Rutherford Weekend: 5 Things to do This Weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and there are a ton of things happening this weekend. While we honor soldiers who have protected us with their lives, we also mark the beginning of the summer season. Both Sports*com and the Smyrna SOAC splash pad and pool are opening Saturday, May 25 for the season, and it’s not a moment too soon as temperatures start edging into the 90s. If you’re looking to spend your holiday weekend even more special, here’s 5 more things to do this weekend.

1. Memorial Day Flag Placement at Stones River National Cemetery

WHAT: Visitors are invited to gather at the national cemetery rostrum to remember the sacrifices of soldiers, past and present. The event will include patriotic music, a wreath laying ceremony and a reading of the names of veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day. Parking will be near the park visitor center.

WHEN: Sunday, May 26 from 1:30-2:30 pm

WHERE: Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro

2. Community Picnic

WHAT: Turning Point Church is hosting a community picnic and invites you. There will be kids games, a dessert contest, BBQ and a cornhole tournament!

WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 11 -3 pm

WHERE: Cason Trailhead, 1100 Cason Trl Murfreesboro

3. The Splash Zone at Lucky Ladd Farms


WHAT: Join Lucky Ladd Farms as they kick off the summer season. Fun water adventures await at Lucky Ladd Farms Splash Zone where fun-seekers can dive into mountains of foamy bubbles in the Bubble Blast pool and then let showers of cool water rain over from the Splash Pad. The Splash Zone opens Memorial Day and closes the last Saturday in August.

Admission: Adult/Teen (13+) – $13.99; Children (2-12) – $11.99; Toddlers under 2–FREE; Military, Senior & Group (20+) discount rates available. Prices subject to applicable tax. Tickets available at gate only.

WHEN: Open beginning May 25, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

WHERE: Lucky Ladd Farms – TN’s Largest Petting Farm & Fun Park, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville

4. Celtic Weekend at Tennessee Renaissance Festival


WHAT: Those familiar with Middle Tennessee are often familiar with the annual Renaissance Festival that returns for weekends during May. Just like every year, they have their final weekend of the season on Memorial Day weekend, and this year it’s a Celtic Weekend. Bring your own Celtic flair to the Faire or just enjoy the others attending and participating. Enjoy the fun as they honor those early Britons with kilts! Wee bairns, lads and lasses, get ready to “Count the Freckles” in the Children’s Area. Listen and hum along as Celtic melodies echo through our forest glen.

WHEN: May 25, 26, and 27 10-6pm

WHERE: Tennessee Renaissance Festival Grounds, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington

5. Memorial Day Madness

WHAT: If you want to spend the holiday in the pool, there are a couple of great options including Sport*com’s celebration. Enjoy a day of swimming, music, fun and prizes at Boro Beach this Memorial Day! The whole family is invited to attend. Cost ranges from $5-7 per person and cheaper for pass holders.

WHEN: Monday, May 27 from 10-4:30pm

WHERE: Sports*com Boro Beach, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro