10 Things to do with the Family this Labor Day Weekend

1. Nashville Sounds vs San Antonio Missions

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Friday through Labor Day
First Tennessee Park
19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville

The Sounds begin their final four home games on Friday night. Your family can enjoy numerous specials throughout the weekend.

Faith and Family Worship Night presented by Trevecca University takes places Friday night. Join the Sounds for a night of worship and baseball at First Tennessee Park. Trevecca’s Awaken performs a pre-game concert near the Family Fun Zone with worship set to begin at 6:00. Fans attending Faith and Family Worship Night can receive a $2 ticket discount by ordering tickets online.

On Saturday, the first 2,000 fans will receive a University of Tennessee Visor.

Finally, Labor Day is Kroger Plus Monday. You can score a “Family 4-Pack” that includes 4 Select section tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 fountain sodas for $44 when fans show their Kroger Plus card at the Sounds Ticket Office.

Find all the details here.

2. Trisha Yearwood Meet and Greet

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Sunday, September 1, 4 p
Country Music Hall of Fame
222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville

In celebration of her Every Girl album release, Trisha Yearwood will stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum — where she was once a tour guide — for a meet and greet with visitors this coming Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory.

Visitors with a photo pass will have a chance to meet and have their picture taken with the award-winning artist. To obtain a photo pass, museum guests must purchase Every Girl at Circa, the Museum Store, on Sept. 1. One photo pass per customer will be issued while supplies last. Circa, the Museum Store, opens at 9:30 a.m.

3. Franklin Classic in Downtown Franklin

Monday, September 2, 6:15 a
Downtown Franklin

More than 2,000 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to participate in the 2019 Mercy Community Healthcare Franklin Classic while another 1,000-plus line the streets of Franklin to cheer for those participants during this Labor Day tradition. Proceeds from this event benefit the services and programs of Mercy Community Healthcare, which provides comprehensive healthcare for approximately 10,000 patients in Middle Tennessee.

The annual Franklin Classic takes place Labor Day, Monday, September 2, on the Public Square in Franklin, offering 5K and 10K races open to anyone regardless of age or skill level, as well as a 1K Fun Run for children. Race times start at 7:30 am for 5K runners/walkers, 8 am for 10K runners, and 1K fun run starts at 9:30 am.

Register for the race here. 


4. Zoovie Night at Nashville Zoo

Friday, August 30, 6 p
Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville

Zoovie Nights (movie night at the Nashville Zoo) include games, inflatables, music, and after-hours access to the carousel and zip line! When the sun goes down the evening’s feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo! The movie for this week is Smallfoot.

Cost: Members – Free
Non-Members – Included with day-of admission, OR $6 per person if entering after 6 pm

Find more information here. 

5. Andrew Jackson’s Dog Days of Summer


Saturday, Aug 31, 8:30 a
Andrea Jackson’s Hermitage
4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville

Pack up your pup and enjoy the trails of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage this Saturday. On Dog Days, visitors can purchase an $8 grounds pass (Members get in FREE!) to walk the grounds, hike the trails and enjoy the preserved natural surroundings and historic 19th-century buildings. For a $15 combo ticket ($7 for Members), guests receive access to an exclusive Hounds Hike the Hermitage tour.

Learn more and purchase a ticket here

6. Williamson County Pools and Splash Pads

If you want to head over to your local rec center on Labor Day to swim, the department’s outdoor pools and the Franklin Splash Park will be open (weather permitting) from 10 a – 4 p.

Outdoor pools are located at the Fairview, Franklin, Longview and Nolensville rec centers.

For more information about specific facilities, go to www.wcparksandrec.com.

7. Summertime at Cheekwood


Friday, August 30- Sunday, September 1
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville

Experience the magic of five of your favorite childhood classics reimagined in Cheekwood’s gardens. Visitors of all ages will enjoy these whimsical playhouses inspired by beloved illustrators including “Oh, The Places You’ll Play” inspired by Dr. Seuss, “Hill Top Garden” inspired by Beatrix Potter, “Charlotte’s Barn” inspired by Garth Williams, “We Are Wild” inspired by Maurice Sendak, and “TRAINS!” inspired by Loren Long. It’s the last weekend for the playhouse exhibit so don’t miss it.

Purchase tickets here. 

8. Bacon Day Festival

Saturday, August 31, 11 a – 7 p
McKnight Park
120 Dejarnette Lane, Murfreesboro

On Saturday, McKnight park/sports com is hosting a bacon-themed party! This is an outdoor event featuring craft vendors, a merchandise booth, food trucks, concessions (sno cones, funnel cakes, pork skins, etc), drink vendors (lemonade, iced coffee and more), free bounce houses/inflatables, face painting, henna tattoos, cutout photo boards, a mechanical hog ride, and hourly raffle prizes. They will also have music entertainment Macy Tabor from 12-2pm and 3-5pm! Bring the whole family and discover all the different bacon-themed items! This event is free.  Dogs are allowed on a leash. There is no alcohol at this event.

9. Old School BBQ Festival

Sunday, September 1, 2 p
Tennessee State Fairgrounds
625 Smith Avenue, Nashville

Old School BBQ Festival is an inviting event that highlights traditional soul food cooking while bringing together families and friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of  reunion, great food and live national award-winning entertainment.

Purchase tickets here. 

10. Muddy Roots Music Festival

Friday, August 30-Sunday, September 1
115 Waterloo Road, Cookeville, TN

The award-winning Muddy Roots Music Festival lineup is a genre-defying list that will make punk, metal, roots music, and even some hip-hop fans squeal in unified delight. This year’s event, which will take place from August 30th to September 1st in Cookeville, Tennessee, boasts sets from almost 80 bands, including appearances from MC50, the new incarnation of Wayne Kramer’s MC5, and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame who will perform with a live band.

The MC50 band includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Billy Gould (Faith No More), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla). GZA’s backing band is led by Ramsey Jones, older brother of the late ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan. John Garcia and Nick Oliveri, both formerly of KYUSS will appear with their respective new projects, along with legendary California punk band Face to Face, pioneering funky ska-punk outfit Fishbone, alt-country outlaws like Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and Mike and The Moonpies, and roots stalwarts like Possessed By Paul James and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

Buy tickets here.