Special Events & Programs

Goodlettsville Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers a variety of programs and events for everyone in the community. Below you will find a schedule of upcoming activities. Locate programs by age level and interests by searching the tabs on the left. 



APRIL
Heritage Days
Saturday, April 12 from 9:00am-3:00pm
Step back into time and experience the 18th century. See how people lived, made their clothes and shoes, baked on an open fire, fired their guns, and much more. Listen to music, take a tour of the House, and enjoy hands on activities for the whole family. This free event takes place on the Bowen House lawn.

Spring SpEGGtacular
Saturday, April 12 at 9:00am
Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation will be hosting a SpEGGtacular, old-fashioned egg hunt complete with prizes in every egg, special gifts for those who hunt in the adult egg hunt, and fun give-aways for the lucky finders of the golden eggs. The Spring SpEGGtacular will be held at Moss-Wright Park on the football fields. Age divisions for the egg hunt include 4 and under start at 9:00, 5-8 years begins at 9:10, 9-12 years at 9:15, and the parent hunt begins at 9:20. The Easter Bunny hops in at 8:45am, so bring your camera for pictures.

Master Gardeners Education Series
Saturday, April 12 from 9:30am-11:30am
Goodlettsville Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Sumner County Master Gardening Association are collaborating to offer gardening classes that are free of charge and open to the public. 

Jeff Poppen - Farm Manager of Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs, organic farmer, author and widely known speaker on organic farming and biodynamic farming. Jeff will be answering gardening questions out on the grounds of Mansker's Fort during Heritage Days. Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket. Pre-registration required at www.goodlettsvilleparks.com. 

Easter Bunny Brunch SOLD OUT
Friday, April 18 from 10:30am-12:00pm
Join us on Good Friday for brunch with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. Bring your camera and a basket for collecting eggs and goodies. Register online in March for $5 person. Starting April 1st tickets will be $10 per person.

Tea Time: Cake Decorating
Saturday, April 26
Publix will be bringing cake decorating to Historic Mansker's Station's popular teas. Each child will have a 7" cake to decorate while sipping on tea and enjoying snacks. Ages 2-6 will meet from 10:00am-11:30am and ages 7-12 meet from 12:30pm-2:00pm. Registration is online until April 18 and is $15 per child.


MAY
Under the Stars Family COOKout
Friday, May 2 from 6:30pm-10:00pm
All of the fun of fall's popular Campout, but the night will end at the conclusion of the movie. Enjoy roasting hot dogs over an open fire, eating s'mores, games of kickball and free play, and then relax with your crew with an outdoor movie. This setting is great for families of all ages. Register online for $20 for a family of 5 from April 1-18; $25 from April 19-25. For families with more than 5 people, each additional family member will be $5 per person. 

Art Exhibit by the Goodlettsville Senior Spirits
The Goodlettsville Senior Spirits Art Exhibit will be at Delmas Long Community Center May 5th-19th. A reception will be held Wednesday, May 14th from 11:00am-12:00pm and light refreshments will be served.

The Senior Spirits Art Class will showcase their wonderful artwork that is being made at the Delmas Long Community
Center to both raise awareness and encourage others to become involved. The art class meets on Wednesdays at 9:00am and is instructed by Annette Walker. It is free to all seniors 60 years of age and up. Contact Jennifer Spillers at 851-2203 for more information.

Master Gardeners Education Series
Saturday, May 10 from 9:15am-12:00pm
Goodlettsville Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Sumner County Master Gardening Association are collaborating to offer gardening classes that are free of charge and open to the public. 

LinnAnn Welch - Naturalist, Director of Bells Bend and Beaman Park Nature Centers for Metro Parks. Be ready to meet at Mansker's Station Visitor's Center at 9:15am and load up to carpool to Beaman Park. LinnAnn will introduce us to edible plants as we hike one of the woodland trails. Dress for a hike in the woods. This program is free but space is limited so register online to reserve your spot.

Southern Grace Etiquette Tea
Saturday, May 17
Rita Woodard, founder of Southern Grace, and Abby Green, Certified Etiquette Instructor, will visit Historic Mansker's Station to host an etiquette tea. They have created a program that encourages self-confidence, poise and graciousness in young poeple. They believe these qualities along with good manners will contribute to a person's success for a lifetime. There are two sessions for ages 7-12. Session 1 is from 10:00am-11:30am and is $20 per child. Session 2 meets from 12:00pm-1:30pm and is also $20 per child. Registration is available online until May 9.

Vintage Base Ball
Sunday, May 18 at 12:00pm and 2:30pm
Moss-Wright Park has been included in an expansion of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball. The home team is the Highland Rim Distillers. The league promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through base ball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s-1880s. All games are free to attend and will be played in an open field near Mansker's Station. Parking info: The best place to park for viewing the games will be along the road at the Mansker's Station end of the park and in the middle of the park by the football fields.


JUNE
Pioneer Pals
Tuesday, June 10 at 10:00am
Children ages 3-5 are invited to come explore life on the frontier and play outdoors in Mansker's Fort. This program is free. Park and check in at the Visitor's Center. 

Intergenerational Art Class
Wednesday, June 11 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Youth ages 10 and up are invited to partake in an art class with senior adults where they will create one of a kind artwork together and share stories. No need to bring supplies as everything will be provided. Potluck will follow. Class will be held at the Delmas Long Community Center and is free. Pre-registration required.

Fun Fridays

All Fun Friday events take place at Moss-Wright Park and are FREE! Activities begin at 10:00am and wrap up by noon. We ask that a parent or guardian is present and joins in the fun with the kids. Follow the signs when you get to the park for the location of each event. All events cancel with rain.

Touch a Truck  June 13
Come sit in the seat, honk the horn, and turn the wheel of your favorite truck or vehicle! From fire trucks to dump trucks, police cruisers to cranes, they'll all be in one place for kids to touch and admire.

If your company would like to provide a vehicle for this event, please contact Allison Baker.

Party in the Park  June 27
Get ready to have fun with magic and balloons! Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy the show and cool treats!

Master Gardeners Education Series
Saturday, June 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Goodlettsville Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Sumner County Master Gardening Association are collaborating to offer gardening classes that are free of charge and open to the public. Class is held at Historic Mansker's Station. Classes will fill up quickly so reserve your free spot by registering online.

Mike Berkley - Vice President of GroWild Native Plant Nursery and Landscape Company in Fairview. Mike will expound on the virtues of native plants in our landscapes and enthrall us with the work he has done all over the southeast promoting native plants, rooftop gardens, commercial and residential rain gardens and stream bank restoration.

Summer Concert Series at Moss-Wright Park
Thursday, June 19 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Join us for live music at Moss-Wright Park this summer! Bring your family, friends, a blanket and dinner, and enjoy the sounds of summer. The series will take place at Shelter 3 next to the playground.

Movie in the Park
Saturday, June 21 at sundown
Watch a larger than life movie on a giant outdoor movie screen on the soccer fields in Moss-Wright Park. Bring your blankets and chairs for a relaxing movie night under the stars. Concessions will be available for purchase or bring your own. Alcohol and pets are not permitted. Frozen will be shown on the big screen.

American Girl Garden Tea
Saturday, June 28
Bring along your favorite American Girl or stuffed animal and join us for an outdoor tea in the Bowen House gardens. Ages 2-6 will gather from 10:00am-11:30am and ages 7-12 will meet from 12:30pm-2:00pm. Registration is available online until June 20 and is $10 per child.