May 24 2014

Free (or Nearly Free!) Fun Places to Visit This Summer!

by Katie Jane Goode, member of the Family Enrichment Committee

With warmer weather and schools out until August, you may be looking for some fun, family-friendly ideas for the summer months. Here are a few nearby ideas.

  • The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for nine weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission is only $1, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Will Rogers Institute. Ask your local theater for a program start date. For more information, visit
  • The Nashville Public Library has more 90,000 movies in its inventory—and all totally free to check out. Go to the web at or call 615.862.5800. Plus, you don’t want to miss the fantastic puppet shows held at the downtown branch each week. For times, visit
  • Visit the Frist Center. Kids 18 and under are always free! College students are free on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Learn more at or 615.244.3340.
  • Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation offers multiple “spraygrounds” across the city. All the spray parks are free of charge and open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Visit for details.
  • Go bowling! Check out to discover how you can register your kids for two free games per day at participating bowling alleys.
  • Visit a fire station and prepare some treats to take for firefighters beforehand! Visit for more information.
  • Explore the beauty around our lovely state! Find a waterfall at Fall Creek Falls, ride bikes on the Natchez Trace, camp at Mousetail Landing, and so much more! Go to for more information.
  • And most important of all, make sure you come to First Baptist Nashville’s Vacation Bible School held June 9 – 13. The theme is “AGENCY D3/Discover, Decide, Defend.” To learn more about VBS and other church happenings this summer, go to

Enjoy your summer! School will start before you know it!

Contact: Shannon Meadors