Memorial Day is meant to remember our past as well as those that have served to protect our country and freedoms, and as such we should honor them by celebrating that past as well as our present and future. If you’re lucky enough to be in Nashville for work during Memorial Day, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from. No matter how you want to celebrate Memorial Day weekend this year, our only advice is to start on your plans now!
The Options are Endless
The main reason we’re gently pushing you to making your Memorial Day plans early is because there will be so many different events and activities to choose from. You’ll need some extra time to choose your activities so you can buy tickets before they sell out. From Renaissance festivals to a family movie night, and live music to art exhibits, there is truly something for everyone in Nashville this Memorial Day Weekend.
Music is universal, but subjective: All people love it, but they don’t all love the same kind. Lucky for you, there are several upcoming live music events planned before, during, and after Memorial Day weekend that span every possible genre. Head to the Marathon Music Works on May 24th for a performance by Tech N9ne if you prefer the rap or hip hop genre while your jazz loving friends can hit up the Music City Jazz Festival from May 25th through the 27th. And of course, this wouldn’t be Nashville without plenty of country music offerings at the Grand Ole Opry.
Culture & Class
While Memorial Day may be synonymous with BBQ and beer, it won’t be impossible to find some class and culture without sacrificing the fun. For instance, on May 30th, The Hermitage is kicking off their summer series “Pinot with the President” where you can paint a watercolor of the Hermitage Garden or take a photography walking tour with a professional photographer while enjoying an adult beverage.
For the Kiddos
We haven’t forgotten about the younger generation this Memorial Day and neither has Nashville. You can take the kids to the Nashville Zoo on May 25th for Zoovie Night for face painting, crafts, concessions, a ride on the carousel or zipline, and of course to watch Moana. On May 26th, families can enjoy an overnight camping excursion with fun filled activities for all ages at Zzzoofari Slumber.
Do you see now why we say it’s important to get started now on your Memorial Day planning? Nashville has a lot to offer no matter what time of year it is, and this holiday weekend is no exception!