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Past Calendar of Events

January Events
January
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January 5, 2023

Story Walk at The Park

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location:
Maury County Park, Maury County Park Drive, Columbia

Join us the first Thursday of every month at Maury County Park. We will meet on the Story Book Trail, where we will combine literature and nature. Each month there will be a new story to explore. We will have take home crafts and fun activities. RSVP on the website - https://mcpltn.org/events/story-walk-the-park/

January 6, 2023


Columbia's First Friday
 

5:00 pm - 8:00pm

 

Location:

Downtown Columbia

Experience shopping, dining, live music, and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Acces free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St . A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. Visit: https://www.visitcolumbiatn.com/events/first-fridays/

January 6, 2023


Franklin Art Scene Art Crawl

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

 

Location:

Franklin Main Street, 103 Third Avenue North, Franklin

A free event, the Art Crawl celebrates Williamson County’s local craftsmanship, from blown glass and turned wood to paintings and sculptures in businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin. Visit: https://downtownfranklintn.com/event/franklin-art-scene-art-crawl-10/

January 7 and 14, 2023

 

Marshmallow Hike


9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location:

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary,

545 Beech Creek Road South, Brentwood

How does a nice hike in the winter woods followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows sound? Come by Owl’s Hill for our annual Marshmallow and Hot Chocolate Hikes. Hikes last approximately 30-45 minutes, with two difficulty levels to choose from. Hikes depart at 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time. Cost is $10.50/hiker. Visit: https://visitfranklin.com/events/marshmallow-hike-december-january

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January 8, 2023

 

Second Sundays at the Shops at James Hill

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Location:

The Shops at James Hill, 97 North James Campbell Boulevard, Columbia

This is going to be a great time for family and friends to come out on a Sunday afternoon for some shopping, food trucks, and fun! Visit: https://www.experiencemaury.com/event-details/second-sundays-at-the-shops-at-james-hill-2023-01-08-12-00

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Monday - Friday beginning January 9

 

"Art of the Buzz" Exhibit 

 

8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Location:

Waymon L. Hickman Building, Columbia Campus, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia

The gallery will open again on January 9, 2023 with an exhibition called “Art of the Buzz.” co-curated with The National Electric Football Game Museum. The opening reception will be January 19 from 5 – 7 pm with special guest speakers, food and artist demonstrations. Watch for more details to come on a planned Tournament and Prizes for the winning team!

Vist: https://www.columbiastate.edu/pryor-gallery/index.html

January 28, 2023


Arctic Plunge

11:00 am - 1:30 pm 

 

Location:

Longview Recreation Complex

Outdoor Pool,

2909 Commonwealth Drive,

Spring Hill

The outdoor pool at Longview Rec Center will be open for their first Arctic Plunge.  Must be eight or older to participate and children ages 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost per person is $25 with a $5 discount for families. Each plunger will receive a t-shirt, raffle ticket for prizes and all of the bragging rights associated with such a brave endeavor. Compete in the costume contest or bring non-perishables to be entered for a chance to win great prizes.This event will benefit The Well Outreach in Spring Hill. Visit website to register: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/wcpr/activity/search/detail/20934?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

February
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February 3, 2023

Columbia's First Friday

 

5:00 pm - 8:00pm

 

Location:

Downtown Columbia

Experience shopping, dining, live music, and more on the streets of downtown Columbia. Acces free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St . A shuttle bus is available throughout the entirety of the event rotating between Columbia Plaza and Downtown every 15 minutes at 415 W 7th St. Visit: https://www.visitcolumbiatn.com/events/first-fridays/

February 3, 2023


Franklin Art Scene Art Crawl

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

 

Location:

Franklin Main Street, 103 Third Avenue North, Franklin

A free event, the Art Crawl celebrates Williamson County’s local craftsmanship, from blown glass and turned wood to paintings and sculptures in businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin. Visit: https://downtownfranklintn.com/event/franklin-art-scene-art-crawl-10/

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February 4, 2023


Full Moon Cemetery Lantern Tour

6:30 pm - 8:00pm

 

Location:

Montgomery Bell State Park,  

1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN

(near Dickson)  

Meet at Campground Shelter.

