1 – First Day Hikes
Start off the year with some fresh air and new knowledge. Join a guided hike at Dunbar Cave State Park from 9:30-11:30 AM to discover how the landscape has been altered throughout the centuries. Or join a guided historic townsite tour at Port Royal State Park from 9:00-10:00 AM to learn about the early history of the town and its importance. Visitors will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of the general store and hear plans for the site. Both hikes are free and open to the public. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.
5 – First Thursday Art Walk
Enjoy the local art scene in Historic Downtown Clarksville at Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on January 5. See local art and meet the artists who created it. The event runs from 5:00-8:00 PM and is headquartered at the Downtown Artists Co-op. The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center will have free admission during the event.
5 & 19 – Storytime & Craft: CHMCC
Join the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center staff in the Family Art Studio to read favorite children’s books and create fun winter-themed crafts. The events begin at 10:30 AM and are free with a membership or paid museum admission. All parents are expected to participate and supervise their children.
13 & 27– Art in Nature at Rotary Park
Head to Rotary Park to learn about art in nature. The focus of January 13 is Scientific illustration. Guests will learn how to build a bridge between science and art by practicing various drawing techniques. The session on January 27 will focus on drawing from life. Guests will get up close and personal with the taxidermy exhibit by drawing the animals. Both sessions are free and materials are provided, but registration is required. The youth session (ages 10-18) will be from 10:30-11:30 AM, and the adult session (ages 18+) will be from 1:30-2:30 PM.
13, 14, 19, 20, 21 – The Vagina Monologues at the Roxy Regional Theatre
Enjoy this live performance for its 20th year at the Roxy in ‘theotherspace’ located upstairs at the theatre. This show is suggested for mature audiences only. Tickets are $30.
18 – Sloshed-Speare: The Taming of the Shrew
This event incorporates an abridged Shakespeare play with some adult beverages thrown in. With every donation of $5 or more from the audience, players can receive life-saving sustenance in the form of a shot of top-shelf liquor. Thus, they become inebriated throughout the performance. Join the Roxy Regional Theatre while they entertain and educate audiences with a fresh and modern-ish take on the works of the literary lush himself, William Shakespeare.
20 – Lantern Hike at Rotary Park
Join the staff at Rotary Park for a special lantern hike on January 20 between 5:00-6:00 PM. The event is free, and lanterns will be provided, but registration is required. Hot cocoa will be served after the hike.
21 – Fortress Nashville Guest Speaker: Fort Defiance
Author and amateur historian Mark Zimmerman will describe the importance of Tennessee in the Civil War at this event on January 21. Head to Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center between 11:00 AM-12:00 PM for this free educational event.
21, 26, 27, 28 – Tomas and the Library Lady: Roxy Regional Theatre
Enjoy this live performance adapted from the beloved children’s book. Tickets are $30 for ages 11 and up and $15 for ages 10 and under.
25 – The Listening Room: Sunday in the Park with George
The Listening Room is a chance for guests to gather with fellow theatre enthusiasts and experience a full musical theatre cast album together. Join the Roxy Regional Theatre on January 25 from 7:00-9:00 PM for this listening experience. Tickets are $25.
27-29 – Tuckessee Hunting & Fishing Show
Head to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center to prepare for the upcoming boating and hunting seasons at the Tuckessee Hunting and Fishing Show. The event will include boat displays, a kid’s fishing tank, live animals from Animalogy, and stage shows featuring ArmyBassAnglers. This is a family-friendly event. Tickets are $5 a day for ages 17+, and admission is free for ages 16 and under.
28 – Family Art Saturday: Snowflake Painting
Join the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center on January 28 for Family Art Saturday. Families will create their own snowflakes in this creative painting experience. Two sessions will be offered at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00-4:00 PM. This event is free with membership or paid museum admission. Parents are expected to participate with and supervise their children.
29 – Pius Cheung Marimba Concert: Mabry Hall
Hailed by the New York Times as “deeply expressive” for his groundbreaking recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Pius Cheung is among the most important percussionists of his generation. Enjoy his performance at Austin Peay State University’s Mabry Hall on January 29 between 3:00-4:30 PM. Tickets range between $5-$25.
January is a great time to complete Visit Clarksville’s Challenge Trails. There are currently 13 different Challenge Trails with additional trails being added this year.
View our full event calendar for more details.