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Nashville's Summer Fun for the Kids & the Entire Family

Making the most of Summer Fun


Copyright Jan Duke

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Copyright Jan Duke

The days of summer are here and the kids excitement, and anticipation can be felt everywhere. When the temperature hits seventy degrees, it magically turns on an inner button within every child, that raises their excitement level tenfold, but as all things go; what goes up must come down, and soon these little powerhouses of energy will be singing the dreaded "Mom I'm bored" across the land.

To prevent this from happening in your household, I gather up a list of places to go, and things to see with the kids every summer; that fits into everyone's budget. With a little planning you can have a great summer with plenty to do.

Nashville has plenty of activities during the summer. But we will be looking at local activities that are great deals for your money. Remember you have months worth of days to provide entertainment for the kids, and that can get expensive.

  1. Nashville Sounds
    Our #1 pick for kids entertainment and family fun. Nothing is more American than Baseball. They offer great promotional prices to most of their games, and even offer some free tickets. Located in Greer Stadium at 534 Chestnut St. in Nashville.
    Phone # 615-242-4371

  2. Bicentennial Mall State Park-Free
    Located in the shadows of the capital building; offers summer concerts in the Amphitheater, and the kid's love playing in the waters of the Rivers of Tennessee fountains. Kids get a lesson in Tennessee History without realizing it.
    Phone # 615-741-5280

  3. Farmers Market-Free
    Located next to Bicentennial Mall at 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.(8th Ave N.) in Nashville. Every third Friday of the month June-October the Market offers a Night Market from 5-8pm that includes lots of opportunities to experience many of the flavors of TN & great fun for the whole family.
    Phone # 615 880-2001

  4. Tennessee State Museum-Free
    Kid's can learn about Nashville, and Tennessee history in this museum located at 505 Deaderick Street in Nashville.
    Phone # 615-741-2692

  5. Metro Parks-Free
    Metro Park's, office is located at 2565 Park Plaza in Nashville. These parks are truly Nashville's best-kept secrets. They provide an array of entertainment for adults, and children. From ballet, and symphony to movies. These parks offer an endless supply of family fun.
    Phone # 615-862-8424

  6. Warner Park Nature Center-Free
    As part of metro Parks, they offer free excursions for kid's of all ages; throughout Warner park. Pre-registration is required, and spots tend to fill up quickly.

  7. Nashville Public Library-Free
    The libraries in Nashville offer special programs year-round but during the summer these programs offer plenty of children's entertainment, from Magicians to Crafts, even on occasion, Ronald McDonald.

  8. Summertime at Cheekwoood
    All summer long Cheekwood opens it's gates to a days filled full of family fun that includes special exhibits, programs, classes and more.

  9. Opry Plaza Parties-Free (canceled)
    Give your kid's a taste of country music at these shows, located at Opryland in front of the Opry show are held every summer from June-August.

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