The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has marvelously combined two child favorites – movies and animals. If you have children that love both of these, the Zoo has the perfect event tonight with their “Zoovie night”. This is a family fun event beneath the stars with games, inflatables, music, crafts, and a carousel. When it gets dark, the movie of the night, Epic, will play on a large screen, so be sure to bring a blanket!
Saturday is the annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon. Runners and volunteers will be up before sunrise to prepare for this event. The route starts in Centennial Park and makes its way through Broadway and up Demonbreun, past various Nashville landmarks like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The race ends at LP Field with a stunning view of Nashville. For runners, there will be live music at every mile. If you can’t fathom running 13.1 or 26.2 miles, you can cheer on participants along the way or meet friends and family at the finish line. Runners who can move from their couches Saturday night can attend a concert at Bridgestone Arena headlined by Martina McBride. Admission is free with a race bib and $35 for friends and family.
Sunday, the Nashville Spring Bash is taking place at Centennial Park with food trucks, local vendors, and live music from noon until 5p.m. Come hungry because there will be a ton of great food trucks to chose from, including The Grilled Cheeserie, Itty Bitty Donuts, Bacon Nation, and many more. Vendors to shop at include Blush Boutiques, Miriam Designs, Exile International, Top Knot Vintage, and of course more. You can eat and shop while enjoying great music from The Pressure Kids, Carly Moffa, Joel Levi, Lyndsey Craeford, and Forest Fire Gospel Choir.
Also on Sunday is the Low Country Shrimp Boil at Travellers Rest from 1p.m until 5p.m. Tickets include all you can eat shrimp, unlimited beer, and live music. That’s pretty tempting, right?