Sumner Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


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

1The Imaginaries at Historic Rock Castle

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Saturday, May 25
Historic Rock Castle
139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville

Join The Imaginaries at the Rock Castle Summer Songwriter Series this Saturday, May 25th.

There will be food trucks and concessions available. Presenting Sponsor Half Batch Brewing will also be onsite with a refreshing selection of their locally crafted beers. Organized games and inflatables from Ultimate Party Superstore will be provided for kids throughout the evening; so bring a blanket or some camp chairs, sprawl out on the lawn, and enjoy the original music of some of Nashville’s most talented rising stars. It’s the perfect worry-free evening of fun for everyone!”

Admission is $10 for guests 13 and up, and everyone under 13 is free! Get Tickets at the Gate.

2Decoration Day & Bluegrass Show

Sunday, May 26
Decoration Day 2pm
Gallatin City Cemetery, 250 Cemetery Ave
Bluegrass Show 5pm – 9pm
Gallatin Downtown Square

The City of Gallatin will host a bluegrass music show on Sunday, May 26th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Gallatin’s Downtown Square. The show was originally intended to be held in the Gallatin City Cemetery; however, social media complaints about having music in the cemetery prompted organizers to change plans. The program is now split into two events in support of the cemetery. The traditional Decoration Day ceremony will take place Sunday, May 26th at 2 p.m. at the cemetery (250 Cemetery Avenue), and the free bluegrass show will be held in Gallatin’s Downtown Square later that evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. N. Water between Franklin Street and Main will be closed during the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chair for the bluegrass show.

Both events are organized by the Gallatin City Cemetery Committee, whose members consist of City department heads, historians, business leaders, and specialists in the maintenance of cemeteries.

3Hendersonville Spring Carnival


Now through May 25
May 23, 6pm – 11pm
May 24, 5pm – 11pm
May 15, 3pm – 11pm
Veterans Park
140 Scotch St, Hendersonville

The Hendersonville Spring Carnival is taking place May 21-25 at Veteran’s Park in Hendersonville – right off exit 7 behind Mary’s Magical Place.

The carnival will feature 15 carnival rides from rides perfect for little kids to thrill rides. There will also be lots of great carnival games and carnival food right on the midway.

Armbands are $25 Tuesday through Thursday and are $30 Friday and Saturday. The armbands allow you to ride all the rides as many times as you like.

Keep up with the latest on the event’s Facebook page.

4Hendersonville Hometown Jam Memorial Day Concert


Monday, May 27
Doors open at 3pm, Concert at 4pm
Veterans Park
140 Scotch St, Hendersonville

Hendersonville Hometown Jam Presents a Memorial Day Concert, featuring Brothers of the Heart, The French Family Band and The Isaacs on May 27th at Veterans Park.

Gates will open at 3:00 PM with the concert starting at 4:00 PM. Tickets are free and must be presented for entrance. Parking will be available around the event as well as food trucks.

Opening performances by The French Family, and for the first time, Brothers of the Heart!
For this event you are able to bring your own seating.

Tickets are available here.

As a special part of the event, event organizers want you to send in your pictures of loved ones to honor Veterans during the concert. Please send in your photos to [email protected] by May 24th.

5Tennessee Renaissance Festival

Photo by Lee Rennick

Weekends in May + Memorial Day, throughout May
Castle Park
2135 New Castle Rd., in 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

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