The Nashville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department offers cultural programming throughout the year. We also co-host events with other groups and non-profits so contact us with your ideas.
Statewide Star Party and Family Campout
Register for the Statewide Star Party and Family Campout today!
One Book, One School, One Community
Nashville Elementary School is participating in One Book, One School event. This is the second year that they have done this event and this year we are making it not only One Book, One School, but also One Community. The event will kick-off on Friday, March 1 with a pep rally at the elementary school and books being distributed to the kids. Every student, teacher, and staff member at Nashville Elementary School will receive a copy of the book and is encouraged to read it throughout the event. They have also purchased an additional 100 copies for the community. Town employees will read the book along with the school. We are also inviting local businesses that pertain to the book's topic to come and participate.
The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department and the Police Department will host several block parties for the event. The celebrations will be held at four different locations on four different dates; food, drinks, games and more will be provided. The One Book, One School, One Community Kids Block Party Flyer list all the dates, locations, and times. We hope to see you there!
1st Annual Town of Nashville Christmas Light Competition
All homes and businesses within town limits are welcome to participate. Entry is free, homeowners/businesses just need to fill out an entry form in order to be judged.
- Anything Goes (no specific theme, but WOW)
- Religious (best display with a religious theme)
- Nostalgic (most old-fashioned, best reminds-me-of-my-childhood display)
- Clark Griswold (excessive use of outdoor lighting and decorations)
Each of the four categories will be judged in the two divisions residential and business.
Deadline for entry is Friday, December 14 @ 5:00 PM
Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only.
People and/or live animals are not allowed to be part of the display
You can register ONLINE or by downloading registration form and returning it to Town Hall.
The areas along Washington and Church Streets offer some of the oldest structures within Nashville today. This two page self guided walking tour brochure, covers 5 city blocks, and provides information about various buildings and homes dating back to the late 19th and turn of the 20th Century. You can access the guide through the link above or by clicking on the map below.
Creekside Music Series
Thanks to a grant from NC Arts Council and Nash Arts that partially funded the project, the town hosted its first music series in 2017. The series was held at Stoney Creek Environmental Park and featured bands from around the area and from around the state. Concerts were held on Friday nights from 6:30-8:30 and featured music, lawn games and food and beer from local vendors. They are fun, relaxing family events.
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.
Movie Under the Stars
The town offers family friendly outdoor movies during the spring and fall. Most movies have an event an additional event preceding the showing of the movie. This year's movie schedule can be seen below. All movies start at sundown. Bring a picnic, a blanket, and chairs and come on out and enjoy an evening under the stars with your family.