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Ms. Cheap's Guide to Free Summer Fun!

Posted at 1:00 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 14:00:08-04

Mary gave us the highlights from her Ms. Cheap’s Guide to Summer:

Statehood Day: To celebrate Tennessee’s turning 223 years old, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park are having a Statehood Day event between 8am and 6pm Saturday, June 1. Attendees can see the constitutions, tour the state Capitol and Bicentennial Mall Park grounds, participate in a scavenger hunt, meet characters from the past, play historic games, listen to live music and enjoy birthday cake. For details call (615) 741-5280 or see Tennessee Statehood Day's event page on Facebook.

Big Band Dance: Free family-friendly Big Band Dances crank up in the event shelter at the back of Centennial Park. They are from 7:30pm-10pm on Saturdays all summer, with dance lessons at 7pm and 8:30pm. This Saturday's band is Music City Swing. For details visit

National Trails Day: Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free guided hikes in all 56 state parks on Saturday, June 1. For more details:

Art Crawls: First Saturday Art Crawl is a chance to explore the Fifth Avenue galleries, plus as many as 20 other downtown galleries. There is a free shuttle, and most of the galleries have free snacks and wine, as well as great art on exhibit. Find more details here:

Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston: A great art event and receptions in several locations in this emerging neighborhood the first Saturday of every month starting at 6pm. For all the details visit:

Symphony in the Park: The annual outdoor Nashville Symphony series opens Thursday, June 6 with the symphony playing a free concert at 7:30pm at Centennial Park. The free concert, and six more are at different locations on other dates in June, feature music by Beethoven, Copland and Grieg, plus contemporary family favorites and a salute to members of our armed forces. To learn more, go to:

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