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Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day Events

Celebrate Memorial Day at one of these fabulous events!

This year, Memorial Day will be on May 29th, and there will be a variety of ceremonies and events happening in Franklin and the Middle Tennessee area to honor those who have served our country. Consider stopping by one of these events to commemorate the holiday.

Williamson County Memorial Day Service

Sponsored by the Williamson County Office of Veterans Services, Williamson County’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the Williamson County Veterans Park from 10 am- 11 am.

Arrington Vineyards is hosting Music in the Vines Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

  • Friday 5/24 – 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Jazz: 9 Volt Romeo & Bluegrass: Eli Fox Band – Food Truck Friday – Food Trucks: Little Cancun Cantina & Chang Noi Thai-Lao.
  • Saturday 5/25 – 3 PM – 7 PM – Music in the Vines – Jazz: Andrew Carney and the Essentials & Bluegrass: Howlin’ Brothers – Food Trucks: Mac Shack & Los Tacos Mexican Grill.
  • Sunday 5/26 – 3 PM – 7 PM – Music in the Vines – Jazz: The Lilliston Effect & Bluegrass: Down River Collective – Food Trucks: Pie Town Tacos & Pasta Galifi.
  • Monday 5/27 – 12 PM – 4 PM – Jazz: 9 Volt Romeo – Food Trucks: Cousins Maine Lobster & Pie Town Tacos.

Memorial Day Dash 5k

The Annual Memorial Day Dash will start at 7:30 am in front of the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. Hosted by the Nashville City Cemetery Association and the Metro Historical Commission, this 5k features some of the most historic places in Nashville, scenic views of the city, and prizes! 

Healing Field

Murfreesboro’s 14th Annual Healing Field will be open to the public from May 27-29. Hosted by the Exchange Club of Rutherford County, there will be 500 American flags waving in the wind with each of them representing an individual hero. Stop by this patriotic display sometime this Memorial weekend to show your appreciation!

Field of Honor

Mt. Juliet’s Annual Field of Honor is open to the public from May 23-29. Hosted by The Exchange Club of West Wilson County and the American Legion Post 281, there will be 300 American flags displayed, each representing a different hero. Make some time to visit this stunning display sometime this Memorial weekend!

The Dutch

The Dutch in Nashville is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a BBQ Luau, featuring a kalua roast pig, char siu ribs, and other culinary delights by award-winning chefs! This themed event will take place on Saturday, May 27th from 12 pm- 7 pm, so stop by this yummy event at The Dutch this Saturday!

Stones River National Cemetery

The Stones River National Battlefield will be hosting a Memorial Day service at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro on Sunday from 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm. You are invited to honor the men and women who have sacrificed for our country, past and present. With patriotic music and a wreath laying ceremony, this is a great way to commemorate the holiday.

Nashville Shores

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is Middle Tennessee’s largest waterpark and they will be having a fireworks display on Sunday in honor of Memorial Day. This waterpark’s 20+ attractions will close at 8pm in anticipation for the firework show, but the park will stay open until the show begins. Fireworks are included with admission on May 28th and the show will begin at 8:45pm, with several concession areas open until the fireworks start!

Old Hickory Veterans Memorial Park

Just half an hour outside of Nashville, the Old Hickory Veterans Memorial Park will be having their Memorial Day service at 10:30am. This memorial service will be honoring the men and women from the 37138 zip code who have served our country.

VA Memorial Day Service

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting Memorial Day commemorations at national cemeteries throughout the country this weekend, including the Nashville National Cemetery! This ceremony will take place on Memorial Day at 11am, so feel free to contact the Nashville National Cemetery for more information.

MTC Memorial Day Ceremony
The Middle Tennessee Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:30 AM on Saturday, 27 May, at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery located on McCrory Lane in Nashville, TN. The ceremony will be officiated by LT COL Wanda Bruce Graham, U.S. Army (Retired) around the flag…
7931 McCrory Lane
Nashville, TN 37221

Memorial Day Concert
Visit Loretta Lynn’s Ranch for Memorial Day performances on May 24-26 to honor and celebrate the men and women who have served our great Country.
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
8000 Hwy 13 South
Hurricane Mills, TN 37078
Phone: (931) 296-7700

The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is hosting its final weekend for the May season.
Saturday & Sunday & Monday
Festival hours are 10 am-6 pm every weekend in May PLUS Memorial Day
Address: 2135 New Castle Road, Arrington TN 37014
Phone: 615-786-0198

Travel back to 16th Century England. Our Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Over 60 skilled Artisians from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear the sounds of Renaissance musicians and merrymakers as they echo through the trees. Color, movement, and peals of laughter welcome those who thrill to the challenges of Games of Skill and Man-Powered Rides.

Located off Highway 96 between the towns of Franklin and Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival is easily accessible from I-24, I-65, and I-840, just 25 miles south of Nashville.