A Nashville Family’s Guide to May 2022

Check out all the family events in and around Nashville for the month of May!

Apr
28
Mary Poppins at TPAC
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents the magnificent story of the world’s favorite nanny! Mary Poppins flies into the home of the Banks family where...
May
1
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
2
Disney’s Aladdin at TPAC
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a ...
May
3
Moving with Music Storytime
Join us for a special storytime where tots will learn about the month’s theme, Pond Life, through songs and movement with led by Rachel Rodriguez. P...
May
3
Moving with Music Storytime
Join us for a special storytime where tots will learn about the month’s theme, Pond Life, through songs and movement with led by Rachel Rodriguez. P...
May
3
Moving with Music Storytime
Join us for a special storytime where tots will learn about the month’s theme, Pond Life, through songs and movement with led by Rachel Rodriguez. P...
May
4
Homeschool Day: Science of Sound at Historic RCA Studio B
Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest operating recording studio, exists at the intersection of science, technology, history and music. In this ...
May
5
Cheekwood Thursday Night Out
Kick off the weekend at Cheekwood’s Thursday Night Out, every Thursday from May 5 through October 27 from 5 – 9 PM. Enjoy fiery musical performanc...
May
5
Music in the Park
Bring a blanket and enjoy live music at McEwen Northside. Bring some friends!
May
5
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
6
Tennessee Craft Fair
Tennessee Craft presents the 51st Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair, in Nashville’s iconic Centennial Park. Artists from across the nation will exh...
May
6
Friday Night Market in the Boro
It’s back! The 2022 season of the Friday Night Market In The BORO! Each Friday starting April 1, 2022 through October 7, 2022 we will host the b...
May
6
First Fridays in Columbia
Experience Downtown Columbia like a local. Musicians and performers on the Square. Shops staying open a little later spilling outdoors onto the sidewa...
May
6
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
6
Eat the Street
More than 30 food trucks converge on the streets at Bicentennial Park in Franklin to serve us their yummiest eats – all to benefit the 21st Drug...
May
6
Main Street JazzFest
The historic 1859 Rutherford County Courthouse is the backdrop for the annual JazzFest event! Middle school and high school jazz bands liven up the fi...
May
6
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
6
SNAP: Illusion Artists
This enormously entertaining and very creative magic show boasts a cast of Korea’s greatest illusion artists in an enchanting, engaging and hilariou...
May
7
Colorscapes at Cheekwood
COLORSCAPES is an immersive, site-specific installation by the Chicago collaborative Luftwerk. Exploring the perception of the physical world through ...
May
7
Boro BBQ Festival
Family and friends, both old and new, can join in the celebration of BBQ at the 8th Annual Boro BBQ Festival on the historic grounds of Oaklands Mansi...
May
7
Nashville Cars & Coffee
Bring out the whole family to this FREE to attend shine and show event! Nashville Cars and Coffee occurs from 8-11am on the first Saturday of every mo...
May
7
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
7
Main Street JazzFest
The historic 1859 Rutherford County Courthouse is the backdrop for the annual JazzFest event! Middle school and high school jazz bands liven up the fi...
May
7
Tennessee Craft Fair
Tennessee Craft presents the 51st Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair, in Nashville’s iconic Centennial Park. Artists from across the nation will exh...
May
7
Country Music Hall of Fame Family Program: Songwriting 101 Workshop
Participants will join a museum educator to write a song as a group in this introductory workshop. Attendees will share ideas and write an original so...
May
7
SNAP: Illusion Artists
This enormously entertaining and very creative magic show boasts a cast of Korea’s greatest illusion artists in an enchanting, engaging and hilariou...
May
7
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
7
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
7
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
7
SNAP: Illusion Artists
This enormously entertaining and very creative magic show boasts a cast of Korea’s greatest illusion artists in an enchanting, engaging and hilariou...
May
8
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
8
Tennessee Craft Fair
Tennessee Craft presents the 51st Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair, in Nashville’s iconic Centennial Park. Artists from across the nation will exh...
May
8
Creative Zone: Cool Trading Cards
From Pokémon to baseball cards, and everything in-between, collectible cards are fun to swap with friends or to keep for yourself. Participants will ...
May
8
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
8
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
9
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
10
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
11
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
12
Cheekwood Thursday Night Out
Kick off the weekend at Cheekwood’s Thursday Night Out, every Thursday from May 5 through October 27 from 5 – 9 PM. Enjoy fiery musical performanc...
May
12
Music in the Park
Bring a blanket and enjoy live music at McEwen Northside. Bring some friends!
May
12
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
See when Harry discovers a mysterious potions book in CineConcerts’ presentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Projected ...
May
12
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
13
Friday Night Market in the Boro
It’s back! The 2022 season of the Friday Night Market In The BORO! Each Friday starting April 1, 2022 through October 7, 2022 we will host the b...
May
13
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
13
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Rated: G Length: One Act – 40 min Happiness is singing and dancing on stage with your friends! Join Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang fo...
