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Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville

Mark your calendar and check out the best upcoming Family-friendly fun events that rock Nashville and middle Tennessee! Discover events packed full of family fun including Music, Food, Animals, Kid Activities, Sports, Events & much more all happening this week.

There are a number of ongoing events including indoor happenings for those rainy days when the kids need a fun activities. Check out all of the upcoming Family Events and our Kid and Family Guide for the best Family resources in Middle Tennessee.

Please follow the links to the websites to make sure dates and times are accurate and determiner if tickets need to be purchased prior to heading out.. Also some events weather can be a factor,

Upcoming Family Friendly Events

E.g., 04/05/2020
E.g., 04/05/2020
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Having fun while learning. It is the key ingredient!

 
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Nashville! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout Nashville, racking up points and laughs along the way.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

We write, talk about writing, listen to readings and guest speakers, collaborate, and learn how to grow as creative and professional writers. Bring a laptop and/or pen & paper. Free to attend.

 
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Learn how to swim in a real mermaid tail at AquaMermaid School!

Aquamermaid School Nashville hosts mermaid swimming lessons and exciting birthday parties!

 
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Kids Ages 3 to 5 and Parents
Wednesdays
10 am - 11:30 am
$54/ 6-week series (Adult + Child)
Individual Classes (pre-registered): $10 / Adult + Child; $7 each additional Attendee

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Create In The Classroom Art Enrichment Program…by Gallery On The Go Mobile Paint Party Service (Promoting Art!)
Come join us as we explore and experience our creative sides!

 
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Monday, April 6, 2020

7 Day a Week

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

With the introduction of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, Cheekwood’s primary pre-kindergarten program, Tuesdays for Tots, has been expanded into Tots!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Lines and Rhymes! Wednesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come write a song with hit songwriters!
Hear the stories behing their hit songs then watch them turn YOUR idea into a song.
No musical abilities needed.

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Racing every Saturday from March - November

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Join us the Second Saturday of each month for after-hours shows in the Sudekum Planetarium! Prepare to be blown away by a Laser shows feature loud music and dramatic lighting.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Nashville Repertory Theatre presents the magnificent story of the world’s favorite nanny, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins!

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020, 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Sensory Friendly April 5, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

April 9–May 17, 2020

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Rigoletto the jester, despised by all save his beautiful daughter, is powerless to protect her from the lechery of the Duke he serves. Verdi’s lush (and famous!) melodies blend with dark intrigue in this tale of a father’s vengeance.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

It’s one of the most Egg-citing events of the year! Join the Easter Bunny, as he gets things hopping around the Farm.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

A favorite tradition in Nashville, the 28th Annual Spring Art Hop is packed full of activities and excitement for families and kids of all ages. We’ll be hiding over 30,000 eggs, so don’t forget your basket.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

In honor of Good Friday, GRAMMY winner Chris Tomlin along with surprise special guests aim to unite the church in remembrance and celebration of the meaningful day with the annual Good Friday Nashville event, to be held at Bridgestone Arena Friday

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

April 11, 2020 Come ride with the Easter Bunny on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s classic traditional American streamlined passenger train to Watertown! In Watertown there are Easter Egg hunts for children of all ages.

 
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

04/11/2020, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Green flag racing in Nashville at the Speedway. Mark your calendars and get the kids ear plugs because this is one LOUD and FUN event!
Race Days:
Saturday, April 11 – Media Day & Open Practice

 
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Purity Dairy Presents a Running/Walking Event that is Fun for the Entire Family...The 20th Annual Moosic City DairyPure Dash!

 
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Wednesday - Saturday
Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, FARMtastic events, Family Fun Park Entertainment Destination

Regular Season Hours:
April 15 - August 29 Wed-Sat: 10AM to 5PM Admission ends 4PM daily.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the beloved Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are hopping back aboard Trolley for DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: NEIGHBOR DAY.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY PERFORMANCE, MAY 10 | APRIL 16 – MAY 9, 2020

 
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

2020 SCHEDULE
4/18 April 18th @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
5/9 May 9th @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
7/11 July 11th @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
8/8 August 8th @ The Fairgrounds Nashville

 
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Saturday, April 18, 2020
 
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host the 8th annual Chew and Move festival, Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hadley Park Community Center, located at 1037 28th Avenue North.

 
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Treat your four legged friend to a stroll through the Carell Dogwood Garden during the height of spring and take advantage of some gorgeous pet photo opps, the beer garden with live music, and more.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Join the Nashville Scene for Crafty Bastards, an annual FREE community arts and craft fair in the heart of downtown Nashville at the Farmers' Market on Saturday, April 18th.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Kidsville at the Parthenon is suspended until April 18,2020
Kidsville at the Parthenon is a FREE weekly program that combines storytelling, educational activities, arts & crafts, musicians and special guests & more!

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Nashville Earth Day is the city’s official annual event to celebrate Earth Day.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The 18th annual Dining Out For Life is the first dine-out fundraiser of its kind. The event has raised millions for HIV/AIDS service organizations across North America.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

April 24-26, 2020A little bit ballet, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll – Christopher Bruce’s Rooster brings a haughty edge and rock star rebellion to the ballet with eight exhilarating numbers set to the iconic music of the Rolling Stones.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

April 25-26, 2020

 
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Cruise into Gateway Classic Cars with your collectible car or daily driver to share with the car community. All makes and models are welcomed! Indulge in coffee and donuts, while supplies last.

