You will not find a better reason to run a race than this one. As a St. Jude runner, each stride you take through downtown Nashville is a step toward finding cures and saving lives. Families with a sick child never receive a bill from St. Jude, neither for treatment nor travel, housing nor food. To register, visit RunRockNRoll.com.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s Main Street Festival, presented by First Tennessee Bank, keeps the tradition partying on. This one marks the 36th and, as always, will draw a crowd of tens of thousands for a fun-filled weekend of music and food and arts and crafts. WilliamsonHeritage.org/mainstreet
Set against the Parthenon, hundreds of Tennessee craft artists showcase their handmade creations on the lawn of Centennial Park for thousands looking for that one-of-a-kind piece. Handmade craft art of so many mediums is offered for sale, perusal and appreciation. Whether you're shopping for yourself, your home or a gift, Tennessee craft artists offer something special and unique. TennesseeCraft.org
Blast away at flying clay on this 50-"bird" course to benefit area nonprofits enriching the lives of at-risk youth. Hosted by Tennessee Titans center Ben Jones, it's a fun way to support a worthy cause. All levels of play may participate but must be 18 or older. All shooting groups will be accompanied by a Titans' player! TheJonesMission.org
Studies show that running can improve memory. It can also help with a very worthy cause. The goal is to raise $25,000 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. WesthavenMemoryRun.com
Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich are on the program for this free evening of classical music. The professional musicians of the Nashville Symphony perform with the Curb Youth Symphony, some of the mid-state region's most accomplished and dedicated high-school musicians. Visit NashvilleSymphony.org for information on tickets.
A rite of spring since 1941, the race draws more than 25,000 spectators to watch the horses and riders race over hurdles on a 3-mile turf track. In 2019, the race will celebrate 78 years for the Iroquois Steeplechase and more than seven decades of Music City’s annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions. IroquoisSteeplechase.org
Finish on the 50 yard line of the Titans' home field! It's time for the Titans 5K with a portion of the proceeds benefitting PLAY LIKE A G!RL, a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that every girl reaches her full potential by providing girls ages 9–13 an opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity. Register at TitansOnline.com/5k.
Experience the rodeo from a different perspective at Franklin Rodeo's down-in-the-dirt kick-off party! Get on the arena floor and behind the chutes. (No bull!) Kids' activities include roping, rolling inside the clown barrel, collecting cowboy and rodeo queen autographs and pony rides. Food trucks will be available on-site. FranklinRodeo.com
Summer returns, bringing with it each Thursday evening the fresh produce and products of the Brentwood Farmers' Market. Check out the Facebook page for the list of vendors you'll find there! Facebook.com/brentwoodtnfm
No more fiddling around—it's time to shine with the 19th annual Full Moon Pickin' Parties which kick off on May 17. For questions or ADA accommodations, call 615.370.8053.
The dog days of summer are back by popular demand, and you're invited to take your four-legged friend out to the ballpark for some Tail Waggin' Tuesdays! All fans are asked to only bring well-behaved, social and leashed dogs to the ballpark. The Sounds will provide bowls of water to keep your hot dogs cool.