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August 12, 2022

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10 Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend

Splash parks, family festivals and more fill out our event picks this Labor Day weekend!

Outdoor Pools and Splash Parks Summer Hours

1. Make a Splash!

There are so many splash pads, water parks, outdoor pools and more to make a splash this labor day weekend! 
For Splash Parks and Outdoor Pools in Williamson County, click here.
For Splash Parks and Outdoor Pools in Rutherford County, click here.
For our Middle TN water park roundup, click here.
For the best places to canoe/kayak, click here.


Nashville Water Lantern Festival | Tickets on Sale

2. Nashville Water Lantern Festival

Sept. 4 | 5 – 9:30 p.m.
@ Centennial Park, Nashville

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience. Tickets include wristband for entry into the festival area with food trucks, a floating lantern kit, LED candle, commemorative drawstring bag, lantern retrieval and water clean up. Price is $45.99 until 9/3/21 and $55.99 the day of.


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3. 3rd Annual JAM Classic Family Festival

Sept. 4 | 12 – 6 p.m.
@ Hadley Park, Nashville

The John A. Merritt Classic Family Festival is a time for our community to come together party like we supposed to after the pandemic! FREE FOR THE PUBLIC! Vendors, Food, and a Live show that you will love! Plus Bounce Houses and other activities for the kids. Proceeds help benefit the Kool Kids Society non profit organization dedicated to enriching the youth of the inner city.


Franklin Classic

4. Mercy Classic

Sept. 6
@ Downtown Franklin

Mercy Community Healthcare is bringing back the Franklin Classic to downtown Franklin. Start your Labor Day with a run, listen to live music, entertain the kids at the kids zone and cheer on those who cross the finish line.


Cheekwood Garden

5. Classic Car Show

Sept. 4 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
@ Cheekwood, Nashville

Stroll among impeccably maintained classic cars from the early to mid-twentieth century during the Classic Car Show at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The show will feature more than 25 impeccably maintained vintage cars throughout the gardens, including a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, a 1934 Packard Super Eight Victoria and a 1947 Chrysler Town & Country (plus visitors are encouraged to drive their own collector cars), as well as food trucks, bar stations, a barbershop quartet and more. Reserve your ticket here.


15-Year-Old Alamedan Wins 2019 Grand Master Fiddler Championship | Alameda  Sun

6. Grand Master Fiddler Championship

Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5
@ Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

The 50th Annual Grand Master Fiddler Championship will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Ford Theater (222 5th Avenue South, Nashville). Contestants from all over the world will come to compete. There are live performances and other family fun scheduled throughout the 2-day event. 



Soul Asylum

7. Soul Asylum at Hop Springs

Saturday, Sept. 4 | 6 p.m.
@ Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro

Soul Asylum *Back in Your Face Tour live at Hop Springs, Murfreesboro Tennessee on September 4th, 2021. Limited capacity-many acres for distancing, dancing, and relaxing. Camping chairs and blankets are welcome. Food & beverages from home or other places are not allowed. Buy tickets here.


FIFA World Cup

8. FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Sunday, September 5 | 7 p.m.
@ Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way Nashville

Nissan Stadium U.S. Soccer has selected Nashville as the first, home match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier. Over Labor Day Weekend, the U.S. Men’s National Team will play Canada on September 5 at Nissan Stadium with kickoff at 7pm CT. Buy tickets here.


Musicians Corner September Sundown

9. Musicians Corner September Sundown Series

Sept. 2, 3
@ Centennial Park, Nashville

Musicians Corner returns this fall for their annual September Sundown concert series at 5 p.m. at Centennial Park (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville) each Thursday and Friday evening in September, with a special three-day weekend taking place September 23-25 in conjunction with AmericanaFest.


Steel Magnolias

10. Steel Magnolias – Mt Juliet

Friday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.
@ 11920 Lebanon Road, Mount Juliet

Playhouse 615 presents Steel Magnolias. The story of six ladies in a Louisana, showing how small-town friendships are forever. Buy tickets here.




20+ FAMILY FUN Things To Do For September

20+ FAMILY FUN Things To Do For September

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.