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Beating the Heat in Nashville

With the increasing temperatures, heat index, and humidity; beating the heat in Nashville can be tough! We have compiled a list of water related activities for you and your kids to battle the temps for the rest of summer!

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Wet N Wild Weekend @ Jellystone

Where: 2572 Music Valley Dr., Nashville, TN 37214

When: July 6-8, 2018 at 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Price: $10


Get ready for a wet and wild week of water waters at Jellystone Park™! Be sure to have your water guns loaded, water balloons filled and be ready for the wet Hey, Hey, Hey Ride! There will be many water gun shoots with the Rangers throughout the week. Beat the heat with this week full of water activities for the whole family.



Where: Nashville Zoo

When: July 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: Adults and Teens $18; Children (2 – 12) $13; Children Under 2 Free; Parking $7


With temperatures on the rise, the Zoo transforms into a water wonderland complete with slides, wet and wild games, splashy attractions and more. Guests can pick up a keeper talk schedule at the front gate to see some of the Zoo’s animals devour their own brand of popsicles, like frozen grapes, turkey broth pops and chilled meal worms.


Summer Splash H2Oliday is included with Zoo admission. However, some activities have additional fees.


4th Annual Waterfest

Where: Cumberland Park, Nashville TN

When: Jul 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Sun)

Price: Free


Waterfest is a free, one-day family festival all about celebrating and connecting youth and their families to local water. There will be over 30 educational exhibitors, water slides, music, trivia, dancing, prizes, and more!


Exhibitors include Nashville Zoo, Adventure Science Center, Urban Green Lab, Walk Bike Nashville, Cumberland River Compact, Harpeth Conservancy, Tennessee Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Tech University, and more! Youth can be entered to win prizes for local businesses including LaserQuest, Nashville Zoo, Tito’s Playland, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Cheekwood, and a grand prize from Leadership Academy Camps!


Kids Fest

Where: Nashville Shores

When: July 9-13, 2018 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Price: Free with park admission


Grab the children and take advantage of Kids Fest at Nashville Shores. Not only will they get to enjoy all-day discount admission to Nashville Shores, they will also get to enjoy added value fun. Kids Fest is a FREE festival included with park admission that features all things kids! Bounce Houses, Arts & Crafts, Games, Costume Characters, Face Painting, Live Entertainment featuring Sean the Balloon Guy,and much more!


You can purchase discount tickets online using the promo code KIDSFEST. Promo code available online beginning June 18; KIDSFEST ticket is valid July 9 -13 only.


Splash Out!

Where: Murfreesboro, TN

When: July 12, at Barfield Crescent Park, Pavilions #5, 6, & 7; July 26, at Old Fort Park from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Price: Free


Join the many happy children under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department. Wear clothes and shoes to get wet in, and don’t forget your sunscreen and towel. Parents, plan to stay with your children and enjoy the water too!


Aquatic Storytime and Swim

Where: Patterson Indoor Water Park; 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37128

When: July 18, 2018; 9:45 a.m. for story, 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 open for swimming

Cost: $4 for Adults, $3 for Children / Seniors. Ages 4 and under are free with paying adult.


Listen to classics such as “The Rainbow Fish” and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” before swimming in the indoor pool. Education + Exercise!


Dive- In Movies

Where: Nashville Shores; 4001 Bell Rd. Hermitage TN 37076

When: Friday, July 13 – CoCo

July 20 – Jumanji (2017 Version)

July 27 – Beauty and the Beast (Live Action)

August 3 – Despicable Me 3

Cost: Weekend General Admission (Friday -Sunday; 48 inches and taller) – $39.99 plus tax

Weekend General Admission – Just $31.99 plus tax when you purchase online (Save $8)

Junior Admission (Shorter than 48 inches) – $28.99 plus tax

Seniors (62 years old and older) and Military* – $28.99 plus tax

Children 2 years old and younger are free

After 4PM Ticket – Tickets are just $19.99 plus tax per person after 4 pm. This offer is available online and at the gate.

*There is a processing fee for online purchases

*There is a $9 daily parking fee


Dive-In movies are included with a Nashville Shores season pass or paid waterpark admission on that day. The movie will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 PM. Dates and times are subject to change without notice.


Dive-In Movies are FREE for lodging guests. Campers can enter the park at 8 pm.


Flick ‘n’ Float

Where: Boro Beach; 2310 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

When: July 18, 2018; Pool opens at 7:00 PM; Movie begins at 8:30 PM

Cost: $7 Adults / $5 Youth and Seniors


Join us for a movie at ‘Boro Beach! Bring your own float for the pool, or bring a blanket to watch poolside. Refreshments will be available for purchase.



Where: Moss-Wright Park Shelter 3; 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville, TN

When: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Free


This free family festival is all about celebrating our rivers and connecting children to our local waters.  Hosted in partnership with the Cumberland River Compact, this event combines education and fun: attendees will learn about the importance of water quality in our watershed through fun and engaging environmental-based activities suitable for the entire family.  Goodlettsville WaterFest will feature an educational scavenger hunt, waterslide, prizes, food, and much more!


Kayak Float

Where: Volunteer Park; 8th Avenue, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167

When: July 21 & 24, 2018 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost: Free


Join us on the water as we launch from Volunteer Park.  Boats, PFD’s, and paddles provided; sunscreen and bug spray

recommended; bring a bottle of water and clothes that can get wet. Ages 12 and up only, please. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  


Kids Water Day

Where: Pinkerton Park; 495 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

When: July 25, 2018  | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: Free


Join us for Kids Water Day at Pinkerton Park for one last hoorah before school starts. Water relays, water gun fights, water slides, and beach balls…this event has all the water fun imaginable! Bring your swimsuit and a beach towel, and we’ll provide the rest. Light snacks will be provided to attendees.


Water Play Day at Warner Park Nature Center

Where: Warner Park Nature Center; 7311 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221

When: July, 25 2018 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: Free


It is summertime and it is HOT! Refresh yourself with us. We’ll play in water, discuss animals that live in or near the water and explore anything and all things water.


2018 Splash Day

Where: Charlie Daniels Park;

When: Saturday, July 28th from 11 AM – 2 PM

Cost: Free


This FREE event will transform Charlie Daniels Park into a mini water park for children consisting of free play in the splash pad, inflatable water slides, and an inflatable slip-n-slide. This event is recommended for ages 5 -12. Children (under 18) MUST have their legal guardian sign a waiver to be allowed to participate.

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