Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville Tennessee

Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville

Mark your calendar and check out the best upcoming Family-friendly fun events that rock Nashville and middle Tennessee! Discover events packed full of family fun including Music, Food, Animals, Kid Activities, Sports, Events & much more all happening this week.

There are a number of ongoing events including indoor happenings for those rainy days when the kids need a fun activities. Check out all of the upcoming Family Events and our Kid and Family Guide for the best Family resources in Middle Tennessee.

Please follow the links to the websites to make sure dates and times are accurate and determiner if tickets need to be purchased prior to heading out.. Also some events weather can be a factor,

Upcoming Family Friendly Events

E.g., 11/19/2018
E.g., 11/19/2018
Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 10:00am
11/23/2018 - 10:00am

Open now through May 20, 2019

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Dates: 
11/20/2018 (All day)
11/21/2018 (All day)

Open Tuesday - Sunday Reservations Encouraged The Rabbit Hole VR Arcade is a place for gamers, non-gamers, families, friend groups, locals, tourists and everyone in between to escape the everyday and immerse themselves in a virtual world fo

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Dates: 
11/21/2018 (All day)
11/22/2018 (All day)

Wednesday - Saturday

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Dates: 
12/16/2018 - 9:00am
01/13/2019 - 9:00am

Having fun while learning. It is the key ingredient!

 
Dates: 
11/20/2018 (All day)
11/21/2018 (All day)

Through January 13, 2019

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 (All day)
11/20/2018 (All day)

November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019

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11/19/2018 - 6:15pm
11/20/2018 - 6:15pm
This fun, sticky and interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter. Choose a traditional gingerbread house and build the perfect candy home.
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11/19/2018 - 7:15pm
11/20/2018 - 7:15pm

November 17, 2018 - January 1, 2019 It is not everyday you hear about ice skating in Nashville but at Oprylands indoor ice rink you will find more than 7,000 square feet of real ice, this timeless holiday tradition has never been more fun.

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11/19/2018 - 4:00pm
11/20/2018 - 4:00pm

Get in the spirit of the season as you discover more than 3 million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort! Don’t miss the magic of the new lights and festive décor Santa’s Elves have added for 2018.

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 5:00pm
11/20/2018 - 5:00pm

November 9, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 (All day)
11/20/2018 (All day)

Great on a rainy day or any day for the entire family. Always have new and exciting science adventures for young minds. Adventure Science Center should be at the top of every families To Do List!

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 5:00pm
11/20/2018 - 5:00pm

Nov 16 - Dec 31 | Open nightly at 5pm The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns to Wilson County and the James E.

 
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11/20/2018 - 5:00pm
11/21/2018 - 5:00pm

Nov 20, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 | Sunday - Thursday, 5:00PM - 10:00PM | Friday - Saturday, 5:00PM - 11:00PM

 
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11/19/2018 (All day)
11/20/2018 (All day)

The Escape Game offers an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live out the stories you love. Here’s how it works: You and your team are locked in a room and have one hour to complete a mission and escape.

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 (All day)
11/20/2018 (All day)

Underneath the 63-foot Sudekum Planetarium dome, you’ll find yourself immersed by 6.5 million stars as you’re whisked away on your journey across the planet, the galaxy and beyond.

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11/23/2018 (All day)
11/24/2018 (All day)

Bells are ringing and spirits are bright! Enjoy an all new holiday lights tour like none other with Grand Avenue this season. Twinkling lights, steaming cider and holiday memories await!

 
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11/22/2018 - 6:00pm
11/23/2018 - 6:00pm

Franktown Festival of Lights - Williamson County’s only drive-thru light display featuring a full mile of holiday illumination – will be unwrapped for the first time this holiday season.

 
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11/23/2018 - 5:00pm
11/24/2018 - 5:00pm

Delight in the joy of the holiday season during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville’s favorite tradition returns with ONE MILLION LIGHTS illuminating our gardens for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.

 
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11/23/2018 - 5:00pm
11/24/2018 - 5:00pm

November 23, 2018 – December 30, 2018 | 5:00pm - 10:00 pm Delight in the joy of the holidays during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood!

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 11:15am
11/20/2018 - 11:15am

November 16 - December 25 | See Website for Excluded Dates

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 5:00pm
11/20/2018 - 5:00pm

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event.

