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June 09, 2023

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Top Things To Do With Kids This Week

TN Renaissance Festival, 'Disney's Aladdin' at TPAC, Tinkering Garage at ASC, Spring TN Craft Fair and more great things to do!

Here’s our top things to do with kids — listed in no particular order — through Sunday, May 7.

Click on the links for more information about each event.

Tinkering Garage | Adventure Science Center

1. Tinkering Garage

Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7
The popular hands-on DIY workshops at the Adventure Science Center return Thursdays – Mondays through July 30.

2. Tennessee Renaissance Festival

Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Travel back to 16th Century England at the 37th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival every Saturday and Sunday in May.

3. Disney’s Aladdin

Tuesday, May 2 – Sunday, May 7
Discover a whole new world at the hit Broadway musical Disney’s Aladdin at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.

4. Spring Tennessee Craft Fair 

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7

Shop finely-crafted artwork, enjoy live demos, craft together in the Kids’ Tent or enjoy take-and-make activities.  

5. Taylaser

Saturday, May 6
Couldn’t get tickets to the live concert at Nissan Stadium this weekend? Check out this Taylor Swift-themed laser show at the Sudekum Planetarium in Adventure Science Center.

6. Hip Hop Cinderella

Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7 (runs through May 21)
See this
futuristic reimagining of the classic fairytale at Nashville Children’s Theatre.

7. Mystic Mermaids Under the Sea Breakfast

Saturday, May 6
Enjoy while watching mermaids swim to music and teach you how to protect the ocean at the Aquarium Restaurant in Opry Mills Mall.

8. Days on the Farm

Friday, May 5
This living history field trip features more than 20 historical demonstrations with hands-on activities, live animals and captivating reenactors at Sam Davis Home in Smyrna. 

9. DinoTrek at Nashville Zoo

Now through the end of July
Journey back in time and come face-to-face with 20 Jurassic beasts along a hidden path.

10. Home Depot Kids Workshops

Saturday, May 6
Kids can head in to their local Home Depot this Saturday to build something fun with staff in this free workshop.





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.