You might have had a list of activities you wanted to hit this summer, and maybe you’re knocking them out like a champ. Or, if you’re like me, you’re looking up and wondering where in the world the summer days have gone. (And school starts in how many days??!)
Never fear. Here’s your list of Nashville summer fun opportunities—organized by the last day they’re available this year. Use this list if you like a deadline (or use this list if you want to avoid last day crowds). Hope to see you out there; and if you miss a few, relax! There’s always next summer….
- July 30: (last one!) Wednesday programs for school-age children at Warner Nature Center
- July 31: (last one!) Nashville Dancin’ (formerly Dancin’ in the District) at Riverfront Park
- through August 1: Wave County (weekdays)
- August 2: Centennial Park Big Band Dances: Debbie Bailes and Her Band
- August 9: Centennial Park Big Band Dances: The J. Bradley Big Band
- August 9: “High Noon” at Belcourt Theatre, outdoor movie in parking lot starts at sunset
- August 9: “Frozen” movie showing at 2 p.m. at Goodlettsville Library
- August 9: Tomato Arts Festival – East Nashville
Tuesdays at noon beginning Aug 12: Nashville Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard series at the main library.
- Thursday nights starting August 14 through September 4, 5, & 6: Metro Nashville’s Live on the Green concert series at Public Square Park
- through August 15: Summer Challenge – Nashville Public Library
- August 16: Centennial Park Big Band Dances: Radio Daze
- August 17: “Brother Snake and Sister Possum” Frist Center for the Visual Arts “Artful Tales” program for ages 3 and older
- August 17: (third to last) Jazz on the Cumberland
- August 22-23: (last) “Astronomy Weekend” at Fall Creek Falls State Park
- August 23: Centennial Park Big Band Dances: Lynn Beal Band
- through August 27: Nashville Sounds (last home game) (Be sure you enter our giveaway!)
- August 30: Celebrate Hummingbirds at Warner Park Nature Center
- through August 31: Mt. Juliet- Ava’s Splash Pad
- through August 31: Wave County (Sat and Sun only)
- through September 1: Cumberland and Kirkland Spray Parks
- through September 4 (Labor Day): Swim outside at YMCA pools
- Thurs nights through Sept 4-6: Metro Nashville’s Live on the Green concert series at Public Square Park
- through September 7: Nashville Shores Waterpark (hours vary by day!)
- September 21: (second to last) Jazz on the Cumberland
- September 30: Cooks Recreation Area on Percy Priest
- October 19: (last chance!) Jazz on the Cumberland
Did I miss any late summer events that you love in Nashville? If you had to pick your top three, which ones would you recommend to a friend?
I’m assuming that you’re checking out this list because you’re a local and looking for something to do with your kids these last few weeks of summer. But, if you’re new to town or a visitor and need more information, check out the links above or Ms. Cheap’s Guide to Summer Fun or our itinerary for a great Stay-cation in Nashville.