100+ Ideas For Your Summer Bucket List


Summers are made for memories. To help get you on your way, we’ve put together more than 100 ideas for your summer bucket list. Check off as many as you can—or add your own! Either way, get out there and make some beautiful memories.

summer bucket list ideas Nashville

Hang at Home 

  • Roast Marshmallows for s’mores
  • Catch fireflies
  • Plant a garden together
  • Watch a thunderstorm from your porch or window
  • Camp in your yard
  • Build an obstacle course and compete!
  • Have a picnic in the yard
  • Host supper club
  • Have game night for parents & kids
  • Here are some ideas for indoor fun
  • Have a hula hoop contest
  • Dance party!
  • Tie-dye t-shirts

indoor pillow pile

Splish Splash

Beat the harsh Tennessee heat with these ideas for staying cool.

  • Play in the rain—or even better, in the puddles—after it’s rained
  • Have a water gun fight
  • Break out the sprinkler and run through it
  • Check out one of Nashville’s awesome splash pads, pools or swimming holes and waterfalls

Tennessee State Parks boast a variety of waterfalls and swimming holes for your family to visit this summer.

Go Out for a Cold Treat

There is nothing more nostalgic than going out for ice cream as a family!

  • Check out these 9 places for cool treats.
  • For extra fun put the kids in bed—then run in and tell them it’s time to get in the car and go get ice cream in their PJ’s!
  • Another option is to make your own popsicles!

The Big Screen

Festivals & Concerts

Outdoor Adventures

Around Town

  • Friday Night Markets — The 3rd Friday of every month at the Nashville Farmers Market
  • Take in a game with the Nashville Sounds
  • Zooooofari Slumber — a sleepover at the Nashville Zoo.  Does it get better than that?
  • Go to Story Time at the library (most branches have one weekly, and one’s at the Main Downtown Branch are not to be missed!)
  • Geotracking — check it out!
  • Pack a cooler of water, and hand it out to those in need

Day Trips

Looking for a quick getaway?  Check out these day trips from Nashville.

Indoor Summer Fun

These indoor play places will be sure to bring a smile to your little ones faces!



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