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Summer 2015 Classes

Presented by Watkins Community Education Program at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

April 1 - August 1, 2015

Watkins Community Education offers non-credit classes, workshops and camps in art, design and film for people of all ages, skill-levels, and backgrounds. This summer we will offer classes for adults and will also offer camps and workshops for ages 5+. Whether you're a "first-time artist" interested in trying something new or a professional looking to go deeper in your medium, we look forward to ...more


Butterfly ID Class: From Swallowtails to Skippers!

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 2, 2015

Can you name the beautiful butterflies flitting about your yard? Join us for a class in butterfly id followed by time in the field to hone your skills.
 


Schools of Rock on Tour

Presented by Nashville School of Rock and School of Rock at Margaritaville Nashville, Nashville

July 2, 2015

This is a free concert for the community with Nashville and Franklin Schools of Rock students/bands, as well as Schools of Rock students/bands from all over the country. The event starts...more

Through the Pupil of the Eye

Presented by Baha'is of Nashville at Baha'i Community of Nashville, TN, Nashville

July 3, 2015

Refresh and Gladden your spirit in celebration of the Spiritual Destiny of African Americans. Come together in song, dance and praise - Lift EVERY voice!

The Pupil of the Eye Concert...more

Creative Zone: Make a Honky-Tonk Hanky

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

July 3, 2015

Drop-in and decorate handkerchiefs using fabric swatches, rhinestones, glitter, sequins, ribbons, and more. Find inspiration from artifacts in the galleries – like Taylor Swift’s...more

Freedom Festival

Presented by Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce at Drakes Creek Park, Hendersonville

July 3, 2015

Presented by: ReMax

Featuring: The Broomestix and the Garage Revival Band

Live Auction at 6:30

Fireworks at 9:00 (sponsored by Hendersonville Parks)

 


Family Movie Night: ‘Rio’

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 3, 2015

What’s more fun than watching a movie?  Watching a movie outside!  Bring a picnic blanket or sleeping bag and pillow, and we’ll provide the freshly popped popcorn!
 


Independence Day Celebration

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Allen Arena Mall, Nashville

July 3, 2015

Lipscomb University invites the public to a community Independence Day celebration on the Allen Arena mall on campus Friday, July 3, at the annual finale of Summer Celebration, a three-day...more

Music City July 4th 5K/10K Supporting The Salvation Army

Presented by What Do You Run For? Event Management at Public Square Park - Nashville, Nashville

July 4, 2015

Kick off your Music City July 4th celebration with a 5K or 10K through Downtown Nashville!! All ages and fitness levels will love running past Nashville’s landmarks, like the new Music City...more

Music City July 4th: Martina McBride, Mikky Ekko, and the Nashville Symphony

Presented by Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

July 4, 2015

ANNOUNCED: Martina McBride, Mikky Ekko, and the Nashville Symphony will play the 2015 Music City July 4th celebration!

The event takes place in downtown Nashville and is a...more

Music on the Square with Fireworks Display

Presented by City of Waverly at Downtown Waverly, Waverly

July 4, 2015

Enjoy live music at Music on the Square every first and third Saturday of the month...more

Red, White & BOOM

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

July 4, 2015

Join Adventure Science Center in celebrating the 4th of July with an unobstructed view of Nashville’s downtown fireworks from our lawn. Don’t worry about parking! Don’t...more

Regions Free Day at the Frist

Presented by Regions and Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

July 4, 2015

For its July installment of Regions Free Days, Regions Bank is offering the general public free admission to Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts to active military and veterans...more

4th of July Celebration

Presented by Town of Nolensville at Nolensville Park, Nolensville

July 4, 2015

The Town of Nolensville is gearing up for another fantastic 4th of July event this year. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at the Nolensville Ball Park (Nolensville Road at Nolensville Park Road)...more

Annual July 4th Celebration

Presented by Providence Marketplace at Providence Marketplace, Mount Juliet

July 4, 2015

Officials with Providence Marketplace of Mt. Juliet have announced the details of the community shopping center’s annual July 4th celebration for 2015. The free, family-friendly celebration will...more

