Seasonal Happenings

Seasonal Fun

Here, you'll find information about activities and programs that only take place during a specific season, like Canoes + Cocktails during the summer, fun fall events and holiday fun in the winter!

All proceeds from these happenings benefit Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline.


Friday nights just got more fun!

On Fridays from May through September, join us for Canoes + Cocktails to experience an unrivaled sunset with a guided evening paddle on Hyde Lake. Immediately following the lake tour, join us at the First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center for Old Dominick's specialty cocktails, wine, beer and individually packaged snacks from Corky's. Plus, we'll have yard games, fire pits and music to keep you entertained as you hang out under the stars at the special after-hours event!

Socially distant seating will be available. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blanket and chairs. 

Event times change each week, adjusting for sunset, but the event runs for approximately 2.5 hours, including the 45 minute paddle. 

Canoes + Cocktails is a 21+ event.

Canoes + Cocktails is made possible by

open water swim clinic 

Register for the open water swim clinic to get tips, advice and training from professional swim and triathlon coaches! The clinic is open to a wide range of skill levels: swimmers who are training for their first ever triathlon to swim endurance athletes to those training for the upcoming Ironman. This will give you a great opportunity to grow your confidence and comfort level to increase your ability to swim safely and continuously in open water and during a race/triathlon.

Questions?  Contact the events team at

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Savannah Ratcliff

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