CMA FEST
Various venues in downtown Nashville
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9

It's country music's biggest fan fair! The big nightly shows at Nissan Stadium require paid tickets, and so does access to the Fan Fair X festivities inside Music City Center. But there's a lot of free concerts happening, too, on several stages around downtown.

TOUCH A TRUCK
Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville
Friday, June 7

Sit in seats, honk horns, turn the wheels and explore a variety of dump trucks, police cruisers, fire trucks, cranes and more.

SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS FISHING RODEO
Memorial Park, Hendersonville
Friday, June 7

Children with any kind of special need, mental or physical, can enjoy this angling event.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Public Square, Murfreesboro
Friday, June 7

Enjoy live music by local bands.

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY COMMUNITY CONCERT
Cumberland University, Lebanon
Friday, June 7

The Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

MISS SAIGON
TPAC's Jackson Hall, Nashville
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9

This musical, set in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War tells tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. For ages 12 & older due to mature themes and adult situations.

ARIANA GRANDE
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Friday, June 7

A night of pop music.

FREE KIDS' FISHING RODEOS
12 locations in Middle Tennessee
Saturday, June 8

Young angling enthusiasts can bait their hooks and cast their lines for free courtesy of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.

THE GREAT TENNESSEE AIR SHOW
Smyrna Airport
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9

See ground displays of aircraft plus 12 flight performances including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along with children's activities and inflatables.

FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
Baby+Co., Nashville
Saturday, June 8

A day of games, special vendors, food, door prizes and more. Plus, meet the host of the new Men's Meet-Up Group, a new group providing an outlet for men to support each other during all stages of fatherhood.

SECRET GARDEN TOUR
Several locations in Murfreesboro
Saturday, June 8

Tour backyards of amateur gardeners and view professional landscaping projects during this fundraiser benefiting the Discovery Center of Murfree Spring.

SUMNER CREST CONCERT
Sumner Crest Winery, Portland
Saturday, June 8

Four on the Floor performs rock 'n' roll from the '50s and '60s.

BIG BAND DANCE
Centennial Park Event Shelter, Nashville
Saturday, June 8

Learn to waltz with live music by The Merchants of Cool.

TONY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY
War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville
Sunday, June 9

Watch the American Theatre Wing's 73rd annual awards ceremony celebrating the best of Broadway on the big screen. Tickets are only $5.

BRENTWOOD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Crockett Park, Brentwood
Sunday, June 9

Live music by Rubik's Groove.


MORE FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

CHECK OUT THE NEW "SCIENCE OF MUSIC" EXHIBIT
Discovery Center, Murfreesboro

Opening on Saturday, June 8, your family can explore this new temporary exhibit that focuses on the way science and music connect.

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 Secret Life of Pets 2 followed by A Dog's Journey. Screen 2 will show Aladdin followed by Godzilla: King of the Monsters. 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.

SECOND SATURDAY
Adventure Science Center, Nashville

Have fun exploring the science center's 175 exhibits at night this Saturday when it's open until 10 p.m. In the Sudekum Planetarium Saturday evening is the Michael Jackson Laser Show (5 p.m.), Queen Laser Show (6 p.m.), Sakanaction: Goodnight Planetarium (7 p.m.), Stranger Things Laser Show (8 p.m.) and Beyonce Laser Show (9 p.m.).

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.

DISCOVER GROWTH IN THE "IT" CITY
Frist Art Museum, Nashville

Nashville's booming growth, expansion and hundreds of new residents daily is no secret. Head to the Frist to check out the Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the 'It" City exhibit comprising photographs by Davidson County residents of various ages and backgrounds. The exhibit captures how the city's population boom has affected the lives of the photographers. Once you're done at the exhibit, head over to museum's Martin ArtQuest Gallery with your kids for hands-on creativity.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND