Movie in the park, bluegrass music: 4 events happening in the Nashville area this weekend, April 26-28, other than the 2019 NFL Draft

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Avoiding the NFL draft this weekend? Here are four other events happening in the Nashville area this weekend if you are looking to stay away from the downtown traffic.

1. Catch a movie under the stars
April 27

Residents can bring kids for an outdoor showing of “Mary Poppins Returns” at Crockett Park. Food trucks will start serving an hour before showtime. The city’s 50th anniversary documentary will be shown as well. 6 p.m. Free. 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood. www.brentwoodtn.gov

2. Go outside for Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day
April 27

Join the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville for tai chi and qi gong demonstrations and workshops. Athletic attire is recommended. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. 615-397-7375. www.chineseartsalliance.org

3. Enjoy bluegrass music and a glass of wine
April 27-28

Arrington Vineyards hosts performances from bluegrass band Craig Morris & King Cotton. The vineyard is family-friendly with non-alcoholic options and adults 21 years and older can buy wine by the bottle or a tasting to enjoy on the vineyard property. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. 4-8 p.m. Free (admission). Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington. 615-395-0102. www.arringtonvineyards.com

4. Attend the Main Street Festival in Franklin
April 27-28

The 36th annual festival is put on by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County in downtown Franklin. This year’s event is expected to draw 100,000 visitors for food, shopping and activities.

The festival will be held 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 27 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 28 at 106 N. Third Ave., Franklin and throughout the downtown area. williamsonheritage.org/mainstreet

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Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.
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