Nashville is growing at an unprecedented rate, meaning it’s offering more free fun than ever before! Whether it’s your first time in Music City or you’ve been here for years, checking in on the current list of fun, free activities in Nashville can often be rewarding: more and more are added to the list every season.
First, always make sure to take a look at how Ms. Cheap does Nashville for free with her wildly popular list of 101 Free Things to Do in 2017.
Centennial Park Events
Centennial park is Nashville’s premier park, and in the spring, summer, and fall months almost every weekend is jam-packed with free events, from everything to plays, free concerts, craft fairs, dog shows, kid-friendly parties, and more! Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre features: the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, and arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, dog park and an exercise trail.
Let Freedom Sing July 4 Event
What better way to celebrate our country’s independence than with free live music in the heart of the city built on music? Add to it a full day of family fun and an incredible fireworks show and you’ve got Let Freedom Sing – July 4 in Music City. You don’t want to miss what has been named one of the best July 4th events in the country! This year’s lineup includes Chris Young, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jonny P, The Sisterhood, and the Nashville Symphony!
Free Music at Arrington Vineyards
Arrington Vineyards hosts Music in the Vines every year from April through December. During April the events are every Saturday from 5-9pm. From May through December the events are every Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 5-9pm and Sunday 2-6pm. It’s all free and the perfect chance to listen to great music and taste amazing wine!
Did you know that Wave Country, the only water park local to Nashville, is FREE for Ages 2 and under? Dive into this wave action, freshwater pool and water slide complex. Packing your own picnic is acceptable. Floats can be rented, and there’s plenty of shade.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Admission is FREE for Ages 18 and under at the Frist, which beyond being one of the best regional art museums has plenty of programs geared to kids! Frist Center Kids Club is for 5-10 year olds on the second Saturday of each month and offers children an opportunity to discover, explore and create art. College students receive free admission on Thursday and Friday nights (after 5pm) will school ID.
George Dickel Distillery
Just outside Nashville, in Tullahoma, Tennessee, you can tour the distillery and discover Dickel’s time-honored traditions! Admission is free, though you may want to call ahead to find a great time for a tour.
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