Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these five events happening around Wilson County!

1Tennessee Renaissance Festival

photos by Lee Rennick/2022 Renaissance Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Castle Park
2135 New Castle Road, Arrington, TN

The Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival is ending this weekend. Travel back to 16th Century England and enjoy a Renaissance Marketplace, musicians and the revelry and pageantry of the joust, along with tea and a special visit from the Queen.

Learn more here.

211th Annual Field of Honor

Source: Colonial Flag Foundation

Friday, May 26, 2023 – Monday, May 29, 2023
Mt. Juliet’s Town Clock Tower
E Division Street & North Mt Juliet Road

For the eleventh year, West Wilson County’s Exchange Club and American Legion Post 281 join together in hosting a display of the Stars and Stripes. Volunteers can post hundreds of flags on the field located during the days closest to Memorial Day. This unique event is the perfect opportunity for all to remember and honor our many heroes.

Learn more here.

3BBQ Grill N’ Chill


Friday, May 26th from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Breedens Orchard
631 Beckwith Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN

Come out for the BBQ Grill N’ Chill and celebrate the end of another school year and the start of summer! There will be vendors showcasing their handmade and unique items as well. Plus, enjoy live music, lawn games, and the play set will be open for the kiddos!

Learn more here.

4Donny Van Slee at The Paper Mill

Saturday, May 27, 5:30 p.m.

The Paper Mill
4066 North Mount Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet

Raised off the west coast of Florida, singer/songwriter Donny Van Slee AKA Dr. Don realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion – it was his life’s art. After graduating high school in 2011, Donny started to perform at local restaurants, tiki huts, and breweries.

In 2018, Donny left his hometown to study at Palmer College of Chiropractic, located in Daytona Beach, Florida where he continued to perform live every weekend. Donny finally discovered Nashville, TN while road-tripping from Florida to Colorado to start a chiropractic internship.

After a few sent-out emails, the “World-Famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge” decided to grant him an audition. So, while Donny was driving back from Colorado to Florida to graduate from Chiropractor school, he auditioned and they hired him. That’s when Donny decided to pursue his music career and move to Nashville where he continues to write/release songs and perform at local venues around town.

5Elvis Tribute Show

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Saturday, May 27, 9 p.m.
USA Sports Grill
151 Adams Ln, Suite 15

The Australian Elvis is here and ready to get you All Shook Up!

Get ready to be taken back in time with this Internationally Award Winning Elvis Tribute Show coming directly to Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Relive Elvis’ most iconic moments from the leather-clad 1968 Comeback Special to the 1970s iconic Jumpsuits in this authentic and memorable tribute show that will entertain audiences young and old.


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