NP Weekend Fun: May 18-20

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Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured above: "Momotaro, the Peach Boy" is the new Wishing Chairs Productions puppet show at Nashville Public Library.

MOMOTARO, THE PEACH BOY
Nashville Public Library Main Branch, Nashville
Friday, May 18 – Saturday, May 19
This new Wishing Chair Productions puppet production tells the story of one of the most famous characters in Japanese folklore. The story follows Momotaro and his companions — a dog, a monkey and a pheasant — on a mystical journey through the heart of Okayama, weaving a tale of bravery, unity and triumph over adversity.

MYSTIC MERMAIDS BREAKFAST (REGISTER)
The Aquarium Restaurant, Nashville
Saturday, May 19
Enjoy a variety of breakfast foods, watch the mermaids perform in the 200,000 gallon tank, get pictures with the mermaids and receive a discount in the gift shop.

TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: PIRATE INVASION WEEKEND
Castle Gwynn, Arrington
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20
Swashbuckling characters take over the medieval grounds. Plus, a kids’ pirate costume contest.

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY PICNIC
Grounds of Former Hope Park Community Church, Nashville
Saturday, May 19
Live music, inflatables, arts and crafts, local vendors and more. The children’s stage includes bilingual storyteller Rachel Rodriguez, Anthony the Balloon Kid, a musical instrument petting zoo, Magician Bruce Amato, Mr. Bond the Science Guy and more.

URBAN GARDENING FESTIVAL
Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville
Saturday, May 19
Hands-on gardening demonstrations, cooking demos with fresh produce, beekeeping, composting, attracting pollinators with native plants, children’s activities and more than 50 exhibitors.

TOUR DE NASH
Fifth & Monroe, Nashville
Saturday, May 19
Nashville’s largest urban bike ride showcases some of the city’s best neighborhood bike routes, including greenways, bike lanes and city streets. This year’s Tour de Nash market will feature nearly a dozen musical artists, multiple food trucks and more than 50 vendors. The tour features three routes: The Family Ride (8 miles), the Local Tour (25 miles) and the Grand Tour (45 miles). The new Tour de Nash market takes place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!

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

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