Sumner Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Sumner County!

1Sumner Irish Festival

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Saturday, March 9, 2024
10am – 3pm
2901 Hartsville Pike, Castilian Springs

The County Sumner Irish Festival is a fantastic event held in March at Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. The park is home to an authentic Irish cottage built by Hugh Rogan in the late 1790s, as well as a historic trail that runs alongside a settler cemetery and remnants of a 19th-century spring house.

Live Irish music is sure to have you dancing and toe-tapping! Food and fun create the perfect festive celebration! The event also includes guided hikes, storytelling, craft beer from Half Batch Brewing, historic house tours, kids activities, and food vendors.
Wear your favorite Irish-themed attire to participate in the costume contest, pets included, where prizes will be given away!

Please, no outside food or drinks.
RAIN DATE: Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 10AM-3PM
Tickets reserved in advance are sold per car, so please do not purchase multiple tickets for individuals

Tickets are $15 per car when purchased at the gate (cash only)

Learn more here.

2Barracuda – America’s Heart Tribute

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Saturday, March 9, 2024
Temple Theatre
109 N. Russell St, Portland

Barracuda-America’s Heart Tribute is a brilliant salute to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, HEART.

Hailing from Music City (Nashville, TN), each extremely talented member is world traveled with an impressive resume. The band is known nationwide for its monster vocals, stellar musicianship, and dazzling live performances. This hand-picked band is the busiest Heart Tribute in the USA.

Taking audiences on a musical journey back in time, Barracuda-America’s Heart Tribute faithfully recreates Heart’s radio & chart-topping hits that are loved by fans worldwide!

“We always look forward to captivating the crowd with the music of HEART. We are here to keep the light shining, to keep it alive, so their incredible music continues to live on,” says Shareen Ann, who portrays Ann Wilson. With their highly stylized concert presentation of Heart’s greatest hits, no audience member will be disappointed. Experience Barracuda-America’s Heart Tribute’s energetic, power-packed show at the Temple Theatre in Portland March 9!

Purchase tickets here.

3Hendersonville Performing Arts Center Presents ‘Oliver!’

Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm
Friday, March 8, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9, 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2pm
260 W. Main St, Hendersonville

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love.

This theatrical masterpiece has captivated both actors and audiences alike. HPAC is delighted to showcase this classic, stirring Charles Dickens tale. The musical boasts unforgettable Broadway tunes such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where Is Love?” “Consider Yourself” and others. It brings to life iconic characters like the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sykes, and Oliver.

The show is rated “PG” by the publisher, MTI. Parents should be aware that this show contains dark themes including child abuse, child trafficking, underage drinking, prostitution, and includes onstage domestic violence.

Purchase tickets here.

4Bluebird Madness With Monica Dillard

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Saturdayay, March 9, 2024
1pm – 2pm
Wildbirds Unlimited
1050 Glenbrook Way, Suite 300, Hendersonville

Local bluebird afficionado Monica Dillard is returning for a fascinating presentation about these wonderful songbirds of happiness! Monica has 16 bluebird houses on her property and for years she has used a birding journal to track pertinent information regarding clutches & returning birds. You’ll want to hear the details and then ask Monica your bluebird questions. Bring a friend and enter-to-win a Bag of Bluebird Bugberry Blend birdseed mix & a Single Hanging Cup Feeder in blue!

Learn more here.

5Gallatin Shamrock Run

Photo: Gallatin Chamber of Commerce/Facebook

Saturday, March 9, 2024
118 W. Main St, Gallatin

The 11th Annual Gallatin Shamrock Run in Historic Downtown Gallatin takes place this weekend.

The Gallatin Shamrock Run is a beloved community event that brings together runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Starting at Gallatin City Hall, the course winds through the beautiful streets of downtown Gallatin. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-timer, this flat course is perfect for you!

10K participants will run the 5K course twice.
5K participants will be grouped by estimated completion time.

Dress Up & Win! Get creative with your St. Patrick’s Day attire! Prizes for top finishers, best costume, and most team spirit.

Supporting a Good Cause: Proceeds benefit the Gallatin Chamber Foundation, supporting local education and enhancement initiatives.

Important Information:
Road Closures: 6:45 – 7 AM
Arrival: Recommended by 6:30 AM – 6:45 AM
Parking: Available along Smith Street. Avoid Main Street and other closed roads.
Packet Pick Up: March 7th (2 PM – 5 PM), March 8th (10 AM – 5 PM), and March 9th (6:15 AM)
Clear Backpack Policy
No Refunds: Transfers allowed until March 5, 2024
Weather Updates: Via email and social media (@gallatinchamber)

Register here.