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Fun Things To Do
Well, we love coffee in Nashville – there’s so many coffee shops that you should Google it and make it an adventure. You won’t be able to visit them all before you graduate.
- Jazz on the Cumberland – ranked nationally as the #1 destination for Jazz in the city of Nashville
- Westhaven Porchfest – Franklin’s Westhaven Community. A music and art festival that transforms porches into performance stages and streets into a maker’s fair.
- Catch a show at the Grand Ole Opry.
- Musician’s Corner in Centennial Park – Come hear Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters every Saturday from May 19 through September 16.
- Catch a concert at Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater – right in the heart of downtown.
- Go see Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman Thursday nights, from June 22 through July 27. Every summer for more than two decades, Ryman Auditorium has celebrated their distinction as the birthplace of bluegrass music with this signature Bluegrass Nights summer series.
- Catch a show at Live on the Green – Nashville’s free music festival in Public Square Park near the downtown Courthouse.
- Catch a Nashville Sounds baseball game – the triple A team for the Oakland A’s.
- Watch our Soccer Team take over the Nissan Stadium.
- Hit the ice with our NHL Hockey Team.
- Experience the magic on our NFL Titans.
- Shakespeare in the Park – This season features The Winter’s Tale and Antony and Cleopatra, August through September in Centennial Park. $10 suggested donation.
- Movies in the Park – Every Thursday in June at Elmington Park, near downtown at I-440 and West End.
- Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre: Free family oriented movies every Friday, June through August.
- Zoovie Nights – at the Nashville Zoo on May 26 and June 23. Free to Zoo members. Otherwise, included with daily zoo ticket or $6.00 per person for movie only.
- TN State Museum Free Tuesday – Sunday. The mission of the Tennessee State Museum is to procure, preserve, exhibit, and interpret objects which relate to the social, political, economic, and cultural history of Tennessee and Tennesseans, and to provide exhibitions and programs for the educational and cultural enrichment of the citizens of the state.
- Visit Cheekwood Estate and Gardens – a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate.
- Spend the day at the Adventure Science Center – an independent, not-for-profit science and technology center. We are dedicated to delivering innovative, dynamic learning experiences that open minds to the wonders of science and technology and foster a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
- Hike at Edwin and Percy Warner Parks – a 3,180 acre natural area park system just 9 miles from downtown Nashville.
- Hike at Radnor Lake – a peaceful and scenic retreat in Nashville with 1,300+ acres of forest and over 6 miles of trails and forests.
- Try out The Escape Game, Nashville’s premiere escape room experience. Their games are designed to be epic for everyone – from the experienced gamer to the newbie who’s never played. Each experience is thrilling, family-friendly, and a guaranteed good time.
- Stock up at Nashville’s Farmers’ Market in Germantown at the Bicentennial Mall – maybe attend a cooking demos.
- Go out swing dancing (or learn how) at Big Band Dance at Centennial Park – Every Saturday from 7:00-10:00.
- Cool off at the Spraygrounds at the Cumberland Park on the riverfront in Downtown Nashville next to Nissan Stadium.
- Check out East Nashville’s Tomato Art Festival – August 11-12, 2017. Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities.
- Full Moon Pickin’ Party – 7:00 to 11:00pm on the Fridays closest to the full moon, at the Warner Park Equestrian Center. These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee’s finest bluegrass music under the light of a full moon.
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