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May 24, 2024

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Top THINGS TO DO with Kids This Weekend

Rain may threaten some plans but it's STILL Memorial Day weekend and there's lots of fun activities to do if you're open to it, splash pad openings and special events.

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Spotty thunderstorms and rain may threaten outdoor activities, but you can still kick off summer the right way with our top 10 things to do with the kids (listed in no particular order) through Monday, May 27.

Click on the links for more information about each event.


Top Things to Do With the Kids for Memorial Day  Weekend


Let’s play ball, y’all! Swing on over to First Horizon Park (19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville) to see minor-league baseball team, the Nashville Sounds, (Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers). Tickets start at $15. 

Friday, May 24, 6:35 p.m.: Fox 17 Fireworks after the game!
Saturday, May 25, 6:35 p.m.: Hit City Hat giveaway
Sunday, May 26, 2:05 p.m.: pregame autographs with Sounds players (gates open at 1 p.m.)

For more information call 615-690-4487 or e-mail


Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26

Experience all the mystery and wonder of this unforgettable movie that continues to captivate audiences around the world. Complete with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score, performed live by the Nashville Symphony, shows are May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 26 at 2 p.m. Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Tickets start at $51. This film is rated PG. 


Friday, May 24 – Saturday, May 25
(Runs through June 15)

Musicians Corner, the free concert series, takes place on Fridays and Saturdays through June 15 at Centennial Park in Nashville. The family friendly event that draws hundreds for live music, food vendors, local artisans and more is also dog-friendly and open to the public. Moreover, kids come front and center for Kidsville, a craft and fun tent just for them.


Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26

Join thousands of fellow LEGO® fans at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center (945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon) for the 4th Annual BrickUniverse Middle Tennessee LEGO® fan Expo. Meet mutiple professional artists from around the country, explore incredible exhibits and works of art, unleash your creativity in unique Building Zones, not to mention the expansive and diverse Exhibit Hall featuring merchandise and displays. Show hours are 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and then again from 1:30 – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $15.83.


Saturday, May 25

Brood XIII is here, but what does that mean, and what is the humming coming from all  the trees? Kids ages 6 and up can come out to Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville) from 10 – 11:30 a.m. to investigate the cicada presence and use naturalist tools to learn more about these abundant insects


Saturday, May 18

Join Lane Motor Museum (702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville) in its back parking lot to marvel up close and personal at some amazing hot rods they have to present from 12:15 – 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, $3 for youth (6 – 17) and children 5 and under are free. This Saturday, enjoy showings of the 1967 Gyro-X.


Saturday, May 25 – Runs through Monday, May 27

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Travel back to 16th Century England for the 38th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival at Castle Gwynn (2124 New Castle Road, Arrington). Enjoy the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace, artisans from all over the country, Renaissance musicians, archery, axe throwing, jousting shows and much more!





Memorial Day Bash at Boro Beach

Monday, May 27

Swimming, music, fun and prizes on Memorial Day.


Nashville Shores + Memorial Day Fireworks

Monday, May 27

For Memorial Day, Nashville Shores will be holding fireworks at night!



Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN

Open for it’s 39th season along with Splash Country, head east to Pigeon Forge for a fun Memorial Day.


Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

The amusement and water park are open for the 79th season and they have the lowest price of the season and the shortest line now. Memorial Day may be just the time to visit — save $25 on a ticket when you buy a day in advance!