Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Touch-A-Truck

WHAT: Trucks, tractors, machines, police cars and more! Enjoy entertainment, music and bounce houses! Food trucks will be onsite for purchase. There will be a “No Horn Hour” from 5pm-6pm for the little ones! Trucks, equipment, and vehicles of all shapes and sizes will gather at Jim Warren Park where children of all ages, with parent supervision, will be welcome to touch, climb-on, and explore these amazing pieces of equipment. Music, inflatables and fun will also be available at this free family event.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, May 17, 5pm – 8pm

WHERE: Jim Warren Park, 705 Boyd Mill Ave, Franklin

2. Brentwood Farmers Market at City Park

WHAT: The Brentwood Farmers Market features fresh, local produce, meat, eggs, handmade baked goods, bread and crafts! It takes place every Thursday from 4-7pm on the lawn in front of Mooreland Mansion in the City Park shopping center.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 4pm – 7pm

WHERE: 7100 Executive Center Drive, Brentwood

3. Disney Characters Drawing Class

WHAT: Come join former Disney, Dreamworks, and VeggieTales artist Tim Hodge for a drawing class. Tim will teach kids how to draw a few Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Mushu. Materials provided. Kids will learn drawing techniques that they can use on their own. For ages 7-18.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 5:30pm -7pm

WHERE: Spring Hill Public Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy, Spring Hill

4. Franklin Rodeo

A bareback rider competes at the 2017 Franklin Rodeo. Photo by Tom Thomson.

WHAT: It’s the 70th Annual Franklin Rodeo. The festivities begin Wednesday night with the Franklin Rodeo “Experience,” a free event that serves as a kick-off party to the rodeo. The “Experience” includes kids activities like pony rides, roping, stick horses and more. Then, Thursday through Saturday, you can see PRCA Pro Rodeo events each night during the rodeo. Plus kids calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and new this year – adult pony hop races. A New VIP Corral will feature all-inclusive drinks, dinner & rodeo ticket or add-on cocktails in the cantina.

Get tickets here.

WHEN: Franklin Rodeo “Experience” Wednesday, May 15th 6pm –  9pm; Rodeo May 16th – 18th, doors open at 5:30pm each night, events begin at 7pm

WHERE: Ag Expo Center, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin

5. Full Moon Pickin’ Party


WHAT: Full Moon Pickin’ Parties are back! Join Friends of Warner Parks for the first one of the season this Friday for some mighty fine bluegrass and roots music in Percy Warner Park.

Headlining Artists:
Colin O’Brien
Johnny Campbell & the Bluegrass Drifters

Tickets may be purchased in advance from NowPlayingNashville.com until 11:59pm, or at our office (50 Vaughn Road) until 5:00pm on the THURSDAY before the event (May 16th).
CASH OR CHECK ONLY accepted at the gate.
*Adult Tickets: $20 in Advance & $25 at the gate

Food will be available for purchase from local Food Trucks.

You may also bring your own food. Water, soft drinks and up to four beers (for adults 21 and up) are included with admission.

Glass bottles or containers of any kind, large coolers (over 16 quarts), and outside alcohol are prohibited. All bags and instrument cases are subject to search.

Limited seating is available so we recommend bringing blankets or camping chairs.

Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leashes no longer than six feet in length at all times.

Additional information, including ticket prices, can be found at http://warnerparks.org/pickin-party/

*Pickin’ Parties are held rain or shine, but cancellations may occur in the event of severe weather. For cancellation updates, check our Facebook or call 615.370.8053.

Funds raised by this event series will be directly invested back into the Warner Parks.

Can’t make it to this one? Don’t worry you’ve got 5 more chances – June 21, July 19, August 16, September 13, & October 11

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, May 17, 7pm

WHERE: Edwin Warner Park, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville


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