Throughout June – Celebrate Smyrna
Friday, June 3, as part of the 4th Annual Simply Smyrna Celebration, enjoy the 5th Annual “Dancin’ in the District” with five music stages, vendors, artisans, kids zone and more on Front Street from 5–10 p.m. Enjoy the Taste of Smyrna as well at Stone Crest Hospital (200 Stonecrest Blvd.) benefiting the local YMCA. For more information, call (615) 941-3177. On Saturday, June 4, take part in the Tri-Star Music Festival (Indie Rock Festival) featuring 14 bands (101 Front St.). Doors open at 1 p.m., with the show beginning at 2 p.m. Also, enjoy the Smyrna Farmers Market on June 4. On Fridays in June, enjoy The Roundabout Music Series at The Carpe Cafe patio (115 Front St.). On Saturday, June 11, stroll Front Street and visit multiple locations to view the artwork of local artists at The Historic Depot Building (315 S. Lowry St.), Town of Smyrna Assembly Hall and the Carpe Artista Training Center building from 5–9 p.m. On Saturday, June 18, enjoy a folk-dancing exhibition from the Puerto Rico Dance Troupe courtesy of Murfreesboro’s Cripple Creek Cloggers, International Folkfest at The Historic Depot Building from 11 a.m.–noon. For more information on the Celebrate Smyrna festivities, call (615) 459-9773.
Tuesdays and Fridays – Rutherford County Farmers’ Market
Join market vendors from over 20 Middle Tennessee counties with a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked and canned goods, flowers, plants and more from 7 a.m.–noon each Tuesday and Friday at Lane Agri-Park (315 John R. Rice Blvd.). For more information, call (615) 898-7710.
Saturdays in June – Main Street Saturday Market
Join vendors on the west, north and south sides of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse for local fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and flowers from 8 a.m.–noon each Saturday. For more information, call (615) 895-1887 or visit downtownmurfreesboro.com.
Saturdays in June – Bicycle Tours of the Stones River National Battlefield
Join a ranger for a 90-minute bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield (1563 N. Thompson Ln.) at 9 a.m. each Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 893-9501 or visit nps.gov/stri.
June 3 – Friday Night Live Concert Series
Enjoy the sounds of Music City Swing, food vendors and more at Main Street’s Friday Night Live Concert Series at the Public Square from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 895-1887 or visit downtownmurfreesboro.com.
June 4 – Taste of AKA
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Pi Nu Omega Murfreesboro Chapter, invites you to its 16th Annual Taste of AKA fundraiser at the Boys and Girls Club from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, to raise scholarship funds for deserving Rutherford County High School seniors. Tickets are $10 and include authentic Southern-style food. Enjoy local talent performing dance skits, songs and poetry. For more information, call (615) 653-6618.
June 4 – Yoga in the Park
Join The Avenue, Murfreesboro (2615 Medical Center Pkwy.) for free yoga in Central Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Bring a light colored mat, towel and water. Classes are also the following dates: July 14 (7 p.m. Sunset Yoga), Aug. 6 (9 a.m.) and Sept. 15 (7 p.m. Sunset Yoga). Space is limited and an RSVP is required each month. For more information, visit theavenuemurfreesboro.com or facebook.com/avenuemurfreesboro. Register at https://goo.gl/JzbFHW.
June 4 – Wartrace MusicFest
The Outlaws: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson will headline the June 4 Wartrace MusicFest in Wartrace, Tenn. The all-day music festival will also feature Nashville acoustic trio 2nd Nature, which won first place at the 2007 MerleFest songwriting contest, and regional favorite JackWagon, a classic-rock band. A showcase of Nashville’s hit songwriters will headline the Adams & Floyd tent stage with performances by Don King, writer of Reba McEntire’s “Why Do We Want What We Know We Can’t Have?”; Wil Nance, writer of Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything”; Grammy winner Gordon Kennedy, who co-wrote “Change the World” for Eric Clapton; and Liz Hengber, composer of Reba McEntire’s “For My Broken Heart.” Other Nashville writers in the round will include Rich Karg, Jenny Tolman and Dave Brainard. Family activities this year include the Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show, an interactive kids zone, classic car displays, national racing champion Mike Morgan’s winning Mack semi-tractor #88, a fireworks show, arts, crafts, and food vendors, pony rides, and a barbecue dinner cooked on the premises. Gates will open at noon on Saturday, June 4, with live music beginning at 1 p.m. and going until 11 p.m. Rough camping sites are available. For more information call (931) 389-6144 or visit wartracemusicfest.org and facebook.com/wartracemusicfest.
June 4 – Brothers and Sisters-to-be
Join Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (1700 Medical Center Pkwy.) from 10–11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, to help expecting siblings (ages 3–10) learn their new role as a big brother or sister featuring a tour of the OB department. Cost is $10 per child. For more information, contact sthealth.com or call (615) 396-5376.
June 4–5 – The Great Tennessee Air Show
The Great Tennessee Airshow returns featuring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other acts at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport (278 Doug Warpoole Rd., Smyrna). For more information, call (615) 459-2651 or visit greattennesseeairshow.com.
June 7 – Purple Paws for New Leash on Life
Let’s Make Wine (109 E. Main St.) invites you to “Purple Paws” from 5–7 p.m., a monthly fundraising event for specific animal projects. June’s charity is a New Leash on Life, a Middle Tennessee animal welfare organization. This is an adoption celebration for Vino, a 4-year-old rescue from NLOL. Vino was found on the streets of Lebanon, Tenn., with little chance of survival, and is now healthy. New Leash on Life aims to improve the welfare of companion animals through shelter, placement, spay/neuter, education and awareness. The monthly Purple Paws events are created to bring awareness, networking and socializing to those who enjoy good wine, good people and a love for animals. Admission is $20 at the door and includes wine samples and light apps. For sponsorship opportunities, contact PurplePawsTn@gmail.com or (615) 530-0551.
June 9 and 10 – Boro Art Crawl
Support the art community in Murfreesboro at the Boro Art Crawl at various locations around the city from 6–9 p.m. June 9 and 10. For more information, visit boroartcrawl.com.
June 10–12 – B-Fest Teen Book Festival
Join The Avenue, Murfreesboro (2615 Medical Center Pkwy.) at Barnes & Noble June 10 at 7 p.m. and June 11 and 12 at 11 a.m. for B-Fest, the first teen-book festival featuring author events, writing workshops, panel discussions, trivia and games, exclusives and giveaways. For more information, visit bn.com/b-fest.
June 11 – Movies in the Park
Have a night of family fun at The Avenue, Murfreeboro (2615 Medical Center Pkwy.) with a DJ and children’s activities in Central Park near the fountain beginning at 6:30 p.m. and followed by an outdoor movie, The Good Dinosaur (PG), at dusk (approx. 8 p.m.). Don’t forget your blankets and chairs. Weather permitting. For more information, visit theavenuemurfreesboro.com.
June 11 – Eagleville Truck and Tractor Pull
Trucks and tractors will compete in modified and stock pulling classes at the Eagleville Tractor Show Grounds (747 Chapel Hill Pk., Eagleville). Admission is $10 per adult; children 8 and under are free with an adult. For more information, call (615) 708-7086 or visit eaglevilletvppa.com.
June 11 – #TECHSATURDAY at Linebaugh Library
Join Linebaugh Public Library (105 W. Vine St.) from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, for its first #TECHSATURDAY featuring hands-on events to teach residents about the current and future classes and programs offered at the library. Enjoy exhibitions and demos like 3D printing and tech demos, Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects, beginner robotics, coding and simple drone assembly. This will preview the forthcoming Community Technology Center (CTC) opening at the edge of the Hobgood Elementary campus in 2017. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. For more information, visit linebaugh.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 18 – Anime & Cosplay Party
Stones River Mall and Hot Topic invite fans of all ages to Anime & Cosplay Party: Round Two, held from noon–3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, in Center Court. Shoppers are encouraged to wear their favorite cosplay costumes, which will be judged during a cosplay contest at the end of the event. Pre-registration will take place from 1–2 p.m., and prizes will be awarded in both children and adult categories. Test your gaming skills during Super Smash Bros. tournaments or enjoy free, open play with friends in the Gaming Room, presented by GameStop and Electronic Express. Attendees can also attend panel discussions, with topics including cosplay etiquette, costuming and special effects makeup, and kids’ crafting. Plus, enter to win a $100 Hot Topic gift card and a badge to AkaiCon, among other giveaways. For more information on the event, visit stonesrivermall.com or find a Facebook event for Anime & Cosplay Party: Round Two.
June 21 – An Evening with Kris Paronto
Kris Paronto comes to the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.) from 6–10 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, to speak about what really happened in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. This is a rare opportunity to hear about the true events which took place during that 13 Hours in Benghazi. Kris is a survivor of the terrorist attacks on the Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya, where ambassador Chris Stevens and three American military contractors were killed. This event is being done as a fundraiser, with all proceeds to benefit veterans in Middle Tennessee through Operation Stand Down Tennessee. For more information, call (615) 631-9622.
June 21 – Make Music Day
The Murfreesboro Pulse and Everybody Drum Some invite everyone to come out and participate in Make Music Day at a Murfreesboro community rhythm event beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Old Fort Park (in the shaded area near the creek in between the playground and the tennis courts). Local percussionist and drumming instructor Ross Lester will lead a drum circle – come out and drum into the twilight and celebrate the rhythm of summer on the longest day of the year! This event is open to anyone who would like to participate or observe. Bring a drum or instrument if you have one. If you do not, limited quantities of instruments will be available to borrow. Bring a chair or blanket if you like. Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21 each year. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day (coinciding with the Summer solstice) in more than 700 cities. Click here for more information on the Murfreesboro celebration.
June 24 – Middle Tennessee Christian School Golf Classic
Sign up for a day of fun and golf to support MTCS and its athletic department at Champions Run Golf Course (14262 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Rockvale) on Friday, June 24. Driving range opens at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 11:45 p.m. and shotgun at 1 p.m. Dinner is served immediately following game. For more information, call (615) 893-0601 ext. 1114.
June 25 – ’Boro Bites & Brews
Bring your appetite to BEP’s tastiest new event, ’Boro Bites and Brews Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Campus (1272 Garrison Dr.) from 4–8 p.m. Sample a variety of the hottest local and Nashville eats serving their eclectic bests. All proceeds benefit BEP’s programs for local students, teachers, and counselors. For more information, call (615) 278-2012.
June 25 – Kids Club: Habitat Build
Stones River Mall presents Kids Club for Habitat for Humanity’s Community Build event from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in the parking lot behind Shoe Carnival and Versona, where participants can build wooden birdhouses and toolboxes while enjoying complimentary face painting and balloon art. This day of building is a day-long event for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. and sponsored by Thrivent Builds. Participants build wall panels for a local Habitat for Humanity home with the goal of completing every wall panel in just five hours. For more information, visit rchfh.org or stonesrivermall.com.
June 25 – Boat Day
Learn boating basics, paddling strokes and boat safety from knowledgeable volunteers from the Stones River Watershed Association at the Manson Trailhead (off Searcy St./Medical Center Pkwy.) from 9 a.m.–noon. Saturday, June 25. Paddles and personal flotation devices are provided. Admission is free for all ages. For more information, call (615) 893-2141 or contact email@example.com.
June 25 – School of Rock
Participate in hands-on projects and learn about different aspects of geology at Earth Experience: The Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History (816 Old Salem Rd.) from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, June 25 (last group starts at 3 p.m.). Admission is $10 per child. For more information, call (615) 605-1417 or visit theearthexperience.org.
June 25 – Doughboy Challenge 5K
The Doughboy Challenge is a family friendly 5K through downtown Murfreesboro to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, Books from Birth and Big Brothers Big Sisters, beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 25, in the Square. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category. The age categories are as follows: 11 and under, 12–14, 15–18, 19–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–65, and 65+. For more information, visit doughboychallenge.com.
June 26 – World’s Largest Square Dance Rehearsal
Kick up your heels to kick off Uncle Dave Macon Days this year with an attempt to land Murfreesboro in the Guinness Book of World Records for World’s Largest Square Dance. The World’s Largest Square Dance will be held on the historic Murfreesboro Square on July 7 at 7 p.m. A rehearsal for the event will take place on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. on the Murfreesboro Square. Participation is free and the event is open to the public. No prior knowledge of square dancing required. This year’s Uncle Dave Macon Days festival will be held July 8–9 at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.