Social Events

Events and fun things happening around town.

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The whole family is home for the holidays. It’s chilly outside, warm inside - and everyone is gathered around the table laughing. The connection feels deep, and the smiles are aplenty - it’s game night. It’s a truly unmatched joy! Below are some of our favorite family games to get ready for the upcoming season! 

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Oh boy. This game. It doesn’t matter if you’re “into games”, if you like strategy, or if you’re young or old. This game will have you flailing your arms and laughing hysterically in no time about the absurdity of the quick, easy-to-learn, 10-minute-a-round game. Imagine a Slap Jack-esque game with hand motions as the main rules. This family found it as a game “keeper”, and you very well could, too! 

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For many of us here in central Tennessee, summer isn’t complete without a classic American cookout. The smell of marinated meat crackling on the grill, the feeling of sweet corn bursting on the first bite, and the light sweetness of icebox cake are things we look forward to year after year.

Despite the current need for social distancing, we hope that we’ll all be enjoying great times with friends and family before long. In the meantime, we can dream up the perfect party plans, which is what we hope you’ll do with Parks Realty’s list of Cookout Must-Haves!

Our handy guide will give you an organizational framework to use as a jumping-off point as you plan your next celebration of food, friends, and fun. Remember, there’s no shame in accepting friendly

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Let the month of International Women's Day, St. Patrick Day celebration, and the first day of the spring season, begin! Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is back, as are other local favorites like Taste of Williamson and the County Sumner Irish Festival. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

March 1st: Nashville Opera Noir Filmfest - Black & White Bash
Noah Liff Opera Center | Nashville

Some of Tennessee’s most innovative filmmakers have been invited to this film festival to create three-minute, black-and-white films inspired by John Hoomes’ new noir staging of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO. Guests will get to see the finalists’ entries, meet the creators, and celebrate the

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Let the month of love and, most importantly, the Super Bowl, begin! Wine in Winter is back, as are other local favorites like Murfreesboro's 3rd Annual Handmade Market and Lightning 100's Chocolate Affair. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

February 1st: Chinese New Year Celebration
Vanderbilt University Corner Park | Nashville

The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville is teaming up with many partners to host the Chinese New Year! There will be professional jugglers, the Nashville Public Library's Puppet Truck, Chinese dance, music and songs, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chinese naming, arts and crafts for children, bamboo dance, Chinese language students’ presentations, and the

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2020 is here and it's the start of a new decade! Let this month of resolutions, motivation, and new beginnings commence. The Nashville Boat Show is back, as are other local favorites such as Brentwood's Marshmallow Hike and Nashville Restaurant Week. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

January 1st: 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River
Stones River National Battlefield | Murfreesboro

Take a trip back in time and learn about the quiet, yet critical, events of New Year's Day that shaped the outcome of the Battle of Stones River! Visitors will also learn about how the Battle of Stones River provided a victory to support the Emancipation Proclamation and how it

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Across the country, music festivals are normally relegated to the warmest summer months. However, in Tennessee, that is definitely not the case! Here in the birthplace of country music and the home of Honky Tonk, festivals are part of our year-round celebration of song. After all, music is arguably the heart of our great state. Whether you’re here for a visit or recently moved to the area, a world-famous festival is likely in your near future.

In 2020, the following events are expected to be the hottest tickets of the year, so as we welcome this new year, be sure to mark your calendar early with every festival you can.

Big Ears Festival
March 26 - 29, 2020 | Knoxville, TN
bigearsfestival.org

Even against the backdrop of Tennessee’s rich

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Can you believe it's already December? 2019 sure did fly by! Let this month of holiday cheer, recollection, and celebration begin. The Nashville Christmas Parade is back, as are other local favorites such as Murfreesboro's Frosty Fun Run and Columbia's Mule Drop. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

December 1st-15th: Festival of Lights
Drakes Creek Park | Hendersonville

For the first time ever, the City of Hendersonville will be able to drive through and look at spectacular Christmas light displays in Drakes Creek Park! This is a prime opportunity for the community to enjoy some holiday festivities with friends and family. After looking at the lights, you can stop at

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Believe it or not, November is already here! The month of getting in the holiday spirit, Thanksgiving celebrations, and full bellies is going to be a great one. The CMA Awards is back, as are other local favorites such as Franklin's Wine Down Mainstreet and Murfreesboro's BoroDash. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

November 2nd: Wine Down Main Street 2019
Main Street | Franklin

It's time for downtown Franklin to come alive with Wine Down Main Street! This event is a unique wine tasting event that's known locally as one of the best nights out of the year. With more than 2,000 average attendees, the streets are closed for traffic while guests get to enjoy wines,

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Many children say that trick or treating on Halloween is one of their favorite annual activities. Tennessee puts its heart into all holiday festivities, and Halloween is no exception! Parks has the scoop on the best places to trick or treat in Middle Tennessee. Our guide will highlight the neighborhoods and events that are well-known for delivering huge candy hauls and having robust community turnout.

While more families each year retreat from the sidewalks and choose to attend “trunk or treat” events instead, take heart! There are still crowds of spooky little ghouls and ghosts parading through the area. Festivities begin on the weekend and wind down on Thursday night.

Note: Halloween 2019 falls on a school night, so many areas have posted an

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October is here! Let the month of Halloween, cooler weather, and fall leaves begin! Nashville Oktoberfest is back, as are other local favorites such as the Franklin Wine Festival and the Nashville Harvest Festival. New events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

October 3rd: Way Late Play Date: Monster Mash
Adventure Science Center | Nashville

Every few months, the Adventure Science Center opens their doors after hours to adults only for an array of unique fundraising events that combine science and your favorite pop culture trends! Guests can enjoy the chance to let their inner kid out to play as they explore all the museum has to offer, like exciting hands-on exhibits and

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