Take a historical lantern tour to three of our cemeteries here at Montgomery Bell. We will learn the stories and history of the people that lived here before Montgomery Bell was a State Park. Registration is required and there is a $10.00 fee. Each participant will be issued a lantern for this hike and we will meet at the campground shelter. This is about a 1.5 mile hike (two and a half hours). No pets please.This is a moderate hike with some hills. Please dress for the weather. No refunds for cancelation within 48 hours of day of the program. Register at: https://tnstateparks.com/events/details/#/?event=full-moon-cemetery-lantern-tourFeb23

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February 9, 2023


Aubrey Logan Concert

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Columbia State community college,

Cherry Theater,

1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia 

Aubrey Logan is a singer, songwriter, trombone player and performer who is known as a world-class singer-instrumentalist. Visit the website for ticket and pricing information: https://www.columbiastate.edu/performance-series/index.html

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February 11, 2023

Viva NashVegas Radio Show's

Tenth Anniversary Spectacular 

11:30am - 12:30 pm

Location:

Columbia State Community College,

Pryor Art Gallery,

1665 Hampshire Park, Columbia

This free on-stage show will feature live music and fun, plus a Jimmy Moore Exhibit, whose photo art was Featured in Ken Burn's acclaimed documentary, Country Music PBS. For more information visit: https://www.visitcolumbiatn.com/event/viva-nashvegas-radio-show/2287/

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February 11, 2023

 

The Winter Ball: A Father Daughter Dance

 

3:30pm - 5:00pm and 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

 

Location:

The Enrichment Center,

110 Everbright Avenue, Franklin

Girls, grab your dad, stepdad, uncle, grandpa or special person and join us for a beautiful Winter Ball. There will be light refreshments to enjoy while a DJ plays the latest hits. Each couple will receive a complimentary picture memento of the evening! Siblings are welcome to join in on the fun for a discounted rate of $15. There are two different times available and registration for the event is online. Visit website to register: https://www.wcparksandrec.com/activities/community_events/index.php

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February 18, 2023

Columbia Cars and Coffee

 

7:00am - 10:00am

 

Location:

The corner of East 7th and Woodland Street in the heart of Columbia Motor Alley

Stroll the streets and check out the cars while you enjoy coffee and live music.

For more information visit: https://www.visitcolumbiatn.com/event/columbia-cars-and-coffee/480/

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Monday - Friday 

 

"Art of the Buzz" Exhibit 

 

8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Location:

Columbia State Community College,

Pryor Art Gallery,

1665 Hampshire Park, Columbia

The “Art of the Buzz.” was co-curated with The National Electric Football Game Museum and will be open through March 3. The National Electric Football Game Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the specific purpose of educating the public about the game of Electric Football. The gallery is a first-class artistic venue where appreciation for the visual arts is embraced. It is open to the public and free of charge. Vist: https://www.columbiastate.edu/pryor-gallery/index.html

March Events
March
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March 3, 2023

Columbia's First Friday
 
5:00 pm - 8:00pm
 
Location:
Downtown Columbia

March 3, 2023

Franklin Art Scene Art Crawl

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
 
Location:
Franklin Main Street, 103 Third Avenue North, Franklin

A free event, the Art Crawl celebrates Williamson County’s local craftsmanship, from blown glass and turned wood to paintings and sculptures in businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin. Visit: https://downtownfranklintn.com/event/franklin-art-scene-art-crawl-10/

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March 4, 2023

Storybook Decoupage- Angelina Ballerina

9:00 am - 11:00 am 
 
Location:
Franklin Recreation Complex,
Art Room (back),
1120 HIllsboro Road, Franklin

Come enter the world of fairy tale magic with this enchanting class! Each class begins with a featured story to inspire students and spark creative conversations. Instructor Lizzy Chittenden then guides students through multiple crafts and activities. Please note that the listed crafts occasionally change due to the unique nature of some of the supplies.

