Things To Do

Thomas

Day Out with Thomas

@ Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

Kids can ride the big train pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, participate in arts and crafts, play on train tables, enjoy live music and magicians and more. INSIDER: Train rides depart hourly from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and you need to arrive one hour prior to your ride. There’s also a massive Thomas gift shop inside the museum as you exit, so be prepared! All ages.

$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

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Day Out with Thomas

@ Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

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Children’s Nutcracker Auditions

@ The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, Nashville

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Arts & Entertainment →

FREE Music in the Vines

@ Arrington Vineyards, Arrington

FREE Kid’s Hour

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FREE Musicians Corner

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Learn to Ice Skate

@ A-Game Sportsplex, Franklin

FREE The Cicada Sings on Summer Wings

@ Warner Park Nature Center, Nashville

Growing Up Wild

@ The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro

Lunch & Lecture: Jaume Plensa: The Subtle and Tenacious

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The Dailies

Saturday, September 5

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Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

Kids can ride the big train pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, participate in arts and crafts, play on train tables, enjoy live music and magicians and more. INSIDER: Train rides depart hourly from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and you need to arrive one hour prior to your ride. There’s… Read more »

$$ Categories: Ages: All ages

Home Depot, Nashville

Create a football toss game. Visit the website for all Middle Tennessee locations. Ages 5 – 12.

RSVP Categories: Crafts Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years

Warner Park Nature Center, Nashville

Discover the new seasonal StoryWalk book along  the Little Acorn Trail behind the Nature Center. All ages.

Categories: Nature, Outdoor activities Ages: All ages

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NCG Cinema, Gallatin

Enjoy a screening of Dolphin Tale 2 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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Cheekwood, Nashville

Children can explore different forms of physical fitness like yoga, tai chi, dance blast and more. Ages 5 – 12.

$$ Categories: Fitness Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years

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Williams-Sonoma at The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville

Kids can have fun learning to create a different menu item each week. Ages 5 – 13.

RSVP Categories: Classes Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Teens

Tap Root Farm, Franklin

There’s a 10K for adults and a kids’ fun run (ages 3 – 12) where you’ll crawl through mud pits and various obstacles. Proceeds benefit local charities. Ages 3 and older.

$$ Categories: Fundraisers, Sports Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Teens

Centennial Park, Nashville

Enjoy food trucks, hands-on children’s activities in Kidsville and live music featuring Matthew Perryman Jones, Marc Broussard and more. All ages.

Categories: Music Ages: All ages

Nashville Public Library, Nashville

Participate in (or just listen to) a complete reading of The Comedy of Errors. All ages.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

Join Marcia Campbell, member of the Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers, as she introduces you to square dancing, basic step instruction, and fun line dancing. Ages 5 and older.

$$ Categories: Dance Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Teens

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The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro

Learn about a native Tennessee animal during an up-close encounter. All ages.

Categories: Animal Encounters Ages: All ages

Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro

Bring your furry family member for an afternoon of contests like loudest bark, fattest belly, tallest and more during this benefit for H.O.M.E. Bound. All ages.

$ Categories: Ages: All ages

Smart Buys Furniture at RiverGate Mall, Goodlettsville

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tre McBride meets fans and signs autographs. All ages.

Categories: Sports Ages: All ages

St. Edward's Catholic Church, Nashville

The parade features eight-foot puppets, live music and more. The picnic includes inflatables, kids’ art activities, live music, food and more. All ages.

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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TPAC's Johnson Theater, Nashville

Nashville Rep’s open show of its 2015-16 season with this Pulitzer-nominated play that explores life choices in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals. Ages 14 and older.

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: Teens

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The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro

Animal puppets teach kids about the daily lives and habitats of critters in the wild. All ages.

Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro

Celebrate hummingbirds as they get ready to migrate. The event features guest speakers, children’s activities, hummingbird merchandise and more. All ages.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs 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