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January 22, 2022

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Top Weekend Family Fun Picks: Aug. 10-11

Don festive apparel for East Nashville's juiciest annual event — Tomato Art Fest! We also have 13 additional family event picks to enjoy with the kids!

WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR
Ag Expo Park, Franklin
Friday, Aug. 9 – Saturday, Aug. 10

It's the final two days to enjoy rides for young and old, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. New this year: Piccolo Zoppe boutique circus, the XPOGO Stunt Team, The Spoon Man interactive comedy show, NYC Taxi Bumper Cars and The Barnyard Ride for little kids. Returning favorites include the Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur Show, Little 1's Farming and the Children's Barnyard, BMX Tricksters, Robocars, and 4-H & Youth Village.

SHOWMANCE
The Theater Bug, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 10

This Theater Bug original musical gives audiences a backstage tour into the life of a theater kid.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL — TOP PICK IN WILLIAMSON
The Franklin Theatre, Franklin
Saturday Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug. 11

Based on Roald Dahl’s character, this musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. An Act Too Pro production. Read Chad Young's review.

TOMATO ART FEST — TOP PICK IN NASHVILLE
Five Points, East Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 10

This annual art and music festival features art, food and contests dedicated to all-things tomato. There's a kids' art show, parade, live music, a 5K and more.

MURPH'S FUN RUN
Gateway Island, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Aug. 10

Run, walk or hope one mile around the island. Every finisher receives a medal.

THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug. 11

In this NCT Snuggery world premiere, little kids can follow two green-thumbed gardeners as they learn patience and perseverance from a determined eight-legged hero.

HARVEST PARTY
Arrington Vineyards, Arrington
Saturday, Aug. 10

A day of food, wine tasting and a concert by Kix Brooks. Proceeds from wine, food and preferred concert seating sales benefit Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

TITANS TRAINING CAMP
Saint Thomas Sports Park, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug. 11

Watch the Tennessee Titans practice, then stick around for player autographs.

NASHVILLE SC SOCCER
First Tennessee Park, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 10

Cheer for Nashville SC when they challenge Bethlehem Steel.

SUMNER FEST — TOP PICK IN SUMNER
Sander's Ferry Park, Hendersonville
Saturday, Aug. 10

Celebrate Hendersonville's 50th anniversary with live music, tethered hot air balloon rides, merchant vendors, a hot air balloon glow and a Kid Zone with knockerball, face painting, inflatables, mobile escape games and more.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL LUAU
Mathnasium, Hendersonville
Sunday, Aug. 11

Celebrate the start of the new school year with food, games and activities with a Hawaiian theme.

1964 "THE TRIBUTE"
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
Sunday, Aug. 11

Relive your favorite Beatles hits during this unique concert experience that re-creates an early '60s performance by the Fab Four, complete with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter.

KAYAK FLOAT (REGISTER) — TOP PICK IN RUTHERFORD
Volunteer Park, Smyrna
Sunday, Aug. 11

Bring sunscreen and water for a morning float (boats, paddles and life jackets provided).

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