fest - bouncy castles and slides

Children will get to enjoy all-day waterpark fun plus numerous special activities all week. Bounce Houses, Arts & Crafts, Games, and Face Painting will be offered daily through the week of Kids Fest. In addition, Sean the Balloon Guy will be providing entertainment from 1:30 to 3:30 every afternoon and there will be a daily magic show from 2:30 to 3:30 PM with Tim Friday. Plus there will be a super science show, rolling video games and costume characters!

Nashville Shores Kids Fest - pictures with Princesses

“The inaugural Kid’s Fest was a great success, an we hope Middle Tennessee parents and their children will come out to experience this great event,” said Daniel Strobel, Director of Marketing. “We have added extra entertainment and activities this year at Kid’s Fest to provide even more family fun at the park.”

Nashville Shores Kids Fest - smiley baby with a big ball

Put July 9 – 13 on your calendar and plan to visit Nashville Shores between Noon and 4 PM to enjoy all the Kid’s Fest fun. You can even get discounted admission by using the promo code KIDSFEST beginning June 18th (discounted tickets can be used July 9 – 13 only).

Nashville Shores Attractions

If you haven’t been, there is LOTS to do at Nashville Shores. The water park features :

  • 8 water slides including the Big Kahuna, a six-story family raft ride
  • Castaway Creek Lazy River
  • Breaker Bay Wave Pool
  • Kowabunga Beach – an interactive playground for younger kids
  • “Giant Bucket of Fun”
  • 3 pools (Suntan Lagoon, Wacky Pond, Lily Pad Pool)
  • Barefootin’ Bay – Children’s Water Treehouse and Sprayground
  • Aqua Park – This new for 2018 attraction is on Percy Priest Lake and is comprised of 40 floating sections including monkey bars, wiggle bridges, hurdles and more.
  • For those that like to stay dry, there is a Beach, volleyball, horseshoes and more!

Kids Fest at Nashville Shores (Map)

Dates :  July 9 -13, 2018, 12 PM – 4 PM daily

Tickets are $21.99 plus tax using the promo code KIDSFEST valid on June 18.  Discounted tickets are not available at the gate and must be purchased in advance at this link.

A ticket includes admission to the waterpark and Kids’ Fest. For additional information, email or call (615) 889-7050 x211.

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Lauren 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.

45 thoughts on “Nashville Shores Kids Fest: Fun In and Out of the Water”

  1. This would be so awesome to win. This is my first hearing of it. I’m going to try to take my girls to this this year or next.

  2. My favorite attraction is the lazy river & the wave pool. My 6 year old loves the kiddie section with the slides.

  3. I wouldn’t say we have a favorite but we do love the lake/pool/Park combo of Nashville Shores.

  4. We dont have a favorite place in Nashville yet. We usually just go to the splash pad in Spring Hill. So this would be a great experience for my little girl!!!

  5. We try to hit the cheapest or free spots.
    But of course every summer Nashville shore is the place they want to be…


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