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Top THINGS TO DO with Kids this Weekend

The Franklin Main Street Festival returns! Plus, "Harry Potter" in Concert at the Schermerhorn, Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh Village and lots more for kids to do this weekend!

Enjoy the last weekend of April with our top 10 things to do with the kids (listed in no particular order) through Sunday, April 28.

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Top Things to Do With the Kids This Weekend

Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28

One of the largest Middle Tennessee festivals returns with arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and great food in downtown Franklin. The popular KidsZone featuring children’s activities, games, arts and crafts. Plus, “Spring Street” will have plenty of interactive arts, movement and fun surprises.


Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28

In the epic finale to the Harry Potter Film Concert Series the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert brings the final chapter to the big screen as your Nashville Symphony performs every note of the epic score from Alexandre Desplat. The stakes have never been higher!


Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 14

Handmade crafts, hayrides, music by the Jake Leg Stompers and Stones River Bluegrass, clogging by the Mid-State Cloggers of Shelbyville at Cannonsburgh Village inMurfreesboro. The Murfreesboro Art League will have art on display and for sale. Don’t miss blacksmithing demonstrations with the Rutherford County Blacksmith Association and a Car Show by the Stones River Car Club. There will be food trucks, hands-on demonstrations, pottery, basket weaving, broom making and hayrides.


Sunday, April 28

Head out for a family-friendly concert that allows kids to move, play and sing at The Basement East (917 Woodland St., Nashville)! At each show, the Rock and Roll Playhouse introduces kids to various artists while the band performs songs from some of the most iconic musicians. In addition, the events offer games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out for families with children ages 10 and younger.


Saturday, April 27

Come to the Tennessee Agricultural Museum (940 Hogan Road, Nashville) to see a display of antique gas engines and learn about historic tractors from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. They’ll also have a Touch-a-Truck zone and kids’ craft. Free admission to the event and to the Museum, suggested Museum donation of $5 per vehicle. Food trucks on site.


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Saturday, April 27

Enjoy this special community event geared for families at Tennessee Central Railway Museum (220 Willow St., Nashville) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tour restored passenger train cars and cabooses, browse dealer tables, operate Digitrax DCC Model Railroads and more.


Saturday, April 27

Join Lane Motor Museum in Nashville in its back parking lot to marvel up close and personal at some amazing hot rods they have to present. Cost is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, $3 for youth (6 – 17) and children 5 and under are free. Enjoy showings of the 1886 Benz Motorwagen replica and the 1896 Ford Quadricycle replica on April 27th.


Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28

Participants can expect live bands and DJs throughout the course plus all-day jams at the finish line. There are five different races, including the full marathon that starts at 8th & Broadway; the half marathon (also starts at 8th & Broadway; a 10k (starts at 8th & Demonbreun0; a 5k (8th & Demonbreun), the Doggie Dash at Nissan Stadium; the 1-mile at Nissan Stadium; and the KidsRock race on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Nissan Stadium.