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Free Summer Fun {In & Around Nashville}

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I’m doing the legwork for you – planning some FREE summer fun for you and the kids in and around Nashville!

From short outings around here…to day trips…to weekend getaways, it’s a summer of fun for you and the family :

Free Summer Fun in Nashville

FREE Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Admission
– Get a Community Counts Passport: Nashville Public Library patrons living in Davidson County can get free admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with their library card.

Next week is CMA Fest!
– free activities all around downtown for 4 days, including free concerts at Ascend Amphitheater

Nashville Public Library Summer Reading Program
– “Reading Rockstar” summer reading challenge at Nashville Public Library for all ages offers a ton of prizes

Barnes & Noble summer reading program
– perks for reading books

“Movies in the Park”
– FREE at Elmington Park various dates in June.

Free Summer Fun in Tennessee

National Trails Day 
– TOMORROW Saturday, June 2,  every Tennessee state park will have guided hikes and/or free programs.

If you’re looking for a getaway, there are fun summer freebies at two of our favorite hotels:

Gaylord Opryland Summerfest
– free weekend events and nightly fountain shows (park for free by Opry Mills)

Watch our family’s fun during our 2017 Opryland Summerfest Getaway

The Chattanoogan
– When families stay at The Chattanoogan this summer, they will receive free tickets to the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater. In addition to the incredible features at The Chattanoogan your family will love (& don’t forget a stop at the spa!), the IMAX lineup for summer is incredible and be sure to check out the Lemur Forest at the Aquarium.

Watch my Talk of the Town TV segment on the same topic:

And for even more free summer fun in and around Nashville, check out this list from Ms. Cheap and my previous roundups:
* Free Nashville Summer Events (2017)
* Nashville Summer Family Freebies (2015)