Thursday, July 17, 5 p.m.
Riverfront Park, 100 1st Ave. N.
We're used to shelling out some cold, hard cash to see concerts by Hayes Carll and Rayland Baxter – but not today! Nashville Dancin' returns to the banks of the Cumberland River at 5 p.m., bringing a gaggle of food trucks and a top-botch lineup of bands (including Carll and Baxter) along for the ride.
Deal nearby: Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
Friday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Night Market at the Downtown Farmer's Market
Downtown Farmer's Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
It's been a hot, rainy summer – which means the farms around Nashville have been growing some of the best produce in years. There's never been a better time to hit up the Night Market, where you can buy homegrown goods, listen to local music, explore the flea market and order a few scratch-made cocktails filled with local fruit purées. Go local or go home, y'all.
Deal nearby: Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes
Saturday, July 19, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nashville Pirate & Rum Festival
Nashville Shores Waterpark, 4001 Bell Rd. (Hermitage)
Calling all landlubbers and scurvy sea dogs! With unlimited samples of rum cocktails and island-style beers — as well as a perform-ance by Parrots of the Caribbean, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band — this drink 'n' dance fest will leave you walking crooked, like you've just gotten off the Queen Anne's Revenge after a month at sea. (Also, what's a pirate's favorite Jimmy Buffet song? Marrrrrrrgaritav-ille!
Deal nearby: Sub Depot
Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Organic Blueberry Picking and Farm Tour
Trace View Farm, 6232 Old Natchez Trace Rd. (Sante Fe)
A sunny Sunday morning spent on a blueberry farm, handpicking fresh fruit? Sounds like a picturesque end to the week. And with a 33% discount on our first gallon of blueberries, it’s a bit of a steal, too. Just don’t let ‘em catch ya blue handed.
Deal nearby: Olivia Olive Oil