To-do list: 8 events to add to your calendar in April and May in Franklin, Brentwood


Your ultimate local guide for the months of April and May

Practice yoga with goats

April 26
Goat Yoga Nashville hosts limited-time-only outdoor yoga class with goats and rabbits. Yoga mats are available; attendees may bring their own if preferred. 10-11 a.m. $20. Goat Yoga Nashville, 9837 Split Log Road, Brentwood.

Take the family to movie night

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.

Check out food trucks at Eat the Street

May 3
Franklin’s first food truck festival returns to Bicentennial Park. Proceeds benefit 21st District Recovery Court. 5-10 p.m. Free admission, though donations are appreciated. Bicentennial Park, 400 Fifth Ave. N., Franklin.

Sip a Mint Julep for local charities

May 4
The Downtown Franklin Rotary Club hosts the Jockeys and Juleps Kentucky Derby Party with a 16-foot screen to watch the race, food, drinks and live music. Proceeds will benefit local charities. 4:30-9 p.m. $125. The Park at Harlinsdale Farms, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin.

Attend the Boys & Girls Clubs fundraiser

May 9 
The 30th Annual Steak and Burger Dinner benefits the Boys & Girls’ Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Former Titans player Brad Hopkins is the featured guest speaker. 5:30 p.m. $125. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road., Franklin.

Help beat cancer with a hand of poker

May 11
Participants collect cards along a driving route to win prizes and benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Start Driving, Stop Leukemia Poker Run is put on by the Team Annie Rose Foundation. 8 a.m. $25 per passenger to play, $200 per car. Porsche of Nashville, 1580 Mallory Lane, Brentwood.

Worth the trip: The Iroquois Steeplechase

May 11
The 78th annual Iroquois Steeplechase has something for everyone. Wear a fancy hat, cheer the horse races, tailgate in the infield or set the kids loose in the free family area. The event benefits the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. 8:30 a.m. (gates open), 1 p.m. (first race). $75 (individual tickets), $300 (four tailgate tickets). Percy Warner Park, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville.

Put some boots on for the Franklin Rodeo

May 15-18
The Williamson County Ag Expo Park hosts the Franklin Rodeo, one of the longest-running events in Middle Tennessee. Guests can tour “behind the chute” at the May 15 kickoff party, then stick around to watch bull and bronco riding, steer wrestling, cattle roping and more. Children can hop in the ring for mutton bustin’—sheep riding—or the calf scramble. 7 p.m. $10 (per night for kids under 12), $20 (per night for adults), tickets are $2 extra at the door. 4215 Long Lane, Franklin.

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