Opryland Hotel Summerfest includes theme parties.
• Country Celebration, Thursdays and Sundays: Learn to line dance to music by Nashville country bands in a hoedown atmosphere that includes lassoing cowboys and card-trick sharks, cowboy grub and arts and crafts by Tennessee artisans.
• Hot Summer Nights, Fridays: Sip a frosty tropical drink or hit the Opryland "boardwalk" for ice cream or cotton candy. Dance or test your skills at limbo, Twister or beach blanket bingo.
• Mardi Gras, Saturdays: Join the Mardi Gras parade (7PM)through the hotel to the Delta Atrium for a New Orleans-style carnival, with live music and Cajun foods, beignets and hurricanes and other libations. There'll be beads and coins, design-your-own party hats, jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers and jesters.
All photos by Chip Curley. Click on pictures for full size These pictures were shot Saturday, June 4, 2005 Please visit my Nashville Tennessee Websites
and my other photo galleries which include Mardi Gras Celebrations in Nashville and New Orleans.