10 Memorial Weekend Events

1. Warner Parks Nature Center, Memorial Day Picnic

May 27, 11a-1p
7311 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
Cost: Free

Bring your picnic lunch to the World War I Memorial in Percy Warner Park. Park staff will talk about the Park’s connection to the Great War and more.

Register here.

2. Nolensville Farmer’s Market 2nd annual Food Truck Festival

Fri, May 26th, 5p-8p
7248 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville

Participating Food Trucks include:

The Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck
The Brothers Burger
2 Girls N’ A Hot Dog
Hibachi4Hire
Itty Bitty Donuts
Uncle Bud’s
Nucci’s Gelato
Bacon Nation
Califarmia Food Truck
Don Miguel Juicery + Rustic Kitchen
Et Voila Bistro & Bakery
Tacos Maria
Padrinos Pops

3. Tennessee Renaissance Festival

May 27-29 Open 10 am-6pm
2124 New Castle Road, Arrington, TN, 37014

Cost: Children 5 and under free, Children 6-12 $8, Adults $22 Senior and military discounts available.

The last weekend of the Renaissance Festival for the year is Memorial Weekend. Enjoy rides, shows, merchandise, festival foods, and much more. You can even dress in renaissance garb if you so wish. For more information, visit tnrenfest.com.

4. 13th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Block Party

Animalia Health & Wellness
1973 New Highway 96 W, Franklin

Cost: Tickets are $7 for adults ($8 day of), kids 6 and under are free

It’s time for another Memorial Day Weekend Block Party! With help from Community Church of Westhaven and many dedicated Westhaven residents, the block party is being held on the lawn of our good neighbors at the Animalia Veterinary Clinic.

Residents will once again show off their cooking skills with the barbeque talents of Tyson Schoeff and company with assistance of the multi-talented grill team. “Each family that attends should bring a side dish to share (vegetable, salad, fruit, dessert, snack, appetizer, etc.), a serving utensil for the dish.”

For live entertainment, talented neighbors will be cranking out a few hours of music covering artists such as The Rolling Stones, Journey, Elton John, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Prince, and more.

Like all block parties in the past, this event is entirely done by a group of fantastic Westhaven volunteers who could use a little help! If you have an extra hour or so to help the day of the event, please visit www.WesthavenFoundation.org and click on the volunteer now button.

Purchase tickets here.

5. Zoovie Night and Zzzoofari Slumber at Nashville Zoo

Photo by Aimee Stubbs

3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN, 37211

Over Memorial Weekend, the Zoo is hosting two events – a movie night and a slumber party!

Movie Night is May 26th 6-10p. Movie night is included with admission or $6 after 6pm. Enjoy Paddington movie with inflatables, games, music, crafts, carousel, and zipline. When the sun goes down, spread out your blanket and relax and watch the film.

Slumber Party is May 27th 4p-May 28 9am. For members, the cost is $38, for non-members $55, discounted admission for toddlers or groups

The slumber party is an overnight camp session filled with crafts, music, games, and much more. Dinner, breakfast, and marshmallow roast included.

For more information, nashvillezoo.org.

6. Memorial Day Celebration at Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs

7128 S Springs Dr, Franklin
May 27-30, 12p-4p each day

Harley Davidson of Cool Springs will host live music May 27-29th and have free beer.

7. Music City Jazz Festival

May 25-27, 5-9p Thursday and Friday, 11-9 Saturday
Public Square Park
10 Public Square Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: Thursday kick-off is $35, General Admission for Friday and Saturday is $137, discounts for single day admissions.

A place to people-watch, eat, drink, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of the coolest music performed by national recording smooth jazz artists.

For more information, visit musiccityjazzfest.com.

Kidsville at the Parthenon and Centennial Park

May 27, 11a-6p
2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: Free

On Saturday from 11a-11:45a, inside the Parthenon, kids can enjoy free activities, arts & crafts, music, face painting, snacks, games and learn the story of the mythical Greek god Titan.

Then from 12p-6p, live music, face painting, a sensory garden and crafts will be available for children of all ages in Centennial Park

For more information, visit kidsvilleonline.org.

8. Port Royal Park Memorial Celebration

May 27th, begins at 8:30am
Port Royal Park, 4285 Port Royal Rd, Spring Hill
Cost: Free

Spring Hill celebrates Memorial Day with a parade, live music and the opening of the Port Royal splash pad on Saturday. Parade begins at 8:30a, splash pad opens at 10 and live music begins at 10:30a. Here is the complete live music schedule:

10:30a Eric Street
11:00a Carters Creek South
12:00p 2Country4Nashville
1p 2 Steel Girls

9.  Parks and Rec Outdoor Pools Open

May 29th, 10am
Cost: Learn more here

The four Williamson County Parks and Rec outdoor pools will open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, from 10am to 4:30 pm (weather permitting).

Outdoor pools are located at:
Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd
Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr.
Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd
Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd.

New to the Franklin outdoor pool this summer is a Splash Pad, which will be located next to the pool.

10. Movies at The Franklin Theatre

May 27-29
419 Main St, Franklin

Over Memorial Weekend, the Franklin Theatre is showing some classic movies as well as a recent award winning film. See weekend movie schedule below:

Sat, May 27th
Aladdin – 10a & 1p
La La Land – 4p & 7:30p

Sun, May 28th
Aladdin – 1pm
La La Land – 4p & 7:30p

Mon, May 29th
Mary Poppins – 10:30a & 2:15p
Sound of Music – 6p

The Mary Poppins and Sound of Music showings are part of the “Canned Film Festival” benefitting OneGenAway. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items (e.g. canned goods) to donate to the charity, which distributes healthy food to families in Middle Tennessee that currently do not have access to food sources due to economic or physical barriers. 100% of proceeds from popcorn sales for this showing will also be donated to OneGenAway.”