 
Dates: 
11/22/2018 (All day)
11/23/2018 (All day)

Elf: The Musical · Nov 15 – Dec 29, 2018 · (Sunday Matinee & Dinner Dec 9, 2018)

 
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11/23/2018 - 7:30pm
11/30/2018 - 7:30pm

Friday Night Contra Dances
A beautiful hall, lively music, expert callers…

When: Friday nights, 8:00-10:30 pm
Free lessons: for beginners, 7:30 pm

Where: Second Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 6:00pm
01/05/2019 - 6:00pm

Admire works of art from both local artist as well as artist from around the world. The first Saturday of each month you can enjoy this free art event from 6 PM to 9 PM in downtown Nashville.

 
Dates: 
12/07/2018 - 6:00pm
01/04/2019 - 6:00pm

The First Friday of Each Month is the Franklin Art Crawl in the beautiful downtown Franklin core and historic buildings!

 
Dates: 
11/24/2018 - 10:30am
12/01/2018 - 10:30am

Stop in Parnassus Bookstore for stories, giggles, and songs every Saturday morning!

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Dates: 
11/28/2018 - 7:30pm
11/29/2018 - 7:30pm

"Christmas audiences are special," explains Grant. "They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence.

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 - 7:30pm
11/24/2018 - 7:30pm

The Grand Ole Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music.

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 - 6:15pm
11/24/2018 - 6:15pm

Select Dates from November 15 - December 25, 2018 This holiday season, experience the elegance and sophistication of a Music City Christmas aboard the General Jackson Showboat!

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Dates: 
11/24/2018 - 10:00am
12/01/2018 - 10:00am

Each Saturday at 10 AM join us for Saturday Family Films at The Belcourt Theatre - check website to see which film and the suggested children's ages.

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Dates: 
01/14/2019 - 3:00pm
01/28/2019 - 3:00pm

Be an engineer and learn how engineering is involved in everything we do! This club features hands on learning where kids will design bridges, create robots, and test out circuitry with DIY dough circuits.

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Dates: 
11/29/2018 (All day)
11/30/2018 (All day)

In this Christmas classic, Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.

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Dates: 
12/27/2018 - 9:45am
12/28/2018 - 9:45am

December 27, 28 & 29, 2018
NEW: January 4 & 5, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost $10/hiker

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Dates: 
12/03/2018 - 3:00pm
12/04/2018 - 3:00pm

Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities December 3-8.

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Dates: 
12/03/2018 - 10:00am
12/04/2018 - 10:00am

December 3-8, 2018Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities!

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Dates: 
11/24/2018 - 9:00am
12/29/2018 - 9:00am

Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars & Coffee: Presented by Grundy Insurance!
So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow!

 
Dates: 
12/13/2018 - 7:00pm
12/14/2018 - 7:00pm

Guerrero Conducts Handel's Messiah at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
01/10/2019 - 4:30pm
01/17/2019 - 4:30pm

Be an engineer and learn how engineering is involved in everything we do! This club features hands-on learning that teaches kids to actually build bridges, create robots, and test out circuitry with DIY-style batteries!

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Dates: 
11/24/2018 (All day)
12/01/2018 (All day)

Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Our streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats.

 
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01/02/2019 - 8:30am
01/03/2019 - 8:30am

Come one! Come all! Step right up to Cirque du Science where The Science Guys will reveal secrets of the Greatest Show on Earth!

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Dates: 
12/04/2018 - 4:30pm
12/11/2018 - 4:30pm

Be an engineer and learn how engineering in involved in everything we do! This club features hands on learning where kids will design bridges, create robots, and test out circuitry with DIY dough circuits.

 
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12/01/2018 - 9:00am
12/15/2018 - 9:00am

Come enjoy a day of tasty fun with our Gingerbread House Decorating. Bring friends and Family to create gingerbread masterpieces and enjoy seasonal treats. Tickets are $65, and includes 1 gingerbread house for up to 5 people. Drop-in program.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 8:30am
12/22/2018 - 8:30am

Gather ’round for breakfast with the big guy himself! Enjoy all of your breakfast favorites like bacon and eggs, fruit, pancakes, yogurt, and even hot chocolate!

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 3:00pm
12/09/2018 - 3:00pm

Experience this joyful Middle Tennessee holiday tradition.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 6:00pm
12/09/2018 - 6:00pm

Experience this joyful Middle Tennessee holiday tradition.

 
Dates: 
12/15/2018 - 3:00pm
12/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Don't miss this year's free Christmas concert featuring the Station Hill Worship Choir and Band and special guests as they present new Christmas songs along with your favorite classic tunes.

