7 Family Friendly Free Events in June

Williamson County offers you and your family tons of free activities to partake in this summer. There’s no need to bust your budget this summer, check out these 7 free events.

1. Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theater
‘Maleficent’
June 5th
8pm

The Lawnchair Theater is located at 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, behind the Leiper’s Creek Art Gallery in downtown Leiper’s Fork. Every Friday night in the summer, they will show a free movie! In the case of rain, the movie will move to the following Friday. Call 615-477-6799 for more info.

2. Franklin Kids Arts Festival
Sat, June 6th
10a-5p
Pinkerton Park

This is a joint venture between the City of Franklin Parks Department and the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission.

The Festival will offer many opportunities for school-aged artists of Franklin, and surrounding communities, including: A juried art exhibit, hand-crafted art for sale, stage performances, master classes, art stops to experience and create unique art, and more! Youth artists participating in the hand-crafted art sale will be mentored by participating professional art vendors. Student art will be displayed throughout the event, judged, and winners presented cash awards, as well as the opportunity to exhibit in Franklin City Hall throughout the summer months. Participants will have the opportunity to develop new artistic skills and talents from professional artists through master classes.

Food will be offered for purchase by local food vendors for hungry attendees. Live performances in music, dance, and theatre will offer entertainment for patrons and an audience for talented youth in the area.

3. Free Hike Day at Owl’s Hill
545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood

June 6th
1pm-3pm

Come out to Owl’s Hill for a free hike! Join one of our staff members or volunteers on a guided hike through Owl’s Hill. This is a great opportunity for families, individuals, and small groups to come enjoy the emerging spring woods and get some exercise. The hike will be approximately two to three miles with some moderate hill climbs included. Hikes will start at 1:00. Although the event is free, registration is required. Click here to register.

4. Music Mayhem
Wed, June 10th
9:30am
Pinkerton Park

Kids can dance the morning away to the sounds of rePurcussion, a group of expert percussionists. They incorporate a highly interactive performance of sight, sound, and laughter. Blurring the lines between electronic music, drum line, rock and slapstick, the groups’ ability to combine drumming, comedy and crowd interaction is unique to rePercussion and quite literally needs to be seen to believed. Individually, members of rePurcussion have performed for Disney Cruise Lines, performed for Emirate royalty, been a top competitor in Drum Corps and World Champion of Indoor Percussion Theater, toured on the Warped Tour, been featured on MTV, MTV2, VH1, and on shows such as ‘The Real World’, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’, ‘The Hills’ and “Laguna Beach’.

(Pictured above: Children participating in rePurcussion at an event)

5. Movie Night in the Park
Friday June 12th and Friday June 26th
Pinkerton Park
8pm

Bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs and enjoy a free movie. A specific movie for the aforementioned times has not been listed yet. Call 550-6947 for more information.

6. Dance Happy
Wed, June 24th
9:30am
Pinkerton Park

At Dance Happy, children can watch the beauty of the Nashville Ballet dancers as they perform ‘Carnival of the Animals.’

7. Westhaven Porchfest
Saturday, June 20th
4p-10p

Westhaven Porchfest is a neighborhood celebration of music, where musicians perform on front porches to an audience that moves from house to house. This is a free family-oriented event where musicians of all ages play every genre of music imaginable, from classical to indie rock. Local artists will also have their art available on display throughout Westhaven. Musicians will perform on front porches throughout the Westhaven community from 4:00 until 7:00.  The evening will conclude with a concert on the lake beginning at 7:00 PM.  This year will feature Boy Named Banjo and Tim Akers and the Smoking Section.

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