50 Things To Do in August

It’s not fair to August but I hate it. I’m a grown up. I know families need routines and bedtimes and, apparently, homework. I’m just not particularly happy about it. But like it or not (and I know some of you LOVE IT!), it’s back to school time. Make some plans now to keep the summer fun going just a bit longer with our list of 50 things to do in Nashville in August. These events will keep your family busy with fun right up until Labor Day.

  1. Take a Ranger-Guided Walk in Stones River National Cemetery on August 1,7,8,14 &15.
  2. The Theater Bug presents “Selfie, the Musical” on August 1.
  3. Plan a trip to The Gentle Barn every Sunday in August.
  4. There’s still a few days to take advantage of Summer Daytime Skate at Brentwood Skate Center.
  5. Join public safety officials in LaVergne for National Night Out on August 3.
  6. Back to the Future III plays at Premiere 6 in Murfreesboro on August 4.
  7. Press Play @ Church Street Park: Music and Movement Storytime with Nashville Public Library happens on August 4.
  8. Have some fun at Cheekwood every Thursday night in August.
  9. Free concerts continue every Thursday night in August at The Streets of Indian Lake.
  10. Get BOGO tickets for the Nashville Zoo on Kroger Safari Fridays all month long.
  11. Explore Shelby Bottoms at night on August 6.
  12. Take a tour of the vault at Lane Motor Museum on Museum Fun Day August 6.
  13. Sign the kids up for a Back to School themed Paint Night in Smyrna on August 6.
  14. Have some messy fun every Friday in August at Nature Play Day in Murfreesboro.
  15. Have a deep fried whatever at the Williamson County Fair August 6-14.
  16. The Hot Lanta Allman Bros. Tribute Band is featured for Springfield’s Sunset Concert Series on August 6.
  17. Enjoy the band Higher Ground at the Friday Night Live Concert Series in Murfreesboro on August 6.
  18. Make a Campfire Cobbler at Long Hunter State Park on August 6.
  19. Watch The War with Grandpa at Mt Juliet Movies in the Park on August 6.
  20. Nashville Pipes and Drums will perform at The Frist on August 7.
  21. Have some fun at the Backyard Bash on August 7 at The Adventure Science Center.
  22. The Bicentennial Book Fair will be held on August 7. Register in advance!
  23. Enjoy the Home Sweet Home Band Concert @ Stones River National Battlefield on August 7.
  24. Register the tinies for an art class every Saturday in August at Little Art House.
  25. Sumnerfest returns with festival fun to Hendersonville on August 7.
  26. Join the Family Float in Smyrna on August 7.
  27. Vintage Baseball will batter up! at Oaklands on August 8.
  28. Ride the Ferris wheel at the Wilson County Fair August 12-21.
  29. Listen to a free concert at Music on Main in Goodlettsville on August 12.
  30. Register in advance for the Perseid Meteor Shower Watch at Warner Park on August 12.
  31. Watch Hotel Transylvania 3 at Franklin’s Movie in the Park on August 13.
  32. Plan a date night to coincide with Parent’s Night Out in Smyrna on August 13.
  33. Get free admission to the Discovery Center for Discover India Day on August 14.
  34. Attend Nashville’s wackiest festival, the Tomato Art Fest on August 13 & 14.
  35. Relax by the lake and enjoy the Rock Castle Summer Songwriter Series on August 14.
  36. Sign up for a night of fun at Nerf Wars at Mpact Sports on August 14.
  37. Do some Creek Stompin’ in Murfreesboro on August 14.
  38. Jazz on the Cumberland returns on August 15.
  39. Singalong With Jacob Johnson at Brilliant Sky Toys and Books in Brentwood on August 16.
  40. Take a Lemonade Stroll through the Village at Cannonsburgh on August 17.
  41. Take the pups to play at Dog Days at The Hermitage on August 19.
  42. Darryl Worly performs at Third Thursday on Main in Gallatin on August 19.
  43. See The Trolls World Tour at Free Movie Friday in Springfield on August 20.
  44. Take a ‘sweet corn selfie’ at a late summer festival at Lucky Ladd Farms on August 21.
  45. Celebrate National Honey Bee Day at Shelby Bottoms on August 21.
  46. Take a tour at Hawthorn Hill on August 21.
  47. Catch a Vintage Baseball @ Bicentennial State Park on August 22.
  48. Katie Grace performs at August Music Under the Stars in White House on August 26.
  49. Register in advance for Wild Things: Learn & Play! at Shelby Bottoms on August 28.
  50. Have breakfast with the mermaids on August 28.

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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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