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March 02, 2024

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Top THINGS TO DO with Kids this Weekend

Williamson County Parks and Recreation hosts the inaugural Kite Festival at Pinkerton Park on Sunday and lots more things to do for the weekend!

Bye-bye, February. Hello, March! Here’s our top 10 things to do with the kids — listed in no particular order — through Sunday, March 3.

Click on the links for more information about each event.

Top 10 Things to Do With the Kids This Weekend

MOTHER GOOSE DAY - May 1, 2024 - National Today

Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2

Rejoice School of Ballet will open Mother Goose’s book of tales and bring to life everyone’s favorite childhood characters at the 4th Story Theater at the West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. Miss Muffet, the spider, Humpty Dumpty and all the king’s men take the stage in this original children’s ballet featuring a special arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s score.


Butterfly House - March 2, 2024

Saturday, March 2

Kids can head in to their local Home Depot to build a “butterfly house” with staff in this free workshop from from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Visit the website to reserve your spot.


The annual Teddy Bear Clinic at Nashville Zoo provides a sweet way to link your children to animal well-being.

Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3

Workers from the department will be on call to perform routine checkups on all kinds of stuffed animals during the zoo’s walkthrough experience from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The event takes place inside the HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center at Nashville Zoo. Kids’ stuffed friends can get a thorough examination and receive a certificate of “Beary Good Health.”


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live

Saturday, March 2

The grr-ific musical for little tigers is here! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the PBS Kids TV and Emmy Award-winning series is at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts for two performances only. See Daniel Tiger and all of his friends for a royally good time.


Saturday, March 2

Zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored LED lights, music and more as The Adventure Park at Nashville (801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville) kicks off their 2024 season from 5 – 9 p.m. Cost is $45.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Families with children ages 12 and under can enter the Parthenon (2500 West End Ave., Nashville) for free. A Kidsville team member will be taking registrations at the entrance of the Parthenon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Weekly storytelling or special guest programming will begin promptly at 11 a.m. in front of Athena.


Saturday, March 2

Enjoy the game of disc golf in a brand new way at an incredible evening of fun with the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center! Glow-in-the-dark stickers will be provided for personal discs. Top 2 players in each division will win awesome prizes! Happens from 4 – 9 p.m. at the Sharp Springs Natural Area (1000 Espey Drive, Smyrna). Cost is $10 (ages 5 – 15) and $15 (ages 15 and older) and registration is required.


Nashville Opera On Tour: The Three Little Pigs

Saturday, March 2

The Nashville Opera is on tour with a free performance with full sets and costumes at the Brentwood Library at 1 p.m. The Three Little Pigs is a family-friendly production sung in English and sets the classic fairytale to the music of Mozart. Rather than the virtues of construction, the children’s opera focuses on cooperation and the power of reading.


Sunday, March 3

The daddy-daughter picnic at Deer Run is a perfect opportunity to trade a busy weekend for a laid-back, fuss-free, memory-packed Sunday with your girl! Happening from 1 – 5 p.m., the picnic comes with a picnic lunch in a Deer Run bag to take home, archery & BBs, giant swing, wagon ride, campfire & s’mores, gaga ball, photo op, a Deer Run gift for your daughter, camp store time and more. Cost is $39.95.


Kite Festival

Kite Festival

Sunday, March 3

Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) is partnering with Chicago Kite to host the WCPR Kite Festival at the Franklin Recreation Complex soccer fields (1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin)! Taking place from 1 to 4 p.m., the free, family event will feature numerous kinds of kites and stunt kites; some even reaching 100 feet in the air!