Weekend Roundup – Labor Day Staycation Extravaganza Edition

August 30, 2012 § 2 Comments

This has to be the first Labor Day weekend since birth that I have not spent at the Jersey shore–and I could not be more excited. As you could probably tell this Yankee hasn’t been in Nashville all that much this month and I am so excited to catch up on all the happenings here. Here is a look at some funtastic to-do’s this holiday weekend.

The Whole Foods of Green Hills Hill Center is hosting it’s second sidewalk farmer’s market tonight! Thursday, Aug 30th from 4-8 pm. I know I will be there.

The Nashville Food Truck Association will hold the city’s first “Nashville Street Food Awards” on Sept. 1 at Centennial Park in conjunction with the fall season kick-off of Musician’s Corner. Beginning at 11:00 AM, over 20 of Nashville’s food trucks will compete in several categories and will offer regular menu items along with “tastes”. The free live music kicks off at 3:00 with the food truck winners announced at 6:00 PM. A  portion of proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

So to recap: Trying as many food trucks as possible in one day? Check. Free live music? Check. Booze (probably/why not?) Check. Good cuase? Check. Sounds like a must.

This weekend is the last chance to visit Cheekwood Garden’s Treehouse exhibit! The treehouses based on great works of literature will close for good Sept. 3.

Try a new spot. August saw of slew of new restaurant openings in Nashville–and not without a lot of hype. Make a resi and go check them out for yourself! Etch, Silo, Lockeland Table and Cafe Fundamental.

See some theater. The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is putting on a post-WWII adaption of the classic Much Ado About Nothing in Centennial Park. Showtimes are Thurs-Sun evenings Aug 23-Sept 16 with a special Monday Performance on Labor Day, Sep 3. Dedicated to US service men and women.

Get your art on at the First Saturday Art Crawl. Every month from 6-9, art galleries downtown host receptions (often with wine :)) presenting local and world-renowned artwork of all genres. Admission is free and the Nashville Downtown Partnership provides two free shuttles among the galleries.

Also on my list:

Game Night with lots o’ Catch Phrase

Boating on Percy Priest–because who knew there was a beach-esque place 15 minutes from downtown!

3 days doesn’t seem quite so long now…


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