Williamson Weekend: 5 Things to do This Weekend

1. Franklin 4 the Cure

WHAT: Franklin 4 the Cure, an event that raises funds for discovery grants at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt takes place this weekend in the Westhaven community, located three miles west of downtown Franklin.

The event will kick off with the Family Fun Run 5K in the morning. This 5K will wind through the beautiful landscaped streets and paved trails located in the Westhaven community.The run will conclude with a party at the finish line that will include a DJ, giveaways, sponsor booths, and tons of fun.

Then, in the evening, Concert 4 the Cure, featuring Jeffery Steele, will take place on the Great Lawn at the Westhaven Residents Club.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under.

WHEN: Sat, Sept 9
Family Fun Run 5K at 8am
Concert 4 the Cure at 6pm

WHERE: Westhaven, 1001 Westhaven Blvd, Franklin TN 37064, off New Hwy 96 about 3 1/2 miles west of downtown Franklin.

2. Movie Night at Rippavilla Plantation

WHAT: Enjoy a “ghostly experience” on the lawn of Rippavilla Plantation as they screen  “The Others.” Admission is free and Et Voila Bistro & Bakery foodtruck will be on site.

WHEN: Friday, Sept 8, 6p-10p

WHERE: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St, Spring Hill, TN 37174

3. Nature Fest

WHAT: The 33rd annual festival will be held at the beautiful 700-acre Bowie Nature Park in Fairview. Nature Fest is celebrating the Honey Bee! The Honey Bee plays a vital role in our lives and at Nature Fest you can get hands on experience! Observe a live beehive through glass, learn how to be a beekeeper in your own backyard and how to harvest your own honey, and learn about pollinator friendly plants! Bring the whole family and enjoy music, living history, free kids games and crafts, hayrides, inflatables, shopping, food and more!

WHEN: Saturday, Sept 9, 10a-4p

WHERE: Bowie Park, 7111 Bowie Lake Rd, Fairview, TN 37062

4. Mantra Artisan Ales Block Party

WHAT: Mantra Artisan Ales is hosting their 2nd Annual Block Party! Festivities include 50+ Mantra beers, 10+ guest breweries, food trucks, live music all day, circus acts, pop-up record shop, games, custom photobooth, DIY souvenir t-shirt printing, giant-sized beer pong tournament and much more!

$50 beer ticket (online before event), $60 at the door. Beer ticket gets you unlimited beer and a souvenir tasting glass.

$10 Designated Driver ticket gets you unlimited cold brew coffee and craft soda

Kids are FREE!! Dogs allowed outside only. Uber discount codes available!

Purchase tickets here.

Asgard Brewing
Avondale Brewing
Bhramari Brewing
Black Abbey Brewing
Gypsy Circus Cider Co.
Hutton & Smith Brewing
Oakshire Brewing
Orpheus Brewing
Only Child Brewing
Southern Grist Brewing
VonSeitz Theoreticales

WHEN: Sat, Sept 9, 3p-9p

WHERE: Mantra Artisan Ales, 216 Noah Dr, # 140, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

5. Sunday Market

WHAT: The Sunday Market returns this weekend to The Factory. The Sunday Market features handmade goods designed by local artisans as well as high-quality vintage finds. Market admission is free, but guests are encouraged to learn about and support the community-focused non-profit highlighted.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept 10, 10a-4p

WHERE: Outdoors, on the southeast side of The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064.

See a list of vendors here.