Centennial Park Conservancy to Host Kidsville Family Festival in Centennial Park on September 23

The free festival to include crafts, live music performances, inflatable games, character meet and greets, dance, and more.

NASHVILLE, TN – (August 24, 2023) – Centennial Park Conservancy announced today that the beloved Kidsville Family Festival will return to Centennial Park on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free festival will feature a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family, in addition to local vendors and food trucks, mascots, live performances, and more. 

“The Kidsville Family Festival is one of the most fun days of the year,” said Justin Branam, Centennial Park Conservancy’s Vice President of Programming. “We’re excited to bring the event back to Centennial Park for a full day of fun surprises and engaging activities for kids of all ages. There’s simply no better way to spend a beautiful fall day as a family in the park.”  

Highlights of the festival include:

  • Musical performances, storytelling, and a Meet & Greet with the Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties
  • Reading and more with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • Complimentary face painting
  • Interactive games from Bounce It Off Inflatables, lawn fitness activities, and sensory play
  • Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck performances of Anansi the Spider
  • Family-friendly yoga class with Small World Yoga
  • Tap and ballet dance performances by Metro Parks Dance Division and photo opportunities with the cast of The Nutcracker
  • Dance demonstrations by Construct Nashville Dance Studio
  • Crafts compliments of several festival partners including Turnip Green Creative Reuse
  • Bach To Rock instrument petting zoo
  • Partner booths with engaging activities from local organizations, including Tennessee State Museum, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Wildlife Conservation Center, The Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, National Park Service, Reading with Netta, and Metro Cultural Arts
  • Shopping from local vendors and artisans

In addition to family-friendly activities offered all day long, the Kidsville Family Festival will feature a variety of local food trucks, including Retro Sno, Roast and Brews, Bondi Bowls, Cousin Maine Lobster, Roscoe's Smoked Bar-B-Que, Changkham Sushi Food Truck, Mag Mile Pizza, and Birria Babe.

The Kidsville Family Festival will take place at the Musicians Corner Amphitheater, located in Centennial Park on the corner of West End and 27th Avenue North.


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Amazon, Advance Financial Foundation, HCA Healthcare Foundation, Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Sandra Schatten Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, Vanderbilt University, The Memorial Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, First Horizon Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, and Piedmont Natural Gas.

For more information about Kidsville Family Festival, please visit kidsvilleonline.org/familyfestival.

For more information about Centennial Park Conservancy, please visit conservancyonline.com.


Kidsville is a program of Centennial Park Conservancy. It began in 2010 as "Kids Corner", an area for children to create & play at our Musicians Corner events in Centennial Park. Since that time, Kidsville has become a stand-alone program of Centennial Park Conservancy, presenting over 100 free education activities annually in Centennial Park and at outreach locations across Nashville. By offering free programming, we can serve and enrich the lives of everyone in our community.


Centennial Park Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, enhance, and share the Parthenon and Centennial Park so all future generations may benefit from these cultural and enriching landmarks. The organization works in partnership with Metro Parks to protect and revitalize the Park’s green space, underwrite the Parthenon’s exhibition and educational programs, and present accessible and inclusive community programming to sustain the Park’s vibrancy.