As Memorial Day approaches, communities around the country will take time to remember and honor those who have served in the armed forces.
Leading up to the long weekend and on Memorial Day itself, you’ll find several special events happening around the Nashville and Franklin areas. If you’re looking for a way to observe the holiday or get out in the community, here’s what’s coming up.
2019 Memorial Day Virtual Race
What: Wait: a virtual race? That’s right, the Moon Joggers online running community is hosting a virtual Memorial Day Race in an effort to drum up as much involvement as possible. The race can be completed in any way, (running, walking, etc.) in any destination (trails, a track, the gym), at whatever pace you’re most comfortable with.
At least 15% of the registration fees will be donated to Operation Gratitude, and participants even get their own bibs and medals!
When: Anytime in May
Where: Various venues
Nashville Flea Market
What: Founded almost 50 years ago and now regarded as one of the best flea markets in the country, the Nashville Flea Market returns at the end of the month. Anywhere from 800 to over 1000 vendors will gather at the Fairgrounds, selling antiques, specialty foods, handmade goods, and more. This month’s theme is “A Day in the Sun,” so come out and enjoy the weather, and find your hidden treasure.
When: May 24th – 26th
Where: Fairgrounds Nashville
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
What: Take a step back in time at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, held this month through Memorial Day in Arrington. The festival features over 60 vendors—selling swords, silks, gems, and everything in-between—as well as entertainment, rides, games, and authentic 16th-century food and drink. The last weekend of the festival is Celtic Weekend, so be sure to wear your finest kilts!
When: Weekends in May
Where: 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington
Williamson County Community Band
What: Come on out to the Williamson County Veteran’s Park this Memorial Day, and take in some live musical selections with a patriotic twist, courtesy of the Williamson County Community Band. It’s a great chance to observe the holiday, enjoy the weather, and get involved with the community!
When: May 27th, 10AM
Where: Williamson County Veteran’s Park
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