THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville
Friday, Aug. 30 - Sunday, Sept. 1

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. Read our Nashville Parent Mom Report.

TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE CELEBRATION
Calsonic Arena, Springfield
Friday, Aug. 30 - Saturday, Aug. 31

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

ZOOVIE NIGHT
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Friday, Aug. 29

Enjoy games, inflatables, music and more before the outdoor screening of Smallfoot.

KID CUDDLING
Noble Springs Dairy, Franklin
Saturday, Aug. 31

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.

SONG AND STORYTIME: COLORES/COLORS
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 31

This bilingual preschool program explores the theme of color while listening to a reading of Dolly Parton's children's book, I Am a Rainbow, along with songs about colors in English and Spanish. Then make a craft.

NATIONAL BACON DAY FESTIVAL — TOP PICK RUTHERFORD
McKnight Park, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Aug. 31

This bacon-themed festivity features craft vendors, a swag booth, food trucks, inflatables, face paining, henna tattoos, a mechanical hog ride, raffle prizes and more.

LIVE ON THE GREEN — TOP PICK NASHVILLE
Public Square Park, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 31

The Kids Fest stage kicks things off today starting with a youth yoga sessions followed with music by The Happy Racers. There's more music by Todd Snider, Grace Potter, Scott Mulvahill and eight more bands.

ZZZOOFARI SLUMBER
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 31 - Sunday, Sept. 1

Camp out overnight at the zoo (bring your own gear). Activities include crafts, inflatables, hayrides, an animal show, dinner, marshmallow roasts and more. Check-in is 4 p.m. Saturday, check out is 9 a.m. Sunday.

20TH ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP — TOP PICK SUMNER
Sumner Crest Winery, Portland
Saturday, Aug. 31

Participate in grape-stomping contests to see who can make the most grape juice in a short time, interact with clowns, then dance the night away when Soul Soup plays classic hits.

BIG BAND DANCE
Centennial Park Event Shelter
Saturday, Aug. 31

It's the final Big Band Dance in 2019! Learn to swing dance with live music by The Moonlighters.

FAMILY CAMPFIRE
Sharp Springs Park, Smyrna
Saturday, Aug. 31

Gather 'round the campfire for games, music and s'mores.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES FOOTBALL
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville
Saturday, Aug. 31

It's Vandy's first home game this season. Cheer for the Commodores when they challenge the Georgia Bulldogs.

41ST ANNUAL FRANKLIN CLASSIC — TOP PICK WILLIAMSON
Downtown Franklin
Monday, Sept. 2

This race benefits Mercy Community Healthcare. A Kids' Zone features a variety of live music and there's live music, too.

LABOR DAY POOL PARTY
Sports*Com, Murfreesboro
Monday, Sept. 2

Enjoy pool games, music, food, prizes and more to celebrate the end of summer.

OUT OF SCHOOL DAY: UPCYCLED TOTE BAG (MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE)
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville
Monday, Sept. 2

Create a repurposed tote bag inspired by country music fashion, DIY tradition and artifacts on display in the galleries. Students will learn to sew on a Singer sewing machine.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: THE TEMPEST
ONEC1TY Pavilion, Nashville
Monday, Sept. 2

Wrap up Labor Day weekend with Nashville Shakespeare Festival's production of the Bard's play covering themes of magic, betrayal, revenge and family.

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