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Top Weekend Family Fun Picks: Aug. 23-25

Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured above: It's the Father-Son Adventure Weekend at Deer Run Camps & Retreats in Thompson's Station. The weekend promotes bonding time while enjoying a slew of fun "guy" activities.

THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville
Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25

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.

TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE CELEBRATION
Calsonic Arena, Shelbyville
Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25

More than 2,000 horses compete in this annual equestrian event featuring adult and youth riders.

FATHER-SON ADVENTURE WEEKEND — TOP PICK WILLIAMSON
Deer Run Camps & Retreats, Thompson's Station
Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25

Enjoy bonding activities like conversation starters, fishing and archery tournaments, Wiffle Ball, football challenges, swimming, zip lining, water slides, archery tag and more. Check-in Friday at 4 p.m.; check-out Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

WILSON COUNTY FAIR
James E. Ward Ag Center, Lebanon
Friday, Aug. 23 – Saturday, Aug. 24

It's the final weekend! This year's Midway is bigger than ever with 52 rides, including 23 Kiddie Rides (new this year are the Mini Carousel and Min Tea Cups), 15 Major Rides, five Spectacular Rides and nine Super Spectacular Rides. New to the fair this year are the Mutton Busting kids' rodeo competitions and the Eudora Farms interactive live animal adventure (kids can ride a camel, too!). There are lots of livestock shows, games and some of the best fair food around.

WALNUT HOUSE MAGIC SHOW — TOP PICK RUTHERFORD
The Walnut House, Murfreesboro
Friday, Aug. 23

Enjoy a night of magic and illusions starring Alan Fisher and featuring David Williams. David Scott serves as Master of Ceremonies.

CELEBRATE HUMMINGBIRDS
Warner Park Nature Center, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 24

Bid farewell to this season's hummingbirds with kids' activities, bird banding, landscaping lectures and research project presentations.

THE BABY FAIR SUMNER — TOP PICK SUMNER
Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin
Saturday, Aug. 24

Get ready to go ga-ga during Sumner Parent's first-ever event for new families. Sponsored by The Streets of Indian Lake, The Baby Fair features tours of the hospital's birthing facilities every half hour, specialty vendors, speakers, demonstrations, games and door prizes.

DEPOT DISTRICT BBQ FESTIVAL
Train Depot, Smyrna
Saturday, Aug. 24

Enjoy barbecue, live music and fun activities.

PBR
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Sunday, Aug. 25

Experience the thrill of professional bull riding competitions.

BIG BAND DANCE
Centennial Park Event Shelter, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 24

Learn to waltz with live music by Debbi Bailes & Her Band.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: THE TEMPEST
ONEC1TY Pavilion, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Sunday, Aug. 25

Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard's play covering themes of magic, betrayal, revenge and family.

TENNESSEE TITANS FOOTBALL — TOP PICK NASHVILLE
Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Sunday, Aug. 25

Versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Preseason game.

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