5 things to do in Middle Tennessee this weekend (that aren’t CMA Fest)

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jun 07, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There are plenty of music-related events going on in Nashville this weekend (including a little event called the CMA Music Fest). If you’re looking for something a little different to do, we’ve got you covered.

Fitness At Fest with Erin Opera

Yes, technically this is part of CMA Fest, but if you've given up on that New Year's fitness resolution, celebrity trainer Erin Opera may have just what you need to re-motivate yourself. She's hosting a 45 minute sweat session (for all fitness levels). After the workout, they're having brunch and a dance party on the rooftop of Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Music City Center. The event is open to all ages but you must be at least 21 to enter Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row. For a full list of what to bring, click the link above.

Nashville Fine Arts Festival

If you’re looking to do some shopping of the artsy sort, the CoolSprings Galleria will be home to the Nashville Fine Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The event will feature “an unparalleled array of carefully vetted works from the nation’s top artists and artisans.” You can also purchase handmade pieces of jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculpture and pottery. Admission is free.

Kidsville at the Parthenon

Looking for something fun/educational to do with the kids? Try Kidsville at the Parthenon. The best part? It’s free!

The event is a weekly program that “combines storytelling, educational activities, arts & crafts, musicians and special guests.” It will be held inside the Parthenon, located at 2500 West End Avenue. It starts at 11 a.m. and wraps at 11:45 a.m.

The event is geared towards families of children ages 12 and younger.

Nashville Symphony Community Concert

The Nashville Symphony is performing a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Springs Community Center. They'll be playing classical and pop favorites, along with the theme song from "The Incredibles." Prizes will be given away. You should bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

International Folkfest 2019 (Murfreesboro)

If you're looking for a more laid back festival to go to, the International Folkfest kicks off Sunday in Murfreesboro. Dance groups from around the world are expected to attend and organizers promise "a week of excitement and education."

It's being held at the historic square in downtown.