STRING CITY: NASHVILLE'S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
July 1 - 6 & 8 - 13
This joint effort between the museum at Wishing Chair Productions features marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation, music and changing sets. The show tells the story of country music's history as it relates to Nashville's transformation into Music City. Located in the museum's Ford Theater, admission is free and seating is limited (arrive early).
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SPEAKER SERIES: OCEAN SOUL
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
Wednesday, July 10
National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry takes you on a pictorial journey through the world's oceans.
41ST ANNUAL UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS
Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro
Friday, July 12 - Saturday, July 13
One of the biggest festivals in the Southeast features old-time music and dance competitions.
45TH ANNUAL BETHLEHEM UMC FISH FRY
Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Franklin
Friday, July 19
Aside from all-you-can-eat catfish dinners with all the fixings, there's a large kids' zone with music-making fun, inflatables, and face painting.
Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville
Saturday, July 27
Kids can get soaked on inflatable water slides, get foamy in the Bubble Blast pool and cool off on the Splash Pad. Plus, they can enjoy all the other attractions at the farm.
WILLIAMSON PARENT'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR
CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin
Saturday, July 27
Get a head start on your child's return to the classroom by gearing up at Williamson Parent's Back-to-School Fair. You'll find lots of vendors with educational resources, after-school enrichment programs and more. There will also be stage demonstrations, giveaways, face painting and more throughout the day.