 
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Cheekwood is delighted to present Chihuly at Cheekwood in the spring of 2020, together with the reopening of its acclaimed Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

On International Sculpture Day (April 25, 2020), the enhanced Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail reopens following a 15-month renovation.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

See the stunning works of Dale Chihuly at night during Chihuly Nights Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Select Saturdays from 5 PM – 10 PM.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

ECHO is an engaging chamber music series that features new classical music composed and arranged for the unique reverb of the Parthenon Naos and performed in front of the 42 foot statue of Athena.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

May 1-3, 2020

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Musicians Corner hosts events on Fridays and Saturdays in May and June.

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

HON Day on May 2nd— our annual citywide day of service — brings together thousands of volunteers to complete done-in-a-day projects at local nonprofit and civic agencies.

 
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Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Nashville Summer Wellness Fest will have over 100 vendors offering advice, free gifts, information and on-site demos covering all types of health, wellness, fitness, healing and therapies.

 
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Sunday, May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020 | Noon to 3pm

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday May 7 thru October 8 from 3:00-7:00
Goodlettsville Farmer's Market will be held on the lawn next to the Goodlettsville Visitor's Center at Historic Mansker's Station at 705 Caldwell Drive.

 
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Friday, May 8, 2020

Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival

 
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Family and friends, both old and new can join in the celebration of BBQ at the 6th Annual Boro BBQ Festival on the historic grounds of Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Smell that smoke, judge the contestants in the People's Choice

 
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Visit www.tourdenash.com for most up-to-date info.

 
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

To kick off the Franklin Rodeo festivities is the Annual Franklin Rodeo Parade on Saturday May 9, 2020. The fun starts at noon in downtown Franklin with floats, horses, clowns and more!

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
MAY 14 – 23, 2020 A New Musical by Buddy Kalb using music and inspiration from new Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Ray Stevens, tells the story behind that fateful “Mississippi Squirrel Revival!”
 
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil is one of the largest crawfish boils in Tennessee. This event boasts all-you-can eat crawfish until we run out, premium beer options, live music, a kid's area, and more!

 
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Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Bow Wow Film Festival is an innovative dog-themed film festival. Colorado based, the Bow Wow Film Festival is a traveling festival that inspires, educates and celebrates all things doggie through the art of short films.

 
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020 – August 9, 2020

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

MAY 28 – JUNE 7, 2020
Two Country Music Greats share the stage and alternate shows during Nashville’s ever popular CMA Festival. You are able to see both shows throughout the two weekends of performances!

 
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM

 
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Walks to End Bladder Cancer are BCAN’s signature awareness events and take place in numerous cities throughout the United States, principally in May which is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

 
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2 -6, 2020
Live entertainment every night, food booths, arts/crafts, community involvement reps, youth sports reps, Saturday night fireworks.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

JUNE 12 – 13, 2020The second of four shows in our Murder Mystery Series, led by our very own Adam Burnett!

 
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Saturday, June 13, 2020

JUNE 13, 2020 | 5PM-9PM

 
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

JUNE 18 – JULY 18, 2020

 
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Lauren Daigle at the Bridgestone Arena

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dads get in FREE!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020 | 7:30 PM

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Rescheduled for June 27, 2020

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Join the Adventure Science Center for the ‘Best Seat in the House’ as ASC presents an unobstructed view of the 4th of July Downtown fireworks. Don’t pay to park! Don’t fight the downtown traffic. You don't even have to worry about the weather!

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Friday, July 17, 2020

ALABAMA, the most-awarded country music group of all-time, will mark the end of its historic "50th Anniversary Tour" with a final stop in Music City later this year.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

11AM MATINEES · JULY 24 – 25, 2020

 
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

JULY 30 – AUGUST 22, 2020

 
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
JULY 30 – 31, 2020 The third of four shows in our Murder Mystery Series, led by our very own Adam Burnett!
 
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Saturday, August 22, 2020

BABYPALOOZA BABY & MATERNITY EXPERIENCE + TODDLER TOO
New and expectant parents don’t miss the Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo coming to The Factory at Franklin on Saturday, August 22 from 10 AM to 2:30 PM.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 3, 2020

 
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event in Franklin, Tennessee. Musicians play on six stages set to the backdrop of the Park at Harlinsdale.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26th 2020

 
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26th 2020 | 10AM - 5PM

 
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Mackle and Wilson gangs are on the loose again! Rumor has it that they will attempt to hold up the Excursion Train en route to Watertown and then maybe even raid Watertown itself.

 
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

October 1-7, 2020

 
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

OCTOBER 1 – 24, 2020

 
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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Saturday, October 03, 2020

 
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Saturday, October 3, 2020

October 3, 2020
The Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run, presented by NPS Pharmacy, will take place at Public Square Park, located at 1 Public Square Nashville, TN 37201, rain or shine!

 
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Oct. 8th-11th, 2020

The Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest running festival and a Tennessee tradition since 1980, and has grown to be the South’s largest Fall Festival.

 
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 7, 2020
 
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Thursday, November 19, 2020

NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 19, 2020
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

 
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Friday, November 20, 2020

NOVEMBER 20 – 21, 2020
The last show in our Murder Mystery Series, led by our very own Adam Burnett!

 
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