Things are definitely heating up this weekend with the Music City Hot Wing Festival going on downtown at Riverfront Park. The wings will be hot but the beer will be cold. As always in Nashville, the music is live and awesome. If you attend, be sure to catch the eating competition where the 2015 Hot Wing Eating Champ will be crowned. Admission is free on Friday and doors open at 4 p.m. Saturday’s admission ranges from $15-150 and doors will be open at noon. Proceeds benefit The Bootstraps Foundation.
Have you ever wanted to zipline but never got around to it? Now is your chance! Adventureworks in Kingston Springs is opening up their entire adventure park this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The typical cost to zipline is $50-$60, but Adventureworks is making this a ‘pay by donation’ event. The proceeds will be used to build a home for a family with orphans. This is a great way to have tons of fun and support a fantastic cause.
OZ Arts is hosting its Family Day on Saturday at noon. This annual event is full of activities for the whole family. Local artists and organizations, including the Nashville Origami Club and Urban Green Lab, will be spread out with activities to engage kids’ imaginations. The main event at OZ Arts’ Family Day this year is Paul Dresher Ensemble’s Sound Maze that is an interactive display with musical instruments and sound sculptures. Tickets are $25 for adults and free for kids.
Also happening Saturday is Arrington Vineyard’s 2015 Harvest Party. This is a free event for the whole family; Kix Brooks is even performing at 6 p.m. Since this event is free, seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis. It’s recommended to make a day of it and get there as early as 11am to set up, camp out, drink some great wine, and enjoy the views and company.
Ascend Ampitheater has kicked off and is now in full swing. Idina Menzel will be in town performing during her world tour on Saturday. Tickets are available for the lawn, pavilion, and orchestra.