1. Splash Bash at Lucky Ladd Farms
WHAT: Kids can have some fun in the sun as Lucky Ladd Farms celebrates Back to School with a “Splash Bash.” Kids can cool off on the inflatable water slides, splash pad and bubble blast. Plus all the regular fun activities of the farm will be open to enjoy too. While you’re there grab a scoop of hand-dipped Blue Bell ice cream. Tickets available at the gate the day of the event. Not a rain or shine event. Announcements of cancellation due to inclement weather will be made by 9 a Saturday morning of the event and posted on their Facebook page.
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 10 a
WHERE: Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville
2. Pickin’ in the Park
WHAT: Pickin’ In The Park is a casual venue for musicians to perform and a FREE event for all ages of the Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station community to enjoy. Food trucks will be on site. Get there early! If it’s crowded, park in the First Baptist front lawn. Bring blankets and chairs. Harvey Park has a playground for kids.
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 5 p
WHERE: Harvey Park, 4001 Miles Johnson Parkway, Spring Hill
3. Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair
WHAT: Now in their tenth year, the 2019 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair will be held July 27 – 28 at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Booksellers from many states east of the Mississippi River will exhibit at this year’s fair. The fair will include a variety of collectible and rare books, autographed documents, and other ephemera. Bibliophiles will discover modern first editions of literature, mystery, and science fiction. Collectible books and documents concerning the War Between the States, the American Revolution, and both World Wars will be available. Dealers specializing in children’s literature, art, religion, fine bindings, and books about books will also be exhibiting at the fair. Book prices ranging from $10 to $10,000 are sure to pique the interest of the leisure reader as well as the most avid collector.
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 10 a – 5 p, Sunday, July 28, 11 a – 3 p
WHERE: The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin
4. Carnton Concert with Resurrection – A Journey Tribute Band
WHAT: Carnton’s family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect occasion for members of the community to gather on the lawn and listen to some of the area’s most talented musicians. Tickets may be purchased either in advance or at the gate. Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of delicious local on-site food trucks and beverage vendors. The Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck, Pandy Cotton Candy, Cousins Maine Lobster, Ugly Burgers, The Tennessee Cobbler Co., Edelweiss Boutique, Tchoupitoulas Street Snoballs, and Street Coffee.
Tickets for the July 28 concert featuring Resurrection are $12 for adults in advance, $15 for adults day-of, and $5 for children (ages 6-15). A $0.50 processing fee has been automatically added to tickets purchased online. Online ticket sales will end July 27 at 5 p. Tickets will still be available to be purchased in-store and day of.
WHEN: Sunday, July 28, 6 p
WHERE: Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin
5. Red, White, and Zoo
WHAT: Join the Red, White & Zoo, their fifth annual wine tasting event. Experience the Zoo’s exotic habitats while enjoying wine from around the world. This is an adults-only evening fundraiser, guests under age 21 are not permitted. Wander the Zoo trails while enjoying unlimited samples of wine and a curated selection of craft beers! A number of exhibits will be open until sundown with keepers available to answer questions. Plus, live music, animal encounters and food available for purchase through local vendors. Buy tickets here.
WHEN: Friday, July 26, 7 p
WHERE: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville