Things To Do In Nashville Memorial Day Weekend 2021

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5 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Memorial day weekend is quickly approaching this year and there are some exciting events coming up that you won’t want to miss. 

  • America’s Favorite Car Show returns to Nashville for a Memorial Day Weekend filled with Cool Cars, Cool People and Good Times!  Come on out and check out over 2,500 of the coolest 1987 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics from across the country. Experience the “Music City Mayhem” AutoCross Shootout, Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster Exhibition, lots of vendor exhibits, a Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, FREE Kids Zone, Live Entertainment and so much more! And, don’t miss the crowning of the Goodguys 2021 Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of the Year and so much more!

    • Friday, May 28 – 8:00am to 5:00pm

    • Saturday, May 29 – 8:00am to 5:00pm

    • Sunday, May 30 – 8:00am to 3:00pm

  • 21st Annual Memorial Day Dash 5K

    • Located: Adventure Science Center • 800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN  37203

    • It's Memorial Day in Nashville and we are running live! Be a part of our 21st Anniversary Race! Common Start / Finish in front of Adventure Science Center on Fort Negley Blvd. Gently rolling course loops around Historic Fort Negley and through Historic Nashville City Cemetery. Proceeds to benefit the Nashville City Cemetery Association.

    • Refreshments and Awards Ceremony following race.

    • Event details and schedule

  • Awards to Top 3 Overall Male / Female; Top 1st Masters Male / Female; Top 1st Grandmasters Male / Female

  • Race morning packet pickup opens at 6:00 AM

  • Race Starts promptly at 7:30 AM

    • Hydration will be available in the start/finish area. Course hydration will be by participants, please plan accordingly. Packet Pickup will be available beginning at 6:00 AM. Race day registration is available using the ACTIVE signup only. No paper entry forms and no cash transactions onsite day of race. No dogs/no pets allowed. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Nashville City Cemetery Association, our charity partner.


  • Music City Food Truck

    • Our Memorial Day Weekend hours of operation are:

    • Saturday, May 29th 11am-5pm (regular business hours)

    • Sunday, May 30th from 12-4pm

    • & Monday, May 31st from 12-4pm

    • Restrooms located indoors.

    • We hope to see you there!

    • Address:

    • The Marketplace in East Nashville

    • 400 Davidson St., Nashville, TN 37213

    • (Less than 1 mile from Nissan Stadium)

    • Next to: Music City Indoor Karting

    • Follow our weekly schedule at: 

    • Come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at the Music City Food Truck Park. Perfect for the family or coming together with friends to celebrate and share stories of the past, exchange gratitude, and enjoy a delicious meal together. FREE admission and FREE parking.

    • This is an outdoor event with tons of space for social distancing. We have up to 70 outdoor tables.

    • We will feature a Memorial Day Weekend musician lineup featuring some Nashville's rising talent.

    • We will be handing out 100 American flags to the first 100 guests on Monday, May 31.


  • Music City Flea

    • While you’re at the Food Truck Park, make sure to stop inside the Music City Flea to shop with our amazing vendors (you’ll pass it after parking when you go through the main hallway)! Held inside of a huge 32,000 square foot facility, you'll have plenty of space to social distance while you shop.

    • Merchandise includes: Women’s Boutique & Vintage Apparel, Graphic Tees, Jewelry, Candles, Body Products, Artwork, CBD Products, Plants, handmade & secondhand goods, curated and eclectic items for sale, and much, much more.

    • Mark your calendars for the best Saturday hangout in Nashville. Located in an industrial area tucked between East Nashville and Downtown, we are conveniently close to all the major Nashville stops and less than 2 miles from Broadway and Top Golf. Plan some more fun for your Saturday by checking out Music City Indoor Karting, Nashville Airsoft, CrossFit East Nashville, and Training Camp Nashville, which are all found in the same location!

    • Free Admission & Free Parking!

    • Address:

    • The Marketplace in East Nashville

    • 400 Davidson St., Nashville, TN 37213

    • (Less than 1 mile from Nissan Stadium)



  • Travel back in time this Memorial day weekend and attend the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in Arrington. Their Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace - over 60 skilled Artisans 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 all to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival

    • 5/29,5/30, & 5/31

    • Hours: 10am - 6:00pm

    • Free parking, and free admission for children 5 and under!

    • Covid-style Face Masks will be required for all patrons entering the Festival grounds.

    • Please note that the Tennessee Renaissance Festival

    • accepts cash only for Food, Beverages, Rides, Games, and some Souvenirs.

I hope you have a fantastic memorial day weekend! Let the summer festivities begin!

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