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July 2018 Guide to Family Events In Nashville!

Summer in Nashville is in full swing! What are you doing to beat the heat? Whether you love the sweltering heat of an outdoor block party or you prefer climate-controlled entertainment, we’ve got you covered! Here is our July round-up of family friendly events in the Nashville area!

Looking for more fun? Check out our roundups of local swimming holes and beachesmovies for kids and familiessummer reading programssplash pads and poolsfamily friendly hikesindoor play placesfrozen treatsparks, and restaurants where kids eat free.


Nashville Sounds

Nashville Soccer Club 

Ascend Amphitheater

July 6th: Foreigner – Juke Box Heroes Tour

July 11th: Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday 

July 13th: Chicago/Reo Speedwagon

July 18th: Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom

July 23rd: Niall Horan with Special Guest Maren Morris

July 28th: Weezer/Pixies

Adventure Science Center 

July 1st: Print It: Become An Action Figure

July 2nd: Early Explorers 

July 4th: Red, White and BOOM

July 5th: Print it: Become an action Figure

July 7th: Super Science: Dive In

July 8th: Design it: Suminagashi Paper-Marbling

July 9th: Early Explorers

July 10th – 11th: GSK Science In The Summer

July 12th: Design it: Suminagashi Paper-Marbling

July 14th: Second Saturday – Extended Hours!

July 15th: Make It: Custom LED Patches

July 16th: Early Explorers

July 17th – 18th: GSK Science In The Summer

July 23rd: Early Explorers

July 24th – 25th: GSK Science In The Summer

July 26th: Make it: Custom LED Patches

July 26th: Way Late Play Date: Star Wars vs. Star Trek (21+)

July 28th: Member Morning

July 28th: Yoga Under The Stars

July 28th: Family Fun Labs: Dive In 

July 30th: Early Explorers

Bridgestone Area

July 7th: Sam Smith

July 10th: Imagine Dragons

July 13th: The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore

July 20th: The Smashing Pumpkins

July 21st: Shania Twain

July 26th – 29th: Corteo


Through August 3rd: Summer Camp

Thursdays through August: Thursday Night Out — art, live music, drinks, and food trucks — don’t miss it!

July 19th: Cocktail Crawl

July 21st: Nashville Bonsai Exhibit

Country Music Hall Of Fame 

The Country Music Hall Of Fame is a busy place! In addition to the events listed here, make sure to check out the dates for their exhibits, Creative Zones, and concerts

July 2nd – 14th: Family Program: String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry 

July 6th: Community Pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo at the Gallatin Public Library of Sumner County 

July 7th: Family Program: Leather-crafting Workshop

July 7th: Community pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo at Nashville Public Library, Old Hickory Branch

July 7th: Hatch Show Print Block Party

July 8th: Family Program: Make letterpress art with Hatch Show Print 

July 10th: Community Pop-up; Musical Petting Zoo at Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library 

July 13th: Family Program: Embellished Banjos

July 14th: Family Program: Beginning Banjo Workshop: Ralph Stanley Style 

July 17th: Community pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo at Spring Hill Public Library 

July 17th: Community pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo at Brentwood Public Library 

July 19th: Community pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo at Nashville Public Library, Hadley Park Branch 

July 21st: Family Program: Songwriting Camp Showcase

July 21st: Song and Story Time: Shel Silverstein 

July 21st: Family Program: Perk Up Your Pictures!

July 23rd: Community pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo at Stokes Brown Public Library

July 27th – 28th: Family Program: Postcards from the Boondocks

Festivals, Block Parties, Concerts, and Special Events 

Multiple Dates: Free Yoga at Elmington Park!

Multiple Dates: Yoga + Coffee

Multiple Dates: Summer Movie Series at Tailgate Brewery 

July 3rd: July 3rth East Nashville Block Party 

July 4th: Music City Hot Chicken Festival at East Park 

July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! Downtown Nashville’s 4th of July Bash!

July 7th: Nashville Circus Spectacular at Riverfront Park  

July 8th: Waterfest at Cumberland River Compact 

July 15th: National Ice Cream Day! 

Frist Art Museum 

If you’re a music fan, don’t forget to check out their July line-up!

July 10th: Art Appreciation Course: Looking at Art

July 12th:Curator’s Tour: Chaos and Awe

July 15th: Frist Member Morning 

July 16th: Senior Mondays

July 19th: Workshop: Drop-in Drawing 

July 30th: Family Monday 

Grand Ole Opry

Remember to see who’s playing at this historic venue, y’all! 

The Nashville Ballet

July 28th: National Dance Day

Nashville Flea Market

July 27th – 29th: Nashville Fairgrounds 

Nashville Symphony 

July 5th – 8th: Star Wars: A New Hope – In concert

July 13th: America

July 17th: Buddy Guy

July 22nd: Music City Beatles Bash

July 24th: Chaka Khan

Nashville Zoo

July 6th: Kroger Safari Fridays 

July 7th: Summer Splash Holiday 

July 13th: Kroger Safari Fridays

July 13th: July Member Night 

July 20th: Kroger Safari Fridays 

July 27th: Kroger Safari Fridays

July 27th: Red, White & Zoo (21+ event) 

Ryman Auditorium 

July 1st: Glen Campbell Legacy

July 2nd: Pretenders

July 5th: Vince Gill

July 10th: Donny & Marie 

July 12: Hot Rize 40th Anniversary Bash 

July 13th: Janelle Monáe

July 14th: Indigo Girls

July 15th: Buddy Miller and Friends

July 17th: Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes

July 18th: Ted Nugent 

July 19th: Rhonda Vincent 

July 20th – 21st: Punch Brothers 

July 22nd: Jim Lauderdale, William Fitzsimmons and the Secret Sisters 

July 23rd: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

July 24th: Boy George and Culture Club 

July 25th: O.A.R.

July 26th: Ricky Skaggs

July 27th – 28th: Anita Baker

Ju;y 29th: Mark O’Connor Band and Brandy Clark

July 31st: Lily Tomlin 


July 22nd: Stokley and Friends

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