Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend Vol. 32

 Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend! If you're looking for something fun to do, then look no further! 

MONSTER TRUCKS are coming to the James E Ward Ag Center - Outdoor Arena in Lebanon, TN on April 15th for 2 HUGE SHOWS!
Monster Truck Challenge LIVE "Mayhem Tour" is a non-stop, action-packed event featuring World Famous and Championship winning Pro Monster Trucks as seen on TV! Plus, Quad Star Challenge, Pro Mini Monster Trucks, and MORE!

Themed trivia is back at The Cedar Tap this month. We're continuing our Harry Potter trivia with years 5-7. Grab your team and join us Friday, April, 14th @ 7PM!
All Ages (21+ to Drink)
Free Admission
The Cedar Tap, 107 W Main St, Lebanon, TN 37087

The 2023 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse at Nashville Public Square. The festival will begin at 9:30am.
Festival highlights include the following:
Cherry Blossom Walk hosted by Sister Cities of Nashville
Contemporary and traditional Japanese music and dance
A roving Japanese “Candyman”
Martial arts demonstrations
Arts & crafts
Anime merchandise
Cultural lectures and exhibits
Children’s activities
Sumo-suit wrestling
A Cosplay Contest
Pups in Pink Parade
A variety of Japanese cuisine featuring special menus from some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks.

Our wildly-popular, annual Touch-a-Truck event returns! Children (and adults!) will have a chance to see and touch heavy machinery utilized in the construction industry and speak with the people who operate them. Working with Associated General Contractors of America, we will have a variety of equipment on display and host floor cart activities promoting engineering. This special day is sure to be a ton of fun.
Does not include admission to Adventure Science Center.
Please note: No access to public restrooms is provided without a science center admission ticket

Come ride on a restored classic streamlined stainless steel passenger train to the biggest yard sale in Middle Tennessee!  Enjoy the spring scenery on the 90 mile round trip to one of Tennessee’s most popular multi-yard sales.  There will be treasures of all kinds!  Don’t forget to visit the local restaurants for lunch and shop the stores around the square.   Order your tickets soon as this trip sells out quickly!

Friends of Shelby Park & Bottoms and The Chestnut Group are proud to announce the inaugural art show & sale aptly named, “The Colors of Shelby.”
Featuring artwork by The Chestnut Group, a local, non-profit society of plein air artists who paint to protect ecosystems and historic landscapes in Middle Tennessee. More than 200 members meet regularly for paint-outs and events to support land conservancy.
The show is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Participating local Chestnut artists donate almost half of the funds generated from art sales to support Friends of Shelby’s efforts to preserve and enhance Shelby Park and Bottoms’ native ecosystems, historic features, and recreational resources.

Brews and blooms: Gather with friends each weekend in April for music in the Beer Garden from 11 AM – 2 PM. Lively full-band sets are accompanied by seasonal beers, craft cocktails, and spirits. Grab a picnic table or bring a blanket, and kick back to enjoy a perfect day.
Available with Gardens Only Tickets and Gardens and Mansion Tickets.

Come out to Triple Creek Park in Gallatin and enjoy a special time shopping 80+ vendors, eating at the best food trucks, and listening to live music!
Catch the magic of our Friday Night Market, shopping under the lights! Grab dinner, tap your toes to the music, and spend time with friends! 

The Gallatin Farmers Market is open today for a Spring Plant Sale from 9:00am until 1:00pm. Join us as we get a kick start on the growing season.
The Gallatin Farmers Market is located just off Gallatin Square with plenty of parking.
Don't miss out! Come early in the day for the best selection!
Current vendors:
Earth First Plant Co.
Lucky J Farm
Natureworks TN
Ida Mae's Jams
KB Popcorn LLC.
Gallatin Public Library of Sumner County

Special Guest - Dixie Griffith, Daughter of Andy Griffith
Music - Five Concerts
Look-A-Like and Trivia Contests
Impersonator Performances  - All Your Favorites  
Grand National Squad Car Show   
Parade of Squad Cars and Characters
Artisan's Festival
Live Theater - Mayberry Dinner Theater
Mayberry Man Move - 8:00 PM Each Day

PS: Know of a cool and entertaining event coming up?

Let us know because we'd LOVE your input on what goes into future editions of Welcome to the Weekend!!

If you make it to any of these awesome events we would love to hear what you thought and for you to share any pictures of your experience!  

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