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February 23, 2024

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Top THINGS TO DO for Parents This Weekend

Start your Saturday at the Summer Camp Fair, and check out all of the cool things to do if you can manage to get a night out this weekend!

Remember, it’s good to get out together! Make a new favorite memory at one of our top things to do for parents — listed in no particular order here — through Sunday, Feb. 25.

Click on the links for more information about each event.


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Friday, Feb. 23

Join Adventure Science Center along with some favorite local breweries to see and taste the science behind their brews at this annual 21+ event. In addition to enjoying unlimited craft beer samples, guests have access to the entire science center filled with interactive hands-on exhibits starting at 6:30 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 23

Discover the music of Hans Zimmer under the gentle glow of candlelight inside The Parthenon at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave., Nashville). There are two performances at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets start at $33. For ages 10 and older.


Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24

See Billy Strings perform live at Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 23 (SOLD OUT!) and 24. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 24

IT’S FREE! Get your kids squared away for the summer weeks ahead! Come to the longest-running summer camp fair in the South — and the top-rated one in the Southeast — at Cool Springs Galleria. Nashville Parent’s 27th Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair lets you and your kids explore dozens of local day, overnight and residential sleep-away camps. Cool Springs Galleria from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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Saturday, Feb. 24

Experience the finale of this intimate concert series delighting music lovers inside Cheekwood’s Massey Auditorium. The toe-tapping rhythms of Cuba and Latin America take center stage from the 13-piece Nashville Latin Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.


Saturday, Feb. 24

Join us at the Smyrna Train Depot (98 Front St., Smyrna) for a morning of coffee, macarons, and painting! Staff will teach participants how to paint a stack of sweet, brightly-colored macarons. For ages 15+. Cost is $10 and registration is required. Happens from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25

Travel back to the magical world of ancient China for three performances Feb. 24 – 25 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, in addition to a unique blend of costuming, high-tech backdrops and a live orchestra. Performances are Feb. 24 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.


Sunday, Feb. 25

For 60 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has sung powerful, uplifting songs that emote the struggles and passion of South Africa. Hear the perform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.


Orchids in the Mansion take front and center all month long at Cheekwood.

Orchids at Cheekwood

Through March 10, 2024

For its sixth year at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Orchids in the Mansion brings the beauty and mystery of nature together in the historic mansion and museum. Explore the orchids growing on trees, in planters, draped among foliage and more.




About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.