Family Program: Square Dance 101

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

July 4, 2015

Swing your partner and do-si-do at a fun-for-all introduction to square dance! Ideal for beginners, this interactive workshop will teach simple steps, turns, and moves. Live music and calling by...more

July 4th Celebration

Presented by City of Gallatin at Gallatin Civic Center, Gallatin

July 4, 2015

Food, Craft, and Specialty Booths. Kid's Corner to include Fire Department Bubbles at 2pm

Music: Country, 50-60's Rock & Roll and Gospel

Entertainment begins at...more

July 4th Celebration

Presented by City of Goodlettsville at Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville

July 4, 2015

4:00pm Community Band performing the National Anthem, Activity Zone Opens, and Food Vendors Open

5:00pm Eating Contest Registration Begins

6:00pm Eating...more

4th of July Celebration in Portland

Presented by The Bridge at Highland at The Bridge at Highland, Portland

July 4, 2015

Music starts at 7pm, Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and join us for some family fun. Fireworks at 9pm.


9th Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Presented by Friends of Shelby Parks at East Park, Nashville

July 4, 2015

Nashville’s ninth annual Hot Chicken Festival presented by Piedmont Natural Gas is giving amateur contestants the chance to cook...more

Crockett Park July 4th Celebration

Presented by City of Brentwood at Crockett Park, Brentwood

July 4, 2015

As part of the 2015 Summer Concert Series, join The Kadillacs for Brentwood's Annual 4th of July celebration. The concert begins at 7:00pm with fireworks following the performance.
...more

Franklin on the Fourth

Presented by Franklin Lions Club and City of Franklin at Historic Downtown Franklin, Franklin

July 4, 2015

This year's 4th of July Celebration will focus on family fun and include great music, quality crafts, tasty food, antique cars, and a large kids zone.  Downtown Franklin is the perfect...more

Sunday Funday featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog

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

July 5, 2015

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Creative Zone: Make a Honky-Tonk Hanky

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

July 5, 2015

Drop-in and decorate handkerchiefs using fabric swatches, rhinestones, glitter, sequins, ribbons, and more. Find inspiration from artifacts in the galleries – like Taylor Swift’s...more

A Presidential Fourth Weekend

Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

July 4 - July 5, 2015

Sign the Muster Roll and join Jackson’s Fight for Our Independence!

Featuring a Haversack Family Adventure, kids can go through marching and drill training, hear from War of 1812...more

The Science Guys Spectacular Science Show

Presented by Mr. Bond and The Science Guys and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Old Hickory, Old Hickory

July 6, 2015

A Spectacular Science Show with Mr. Bond and the Science Guys.  Hands-on experiments that wow!  Fun for all ages.


Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City: Album Release Concert

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

July 7, 2015

To celebrate the release of Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, a two-disc audio companion to the exhibition of the same name, the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and...more

Knee-High Naturalist: Water Works

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

July 6 - July 7, 2015

Why do we need water? What is a tadpole? Wear your water shoes to have some fun in the water. We will also play in the sprinkler to cool off. THis program is for ages 3-5.  Advanced...more

Music City Roots presents A Tribute to Chet Atkins ft. John Knowles CGP, Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick and the Hot Club, Jonathan Brown, and More

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

July 7, 2015

Music City Roots, Live From Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin is a weekly,...more

Music City Roots presents Matthew Fowler, Caroline Spence, The Broomestix and Pam Tillis

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

July 8, 2015

Music City Roots, Live From Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin is a weekly,...more

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 8, 2015

Enjoy a day cooling off in the Little Harpeth River as we build, float, sink and rebuild natural boats!  From simple leaf boats to complex stick barges, we will experiment to discover the...more

Create It in Donelson: Birch Forest

Presented by Robin's Gallery at Robin's Gallery, Nashville

July 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday – Join us as we paint this beautiful birch forest. As always, choose your preferred color scheme.


Summer Cinema at the Depot

Presented by Cookeville Depot Museum at Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville

July 10, 2015

Join us under the stars for a free showing of A Night at the Museum. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and an appetite for popcorn and drinks. Popcorn and drinks are only...more

Create It in Donelson - Nashville Guitar

Presented by Robin's Gallery at Robin's Gallery, Nashville

July 10, 2015

Join us as we paint this unique Nashville guitar. Choose your preferred color scheme and design elements.


