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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. Register for a sports and fitness class at American Girl on August 2.
  3. Get half price admission at Cheekwood every Thursday night in August.
  4. Older kids can join the Kayak Float on August 2, 7 & 24.
  5. Get BOGO tickets for the Nashville Zoo on Kroger Safari Fridays all month long.
  6. Attend the Williamson County Fair August 3-11.
  7. Dive In to see Despicable Me at Nashville Shores on August 3.
  8. Have some watermelon to celebrate Family Fun Night in Smyrna on August 3.
  9. Learn about different parts of Andrew Jackson's life at special events every weekend in August at The Hermitage.
  10. Watch the Deep movie under the stars at Charlie Daniels Park on August 3.
  11. Let the kids build a bookworm bookend at Home Depot on August 4.
  12. Celebrate Wild Arts Day in Murfreesboro on August 4.
  13. Enjoy a story and craft every Saturday morning at Kidsville at The Parthenon.
  14. Blast Off! for Super Science Saturday at the Adventure Science Center on August 4.
  15. Olde Worlde Theatre presents “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” every Saturday in August at The Belcourt Theatre.
  16. There is still time to kick up your heels at the Big Band Dance at Centennial Park every Saturday night until August 25.
  17. Listen to the Nashville Yacht Club at the final summer concert of the season in Crockett Park on August 5.
  18. Jump Back to School at Sky High Nashville August 6-10.
  19. See the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Capitol Theatre on August 7.
  20. Say See Ya Summer at SOAC on August 7.
  21. Eat up at the Back to School Bash at Rainforest Cafe on August 8.
  22. Free concerts continue every Thursday night in August at The Streets of Indian Lake.
  23. Learn about Mammal Pelts at Timberland Park on August 10.
  24. Attend Nashville's wackiest festival, the Tomato Art Fest on August 10 & 11.
  25. Take the kids to Gnu Tales at Third Coast Comedy on August 11.
  26. Gather round a Family campfire in Smyrna on August 11 or August 25.
  27. Don't miss a theatre experience for babies and preschoolers at NCT's The Snuggery. Show run August 11 – September 9.
  28. Have some fun at the Back to School Block Party at MPact Sports on August 11.
  29. Plan a date night while the kids play at Bounce U in Murfreesboro on August 11, 18, & 25.
  30. Watch a Vintage Baseball game at Carnton or Bicentennial Mall on August 12.
  31. Music, food and fun are scheduled at Third Thursdays on Main in Goodlettsville on August 16.
  32. Ride the ferris wheel at the Wilson County Fair August 17-25.
  33. Enjoy a free concert at Cannonsburgh Village on August 17.
  34. Head to Bowie Nature Park for a Star Party on August 17.
  35. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Patterson Park at a free festival on August 18.
  36. Have breakfast with the mermaids on August 18.
  37. Decorate a back to school pencil pouch at JCPenney Kids Zone on August 18.
  38. Learn about gardening at the Riverbend Kids Club on August 18.
  39. Take a ‘sweet corn selfie' at a late summer festival at Lucky Ladd Farms on August 18.
  40. Meet some of your favorite princesses at the Nashville Zoo on August 18.
  41. Get free admission to the Discovery Center for Discover India Day on August 18.
  42. Jazz on the Cumberland returns on August 19.
  43. Take your lil Baryshnikov to audition for Nashville's Nutcracker August 19 & 26.
  44. Take the tinys to Monkey's Treehouse for storytime on August 24.
  45. Enjoy a petting zoo and lots more at Krazy Kidz day in Smyrna on August 25.
  46. Have some Fancy Fun at Opry Mills on August 25.
  47. Call early to register for the Junior Chef class at Williams Sonoma on August 25.
  48. See a Vintage Baseball game at Rippaville or Bicentennial Mall on August 26.
  49. Get a special price family admission at The Frist Museum on August 27.
  50. Finish the month at Zoovie Night on August 31.

About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel 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!)