102 Things to do in July

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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. See the Johnny Cash & Taylor Swift marionettes at String City July 1-6 and 8-13 at CMHOF.
  2. Urban Air Adventure Park offers a special price every Monday.
  3. Play in the Storybook Houses at Cheekwood all month long.
  4. Relax on the lawn and enjoy A League of their Own at Cinema by JW on July 1.
  5. Take the tinies to a production just for them! Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is presented at Lipscomb University all month long.
  6. Movies under the Stars presents A Wrinkle in Time July 1 – 6.
  7. Thing 1 and Thing 2 make trouble in The Cat in the Hat at Malco Theatre on July 2 & 3.
  8. The Encore Theater performs at the Lebanon Library on July 2.
  9. Preschoolers can play in sand, water and bubbles at the Green Hills Library on Tuesdays in July.
  10. Go out to the ballgame to see the Nashville Sounds on July 1, 2 & 3.
  11. Watch Despicable Me 3 or The Grinch at Regal Summer Movie Express July 2 & 3.
  12. See Smallfoot at AMC Classic Summer Movie Camp on July 3.
  13. The Hendersonville Freedom Festival lights up the night on July 3.
  14. Phone home! See E.T. at Premiere 6 in Murfreesboro on July 3 & 6.
  15. Pay homage to Nashville’s greatest achievement at the Music City Hot Chicken Festival on July 4.
  16. The Kadillacs will give a free concert in Crockett Park on July 4. 
  17. Have A Presidential Fourth at The Hermitage on July 4.
  18. Celebrate Independence Day at events all over Middle Tennessee.
  19. Grab your bicycle and join the parade in Murfreesboro on July 4.
  20. Don’t miss the Family Summer Event at Bass Pro every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 21.
  21. Have a Fun Friday with Mr Bond & the Science Guys at Moss Wright Park on July 5.
  22. There’s fun scheduled every weekend in July at Jellystone Park. No need to camp. Day passes are available!
  23. Spiderman : Into the Spiderverse plays at Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theater on July 5.
  24. Enjoy a concert in the Galactic Gardens at Adventure Science Center every Friday in July.
  25. Celebrate Christmas in July at Nashville Shores on July 5.
  26. Rock out to some 80’s tunes at the Sunset Concert Series in Springfield on July 5.
  27. Or dance the night away in Murfreesboro at Friday Night Live on July 5.
  28. A Dog’s Way Home is the featured film at Mt Juliet Movies in the Park on July 5.
  29. Ease on down the road at The Wiz in Murfreesboro July 5-21.
  30. Build a tow truck at Home Depot Kids Workshops on July 6.
  31. Meet Moana for storytime at The Purple Butterfly on July 6.
  32. Get soaked at the Summer Splash H2Oliday at the Nashville Zoo on July 6.
  33. Community Farm Day comes to the Nashville Farmer’s Market on July 6.
  34. Beauty and the Beast with The Nashville Symphony plays on July 6 & 7.
  35. Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print on July 7.
  36. See Leap! at Movies under the Stars in Murfreesboro July 8-13.
  37. Hike with a Naturalist at Bowie Park on July 9 & 18.
  38. Feel the need for speed! Top Gun plays at The Capitol Theatre on July 9.
  39. Take advantage of Summer Skate Days at Smyrna Skate Center. Tuesday – Friday all month!
  40. Trolls dances in to the Malco Summer Film Fest July 9 & 10.
  41. Play games for 1/2 price every Wednesday at Dave & Buster’s in Opry Mills.
  42. Enjoy some food and music at the Brown Bag Concert Series on July 10.
  43. Play old fashioned games at Way Back Wednesday in Goodlettsville on July 10.
  44. Bowl for .99 cents every Wednesday at Stars & Strikes in Smyrna.
  45. Storytime comes to the playground at Centennial Park every Wednesday in July.
  46. Magic Wayne performs at Kids at The Capitol on July 11.
  47. Splash Out at Barfield Crescent Park on July 11.
  48. Make and Take a craft at MGL Memorial Library on July 11.
  49. Visit The Discovery Center for $3 on Thursday July 11, 18 & 25.
