Murfreesboro Mama: Weekend Planner

Feb 12, 2021 at 09:38 am by Laura Beth Payne

Ice Rink at Fountains at Gateway
Ice Rink at Fountains at Gateway

It's Valentines weekend and there's family fun in the city -- from kid-friendly workshops to parents night outs. Don't forget to shop local hot spots for gifts and goodies (hint, hint, check out my 14 Shops for Unique Sweets), and most of all, spend time with those you love! 

Through the end of February: It might be chilly, but it's perfect for gliding on ice at Fountain's at Gateway's Winterfest! Open to all ages and levels, the rink features plenty of space and support for skaters. Rent a pair of skates or bring your own! Tickets at

Friday, February 12 - Saturday, February 13: Shop and play at the "Celebrate Love" weekend at Kingdom Acre's CBD & Hemp Farm in Bell Buckle. Golden retriever puppies are onsite for play and guests of all ages can shop special Valentines gifts including soaps, tinctures, edibles and pet products. Don't forget your cameras for family pics at this idyllic farm!

Friday, February 12: Energetic kiddos can get a workout while parents get a date during Skyzone's Parent's Night Out! Tickets include pizza and jump time from 6-10 p.m. Tickets at

Saturday, February 13:  Kiddos can get a little wild with Outdoor Murfreesboro's Wild Things workshop at 1:30 p.m. the Barfield Wilderness Station as they introduce the center's education animals. FREE.

Saturday, February 13: Ages 4-12 can play and learn from 6-10 p.m. at this fun Parent's Night Out Event at Kid's Cove at Fountains with games, kid-friendly movies, pizza, and crafts. Tickets are $25 for the first child, with each additional $20. Tickets at

Saturday, Februrary 13: Littles can climb, craft, and play to their heart's content at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center's Parent's Night out from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration information on Facebook 

Saturday, February 13: Celebrate Chinese New Year at Discovery Center! Explore Chinese culture, including music and arts, and traditions of the Lunar New Year. Sponsired by the Nissan Foundation. FREE.  Note: Due to capacity limitations related to the COVID pandemic, DC is offering multiple time slots for visitors to choose from on a first-come, first-served basis of up to 100 people. Available time blocks: 9 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 to 4 p.m.

Have an event everyone and their kids should know about? Please share a link below! Have a happy weekend, everyone!

Laura Beth Payne is a writer mama and Murfreesboro native who lives in the Blackman community with her husband and two children. Follow her at @murfreesboromama on Facebook and Instagram. Got a column idea? Email her at


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