Parthenon Architecture Tours

Take one of these architecture tours led by our knowledgeable docents to learn about the architectural history of the ancient Parthenon in Athens. Tours are free for Conservancy members and included with the price of admission for non-Conservancy members. No advance reservations are required.

Upcoming Tour Dates and Times: Saturday tours are at 10:00 am, and Sunday tours are at 2:00 pm.

  • Sunday, July 01, 2018
  • Saturday, July 07, 2018
  • Sunday, July 08, 2018
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018

Kidsville at the Parthenon - Saturdays at 11:00 AM

January 6, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Join us each Saturday for storytelling, arts & crafts at our free weekly educational event taking place inside the Parthenon from 11:00 - 11:45 AM. Parthenon admission is free for families with children 12 and under. More details on our Kidsville website. (There are no events on April 21, Sept. 8, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 22 & 29)


Black Box Theater

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Black Box Theater, located in the Centennial Performing Arts Studios, hosts a variety of ongoing music and theater events. View details.

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Centennial Art Center

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

View the Gallery Exhibition and Event Schedule for the Centennial Art Center, located in the 25th Avenue North and Park Plaza corner of Centennial Park.

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Twin Peeks: Marlene De Waele-De Bock and Jeff Frazier - Parthenon Exhibit

May 19, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Twin Peeks: Marlene De Waele-De Bock and Jeff Frazier

The Parthenon’s new exhibition, which opens May 19th, features a set of diptychs created by painter Marlene De Waele-De Bock and photographer Jeff Frazier. The two artists were challenged to select locations in Nashville-area parks that they could interpret in their separate mediums to hang side-by-side as if they were one work. The artists chose spots in Centennial, Radnor, Beaman, McCabe, Shelby Bottoms, and Percy Warner parks. The resulting exhibit, Twin Peeks, will remain in the Parthenon’s East Gallery through September 9th.

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Big Band Dances: Saturdays June - August 2018

June 2, 2018 - August 25, 2018

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays June - August (no dance on July 1, 2017)

2018 is the 35th anniversary of Big Band Dances in Metro Parks. Spend your Saturday nights this summer dancing and listening to live big band music played by some of Nashville's finest musicians. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket.

Come Hungry! One savory and one sweet food truck will be on site. A portion of the food truck proceeds go to supporting this FREE event. Show your support by buying their delicious offerings.

Don't know how to dance? No problem. There are two free group dance lessons sponsored by Nashville Ballroom & Company held from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and again from 8:30 to 8:50 p.m. The dances taught are listed in parenthesis on the schedule below.

Sponsors include: Tennessee Arts Commission,Nashville Ballroom & Company, Nashville MADE, and the Musician's Performance Trust Fund.

Wondering if the Big Band Dance is cancelled due to weather? Check the twitter page: to find out.

Full Schedule Here


Musicians Corner - September 6 - September 27

September 6, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Join us for free concerts in Centennial Park on Thursdays in September. Details at


Shakespeare In The Park: August 9 - September 16

Join us for Shakespeare In The Park at the Centennial Park Band shell each Thursday through Sunday from August 9th - September 16th.

Shakespeare’s classical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, explores the duality of love in a magical, transformative production that asks: if we are in love are we ever in control?

6:00pm - Food & drink vendors open

Talking Shakespeare with nightly special guest speakers begins

6:30pm - Preshow entertainment begins

7:30pm - Performance begins

For Royal Ticket Packages CLICK HERE


Kidsville Family Festival

September 8, 2018

Save the date for our second annual Kidsville Family Festival in Centennial Park. Event details at our Kidsville website.


Centennial Craft Fest

October 20, 2018

Save the date for our third annual Centennial Craft Fest. Event details on our craft fest website.

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Conservancy Gala

November 3, 2018

Save the date for our annual Gala. Details to come.