May 27, 2022 - Things to Do

Memorial Day weekend activities in Nashville

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Memorial Day signifies the unofficial start of summer. Here are a few ways to mark the occasion:

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Field of Honor: A display of 300 American flags will be set up on East Division Street in Mt. Juliet throughout the weekend to mark the holiday.

  • The display, which is free of charge, is hosted by the Exchange Club of Wilson County and American Legion Post 281.

🀠 Kenny Chesney at Nissan Stadium: Seats are still available to see country music's most summer-friendly singer perform hot-weather hits like "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" and, appropriately enough, "Summertime."

πŸŽ† Fireworks at Nashville Shores: The show starts around 8:45pm Sunday and is included with admission.

πŸƒ Memorial Day Dash 5K: The 22nd annual race, hosted by the Nashville City Cemetery Association and the Metro Historical Commission, starts at 7:30am Monday. The course runs through the scenic Fort Negley Historic Park.

  • Registration is $40, and prizes are awarded for the best patriotic costumes.

🍻 Patio beers: The opportunities to drink outside keep increasing thanks to Nashville's growing craft brewery scene.


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