NP Weekend Best Bets: Sept. 8-10

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Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured: Kids dress up for the annual Nashville Greek Festival; it runs all weekend.

30TH ANNUAL NASHVILLE GREEK FESTIVAL
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Nashville
Friday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Sept. 10
Explore Greek culture through food, music, children’s games/activities and more.

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON
Music City Center, Nashville
Friday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Sept. 10
Explore the legacy of comic arts through exhibits, vendors, cosplay and more. Celebrity guests include Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno,Val Kilmer, Charisma Carpenter, Dean Cain, Ray Park and others.

TENNESSEE STATE FAIR
The Fairgrounds, Nashville
Friday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Sept. 10
It’s opening weekend of the 2017 fair! This year’s theme is “Tennessee Proud.” Enjoy 30 midway rides, games, live entertainment, contests, kids’ activities, a nightly karaoke showdown, myriad competitions and more.

ODYSSEO
The White Big Top, Nashville
Sept. 8 – 10
Cavalia presents this show featuring 65 horses and 50 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians. Read Chad Young’s review.

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS: THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR 2017
Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville
Saturday, Sept. 9 – Sunday, Sept. 10
Ride the train pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, play games, build tracks, hear stories, do arts and crafts, and enjoy live entertainment.

11th ANNUAL CUMBERLAND RIVER DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
East Bank Landing next to Cumberland Park, Nashville
Saturday, Sept. 9
Watch 1,000 paddlers in Chinese dragon boats compete on the Cumberland River. On land, there are are inflatables for kids, a kite festival and a float zone.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE HIGHLAND GAMES
The Hermitage, Nashville
Saturday, Sept. 9
A Celtic festival featuring music, dancing, exhibits, games, competitions, vendors and children’s activities.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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