Clarksville’s Annual Cooling at the Cave Event to be held Saturday, July 26th at Dunbar Cave

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Come out to the annual Cooling at the Cave event at Dunbar Cave State Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday, July 26th, and join the Friends of Dunbar Cave with music, games and refreshments at the cool cave entrance.

Prior to air conditioning being widely available, locals would gather at Dunbar Cave to enjoy the cool air gently blowing from the mouth of the cave. Many concerts were held there as people would fellowship and beat the heat of summer.

The crowd listening to the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project at Cooling at the Cave.
The crowd listening to the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project at Cooling at the Cave.

For years, the Friends group has put on Cooling at the Cave to recreate this atmosphere. This year is no exception.

As usual, home baked goodies and drinks will be available. The Friends group will have tables and chairs set up, with an array of board games for you and your family to enjoy. Please bring extra chairs and your favorite games.

This year the entertainment is the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project, so bring your dancing shoes. The acoustics at the cave entrance really enhance the musical experience. We are honored to have such an established local band to provide quality entertainment.

This event is highly attended and parking is limited, so we have secured overflow parking at Dunbar Cave Baptist Church and at the Swan Lake Sports Complex.  Allen Fenoseff, Park Manager, will be providing shuttle service between the two locations and the park for you convenience.

All ages are welcome and admission is free (donations encouraged, T-shirts and postcards available to purchase).

For more information about the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project, visit their website.

For more about Dunbar Cave State Park, visit their website.

About the Friends of Dunbar Cave Inc.

Friends of Dunbar Cave Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation committed to protecting and preserving the natural and cultural resources of Dunbar Cave State Natural Area for this generation and generations to come. Please join Friends of Dunbar Cave in Supporting and protecting Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Members receive our newsletter, are invited to our monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00pm and are invited to participate in special park projects and activities. As a member you will be assisting us in our short and long term goals to encourage development that will protect and preserve the wilderness and recreation that Dunbar Cave State Natural Area represents.