102 Things to do in July

WE”RE BACK NASHVILLE!!! In July of 2020, we couldn’t find 10 things to put on this list but now our list is full of fun!

It’s time to fill your calendar with things to do in Nashville in July! Most of our kids go back to school in August, which means we still have another month to pack full of summer fun. If vacations and camps have put a strain on your budget, check out the events on the list in Blue. They’re FREE!  And if you’re looking for even more free summer fun, make sure to check our list at this link. Don’t forget to check our Calendar. There’s plenty of events scheduled that didn’t make the list and new events get added all summer long!

  1. The Nashville Sounds have 15 home games scheduled in July. Go out to the ball game!
  2. Attend a special Rainforest Storytime at Linebaugh Library on July 1.
  3. Catch Wonder Park in Murfreesboro July 1-3.
  4. Smyrna Skate Center offers special Summer Skate times every Wednesday & Thursday.
  5. Have a Thursday Night Out at Cheekwood!
  6. Tangled swings in to The Palace Theatre Kid’s Summer Movie Series on July 2.
  7. Little Art House is hosting Tie Dye Fridays on July 2 & 30. Register in advance!
  8. Try your hand at archery on July 2 at the Gallatin Farmer’s Market.
  9. Book a tour at Noble Springs Dairy every Friday & Saturday in July.
  10. Celebrate Independence Day in Smyrna on July 2.
  11. Join the rangers at Bicentennial State Park for Fireflies and Night Eyes on July 2.
  12. Register in advance for the Sunset Blackberry Picking Soiree at Shelby Bottoms on July 2.
  13. Make a trip to Springfield for the Summer Concert Series on July 2.
  14. Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt at Bledsoe Creek State Park on July 2, 20 & 17.
  15. Mt Juliet Movies in the Park presents The Croods: A New Age on July 2.
  16. Go down on the farm (in Kingston Springs!) for Nashville Children’s Theatre’s return to the stage with Charlotte’s Web July 2-17.
  17. Play Bingo on the lawn at the Smyrna Library on July 3.
  18. The Hendersonville Freedom Festival offers food, fun and fireworks on July 3.
  19. Grab your spot for Blueberry Picking Opening Weekend at Shade Tree Farm & Orchard July 3 & 4.
  20. Take a Summer Tour of Bicentennial State Park every Saturday in July.
  21. Celebrate the 4th of July at events all over Middle Tennessee. Find a list HERE!
  22. The food that Nashville is famous for gets it’s own celebration on July 4. Check out the Music City Hot Chicken Festival.
  23. Take a trip to Christiana and visit The Gentle Barn on Sundays in July.
  24. The Friday Night Live Concert Series features Skyline Drive on July 5.
  25. Abominable roars into Murfreesboro’s Movies Under the Stars July 5-10.
  26. Choose Unlimited Bowling or Unlimited Video Game play for $12.99 every Tuesday at Stars and Strikes in Smyrna.
  27. Beat the heat at Summer Daytime Skate at Brentwood Skate Center Tuesday – Friday all summer.
  28. Take the tinies to Storytime in the Courtyard at Hendersonville Library every Wednesday in July.
  29. Have some splashy Summer Fun at First Baptist Church Mt Juliet on July 8, 15 & 22.
  30. Get creative at CMHOF! Make Embellished Instruments on July 8, 9, 29 & 30.
  31. Enjoy a free concert every Thursday night at The Streets of Indian Lake.
  32. Dress as your favorite Disney character and attend Audience of One’s production of Beauty and the Beast Jr at Capitol Theatre July 8-11.
  33. The Palace Theatre Kid’s Summer Movie Series presents The Incredibles on July 9.
  34. It’s Christmas in July at Nashville Shores on July 9.
  35. Register in advance to make Leaf Printing Crafts at Shelby Bottoms on July 9.
  36. Take the kids to Storytime at The Frist on July 9.
  37. Spend a Family Night at the Museum at The Sam Davis Home on July 9.
  38. Watch a movie from the wave pool at Nashville Shores July 9, 16, 23 & 30.
  39. Jump, Jive and Wail at The Big Band Dance at Cumberland Park July 9, 16, 23 & 30.
  40. Sign the kids up for a story and art project at Brushfire Pottery on July 9.
  41. Make plans to attend Adventure Days at Bicentennial State Park on July 9, 10, 16 & 17.
  42. Farm Fun Days returns to Ellington Agricultural Center on July 10 & 17.
  43. Have tea with your Teddy at Sam Davis Home on July 10.
  44. Every Saturday night is Family Night at Altitude Trampoline Park.
  45. The Lane Motor Museum hosts Museum Fun Day on July 10.
