It is almost Memorial Day in Nashville, which means many events will be taking place in the Music City. From honoring our fallen soldiers to enjoying the fresh summer air, there will be plenty of things to take part in over the weekend. Here are some of our personal favorites.
Pay Your Respect at Nashville National Cemetery – Memorial Day (May 29)
The Nashville National Cemetery will host a ceremonial program at 1 pm, which will include music and a speech from Col. John Krenson. The cemetery will also have a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall throughout the weekend for citizens to visit.
Memorial Day Dash – Memorial Day (May 29)
This race goes through the Nashville City Cemetery and loops around Fort Negley for a scenic and humbling run that reminds us of the significance of Memorial Day. All ages are welcome, and awards will be given to the top runners as well as the runner with the best patriotic running attire.
Blake Shelton Exhibit Opens – Begins Friday (May 26)
Everybody’s favorite judge on The Voice, Blake Shelton, will have his very own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, opening the Friday before Memorial Day. The international country star’s new exhibit is called “Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story” and will illustrate his rise to success and beyond.
Free Block Party & Fundraiser – Memorial Day (May 29)
Nashville favorites, Hard Working Americans, will be hosting a free block party with a cause on Memorial Day. The event, which takes place on Lower Broadway, celebrates the band’s second album while raising money for the charity Blood:Water. Blood:Water aims to help end the HIV/AIDS and water crisis happening in Africa.
SuperCoolFunFest – Saturday (May 27)
This one-of-a-kind event brings the 1990s back to 2017. It will take place in Cumberland Park and is a celebration of all things 90s! The fun begins at 4:00 and includes music, food trucks, and beer. Money from the show will go to benefit Greenways for Nashville.
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