52ND ANNUAL MURFREESBORO ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE
Middle Tennessee Expo Center, Murfreesboro
Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Browse and buy antiques from dealers across the country.

FUN FRIDAY: GOODLETTSVILLE WATERFEST
Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville
Friday, July 19

Aiming to connect kids to our local waters, this educational outing includes a scavenger hunt, waterslide fun, prizes, food and more.

45TH ANNUAL BETHLEHEM UMC FISH FRY — TOP PICK IN WILLIAMSON
Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Murfreesboro
Friday, July 19

Enjoy all-you-can-eat farm-raised catfish dinners with live bluegrass and swing music, a children's play area and more.

MUSIC CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Public Square Park, Nashville
Friday, July 19 - Saturday, July 20

Music by Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Yellow Jackets, Althea Rene, Everette Harp and many others.

TALES AT TWILIGHT
Cumberland Park, Nashville
Friday, July 19

Earthman Lanny Smith entertains kids with music and dance while educating on the importance of taking care of our environment.

THE WIZ — TOP PICK IN RUTHERFORD
Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro
Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Dorothy's adventure in Oz set to a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music.

ANNIE
Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theater, Nashville
Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

The beloved musical about a feisty orphan girl who finds a forever home in a most unusual way.

FRANKLIN MOVIE IN THE PARK
Pinkerton Park, Franklin
Friday, July 19

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor screening of Mary Poppins Returns.

MICHAEL BUBLE
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Friday, July 19

A night of traditional pop and vocal jazz music.

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR
Lipscomb University Theater, Nashville
Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Nashville Children's Theatre presents this interactive Snuggery show for little kids.

FARM FUN DAYS
Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Nashville
Saturday, July 20

Enjoy special hands-on farm-themed activities, view demonstrations, meet live animals, play games and more.

SPACE DAY  — TOP PICK IN NASHVILLE
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville
Saturday, July 20

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, enjoy a day of space-themed activities and programming. View fragments from the Moon's surface brought back to Earth by the astronauts who took part in the first lunar landing. Then watch a segment of the documentary Chasing the Moon.

THE LION KING SENSORY-FRIENDLY SCREENING
NCG Cinema, Gallatin
Saturday, July 20

See the new Lion King movie without previews, softer sound, lights no so dim. Kids can run around the theater and make noise, too.

APOLLO 11 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Discovery Center, Murfreesboro
Saturday, July 20

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with an inflatable planetarium, learning how craters are formed through hands-on experiments, designing and testing stomp rockets and more.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL EXPO — TOP PICK IN SUMNER
RiverGate Mall, Goodlettsville
Saturday, July 20

One-thousand book bags filled with school supplies will be handed out to students in grades 1 - 5. Other activities include face painters, balloon artists, character meet and greets, inflatables, vendors booths, a back-to-school fashion show with styles from Dillard's, dance performances and more. Stop by Nashville/Sumner Parent's table to meet Cinderella, Elsa and Belle.

FIESTA DAY
Nashville Shores, Nashville
Sunday, July 21

Celebrate Hispanic culture with music, ethnic food, dance troupes and more.


MORE WEEKEND FUN TO CONSIDER

CUT A RUG AT THE BIG BAND DANCE
Centennial Park Event Shelter, Nashville

The summer Big Band Dance series is a blast for families with kids of all ages. This Saturday night, you can Learn to waltz with live music by The Jazz Alliance. You can bring a cooler (no alcohol) with your own refreshments, or take advantage of two food trucks on site: Il Forno and Bradley's Curbside Creamery. The fun takes place from 7 - 10 p.m., and admission is free.

DISCOVER CHILDREN'S BOOK ART
Cheekwood, Nashville

Take a walk down Memory Lane through the past 100 years of children's book illustrations at Cheekwood's Childhood Classics exhibit. Read Chad Young's review HERE. Then have fun with your kids playing outside at the five Storybook Houses.

DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES
Stardust Drive-In, Watertown

There's nothing quite like the nostalgic drive-in experience, and Stardust always delivers double-headers on both of its screens. That's right, the price of admission ($8.50 adults, $6.60 ages 6 - 11, free 5 & younger) gets you TWO first-run flicks. This weekend, Screen 1 will show The Lion King followed by Toy Story 4. Screen 2 will show Spider-Man: Far From Home followed by Annabelle Comes Home. The box office at the gate opens at 6:30 p.m. First feature starts at 8:20 p.m., the second starts at 10:45 p.m. If you go, plan to arrive early because the carline gets really long.

EXPLORE THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
Adventure Science Center, Nashville

Check out the museum's brand-new permanent exhibit, soundBox. Kids can explore the science of music and sound through 14 hands-on social experiences, including creating unique, original songs with the distinct ridges of their fingerprints.

SUMMER MOVIE MADNESS
Various locations

Check out our roundup of free and cheap family flicks taking place all summer long, with some locations offerings screenings on weekends.

EXPERIENCE A SPECIAL PROGRAM AT THE HALL
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

The Hall of Fame offers a bounty of programming every week that are free with general admission — and there's a special rate for folks in Davidson and immediate surrounding counties through the museum's "Community Counts" initiative. Kids 18 and younger in those counties get in free, and up to two accompanying adults get 25 percent off the $25.95 adult admission (a $19.45 ticket). There are six special programs happening this weekend, including:

1) Kids can make paper fans in the Creative Zone from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fri - Sun.

2) Chip Taylor Songwriter session on Friday at 1 p.m.

3) Student Songwriter Camp Showcase on Saturday at 9 a.m.

4) Kids can learn watercolor painting techniques in the Paint with Stardust session on Saturday at 2 p.m.

5) Daniel Donato Musician Spotlight session on Sunday at 1 p.m.

6) See Dolly Parton's debut during a screening of The Porter Wagoner Show from 1967 on Sunday at 11 a.m.

HIT THE TRAILS
Various locations in Middle Tennessee

Wear light clothing, slather on the sunscreen and insect repellent  — and don't forget to take bottles of cold water — and enjoy a family hike along one of Middle Tennessee's trails or greenways. There are plentiful options for your strolling pleasure, and it's great to take in the fresh air.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND