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KIDS + FAMILY

6th Annual Dogapalooza

Presented by Cookeville Leisure Services at Dogwood Park - Cookeville, Cookeville

May 2, 2015

Dogapalooza at Dogwood Park consists of various animal demonstrations, an off-leash play area, an agility course, pet-related vendors, activities for owners and dogs, educational areas and a Kid's Dog Show. There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to benefit the ...more


Sunday Puppet Shows at The Parthenon

Presented by Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

March 7 - April 25, 2015

Philosophy for children? Philosophy in a puppet show? Really? Yes, really. Join us at the Parthenon, Sundays at 2:00pm, for a 15 minute interactive performance of the "Allegory of the...more

Portland Spring Fling & Things Show

Presented by Portland Parks & Recreation at Richland Park Gym, Portland

April 25, 2015

Inaugural Show with crafts, arts, and goods. Concessions available.


Community Outreach: Musical Petting Zoo at Montgomery Bell Academy

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville

April 25, 2015

Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. This...more

Family Program: Perk Up Your Pictures

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

April 25, 2015

What makes a good photograph? Study photos taken by country music superstar Kenny Rogers, an accomplished photographer, to see what elements comprise a captivating still image. Learn tips and...more

Events of April 1865 Civil War Film Series

Presented by Johnsonville State Historic Park at Johnsonville State Historic Park , New Johnsonville

April 4 - April 25, 2015

Wars do not end quietly and the American Civil War was no exception. From the comfort of the Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, join us each Saturday in April as we explore the...more

Shrek: The Musical

Presented by Community Playhouse, Inc. at South Jackson Civic Center, Tullahoma

April 17 - April 26, 2015

A benign green ogre and his sidekick Donkey save the land from an evil lord and rescue a lovely princess from a terrible fate. Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never...more

Battle Scarred: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

August 2, 2014 - April 26, 2015

The 1,600 square foot gallery of the Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation will be entirely transformed and open to the public for eight months. The display will feature never before exhibited...more

KiDS ROCK Nashville

Presented by Rock n Roll Marathon at LP Field, Nashville

April 26, 2015

One mile run for the kids, grades K-7!

About Kids Rock:

Through four, six and eight-week training programs, kids can train with parents, teachers, coaches and...more

Adventure Science Center's Tinkering Garage

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

January 17 - April 26, 2015

It’s time to strap on your tool belts for Adventure Science Center’s Tinkering Garage, Nashville’s premier DIY maker-space for families, school children and science enthusiasts...more

Cheekwood in Bloom

Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

March 21 - April 26, 2015

Every spring, Cheekwood becomes the Southeast's premier spot for celebrating the new season and enjoying the return of bold, vibrant color to the landscape. Sweeping views, large-scale...more

Catan Day 2015

Presented by Mayfair Games at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville

April 24 - April 26, 2015

Join Mayfair Games at the Gaylord Opry Center in Nashville, TN from April 24th to the 26th to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of – Catan® 

Play all things...more

Dispatches from the Borderlands

Presented by Ground Floor Gallery at Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville

April 4 - April 26, 2015

Curated as a conversation between checkpoints, April's exhibition at Ground Floor Gallery will feature artists Jeremy Entwistle and Barbara Schreiber, artists who work in contrasting ways with...more

Two Old Hippies Kids Rock Open Mic

Presented by Two Old Hippies at Two Old Hippies, Nashville

April 26, 2015

Join us at Two Old Hippies in the Gulch every Sunday for our Kids Rock Open Mic! If you're children are under age 17 and need a stage to perform on, please come on by and show off those...more

Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments: Nashville Cats Flair

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

April 26, 2015

The Nashville Cats studio musicians featured in the new exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City played for an array of artists throughout their recording careers. Check out...more

Spring Fest

Presented by Green Door Gorumet at Green Door Gourmet , Nashville

April 26, 2015

Green Door Gourmet, a 350-acre farm located in West Nashville, will kick off the season at their annual Spring Fest on April 26 from 11pm to 6pm. The family-friendly event will feature a bluegrass...more

The Music Man

April 10 - April 26, 2015

The Center for the Arts is proud to present Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill...more

Autism Awareness Day

Presented by Nashville Zoo at Grassmere at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Nashville

April 26, 2015

Nashville Zoo will hold its second annual Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 26.

Held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for...more

Health and Wellness Manifest 2015

Presented by Music City Center For Spiritual Living at Music City Center for Spiritual Living, Nashville

April 26, 2015

Featuring over 25 Middle Tennessee Practitioners, Healers, and others working in our Health & Wellness Community. Reflexology * Massage* Essential Oils * Homeopathic Weight Loss * Melaluca *...more

Shakespeare's Birthday Bash and Biggest Balcony Scene Ever

Presented by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

April 26, 2015

Shakespeare will be turning 451 and we are in the mood to celebrate! Join us at the Nashville Public Library to help us wish the Bard a very happy birthday! We will have cupcakes...more

Flutes Fantastique with Rhonda Larson

Presented by Gateway Chamber Orchestra at APSU - Music/Mass Comm. Bldg. (George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall), Clarksville

April 26, 2015

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra hosts Flutes Fantastique. Sponsored by Planters Bank, this Family Series concert will take the audience on a dazzling cross-cultural journey...more

Science A la Cart

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 3 - April 28, 2015

It is easy to see that science is all around us. Everyone can be a scientist as we experiment and foster your child’s curiosity. Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

March 3:...more

Spark!

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 2 - April 28, 2015

Sparking Bright Futures for our smallest visitors! Join us to learn all about our newest program! Discovery Center’s spark! is for children ages 1-6 and their...more

Attachment Parenting Through Infancy Class

Presented by Nashville Birth and Babies at Maryland Farms Pediatrics, Brentwood

April 15 - April 29, 2015

Attachment Parenting Through Infancy is a class designed for expecting parents and parents of infants. Parents will learn about the history and science behind attachment parenting, about the 8...more

Animal Antics

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 4 - April 29, 2015

Meet one of the DC animals! Appropriate for all ages.

March 4: Meet the Cockroaches
March 11: Meet the Birds
March 18: Meet the Corn Snake
March 25: Meet the Blue Tongued...more

Music City Roots: Miss Tess and the TalkBacks, Frank Fairfield,Cheryl Wheeler and Gretchen Peters

Presented by Music City Roots at Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Franklin

April 29, 2015

Music City Roots, Live From Liberty Hall at the...more

Cinderella (PG)

Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

April 25 - April 29, 2015

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after...more

Cheekwood in Bloom

Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

March 21 - April 30, 2015

What better place to celebrate the new spring season than among the most beautiful blooms in the city!  With more than 100,000 tulips in every hue spilling from our gardens, we can promise a...more

Dream to Fly at ASC's Sudekkum Planetarium

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

March 1 - April 30, 2015

Now playing in the Sudekum Planetarium, Dream to Fly is a poetic story about the mystery and history of aviation. Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and...more

Daily Creation Station Art Activities

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 1 - April 30, 2015

Stop by Creation Station to explore your creative side! Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Daily Projects: Self-guided daily projects rotate on a two week basis and are available during museum...more

Creation Station Art Activities: Thursdays

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 5 - April 30, 2015

Stop by Creation Station to explore your creative side! Daily self-guided art projects are available everyday during your visit! Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Join our staff artists and special...more

Nature Nuts

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 5 - April 30, 2015

Explore and uncover the many mysteries of our Murfree Spring wetland! Join Ms. Courtney & Mr. Leif for programs that encourage visitors to engage with nature through fun and interactive...more

Hip Donelson Farmers Market | The Hiptet and the Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival

Presented by Hip Donelson Farmers Market at Hip Donelson Farmers Market, Nashville

May 1, 2015

Hip Donelson Farmers Market kicks off its 2015 Sunset Concert Series with music by The Hiptet.  The Hiptet is a 5-piece band bringing to concert crowds the high energy music of famous...more

Kitten and Cat Adoption Event (Saturdays)

Presented by FCCAAF at Happy Retales, Brentwood

May 10, 2014 - May 2, 2015

Adorable kittens and cats are available to be adopted now! FCCAAF is an organization that supports the rescue of cats and kittens and finds them homes. All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered;...more

Cinco De Mayo 5K/10K Presented by Sprocket Rocket Party Bike

Presented by What Do You Run For? Event Management at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

May 2, 2015

 Break out your sombrero and bring your best poncho because you’re going to want to look the part when you experience Nashville’s biggest Cinco De Mayo party! A complimentary...more

Celebrate Westmoreland Festival

Presented by Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce at Ricky Woodard Community Park, Westmoreland

May 1 - May 2, 2015

5/1: Coronation of the Festival Queen with live musical entertainment to follow. 

5/2: 5K and Festivities throughout the day.. Children's Village (climbing wall, face painting,...more

2nd Annual "Science Spectacular" Fundraiser for East Nashville Non-Profits

Presented by Mr. Bond and The Science Guys and East C.A.N. at Pavilion EAST, Nashville

May 2, 2015

East Nashville's, Mr. Bond and the Science Guys are planning their 2nd annual “Science Spectacular” to benefit three worthy East Nashville organizations. One Saturday of each month...more

40th Anniversary Harding Art Show

Presented by Harding Academy at Harding Academy, Nashville

April 30 - May 2, 2015

The 40th Anniversary Harding Art Show, Thursday April 30 through Saturday May 2, features 70 artists from across the country who will have their fine art available for purchase.  The show...more

General Jamboree

Presented by Harding Academy at Harding Academy, Nashville

May 2, 2015

The General Jamboree is a fun family event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Harding Art Show. This free event features a dunking booth, photo booth, cupcake walk, fortune teller, food from...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: The Hamilton County Ramblers

Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Sutton General Store, Granville

May 2, 2015

Enjoy Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time live music every Saturday night at Sutton General Store. The...more

Family Health & Fitness Fair

Presented by The Streets of Indian Lake at The Streets Of Indian Lake, Hendersonville

May 2, 2015

Family Health & Fitness FAIR: Athletic & Fitness Demonstrations * Vendors with health information, products & services * Meet Public Safety Heroes * Bruce Amato’s Magic...more

2nd Annual Bike Rodeo

Presented by Portland Police Department at Richland Park, Portland

May 2, 2015

Free rider safety course, bike giveaways, bicycle safety inspectaions, and safety infomration. 

Bring your Bikes and Helmets.

All participants must be accompanied by an Adult...more

Health & Safety Day

Presented by Portland Public Safety & Sumner Co. Sheriff's Department at Richland Park, Portland

May 2, 2015

Portland Police Dept., Portland Fire & Sumner Co. Sheriff

Sumner Co. EMS/EMA, Portland Medical Center, Vanderbilt Lifeflight

Safety & Wellness, Driver safety, child safety...more

Free Hike Day!

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

May 2, 2015

Come out for a free hike! Join one of our staff members on a guided hike through Owl's Hill. This is a great opportunity for families, individuals, and small groups to come enjoy the woods and...more

Crafts in the Garden: Windchimes

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Goodlettsville Branch, Goodlettsville

May 2, 2015

Join us in the Garrett Family Gardens for a windchime craft. Space is limited. Please register by calling the Goodlettsville Branch at (615) 862-5862.


8th Annual Walk Me Home 5K Walk for Foster Care

Presented by Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Care Association at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville

May 2, 2015

The 8th Annual Walk Me Home 5K Walk for Foster Care is a family-friendly event on the beautiful grounds of the Bicentennial Mall State Park. Join us for live music, face-painting, inflatable...more

Hohenwald Springfest

Presented by Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce at Hohenwald Memorial Park, Hohenwald

May 1 - May 2, 2015

If you love handcrafted goods, vintage wares, treasures, and gifts for Mother's Day or yourself, you'll find them and much more at Hohenwald Springfest on May 1st and 2nd at the Community...more

Girls on the Run Nashville Spring 5K 2015

Presented by Girls on the Run Nashville at LP Field, Nashville

May 2, 2015

Girls on the Run Nashville Spring 5k 2015
A fun 3.1 mile run benefitting Girls on the Run Nashville, a local organization that seeks to inspire girls to be joyful,...more

Yea, Verily! The Renaissance Improv Comedy Show

Presented by Nashville Improv Company at Bongo After Hours Theatre, Nashville

May 2, 2015

Hark! Take a step back in time into the Renaissance! Our trained actors will yea, verily any and all audience suggestions while in costumed renaissance glory! From the Medici Mafias, to...more

Razzle Dazzle Magic Show

Presented by Middle Tennessee Magic Club and Murfreesboro Center for the Arts at The Center for the Arts - Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro

May 1 - May 2, 2015

It’s magic time once again in the 'boro! The Middle Tennessee Magic Club in conjunction with the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts will present their 24th annual "Razzle Dazzle Magic...more

Regions Free Day at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center: Bleu!

Presented by Regions at TPAC - Andrew Johnson Theater, Nashville

May 1 - May 2, 2015

For its May installment of Regions Free Day, Regions Bank is offering free tickets to children and families across Middle Tennessee to attend Bleu! at the Tennessee...more

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