May
13
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
See when Harry discovers a mysterious potions book in CineConcerts’ presentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Projected ...
May
13
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
13
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Rated: G Length: One Act – 40 min Happiness is singing and dancing on stage with your friends! Join Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang fo...
May
14
The Strawberry Festival at Red Cedar Farms
The Red Cedar Farms’ Strawberry Festival where you can come enjoy acres of fresh organic strawberries and delicious desserts along with fun for ...
May
14
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
14
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Rated: G Length: One Act – 40 min Happiness is singing and dancing on stage with your friends! Join Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang fo...
May
14
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Family Program: Stained Glass Suncatchers
Young artists will create their own colorful suncatchers, inspired by the signature stained-glass windows at the Ryman Auditorium. When Emmylou Harris...
May
14
Franklin Rodeo Parade
The fun starts at noon in downtown Franklin with floats, horses, clowns, bands and more!
May
14
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Rated: G Length: One Act – 40 min Happiness is singing and dancing on stage with your friends! Join Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang fo...
May
14
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
14
Seussical Jr.
Rated: G Length: One Act – 60mins Oh, the places you’ll go! Get ready for the most joyful, colorful, playful musical imaginable – SE...
May
14
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
14
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
See when Harry discovers a mysterious potions book in CineConcerts’ presentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Projected ...
May
14
Seussical Jr.
Rated: G Length: One Act – 60mins Oh, the places you’ll go! Get ready for the most joyful, colorful, playful musical imaginable – SE...
May
14
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
15
The Strawberry Festival at Red Cedar Farms
The Red Cedar Farms’ Strawberry Festival where you can come enjoy acres of fresh organic strawberries and delicious desserts along with fun for ...
May
15
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
15
Creative Zone: Cool Cars and Drivable Designs
Inspired by Florida Georgia Line’s single “Cruise,” participants will design their own car from everyday materials. Attendees will explo...
May
15
Seussical Jr.
Rated: G Length: One Act – 60mins Oh, the places you’ll go! Get ready for the most joyful, colorful, playful musical imaginable – SE...
May
15
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
See when Harry discovers a mysterious potions book in CineConcerts’ presentation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Projected ...
May
15
Seussical Jr.
Rated: G Length: One Act – 60mins Oh, the places you’ll go! Get ready for the most joyful, colorful, playful musical imaginable – SE...
May
15
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
15
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Non-Musical Rated G | Play 60 mins Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible,...
May
15
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
18
Peppa Pig’s Adventure
Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With...
May
19
Cheekwood Thursday Night Out
Kick off the weekend at Cheekwood’s Thursday Night Out, every Thursday from May 5 through October 27 from 5 – 9 PM. Enjoy fiery musical performanc...
May
19
Music in the Park
Bring a blanket and enjoy live music at McEwen Northside. Bring some friends!
May
19
Franklin Rodeo
Rodeo competition events, kids events, specialty acts and a lot of family fun!
May
19
Night Visions at Nashville Zoo
After sunset, stroll along the Zoo’s pathways through a captivating show of stunning projections. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer o...
May
20
Friday Night Market in the Boro
It’s back! The 2022 season of the Friday Night Market In The BORO! Each Friday starting April 1, 2022 through October 7, 2022 we will host the b...
May
20
Touch A Truck
Trucks, equipment, and vehicles of all shapes and sizes will gather at Jim Warren Park where children of all ages, with parent supervision, will be we...
May
20
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
20
Franklin Rodeo
Rodeo competition events, kids events, specialty acts and a lot of family fun!
May
21
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
21
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Family Program: Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Participants can bow a fiddle, pluck a banjo and strum a ukulele! The Musical Instrument Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and ...
May
21
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
21
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
21
Franklin Rodeo
Rodeo competition events, kids events, specialty acts and a lot of family fun!
May
22
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
22
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
26
Cheekwood Thursday Night Out
Kick off the weekend at Cheekwood’s Thursday Night Out, every Thursday from May 5 through October 27 from 5 – 9 PM. Enjoy fiery musical performanc...
May
26
Music in the Park
Bring a blanket and enjoy live music at McEwen Northside. Bring some friends!
May
27
Friday Night Market in the Boro
It’s back! The 2022 season of the Friday Night Market In The BORO! Each Friday starting April 1, 2022 through October 7, 2022 we will host the b...
May
27
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
28
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
28
Music in the Vines
Every Saturday and Sunday starting in April, join us for live jazz and bluegrass. Food Truck Fridays will have free live music and food trucks from Ma...
May
28
Musicians Corner
Our Musicians Corner program will return to Centennial Park in spring 2022. These annual events will feature performances by several local artists, ar...
May
28
Water Lantern Festival
The Water Lantern Festival returns to Centennial Park on May 28. Join us for a relaxing evening of floating lights reflecting beautifully on Lake Wata...
May
29
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all ov...
May
29
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Creative Zone: Hip Hats
Many of country music’s outlaw artists counted a cowboy hat as a part of their look. Using hats on view throughout the museum as inspiration – inc...