Wilson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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

1Brick Universe Lego Fan Expo

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Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, 10 am – 4 pm
Farm Bureau Exp Center
945 E Baddour Parkway, Lebanon

Lego fans can experience exhibits, art, meet professionals lego builders and more. General admission are available online. Kids under five get in free.

Find tickets here. 

2Tennessee Renaissance Festival

Jousters at Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Photo by Lee Rennick.

 

Weekends in May + Memorial Day

Castle Park, 2135 New Castle Rd., Arrington

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) proudly presents the 38th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival May 4-27, 2024.

Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks and swords; to jewels and unique forms of art. A variety of flavors, aromas and tastes greet festivalgoers as the voices of renaissance musicians and merrymakers echo through the trees. Enjoy the revelry and pageantry of the joust, along with tea and a special visit with Her Majesty, the Queen. This year’s event features a variety of additions including new entertainers, merchants, a role-playing game experience, and a new special event, The Queen’s Promenade – an exquisite dance course designed for the distinguished few who wish to master the art of Regency Dance. In an era where a single dance could ignite a courtship, this course promises to imbue participants with the elegance and skill once reserved for the noblest of society.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May (4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26) and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Daily General Admission Tickets start at $25 per adult; $5 for childrenages 3-12; and children ages 2 and younger are admitted for free. Season Passes, good for admission on allnine days of the event, are available for $100 through May 3; and parking is free. The festival is held at Castle

Park, 2135 New Castle Rd., in Arrington. For detailed information on this year’s festival, admission options,and to purchase tickets, visit www.tnrenfest.com.

3Mt Juliet Field of Honor

May 23 – 27, 2024
22 East Division St., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

For the 12th year, the United States flags will fly in a solemn formation during May of 2024 creating an awe-inspiring panorama. This stirring display of 300 flags will bring the community together in a patriotic tribute to honor our heroes. Each U.S. flag represents an individual and tells a story. Flags may be sponsored to honor all Veterans. This unique event is the perfect opportunity for all of us to remember and honor our many heroes.

“Honoring America’s Flag” is the perfect theme for the 12th Annual Field of Honor® display hosted by the Exchange Club of Wilson County and American Legion Post 281.

4Ryman Auditorium to Host Community Day with Free Tours

photo by Jim Wood

 

Sunday, May 26
Ryman Auditorium
116 Fifth Ave N, Nashville

Ryman Auditorium will host its annual Ryman Community Day on May 26. Sponsored by Mid-South Ford Dealers, Farm Bureau Health Plans, Vanderbilt Health, Hiller Plumbing Heating, Cooling and Electrical, and Kroger, this special day invites Tennessee residents to enjoy the Ryman’s daytime tour experience free of charge from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a valid Tennessee state ID. Tickets may also be reserved in advance at ryman.com.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience the Ryman’s newest exhibition, “From Memphis to the Ryman,” which highlights the story of Elvis Presley’s one and only Grand Ole Opry performance through a series of recollections, photographs and artifact displays. The exhibit’s centerpiece is the dynamic storytelling surrounding Presley’s infamous appearance, narrated by Matthew Ramsey, songwriter and lead singer of ACM and CMA award-winning band Old Dominion.

As part of Ryman Community Day festivities, PNC Plaza at Ryman Auditorium will come alive with family-friendly offerings, including on-site printmaking from the iconic Hatch Show Print, free live music, food trucks, games and activities for children like face painting, balloon animals and caricatures. Once visitors enter the Ryman, they will have access to the full Ryman daytime tour experience, including other star-studded exhibits like Rock Hall at the Ryman, the Soul of Nashville immersive theater and a souvenir photo on the Ryman’s historic stage. Guests will also have access to a new video experience, “Show Day at the Ryman,” which provides a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting on a show at the iconic venue.

5Brainiac 90s Trivia and Movie Night

brainiac trivia capitol theatre

 

Saturday, May 25, 6pm – 9pm
Capitol Theatre
110 W Main St, Lebanon

Doors open at 5pm.

90s Trivia starts at 6pm followed by a screening of Dumb and Dumber.

Concessions available.

Find tickets here.

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