  46. Phone home! See E.T. at Premiere 6 in Murfreesboro on July 10 & 14.
  47. The Frida Festival at Plaza Mariachi is July 10.
  48. Fireworks, food trucks and music are planned for the Americana Celebration on July 10.
  49. Learn about Urban Wildlife at Shelby Bottoms on July 10.
  50. Watch a Vintage Baseball game at Oaklands Mansion on July 11.
  51. Any day is a good day to ride go karts at Go USA Fun Park in Murfreesboro.
  52. Catch Onward at Murfreesboro’s Movies under the Stars July 12-17.
  53. Splish Splash at Water Play Day at The Brentwood Library on July 14.
  54. Get a great deal on unlimited fun at Circus World in Hendersonville on Mondays & Wednesdays.
  55. Take your pooch to The Hermitage for Dog Days of Summer on July 15.
  56. Enjoy a free concert in Goodlettsville on July 15.
  57. Create some “Hip Hats” at CMHOF on July 15, 16, 22 & 23.
  58. Plan a date night to see The Notebook at the Capitol Theatre on July 15.
  59. T. Graham Brown performs at Third Thursdays on Main in Gallatin on July 15.
  60. Celebrate World Snake Day at the SOAC on July 16.
  61. Meet the Old Dominion Search and Rescue Bloodhounds at Gallatin Farmer’s Market on July 16.
  62. Moana will be the feature at Free Movie Friday in Springfield on July 16.
  63. Watch Fievel Go West at Franklin’s Movie in the Park on July 16.
  64. Find some treasures at the Moonlight Market on July 16.
  65. Learn about bonsai at Cheekwood on July 17 & 18.
  66. Monster Jam returns to Bridgestone Arena July 17 & 18.
  67. The Main Street Festival returns to Franklin on July 17 & 18.
  68. Take a tour of Hawthorn Hill on July 17.
  69. Relax and enjoy a concert under the stars at Rock Castle Summer Songwriter Series on July 17.
  70. Introduce the kids to a classic! Back to the Future plays at Premiere 6 in Murfreesboro July 17 & 21.
  71. Fiesta Day at Nashville Shores is July 18.
  72. Make plans for Jazz on the Cumberland on July 18.
  73. Murfreesboro’s Movies under the Stars presents Croods : A New Age July 19 – 24. 
  74. Get a 3 hour unlimited pass for a special price on Mondays and Wednesdays at Adventure Alley.
  75. The Colorful Hat Circus and Variety come to Franklin July 21 – 23.
  76. Jump all day for one special price on Wacky Wednesdays at All Air Xtreme Trampoline Park in Hendersonville.
  77. July Music Under the Stars in White House is scheduled for July 22.
  78. Go for the Gold! Sign up in advance for Team USA Cupcake & Medal Craft @ American Girl on July 22 & 29.
  79. Head to Rivergate Skate Center for Summer Fun Skate every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
  80. Get tickets before they sell out for a Full Moon Hike at Owl’s Hill on July 22.
  81. Take a Full Buck Moon Hike @ Shelby Bottoms Nature Center on July 23.
  82. Learn to Country Line Dance at the CMHOF on July 23.
  83. Learn about Bee Keeping at the Gallatin Farmer’s Market on July 23.
  84. Let’s Make Tracks at Bledsoe Creek State Park on July 24.
  85. Cool off at the Splash Bash at Lucky Ladd Farms on July 24.
  86. Have Breakfast with the Animals at the Nashville Zoo on July 24.
  87. Roast marshmallows and tell stories at the Bicentennial Bonfire on July 24.
  88. Touch A Truck at Richland Park on July 24.
  89. Watch some Vintage Baseball on July 25 at Oaklands Mansion
  90. Or The Hermitage
  91. Or Bicentennial State Park.
  92. Dance to Rubik’s Groove in concert in Brentwood on July 25.
  93. Resurrection : A Journey Tribute performs at Carnton Sunset Concert Series on July 25.
  94. Murfreesboro Movies under the Stars presents The Secret Garden July 26 – 31.
  95. Play games for 1/2 price every Wednesday at Dave & Buster’s in Opry Mills.
  96. Join the Gallatin Library for Rubber Ducky Races at the Farmer’s Market on July 30.
  97. Sign up in advance to learn about Snakes, Skinks and Salamanders at Warner Park Nature Center on July 31.
  98. Register to create a Harry Potter Painting in Smyrna on July 31.
  99. Enjoy the last days of summer break at Splash Day in Mt Juliet on July 31.
  100. Celebrate Harry Potter Day at SOAC on July 31.
  101. Join Ranger Smith for an interactive story about Freddy the Fish at Bledsoe Creek State Park on July 31.
  102. Get tickets in advance for the Dino Stroll on July 31.

*All events subject to change and may be cancelled/rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

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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