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Braingineers Lab classes in Mt Juliet, TN
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Braingineers Lab classes in Mt Juliet, TN
itsy bitsy spider
Braingineers Lab classes in Mt Juliet, TN

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. See the Tennessee Titans in their public training camps on several dates in August.
  2. Hear the Moonshine Outlaws at Music on Main August 1.
  3. Have some fun at Cheekwood every Thursday night in August.
  4. Free concerts continue every Thursday night in August at The Streets of Indian Lake.
  5. Join the Family Float in Smyrna on August 2.
  6. Get BOGO tickets for the Nashville Zoo on Kroger Safari Fridays all month long.
  7. Attend the Williamson County Fair August 2-10.
  8. Dive In to see How to Train your Dragon 3 at Nashville Shores on August 2.
  9. Grizzly Goat is giving a free concert at Barfield Crescent Park on August 2.
  10. Watch Smallfoot at Mt Juliet Movies in the Park on August 2.
  11. Let the kids build a rocket pencil box at Home Depot on August 3.
  12. Enjoy a story and craft every Saturday morning at Kidsville at The Parthenon.
  13. Learn about Living on the International Space Station at the Goodlettsville Public Library on August 3.
  14.  There is still time to kick up your heels at the Big Band Dance at Centennial Park every Saturday night until August 31.
  15. Have teatime with American Girl on August 4, 11, 18 & 25.
  16. Penguins of Madagascar and Boss Baby play at Regal Summer Movie Express on August 6 & 7.
  17. Say See Ya Summer at SOAC on August 7.
  18. Enjoy Storytime at the Playground in Centennial Park every Wednesday in August.
  19. Splash and play at Nashville Shores every Friday Night in August for a special price.
  20. There’s no crying in baseball!!! See A League of Their Own at Capitol Theatre on August 8.
  21. Play Bingo together in Goodlettsville on August 8.
  22. Explore Warner Parks at night on August 9.
  23. The Free Family Film Festival at NCG Cinemas plays every Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 9 – September 1.
  24. Take your little astronomers to a Star Party at Bowie Park on August 9.
  25. Attend Nashville’s wackiest festival, the Tomato Art Fest on August 9 & 10.
  26. Experience The Itsy Bitsy Spider : A Snuggery Performance with your tiniest tots throughout August and September at Nashville Children’s Theatre.
  27. Take a hike at Owl’s Hill on August 10.
  28. Find some fossils at Fort Negley on August 10.
  29. Sumnerfest returns with festival fun to Hendersonville on August 10.
  30. Tour the Stones River Battlefield by lantern on August 10.
  31. Vintage Baseball will batter up! at Oaklands on August 11.
  32. Ride the ferris wheel at the Wilson County Fair August 16-24.
  33. August 16 is Skate Night at the Fairview Recreation Center.
  34. Take a ‘sweet corn selfie’ at a late summer festival at Lucky Ladd Farms on August 17.
  35. Have breakfast with the mermaids on August 17.
  36. Learn about gardening at the Riverbend Kids Club on August 17.
  37. Get free admission to the Discovery Center for Discover India Day on August 17.
  38. Jazz on the Cumberland returns on August 18.
  39. Up floats in to The Palace Theatre on August 22. $3 admission!
  40. Introduce the kids to Field of Dreams in Franklin on August 23.
  41. Plan a date night to see Sleepless in Seattle at Cinema by JW on August 26.
  42. Play Disney Trivia and see Mulan at The Capitol Theatre on August 26.
  43. Eat up at the Back to School Bash at Rainforest Cafe on August 28.
  44. Take advantage of the Labor Day Weekend Triple Play at LaserQuest August 30 & 31.
  45. Finish the month at Zoovie Night on August 30.
  46. Take the pups to play at Dog Days at The Hermitage on August 31.
  47. Plan an adventure with Cupcake the Unicorn at Harris Riding Academy on August 31.
  48. Munch some s’mores at the Family Campfire in Smyrna on August 31.
  49. The National Bacon Day Festival is the perfect way to end the month on August 31.
  50. Channel your inner Lucy at the 20th Annual Grape Stomp at Sumner Crest Winery on August 31.

About Rachel Kline

Rachel Kline
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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