Overton County Cruise-In

Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

July 11, 2015

Antique cars and trucks bring back memories of days gone by. Join Overton County for its monthly cruise-in.


Songwriters Night at Rock Castle

Presented by Historic Rock Castle at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

July 11, 2015

Come out to Historic Rock Castle on designated Saturday Nights in the Summer and...more

Bold Enough Challenge Rodeo

Presented by Sumner County Anti Drug Coalition at Triple Creek Park, Gallatin

July 10 - July 11, 2015

Contestants from all over join the Bold Enough Challenge Rodeo. This is the Coalition's sole fundraiser. Proceeds for the event are used to support the prevention of substance abuse and its...more

The Science Guys Spectacular Science Show

Presented by Mr. Bond and The Science Guys and Hendersonville Public Library at Hendersonville Public Library, Hendersonville

July 11, 2015

A Spectacular Science Show with Mr. Bond and the Science Guys.  Hands-on experiments that wow!  Fun for all ages.


Puppet Truck presents Puss in Boots

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Southeast Branch, Antioch

July 11, 2015

Wishing Chair Productions is proud to present a brand new, jazz-infused, marionette version of the classic Brother's Grimm story. With Nashville favorites Chris Walters' score and Connye...more

Puppet Truck presents Puss in Boots

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Edmondson Pike Branch, Nashville

July 11, 2015

Wishing Chair Productions is proud to present a brand new, jazz-infused, marionette version of the classic Brother's Grimm story. With Nashville favorites Chris Walters' score and Connye...more

Nashville Pet Expo

Presented by Amazing Pet Expos

July 11, 2015

The Nashville Pet Expo is back Saturday, 7/11! Bring your pet to this awesome FREE event for all pet lovers and meet Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin, founder and President of Pinups for...more

Dome Club Nashville - Cosmic Dance

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

July 11, 2015

Dome Club Nashville is is a monthly event showcasing immersive programs and artistic experiences designed to envelop visitors within the unique fulldome planetarium environment.

What’s...more

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Presented by Encore Theatre Company at Encore Theatre Company, Mt. Juliet

June 19 - July 11, 2015

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain and adapted by Charles George. Directed by Marc Sloan.

This all-youth production retains all the charm, humor, and...more

Kidsville at the Parthenon: July

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

July 11, 2015

Kidsville returns to the Parthenon! Children will learn the story of Nike, constant friend and helper in the palm of Athena, with a craft activity of making a special crown like Nike would gift to...more

Soaring Eagles Family 5K Run/ Walk

Presented by Boy Scout Troop 170 at Prescott South Elementary School, Cookeville

July 11, 2015

The 2nd Annual Soaring Eagles Family 5k run/walk is a fun event for all. The race starts at 8am at Prescott South Elementary School. Almost the entire race is on the Prescott South Campus making...more

Family Geocaching

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

July 11, 2015

Bring a picnic and come geocaching at Owl’s Hill! We have new sites set up that are ready to be found. This is also a fantastic way for new geocachers to get acquainted with the game. Hike...more

Family Program: Songwriting 101: Luke Bryan

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

July 11, 2015

Learn to write a country song in the style of Luke Bryan. Before earning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, Luke Bryan wrote songs recorded by the likes of Travis Tritt and Billy...more

All about the Birds and Bees

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 11, 2015

The birds and bees are busy this summer visiting flowers, raising babies, and fesasting on the abundance of the nature center grounds and garden.  We’ll go searching for and learn all about...more

Create It in Donelson - Lighthouse

Presented by Robin's Gallery at Robin's Gallery, Nashville

July 11, 2015

Join us as we paint this scenic lighthouse. Choose your preferred color scheme and design elements.


Kick It 3v3 Tournament

Presented by Cumulus Broadcasting

July 11, 2015

Nashville soccer players, the National Kick It 3-v-3 Soccer tour is making a stop in Nashville  on July 11th.  Over half a million kids from across the USA and from all skill levels have...more

Vintage Base Ball at Carnton Plantation - July

Presented by Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

July 12, 2015

Join us for a double header game of vintage base ball!

Highland Rim Distillers vs. ...more

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