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Top Weekend Family Fun: June 28-30

Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured above: "Fiddler on the Roof" continues through Sunday at TPAC's Jackson Hall.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOFTOP PICK IN NASHVILLE!
TPAC's Jackson Hall, Nashville
Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30

This musical centers on the father of five daughters and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach on the family's lives. READ CHAD YOUNG'S REVIEW.

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR
Lipscomb University Theater, Nashville
Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 29

Nashville Children's Theatre presents this interactive Snuggery show for little kids where they get to play along with the drama.

KIDS FEST
Nashville Shores, Nashville
Friday, June 28

It's the final day of this special event featuring inflatables, arts and crafts, games, costume characters, face painting, live entertainment and more. Also, tonight at 6 p.m., School of Rock performs as part of the Barefootin' Concert Series.

KIDS' SUMMER MOVIE SERIESTOP PICK IN SUMNER!
The Palace Theater, Gallatin
Friday, June 28

Enjoy a screening of Disney's classic animated film, Beauty and the Beast. The $4 ticket (cash only at the door) includes a small popcorn and drink.

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Pinkerton Park, Franklin
Friday, June 28

Bring chairs and blankets for an outdoor screening of Smallfoot.

FANGTASTIC 5K
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Saturday, June 29

Nashville Predators' mascot Gnash leads the way in this race benefiting the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

BOAT DAY
Manson Pike Trailhead, Murfreesboro
Saturday, June 29

Explore different types of canoes and kayaks while learning the advantages of each. You'll also learn boating basics, correct paddling strokes and boat safety.

KID CUDDLING
Noble Springs Dairy, Franklin
Saturday, June 29

Enjoy time on the dairy farm cuddling on and bottle feeding baby goats. Plus, you can encounter other baby farm animals and add on an optional, educational tour of the farm.

WATERMELON FESTIVALTOP PICK IN RUTHERFORD!
Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville
Saturday, June 29

Enjoy a slice of fresh, cold watermelon and cool off in the Splash Zone featuring the bubble blast pool, inflatable water slides and more. Then, test your skills in the watermelon crawl, seed spitting and watermelon eating contests.

NOLENSVILLE'S STAR-SPANGLED CELEBRATION — — TOP PICK IN WILLIAMSON!
Nolensville Park, Nolensville
Saturday, June 29

Celebrate America's independence a few days early with food trucks, inflatables, games and live music by Universal Crush. Fireworks start at dark.

BIG BAND DANCE
Centennial Park Event Shelter, Nashville
Saturday, June 29

Learn to foxtrot with live music by Radio Daze.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: THE STRINGS ATTACHED TOUR
Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville
Saturday, June 29

The biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of hits and classics, complete with costumes, props and a video wall.

FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY
Frist Art Museum, Nashville
Sunday, June 30

Celebrate Frida, Diego, and Mexican art and culture with special art-making activities, live performances and gallery experiences.

SUNSET CONCERT SERIES
Carnton Plantation, Franklin
Sunday, June 30

Music by Johnny Cash Now.


MORE FAMILY FUN TO CONSIDER THIS WEEKEND

CHECK OUT THE CHILDHOOD CLASSICS EXHIBIT
Cheekwood, Nashville

Head up to the mansion's gallery space to explore Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children's Book Illustrations. You and the kids can see original works of art from illustrators include Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Garth Williams, Sarah Noble Ives and many more. Relax in the "Reading Room" part of the exhibit where you'll find a table filled with storybooks and giant bean-bag chairs. While you're there, head on out to the gardens to have fun in the related Storybook Houses structures.

EMBARK ON A HAUNTED TOUR OF DOWNTOWN
Meets across the street from the Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

This 90-minute, kid-friendly ghost tour of downtown Nashville reveals Music City's haunted heritage. The moderate walk with a lantern-bearing guide takes you to landmarks like the Ryman Auditorium, Printer's Alley, Tennessee State Capitol, St. Mary's Church and more. Don't forget your cameras — maybe you'll capture a ghostly pic!

CHEAP KID MOVIES AT FRANKLIN THEATRE
Franklin Theatre, Franklin

On Saturday, June 29, enjoy three kid-friendly (PG) flicks without previews: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (10 a.m.); Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (1 p.m.); and The Goonies (4 p.m.) Tickets are $5 per person.

EXPERIENCE WAXSTOCK
Madame Tussauds, Nashville

The famous wax museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with three special wax figures whose real-life counterparts were part of the historic music festival — Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and Jimi Hendrix. You'll learn fun facts about each, and, of course, there are many more music icons immortalized in the museum. Kids will love seeing Alvin, Simon and Theodore in The Chipmunks display, and there's a new, interactive microphone that transform human voices into chipmunk ones!

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.

EXPLORE THE DC
Discovery Center, Murfreesboro

There's a ton to do at the Discovery Center by way of it's permanent, hands-on stations and exhibit areas along with special exhibits like Sound of Music. This Saturday is Toy Story Day featuring themed activities. Launch a rocket, use your own claw to help aliens escape the claw machine, land on a target in the paratrooper drop game and more.

COOL OFF AT THE WATER PARK
Nashville Shores, Hermitage

Grab a 'tube and float the Lazy River and Wave Pool, then have fun zipping down the assortment of water slides.

TREAT THE KIDS TO WEENIE BRUNCH SUNDAY
I Dream of Weenie, East Nashville

Nashville's neatest hot dog stand serves up a special brunch menu on Sundays that includes tasty fare like the Hashbrown Casserole Weenie, Eggs Benny Weenie, French Toast Weenie, Weenie Eggs & Cheese, and more. Be sure to leave room for a cool treat, because the awesome Pied Piper Creamery is right across the street. Serving up local, artisan ice cream, Pied Piper has 12 signature flavors that are always available along with an assortment of rotating flavors. One of the permanent flavors kids who have a major sweet tooth love is the Trailer Trash. It's vanilla ice cream with Oreos, Twix, Butterfinger, Nestle's Crunch, Snickers, M&Ms and Reese's Pieces mixed in. They usually have a couple of wacky flavors that kids gravitate toward that involve sour candies and crazy combos.

 

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