It’s summer in Tennessee! But what is there to do? Check out this list of fun summer events and ideas to help you enjoy the sunshine and make the most of the season!
Water Parks and other Wet Fun
Tennessee is home to several great water parks! There’s bound to be one within a short drive of your house. Check out Dolly’s Splash Country, Wetlands Water Park, Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, Nashville Shores and Zorb Smoky Mountains. Nothing says “summer” like water fun!
No matter what type of music you like, you’ll find a concert in Tennessee this summer that suits your tastes!
Toadies on June 4
Coldplay on June 6
The CMA Music Festival on June 11 & 12
Plus acts like Eddie Vedder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Fleetwood Mac, and Plain White T’s, all before the end of June.
Memphis: BB King, Train, Keith Urban, New Kids on the Block and other acts passing through during the summer months. You can visit Ticketmaster to look up specific acts for your city and get the tickets fast, or you can find the website of the venue you prefer and see who’s playing there in the next few months.
Tennessee is home to some great museums! Chattanooga’s got the Regional History Museum, the Creative Discovery Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art and the Chattanooga Choo Choo, just to name a few. Nashville’s got the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Adventure Science Center, and the Tennessee State Museum. Memphis has the Children’s Museum of Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, and others. For more museums listed by city, visit this page.
This is how teens in the “old days” hung out on summer nights: they went to the drive-in! Sit in your car and catch a flick under the stars. Check your local business directory to find a drive-in near you!