There’s so much going on today that we’d grow old writing it all out (and you’d grow old reading it). So we’ll spare you the details. Instead, we’re opting for a rundown of the free and open to the public hotspots that are running all week, so if you have some free time on a lunch break or you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids, we’ve got you covered.
FUNZONE/HARD ROCK OUTDOOR STAGE
In the parking lot of the Hard Rock Cafe lies a “FunZone,” apparently. It’s technically open today from 9am-6pm, although the free concerts continue past 7pm (so we’re not sure how that works). The schedule for today includes NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte signing (10am-12pm), concerts (11:15am-1:50pm; 6:30pm-7:15pm), and LOTS of free samples.
FAMILYZONE by McDonalds/Dr. Pepper
A short walk away from the FunZone on 5th & Demonbreun lies the FamilyZone (very creative, CMA). Thursday is “Safety Day” at the FamilyZone. We’re also not sure what the theme has to do with anything. A wide variety of shows and events will be going on all day, plus your standard facepainting, magicians, inflatable bouncy houses, free food, and more. Check out the schedule to plan a strategic day for the kids. Strawberry Shortcake is even performing each day. We thought we left her back in the 90’s, but apparently she’s staging a comeback.
CHEVY (You guessed it) SPORTSZONE
Behind the Sommet Center, you’ll find the Chevy SportsZone. It’s open from 11am-5pm today, and once again will provide excessive free food & drink samples. Between outdoorsman competitions, more NASCAR/Pro fishing autograph sessions, and multiple (and possibly also excessive) K9s In Flight demonstrations, the SportsZone has a lot happening in a short amount of time. We can’t wait until Sunday’s tractor race. No, seriously.
Photo by Jon Erickson.
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- Wednesday: Kick Off The Kick Off (CMApocalypse 2008)
- Tuesday: The Invasion Begins (CMApocalypse 2008)
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