A FREE Day of Activities including Crafts, Inflatable Games, Mascots, Music, Princesses, Face Painting, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, and more!

NASHVILLE, TN – (September 9, 2019) – Centennial Park Conservancy is excited to bring the third annual Kidsville Family Festival to Centennial Park on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The festival will feature a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family, in addition to local vendors and food trucks, mascots, and more.

“Centennial Park Conservancy is honored to be working with many incredible partners to help elevate the creative and engaging activities at this year's Kidsville Family Festival,” said John Tumminello, Executive Director of Centennial Park Conservancy.

New to the festival this year, and in celebration of the first annual Tennessee’s Early Literacy Month, Centennial Park Conservancy, Tennessee’s Imagination Library, and the Nashville Public Library are teaming up to host the Super Storybook Parade. The three organizations encourage children and parents to dress up as their favorite storybook character and walk the parade route in the Musicians Corner area of Centennial Park (on the corner of West End and 27th Ave. N) to celebrate literacy and kick off the Kidsville Family Festival. Check-in begins at 9:45 AM and the parade will begin at 10 AM.

“The Imagination Library is thrilled to be a part of the lives of so many children,” said David Dotson, CEO of Dollywood Foundation. “This event and parade are a wonderful way of celebrating the joy of books. I hope we see lots of Very Hungry Caterpillars, Ladybug Girls, Bumblebee Boys, Gruffalos and maybe even a few little Dollys wearing their Coat of Many Colors.”

This year's Kidsville Family Festival is gearing up to be the best one yet. In addition to the Super Storybook Parade, the festival will feature the VIPKid area, crafts, face painting, inflatable games, interactive storytelling, and stage performances by the Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck, Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties, the Madison STEP and Hip Hop dance teams. Plus, mascot appearances by Belmont’s Bruiser the Bruin, Tennessee Titan’s T-Rac, the Ensworth Tiger, and Mix 92.9’s mascot.

The Kidsville Family Festival is made possible by the generous support of sponsors, partners, and foundations.

Centennial Park Conservancy (CPC) is a for-purpose 501(c)(3) not-for-profit profit organization. Although we are a separately chartered organization, CPC was organized with the cooperation of the Metro Parks and Recreation Department. CPC funds and presents a variety of enriching programs in the Parthenon and Centennial Park that make a widespread imprint on the Nashville community and our visitors. CPC's mission is to preserve, enhance and share the Parthenon and Centennial Park so that all future generations may benefit from these enriching cultural and educational landmarks.

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