CON OF THRONES
Music City Center, Nashville
Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

This convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the worlds of fantasy author George R.R. Martin brings together fans, actors and creators. The event features panel discussions, cosplay fun, meet-and-greet opportunities, vendors and more. Special appearances include Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Dempsie, John Bradley, Hannah Murray and more.

STRING CITY
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville
Friday, July 12 - Saturday, July 13

Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation and an ever-changing set tell the story of country music as it relates to Nashville's transformation into Music City.

41ST ANNUAL UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYSTOP PICK IN RUTHERFORD!
Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro
Friday, July 12 - Saturday, July 13

Old-time music and dance competitions, food, arts and crafts vendors, heritage activities for kids, storytelling and more. Musical acts include Balsam Range, The Isaacs, The Cleverlys, Rhonda Vincent and many more.

TALES AT TWILIGHT
Cumberland Park, Nashville
Friday, July 12

The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents Puss in Boots.

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS — TOP PICK IN SUMNER!
The Palace Theater, Gallatin
Friday, July 12

It's part of the theater's Kids' Summer Movie Series. Enjoy a screening of Captain Underpants. The $4 ticket includes the movie, small popcorn and drink. Buy tickets in advance online or cash at the door.

THE WIZ
Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro
Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

Dorothy's adventure in Oz set to a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music.

DIVE-IN MOVIE
Nashville Shores, Nashville
Friday, July 12

Enjoy a screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet by the wave pool.

SOUTHEASTERN CHEVY/GMC TRUCK NATIONALS
Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville
Saturday, July 13

The largest GM truck show east of the Mississippi features awards in 28 categories, including a Kids' Choice Award.

FARM FUN DAY
Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Nashville
Saturday, July 13

Enjoy special hands-on farm-themed activities, view demonstrations, meet live animals, play games and more.

EXPERIENCE SPRING HILL
Summit High School, Spring Hill
Saturday, July 13

Discover all Spring Hill has to offer with 80 shopping vendors, a large food garden and a Kids Zone with an assortment of activities.

COMMUNITY HEROES CELEBRATION
Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville
Saturday, July 13

This patriotic event honors local heroes. Kids can enjoy live action demonstrations, emergency equipment displays and more, including all of the farm's regular activities.

KIDS CLUB: PRINCESSES & SUPERHEROES PARTY
Stones River Town Centre, Murfreesboro
Saturday, July 13

Kids can wear their favorite costumes, meet princess and superhero characters, enjoy face painting and more.

ARENA POLO — TOP PICK IN WILLIAMSON!
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin
Saturday, July 13

Enjoy the thrill of polo when the Franklin Polo Club hosts a match between USA and South Africa.

SUMNER CREST CONCERT
Sumner Crest Winery, Portland
Saturday, July 13

Bring blankets, chairs and picnics and enjoy a night of live music on the lawn when Four on the Floor performs tunes from the '50s and '60s.

BIG BAND DANCE
Centennial Park Event Shelter, Nashville
Saturday, July 13

Learn to swing dance with live music by Rory Partin & His All-Star Big Band.

BOWIE KIDS FUN RUN (REGISTER)
Bowie Nature Park, Fairview
Sunday, July 14

A 1.2-mile fun run around the Loblolly Loop Trail for kids ages 4 - 12.

FIFTH ANNUAL WATERFEST — TOP PICK IN NASHVILLE!
Cumberland Park, Nashville
Sunday, July 14

The Cumberland River Compact hosts this environmental festival where kids can learn about water and sustainability with activities from more than 25 exhibitors. Plus, water slides, music, trivia games, prizes and more. There will also be a visit from Nashville Predators' mascot Gnash and you can watch the Nashville Predators Foundation and Preds Kids Club street hockey game.


MORE FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

EXPLORE CHILDREN'S BOOK ART
Cheekwood, Nashville

Take a walk down Memory Lane through the past 100 years of children's book illustrations at Cheekwood's Childhood Classics exhibit. Read Chad Young's review HERE. Then have fun with your kids playing outside at the five Storybook Houses.

DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURES
Stardust Drive-In, Watertown

There's nothing quite like the nostalgic drive-in experience, and Stardust always delivers double-headers on both of its screens. That's right, the price of admission ($8.50 adults, $6.60 ages 6 - 11, free 5 & younger) gets you TWO first-run flicks. This weekend, Screen 1 will show Spider-Man: Far From Home followed by Annabelle Comes Home. Screen 2 will show Toy Story 4 followed by Aladdin. The box office at the gate opens at 6:30 p.m. First feature starts at 8:20 p.m., the second starts at 10:45 p.m. If you go, plan to arrive early because the carline gets really long.

SUMMER MOVIE MADNESS
Various locations

Check out our roundup of free and cheap family flicks taking place all summer long, with some locations offerings screenings on weekends.

COOL OFF WITH FROZEN TREATS
Various locations in Middle Tennessee

Treat your kids — and yourself — to a frozen delight this weekend. Middle Tennessee is bursting with all sorts of ice cream joints, from mom & pop spots to gourmet goodness.

VISIT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS' MARKET
Various locations in Middle Tennessee

Nothing beats fresh produce grown locally, and many farmers' markets in the area are open on weekends. Some of the markets include lots of non-food items, too. A few even offer fun kids' activities on site.

HIT THE TRAILS
Various locations in Middle Tennessee

Wear light clothing, slather on the sunscreen and insect repellent  — and don't forget to take bottles of cold water — and enjoy a family hike along one of Middle Tennessee's trails or greenways. There are plentiful options for your strolling pleasure, and it's great to take in the fresh air.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND