Looking for Nashville’s hottest summer activities? We’ve got you covered with a carefully curated list of events and activities! From friendly games of pickleball to cruising down the Cumberland River on the Pontoon Saloon, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy — so join in on the fun!

Pickleball at Centennial Sportsplex

Centennial Sportsplex has this summer’s hottest sport in full swing! With 12 pickleball courts available for reservation, located near iconic spots like Centennial Park and the Parthenon, this Tennis Center is the perfect place for some fun and friendly competition. Open Play is available on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Saturday afternoons. It’s just $10 per person, and non-members can reserve courts up to three days in advance. Don’t miss out on the excitement— join in on the fun of pickleball this summer!

Find Centennial Sportsplex at 222 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203.

Learn more about reserving a court here.

Photos by @centennialsportsplex on Instagram and Grace Guthrie

Let Freedom Sing! 

Let Freedom Sing!” is one of Nashville’s most highly anticipated events of the year! Here you can enjoy an evening of live music from Chris Young and other talented artists, ending in one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays. It’s a free event and the perfect way to experience Nashville’s downtown atmosphere!

Learn more about “Let Freedom Sing!” here

Photos taken from @visitmusiccity on Instagram 

Kenny Chesney & Zac Brown Band at Nissan Stadium 

Save the date: August 3rd at Nissan Stadium, in Nashville! Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band are teaming up for a summer concert you won’t want to miss. With a mix of live music, summer energy, and good times with friends and family, it’s shaping up to be an epic night. Don’t wait —get your tickets now!

Buy your tickets here.

Photos taken from @zacbrownband & @kennychesney on Instagram 

12 South Farmers Market

Come join the fun at the 12 South Farmers Market in Sevier Park, Nashville! From May through October, every Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM, experience a community gathering with fresh produce, local artisans, and delicious food vendors. It’s the perfect place to shop, eat, and enjoy the best of Nashville’s local flavors and crafts!

Find the 12 South Farmers Market at 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37212.

Photos taken from @12southfarmersmarket on Instagram 

NightLight 615 

For a perfect blend of movies, music, mingling, and creating unforgettable memories in the heart of Music City, check out NightLight 615! NightLight 615 is a summer series of outdoor movies for adults 21+. Here you can enjoy open-air cinema magic under the stars at the Bicentennial Capitol State Park.

Learn more about NightLight 615 here.

Photos taken from @nightlight615 on Instagram

Pontoon Saloon

The Pontoon Saloon offers a unique and fun way to explore Nashville, making it a perfect activity for your summer trip. Each 2-hour cruise takes you down the Cumberland River, providing stunning views of the Nashville skyline and its beautiful bridges—ideal for capturing that perfect Instagram shot.

Learn more about the Pontoon Saloon here.

Photos taken from @pontoonsaloon on Instagram 

Book your stay at The Russell today and experience the best of what Nashville has to offer you this summer!