Rutherford Weekend: 5 Things to do This Weekend

1. Americana Sunday at Hop Springs

WHAT: Americana Sunday is Murfreesboro’s best weekly Sunday hang out. Enjoy live music, craft beer, food trucks, wood-fired pizza, corn-hole, disc golf on 83 acres of nature. Musicians and kids are welcome to participate in the open bluegrass/Americana jam from 2-3:30 and open blues/rock/Americana jam from 3:30-6:30. Dogs are welcome too! Free to all ages and family fun every weekend.

WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 1pm – 7pm

WHERE: Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro

2. Hands-On Harley Exhibit at Discovery Center


WHAT: Bring your little easy riders to the Discovery Center’s newest featured exhibit, Hands-On Harley-Davidson™! Against the backdrop of a replica motorcycle dealership, families will have fun exploring STEM in action – and children will get a chance to hit the (simulated) open road themselves! This Exhibit is open through Jan, so plan out a weekend to go and enjoy the exhibit.

In the Engineering Lab, a set of eight unique activities will introduce children to science and engineering concepts through creative, hands-on experiments.

Send golf balls through multiple test runs of jump tracks, loop tracks, roller coaster tracks, and more. Motion-tracking software will allow children to explore how different release heights and positions will impact the ball’s speed, distance, and trajectory.

Visitors can design their own freestyle ramps, tracks, and jumps to see first-hand how different factors like friction and gravity affect a golf ball’s motion.

In a replica dealership, children will get a first-hand look at what goes into the ultimate riding experience. They’ll be able to customize their dream bike with decals, license plates, and more, and check-out their purchases at the cash register.

A kid-sized motorcycle inspired by a real Harley-Davidson® Road King® and a selection of interactive videos that explore the best rides across the globe will let children feel the power of the engine and the wind in their face. In the service department, visitors will peak in on real motorcycle mechanics hard at work, building and repairing bikes.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, November 17, 1pm – 6pm

WHERE: Discovery Center, 502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro

3. Holiday Celebration and $1K Giveaway at The Avenue


WHAT: The Avenue is hosting their annual holiday celebration and $1000 giveaway. Highlights of the event include: festive entertainment, children’s activities, pictures with Santa, tree lighting (around 5pm) and one lucky shopper will win a grand prize of $1,000 holiday shopping spree to their favorite stores at The Avenue.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 3pm – 5pm

WHERE: The Avenue, 2615 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro (Located in Central Park near Bath & Body Works. Events subject to change.)

4. Teen Game Day

WHAT: La Vergne Public Library is hosting a special game day for middle school and high school-aged teens. Join them for video and board game fun with other teens in the local area.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2pm – 4pm

WHERE: La Vergne Public Library, 5063 Murfreesboro Rd., La Vergne

5. Smyrna High School Centennial Celebration and Band Christmas Bazaar

WHAT: Smyrna High School is hosting a celebration of 100 years, celebrating 100 years of pride, tradition and excellence. The event features live music, car show, bonfire, and great fun.

Before the event, the Smyrna High School Band is hosting its Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar, featuring local crafters and vendors! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for Pictures!

WHEN: Saturday, November 16: Bazaar from 9am – 3pm and Celebration 2pm – 9pm

WHERE: Smyrna High School, 100 Bulldog Dr, Smyrna