For children at least 6 years, but less than 10. The cost of the program is $30 and registration is online. A $10.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class Visit: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/wcpr/activity/search/detail/21643?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

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March 6, 2023
 
Garden Talk Series: The Urban Gardener – Managing the Box Garden (Virtual)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:
Virtual via Zoom

Learn the basics of growing in small spaces. We will look at basic construction, soil mixes, and planting arrangements to get you started with growing vegetables, herbs, or flowers in a box garden bed. Presented by the Williamson County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau. Register in advance to receive a link for Zoom.  Call the Library at (615) 595-1243 or email reference.library@williamsoncounty-tn.gov if you have questions or want to cancel a registration. Visit:  http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsRegister.cfm?SiteID=7792&BranchID=&EventID=480550&PK=

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March 16, 2023
 
Appalachian Road Show Concert

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
Location:
Cherry Theater, Columbia Campus, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia

Appalachian Road Show is a visionary acoustic ensemble, bringing new-generation interpretations of traditional Americana, bluegrass and folk songs, as well as offering innovative original music, all presented with a common thread tied directly to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States.  Visit: https://www.columbiastate.edu/events/2023/03/appalachian-road-show-concert.html

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March 18, 2023

Columbia Cars and Coffee 
 
7:00am - 10:00am
 
Location:
The corner of East 7th and Woodland Street in the heart of Columbia Motor Alley

Stroll the streets and check out the cars while you enjoy coffee and live music.

Vist: https://www.visitcolumbiatn.com/event/columbia-cars-and-coffee/480/

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March 25, 2023
 
Kids Art Festival of Tennessee
 
10:00am - 2:00pm
 
Location:
Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin

The 7th annual Kids Art Festival of Tennessee honors play, experiments and collaborative experiences in art. They welcome all Tennessee kindergarten through 12th grade artists to apply to display original pieces in this juried exhibit. They will accept and include a wide variety of art pieces in multi-media platforms. Winning pieces will be displayed at the Fire Hall Art Gallery in City Hall in Downtown Franklin. Kids also can sell their artwork and perform onstage during the festival. See the website for more information: https://www.franklintn.gov/government/departments-k-z/parks/city-parks-events/kids-arts-festival

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March 25, 2023
 
Duck River Trail Run
 
Run begins at 8:00am
 
Location:
Chickasaw Trace Park, 1419 New Hwy 7, Columbia

The Duck River Trail Run 5k & 15k take place along the scenic trails of Chickasaw Trace Park. Net proceeds from this event benefit Maury County Parks & Recreation and efforts to continue the preservation and care of Chickasaw Trace Park. Come out, run the trails, and enjoy the beauty of Chickasaw Trace Park. Registration is $27 for 5K and $32 for 15K. 

Visit:https://www.maurycounty-tn.gov/616/Duck-River-Trail-Run

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March 31, 2023

Hike Ozone Falls State Natural Area
(short hike) 

9:00am - 1:00pm
 
Location:
Meet at Ozone State Natural Area Parking Lot on Highway 70 E in Ozone, Tennessee

The hike will begin at Ozone Falls State Natural Area and hike toward Long Branch on the Cumberland Trail. The hike will be approximately 4 miles round trip (2 miles each way). This is a great opportunity to see Ozone Falls, hike along many picturesque creeks, and explore some recent trail improvements along the Cumberland Trail. Participants will be free to hang out around Ozone Falls once the hike is over.

This hike begins with a steep descent to the base of Ozone Falls and ends with a steep ascent back to the parking area. Because of the distance and access, this hike should be considered moderately strenuous. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring water and snacks. Visit: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/division-of-natural-areas/#/?event=hike-ozone-falls-state-natural-area-short-hike

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March 31, 2023

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale 
 
9:00am - 5:30pm 
 
Location:
John P. Holt Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

Head to the Brentwood Library for their used book sale. This is a great way to build your personal library while supporting the public library as well.  Visit: https://brentwood-tn.libcal.com/event/8984300

June
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June 2

Full Moon Hike/Strawberry Moon

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beach Creed Rd S, Brentwood

Join us as we explore Owl’s Hill at sunset. We’ll listen for owls, coyotes, and night-singing insects. Program begins promptly at 7:30. No late entries. No flashlights. For ages 12+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Easy one-mile hike with some gentle uphill and downhill hiking. Cost is $15/person.

Click Here To Sign Up!

