Ready for a warm month? Kids are out of school and it seems like everyone is already living at the pool! There are lots of events taking advantage of the lovely weather this month to drag you away though! From hanging at the zoo to free music to watermelon seed spitting contests, you certainly won’t be bored this month! Here’s your look at things to do in Middle Tennessee!
Brew at the Zoo is a renowned event combing craft beer, music, food trucks, and all the amazing animals at the Nashville Zoo! With over 100 craft beers on tap, Nashville residents have voted it as the best beer event in the Nashville Scene in 2014 and 2016! Buy tickets here!
Come out and enjoy a screening of Moana at Charlie Daniels Park! There is free parking and the movie will start at dusk. Definitely bring your chairs or a blanket to enjoy the screening of this fantastic children’s movie!
Come and enjoy music on the porches throughout Hazel Path and Business Park! This is the 3rd Porch fest and it just keeps getting better! In addition to live music, visitors can buy food from amazing foot trucks, explore the Kids Zone, go to the art show, and shop! We suggest bringing a lawn chair or blanket so you can sit and enjoy all day!
Love dancing? Then you’ll love this free event that happens every Saturday throughout the summer! Enjoy music from the big band era and dance the night away! They also offer two free dance lessons, 7 pm – 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm – 8:50 pm.
Throughout the month of June, the Nashville Symphony is bringing free music to Middle Tennessee! These events are all free and happen all over the area. Their first date is the 7th and they’ll be playing at Musicians Corner in Centennial Park! Bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the music all night long!
June is a big month for music festivals in Middle Tennessee! CMA Fest is a multi-day festival with both free and ticketed shows for everyone to enjoy! Some of the biggest (and newest!) names in country music will be there delighting the crowds! There is a lot happening so, if you’re looking for an overview of how to enjoy the music, check out this guide at Visit Music City’s website!
The second big festival in our area is Bonnaroo! Head out to Manchester to experience this extremely popular event! The big headliners this year are Eminem, The Killers, and Muse. With a huge list of other talented artists, each day is sure to be a treat! Make sure to be prepared by watching our “What to Pack” video here! You’ll also need tickets which you can find here.
The City Farm House Pop-Up Fair is a wonderfully diverse and fun even attend! From vendors selling gorgeous homeware and other goods to speakers, you’ll find plenty to do! There will be a food truck and music too! There are a variety of ticket options ranging from $12 to $35 that you can preview here. If you attend, make sure to check out “the famous 1962 Airstream Globetrotter” that Sheryl Crow and the John F. Kennedy family are bringing!
Keep your shopping local by attending this festival! There will be “live music, food trucks, vendors, small business shopping, local wineries, organic farms, and a kid’s zone,” according to their website! If you haven’t made it to Hampshire yet, they describe themselves as the “Napa Valley” of Tennessee. They say this because they have 2 wineries in the area! This unique town is truly charming and is full of artisans!
Love watermelon? So does Lucky Ladd Farms! They are giving away free pieces of watermelon during their festival too! You can also enjoy their Splash Zone (with a “Splash Pad, Bubble Blast Pool, and inflatable water slides) and their many competitions! Maybe you’ll win the Watermelon Crawl, Seed Spitting, Melon Toss, or Watermelon Eating contests! Admission is $13 for adults and $11 for children.