Things To Do

Tomato Art Fest

FREE Tomato Art Fest

@ East Nashville's Five Points, Nashville

Your whole family can enjoy this costume-friendly event celebrating all-things tomato. Festivities include children’s activiteis and contests, a parade, live music, a recipe contest, booths featuring local artisans and businesses, and more. All ages.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Best Bets This Week →

Sundays LIVE! The History of Chocolate

@ The Hermitage, Nashville

Knee-High Naturalist: Reptiles Rock

@ Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

FREE Kid’s Hour

@ Whole Foods, Franklin

FREE Tomato Art Fest

@ East Nashville's Five Points, Nashville

Arts & Entertainment →

FREE Jazz on the Cumberland

@ Cumberland Park, Nashville

Sublime

@ Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville

FREE Kid’s Hour

@ Whole Foods, Franklin

Rob Thomas

@ Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

Must RSVP Events →

FREE Open House Day

@ Dyer Observatory, Brentwood

FREE Gardens of the Native Americans

@ Bells Bend Outdoor Center, Nashville

Family Program: Making Records at Studio B

@ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

Fins & Feet Aquathlon

@ Indoor Sports Complex, Brentwood

Library Events →

Middle Tennessee Library Storytimes

Ongoing Activities →

Check out the ongoing events happening in Middle Tennessee every day!

The Dailies

Sunday, August 2

Nashville Zoo, Nashville

Celebrate the Vanderbilt Commodores upcoming football season with inflatables and sports activities (wear Vandy branded attire for discounted admission). All ages.

$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

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Saint Thomas Sports Park, Nashville

Watch the Tennessee Titans practice from the perimeter of their practice field prior to the 2015 football season. Titans merchandise is also available for purchase. Parking is across the street at CVS/Caremark. All ages.

Categories: Sports Ages: All ages

The Factory at Franklin, Franklin

Vendors sell reptile pets and supplies, and your family can see a variety of presentations throughout the day. All ages.

$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

NCG Cinema, Gallatin

Enjoy a screening of Penguins of Madagascar without previews, softer sound and theater lights not as dim. Plus, children can run around and make all the noise they want — perfect for children with autism and other sensory issues. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). All ages.

Categories: Films Ages: All ages

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Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville

This musical features the music of Elvis Presley with a book by Tony Award-winner Joe Pietro. All ages.  

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: All ages

The Hermitage, Nashville

Enjoy a sweet afternoon at The Hermitage with chocolate tastings and history about this goody.

$$ Categories: Museum Events Ages: All ages

Bicentennial Mall State Park, Nashville

During this double header 1860s-style baseball game, see the Emmett Machinists play the Nashville Maroons at noon followed by the Highland Rim Distillers vs Phoenix of East Nashville at 2:30 p.m. All ages.

Categories: Sports Ages: All ages

Sam Davis Home, Smyrna

During this double header 1860s-style baseball game, see the Knoxville Holstons play the Stewart’s Creek Scouts at noon followed by the Franklin Farriers vs Oak Hill Travellers at 2:30 p.m. All ages.

Categories: Sports Ages: All ages

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Try out for a spot with the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Auditionees should prepare a solo selection (art song or from an oratorio) no more than 2 – 3 minutes long. Visit website for audition requirements. Ages 18 and older.

Categories: Auditions, Music Ages: Teens

Franklin Visitor Center, Franklin

Meet Belle from Beauty and the Beast as she reads her favorites stories and poses for photos. All ages.

Categories: Storytimes Ages: All ages

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Arrington Vineyards, Arrington

Bring a picnic and enjoy live outdoor jazz music by local bands. All ages.  

Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville

This NCT emerging artist production is a full-scale musical based on the movie that follows Elle Woods and how she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Ages 12 and older.  

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: 9 - 12 Years, Teens

Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro

This musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds in New York City in the mid-1950s. Ages 10 and older.

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: 9 - 12 Years, Teens

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Franklin Theatre, Franklin

Act Too Players presents this theatrical musical about the “tale as old as time.” All ages.

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: All ages

Lakewood Theatre, Nashville

This stage comedy is the story of a theater group trying to mount a play in spite of a maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. All ages.  

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: All ages

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

A night of hard rock music. All ages.

$$ Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Monday, August 3

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Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro

This parent-tot class is designed to get you moving while engaging gross motor skills. Ages 9 months – 2 years.

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Fitness Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 - 24 Months, 2 - 3 Years

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Adventure Science Center, Nashville

Special activities for preschoolers at Adventure Science Center.

$ Categories: Science, Storytimes Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

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Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro

Run, jump and play while learning balance, coordination, listening and taking turns. Ages 3 – 5.

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Fitness Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years