Here are some fun events happening in Rutherford County this month.
Murfreesboro’s fire department, EMS and police will fight in the boxing ring this weekend to raise money for charity. The boxing match will be held at the Middle Tennessee Expo at 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd, set for Friday, September 9, from 5-10pm.
Proceeds from this event will go to Endure Athletics, a non-profit organization that helps children break the cycle of homelessness. Funds will also be used for youth boxing programs throughout Rutherford County. General admission is $40. Find tickets on Eventbrite.
The 21st Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony is set for Friday, September 10 at 9:00 am at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s 9/11 Memorial at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro. Local memorials include his 3,000-pound I-beam from Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. Anyone can participate regardless of age.
light up the night
The Child Advocacy Center’s 5th Annual Light Up the Night End of Summer Party will be held on Friday, September 9, from 6-9pm at the Oakland Mansion, 900 N. Manny Avenue, Murfreesboro. Attendees are treated to cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing to Zone Status music, and a silent auction of white mystery boxes. Tickets are $100 each or $175 for couples and can be purchased online at cacrutherford.org/events.
white oak craft fair
The 32nd Annual White Oak Craft Fair will be held Saturday, September 10 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, September 11 from 9am to 4pm at Cannon County at 1424 John Bragg Hwy in Woodbury. will be held at the art center in More than 75 artisans display a vast variety of works. All of which are selected for their excellence and integrity by a highly respected selection committee. For more information, call 615-563-2787 or visit artscenterofcc.com/.
bacon, bacon, bacon
The 3rd Annual Murfreesboro Bacon Festival will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 11am to 7pm at McKnight Park at 120 Dejarnette Lane.
Admission and parking are free, and this outdoor event features artisans, food trucks, mechanical pig rides, a variety of kid-friendly activities, and a bacon-eating race from 3-4pm.
wings of freedom fish fry
Smyrna Rotary will host its 20th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry and Classic Car Cruise on Saturday, September 10th from 5-9pm at Smyrna Airport, 278 Doug Warpool Road. $50 for adults, $25 for ages 5-16 and enjoy fried fish and all ingredients.
This year’s event will recognize the best teachers from any school in Rutherford County. Register as a guest of honor, sign up for a classic car, or purchase tickets at visi wofsmyrna.com/. Proceeds benefit a number of community projects sponsored by Rotary Smyrna.
Join Runaway Gin, the world’s most active fish tribute project, at Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro, on Saturday, September 10th at 7pm. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased on TicketWeb. For more information, visit hopspringstn.com/events.
The Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra will meet at Ruth and Eddie Taylor’s farm at 7421 Cainesville Pike in Las Casas on Saturday, September 10 for a night of toe-tapping “Music in the Field.” Farm gates open at 3pm. And the concert starts at 4:00.
A string quartet and a dance band perform a familiar tune. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
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comin home band
Singer-songwriter husband and wife duo Comin Home will present a blend of folk, rock and acoustic blues on September 16th from 6-9pm at Cedar Grade Brews, 906 Ridgely Road, Murfreesboro. hear me play
friday night live
The season’s final Friday Night Live takes place on September 16th at 6:30 PM at Murfreesboro Public Square. Please bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes. Admission is free.
The Discover Rutherford Culture Food Festival will take place September 17th 4-7 at the Discovery Center Museum at 502 SE Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
Celebrate the diversity and heritage of Rutherford residents through food, music and dance while supporting the Discovery Center at this outdoor event. This event honors longtime Rutherford County educator Greg Lyles.
Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Purchase online at explorethedc.org/events/discoverrutherford. Tickets are $5 more expensive when purchased at the ticket window.
Participating food vendors include:
- The Clay Pit Indian Cuisine
- El Hornito Bakery 2
- i take it
- Lily Bells BBQ and Catering
- i love thai sushi
- Om Sai Indian Grocery Store
- opa greek frill
- Panaderia La Michoacana
- Patricia Veels
- Y’s Girls LLC
- global star market
- pattaya in thailand
- thai spice
Cedar Glade Brewery is located in a traditional German beer garden. Beer will be available for purchase at the event for guests 21 and older for $8 a pint.
Here are the performers:
- Bound feet DANCE!
- Tula tribe
- Native American Indian Association of Tennessee
- MTSU China Music Culture Center
- Nashville Chinese Arts Alliance
Programs are offered by MTSU Japan Club, MTSU Asian Arts Association and Big Blue Marble Academy.
The museum will close early at 1:30 PM on this day to prepare for the event.
Overflow parking is located on the city grounds at the corner of South Church Street and East Sevier Street (opposite WGNS). A shuttle will operate to transport guests to and from the Discovery Center for the duration of the event.