  50. Enjoy Music at the Mansion at Rippavilla on July 12.
  51. Explore Warner Park at night on July 12.
  52. The Palace Theater Kids Summer Movie Series presents Captain Underpants on July 12.
  53. Play in the creek in Smyrna on July 12 & 26.
  54. Take in the view of the city while the kids enjoy Tales at Twilight July 12, 19 & 26.
  55. Farm Fun Days return to the Tennessee Agricultural Museum on July 13 & 20.
  56. Take a hike at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary on July 13.
  57. The Berry Season Opening Day Pancake Breakfast at Shade Tree Orchard happens on July 13.
  58. Enjoy a Family Campfire in Smyrna on July 13.
  59. Register in advance for a lantern tour of Stones River Battlefield on July 13.
  60. LOL at Gnu Tales at Third Coast Comedy on July 13.
  61. Dig for fossils at Fort Negley on July 13.
  62. Plan a date night while the kids play at Bounce U Murfreesboro on July 13.
  63. Kids Club: Princesses & Superheroes Party will be at Stones River Town Centre on July 13.
  64. Vintage Baseball returns to Bicentennial Park on July 14.
  65. Cool off at Waterfest at Cumberland Park on July 14.
  66. Celebrate Video Game Day in Smyrna on July 15.
  67. Get a great deal on unlimited fun at Circus World in Hendersonville on Mondays & Wednesdays.
  68. Where’s my super suit?!?! Incredibles 2 plays at Movies under the Stars in Murfreesboro July 15 – 20.
  69. Take the toddlers to Cheekwood for Tuesdays with Tots all month long.
  70. Crafts, activities and the opportunity to meet a snake are scheduled for World Snake Day on July 16.
  71. Discover The Secret Life of Pets at The Roxy in Lebanon on July 16 & 17.
  72. Floats and Boats in Warner Park on July 17.
  73. Enjoy games, food, music and more at Music on Main July 18.
  74. Don’t miss Newsies the Musical at Capitol Theatre July 18 – 27. Community theater doesn’t get much better than this!
  75. Dance, slide and splash at Waterfest in Goodlettsville on July 19.
  76. Skate Night in Fairview in July 19.
  77. Any day is a good day to ride go karts at Go USA Fun Park in Murfreesboro.
  78. Take a hike at Long Hunter State Park to see the Blooms & Butterflies on July 19.
  79. Movie Night at the Gallatin Farmer’s Market in July 19.
  80. Mary Poppins Returns to Movies in the Park in Franklin on July 19.
  81. Third Thursdays on Main in Goodlettsville serves up food, music and fun on July 19.
  82. Spend the afternoon at a Family Float on July 19.
  83. The Jazz Alliance plays at the Big Band Dance at Centennial Park on July 20.
  84. View fragments of the moon at Space Day at the Tennessee State Museum on July 20.
  85. Museum Fun Day at Lane Motor Museum is July 20.
  86. The 6th Annual Back To School Expo comes to Rivergate Mall on July 20.
  87. Relax and enjoy Jazz on the Cumberland July 21.
  88. Beat the heat at Summer Fun Skate at Rivergate Skate Center Tuesday – Friday all summer.
  89. Choose between Lego Movie & Captain Underpants at Regal Summer Movie Express July 23 & 24.
  90. Kids Water Day splashes in to Pinkerton Park on July 24.
  91. Learn to grow a garden at Warner Park on July 24.
  92. Splash out at Old Fort Park on July 25.
  93. Thursdays are Family Night at Urban Air Adventure Park.
  94. Hear a free concert at The Streets of Indian Lake on July 25.
  95. The Hoffman Band plays at Music in the Park in LaVergne on July 25.
  96. Cool off at the Back to School Splash Bash at Lucky Ladd Farms on July 27
  97. Slip, slide and splash in Mt Juliet on July 27.
  98. Join the Family Climb at The Ascent in Murfreesboro on July 28.
  99. See Coco at The Frist on July 28.
  100. Don’t stop Believin’! Resurrection, Journey Tribute Band plays at Carnton on July 28.
  101. Toddler Tuesday at the Sam Davis Home is July 30.
  102. Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday at SOAC on July 31.

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

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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