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December 03, 2023

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William Seats is ready to hit the pool in the cannon ball position as he comes out of the tube at Boro Beach. photo by Jim Davis/Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.

Top Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend

We've got you covered for the Maury County Fair, Live on the Green, Zzzzofari Slumber at Nashville Zoo and more!

Things to Do! Here are our 10 weekend best bets — listed in no particular order — for Thursday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 5. Click on the links for more information about each event.

1. TRAINS! at Cheekwood

Saturday, Sept. 3
Little locomotive enthusiasts are sure to love this family-friendly event at Cheekwood on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Zzzoofari Slumber | Nashville Guru

2. Zzzoofari Slumber

Saturday, Sept. 3 – Sunday, Sept. 4
Camp out at Nashville Zoo just a short distance away from the snoozing animals!

3. Maury County Fair

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 5
Come out for carnival rides, exotic animals, science shows, arena events and more.

4. Live On the Green

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 5
The free, outdoor music festival returns to Nashville’s Public Square Park with Sheryl Crow headlining.

Listen to a string quartet play Disney hits surrounded by candlelight in Nashville | WZTV

5. Candlelight: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Scores

Friday, Sept. 2
Listen to pieces by John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore and more during this unique event at the Parthenon.

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6. Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 28
The free outdoor festival returns with August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at oneC1TY in Nashville.

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7. Hummingbird Festival

Saturday, Sept. 3
Children’s activities, guest speakers, hummingbird merchandise and more at the Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro.

8. Power Nationals at Nashville Superspeedway

Saturday, Sept. 3 – Sunday, Sept. 4
Walk through this eight-acre car and truck show. In addition, motorheads can enjoy drifing competitions, photo opportunities with BIGFOOT monster trucks and more.

9. Nashville Shores Labor Day Fireworks

Sunday, Sept. 4
Fireworks at Nashville Shores are like two shows in one with the beautiful colors in the sky reflecting on the lake below.

Labor Day Beach Party at Boro Beach - Murfreesboro Voice

10. Labor Day Pool Party at Boro Beach

Monday, Sept. 5
Music, water and fun to end the summer at Sports*Com in Murfreesboro!




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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.