 
Dates: 
12/05/2018 - 7:00pm
12/06/2018 - 7:00pm

Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
12/15/2018 - 6:00pm
12/16/2018 - 6:00pm

Don't miss this year's free Christmas concert featuring the Station Hill Worship Choir and Band and special guests as they present new Christmas songs along with your favorite classic tunes.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 3:00pm
12/09/2018 - 3:00pm

Dec 8 & 9, 2018

 
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12/19/2018 - 7:00pm
12/20/2018 - 7:00pm

Celebrate the season with an evening of The King’s most beloved holiday tunes and hits.

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Dates: 
11/20/2018 - 4:30pm
11/27/2018 - 4:30pm

Saw It On YouTube Science Club

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Dates: 
11/19/2018 - 3:00pm
11/26/2018 - 3:00pm

CRAZY CHEMISTRY SCIENCE CLUB

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Dates: 
11/24/2018 (All day)
12/15/2018 (All day)

The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market is held on the 4th weekend of each month, except the month of December, when the Flea Market is held on the 3rd weekend just in time for your Christmas shopping.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for the 34rd Annual Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 p.m.

 
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12/08/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00am
Cost: $8/hiker

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Dates: 
12/06/2018 - 7:00pm

Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/14/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/25/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/15/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/09/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
12/04/2018 - 6:30pm

Join us for a night with Wagner Family of Wine!

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

December 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Children age 16 and under are admitted for free. Children's tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the War Memorial Box Office.
OVERVIEW

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 11:00am

The Fairview Christmas Parade is a valued community tradition full of Christmas cheer & fun floats. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us at this year's Fairview Christmas Parade

 
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12/11/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/21/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
11/27/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/17/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/19/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/10/2019 - 2:00pm

The 33rd annual Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show® will be taking place a week earlier this year at the Music City Center in the heart of downtown on Thursday, January 10 (2pm – 9pm); Friday, January 11 (12pm – 9pm); Saturday, January 12

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Dates: 
02/01/2019 - 9:00am

The 2019 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville will be celebrating its 29th glorious year from February 1-3, 2019, making the Show the longest-running, largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the country.

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Dates: 
11/30/2018 - 6:00pm

Join Mayor for the Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting and festive holiday fun including live music and fun for the entire family. At Nashville's Public Square Park - 1 Public Sq Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Yulefest is a FREE family friendly event that kicks off the holiday season with musicians, storytellers, and demonstrators in the cabins of the fort and in the historic home.

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Dates: 
12/13/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/23/2019 - 4:30pm

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 1:00pm

Merry Mansker's Christmas Week offers a week of fun-filled activities December 3-8.

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Dates: 
11/29/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/19/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/21/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
04/13/2019 - 9:30am

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse at Nashville Public Square. Admission is free. The festival will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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02/08/2019 - 7:00pm

TobyMac’s popular “HITSDEEP Tour” will travel nationwide in 2019 making a stop in your area with Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers and Aaron Cole.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 (All day)

DECEMBER 8 - 9, 2018

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Dates: 
12/13/2018 - 7:30pm

Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s 20th Anniver...at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall

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Dates: 
12/15/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
02/25/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 2:00pm

44th Annual Smyrna Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm

 
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12/01/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
01/26/2019 - 2:00pm

Harlem Globetrotters at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/27/2019 - 7:30pm

truTV Impractical Jokers 'The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour' at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 3:00pm

Join us for Christmas Around the World; a multi-lingual musical presentation followed by a food tasting of treats from all over the globe!

 
Dates: 
03/11/2019 - 8:30am

Come one! Come all! Step right up to Cirque du Science where The Science Guys will reveal secrets of the Greatest Show on Earth!

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Dates: 
11/30/2018 (All day)

Christmas On Main Street

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 (All day)

Franklin’s Main Street and its beautiful Victorian architecture will be decked out for the holiday season.

 
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02/02/2019 - 7:00pm

Glenn Miller Orchestraat TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall

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Dates: 
12/21/2018 - 7:00pm

MTSU vs Ole Miss at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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03/05/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 4:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2018's Festival of Lights Parade Starting at Westwood Elementary.

 
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12/03/2018 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres at the Bridgestone Arena

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02/02/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars at the Bridgestone Arena

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Dates: 
03/30/2019 - 7:00pm

Nashville Predators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at the Bridgestone Arena

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