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June 2

Eat the Street Food Truck Festival

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Franklin Bicentennial Park, 400 5th Avenue North, Franklin

Come hungry and enjoy live music, family fun, and food from 34 of the best food trucks in Middle Tennessee. Proceeds benefit the 21st Recovery Court.

Click Here For More Info!

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June 2

Franklin Art Scene Art Crawl

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Franklin Main Street, Franklin

A free event, Art Crawl celebrates local craftsmanship from blown glass and turned wood to paintings and sculpture. Held the first Friday of each month at businesses and venues throughout downtown Franklin.

Click Here For More Info!

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June 2

Columbia's First Friday

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Downtown Columbia

 

Experience shopping, dining, live music in downtown Columbia. Access free public parking lots at 700 N. Garden St, 202 W. 6th St, and 119 E 7th St.

Click Here For More Info!

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June 3 & 10

Summer Movie Series

8:00pm

Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Park, Fairview
 

Enjoy a movie and concessions at Bowie Nature Park. 100% of the proceeds go toward Shop with a Cop which provides items to children in need during the Christmas season.

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June 9

Free Concert Celebrating The Life of Jazz Pianist Beegie Adair

8:00pm

The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, Franklin

Enjoy a free concert celebrating the life and achievements of Beegie Adair. Reservations are required. Event and seating information can be found at Click Here for More Info  beginning April 28th at 11am. 

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June 11

Summer Concert Series Feature WannaBeatles

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Crockett Park at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater located at 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood


 

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June 15

Mount Pleasant's Third Thursday

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Downtown Mount Pleasant

Come join us in Historic Downtown Mount Pleasant for yummy food, great shopping, and Farmer's Market.

Click Here For More Info!

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June 16 & 23

Family Firefly Hikes

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood

This evening program is designed to introduce young explorers to the wonders of the natural world after dark. Find out what makes owls such good hunters, why a firefly lights up, and how your vision changes in the dark. Program begins promptly at 6:30pm. No late entries. This program is open to participants ages 4 and up with adult. The cost is $25/Adult+Child pair, $15 additional adult, $12 additional child. Click Here To Sign Up!

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June 17

Fifth Annual Blueberry Bash

3:00pm - 8:00pm

Highland Realm Blueberry Farm, 4443 Hampshire Pike, Hampshire


 

Join us for an afternoon of fun at our all natural blueberry farm for blueberry picking, blueberry baking contest (cash prizes!), food trucks, live music, pony rides, archery tag, vendor booths, creek wading, door prizes and a whole lot more. Pets on leashes are welcome! Click Here For More Info!

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June 17

Mount Pleasant's Music on the Porch

7:00pm - 9:00pm

206 Pleasant Street, Mount Pleasant

Grab your chairs and blankets and head to Mount Pleasant for a fun evening of live music and entertainment. Click Here For More Info!

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June 18

Summer Concert Series Featuring Music City Stones

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Crockett Park at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater located at 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood
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June 17 & 18

Franklin Flea Market

9:00am – 6:00pm & 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wiliamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Ln, Franklin

 

Enjoy a day of shopping at the NEW Franklin Flea Market. The market will feature over 300 iIndoor & covered outdoor booths full of antiques, collectibles, crafts, clothing, jewelry, more. Admission is free and parking is just $5.

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June 24

Brentfest Featuring Rubiks Groove and Cruizin Keys Dueling Pianos

5:00pm - 8:00pm with concert beginning at 6:00pm

Crockett Park at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater located at 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood

Enjoy live music with Rubik’s Groove and Cruizin Keys Dueling Pianos. Rubiks Groove is an"Out of the Box" Live 80s & 90s Dance Party. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks and kids fun zone. Click Here For More Info!

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June 24

Power Wheels Jr. Rally

9:00am – 2:00pm

Franklin Recreation Complex – Soccer Fields, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin

 

On your mark, get set, GO! WCPR is turning the Franklin Recreation Soccer Fields into a racetrack to host the first ever WCPR Power Wheels Jr. Rally – presented by the Music City Grand Prix! Ages 3-8 are invited to bring their Power Wheel (or borrow a WCPR Power Wheel) and compete in a friendly race. Cost: $15 per racer. 

Check out these websites for additional listings of events and festivals happening in your community. 

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