- Milan High Alumni Day is held the third weekend of June each year. Hundreds of graduates return for this annual gathering.
- Milan No Till-Field Day Beginning in 2000, the No-Till Field Day will be held the fourth Thursday of July, every other year at the University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station located in Milan. Thousands of farmers and agribusiness representatives from across the country and around the world attend this event. Associated activities include a fashion show, golf, and other community activities.
- Gibson County Fair the oldest county fair in the south, is held in August each year in neighboring Trenton.
- Fall Folkore Jamboree is held the third Saturday of October with approximately 100 traditional folk artist covering the grounds of the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum. The artisans demonstrate skills in traditional crafts such as broom and soap making, quilting, and doll making. Local groups fill the air with music throughout the day. For information on hours and admission cost to the one day event, call 731-686-7362.
- Milan Christmas Parade is held the first Thursday of December. Participants include Milan and other area school bands, floats, antique cars, and marching groups. For more information contact Milan City Hall (731) 686-3301.
- West Tennessee Agricultural Museum located on Ledbetter Gate Road in Milan houses hundreds of farm and farmhouse artifacts. Guided tours are available and admission is free. For information call (731) 686-8067.
- Milan YMCA was organized by community leaders in 1990. Located at the Milan City Park, the facility provides equipment and services to persons of all ages and interests. For information call (731) 686-9000.
- Milan Golf & Country Club a private club, hosts industrial leagues for the city industries. Recreation facilities include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, and clubhouse. For information call (731) 686-0616
- Gibson County Lake is located on Thompson Creek approximately 5.5 miles northwest of Milan. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will manage the recreational lake that will provide boating, fishing, and other activities along with flood control. The 600 acre lake project opened for fishing April 1, 2003.
- Diamond Oaks Golf Club is a semi-private Golf Club located near the Gibson County Lake. The 168 acre, 18 hole course has 60 bunkers and 9 holes with water. For information call (731) 855-3677.
- Nite Lite Theatre of Gibson County features live, on-stage entertainment. The non-profit organization in existence since 1979, produces three to four full-scale plays and musicals each season. For information call (731) 855-2129.
- Jackson Generals Double A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Pringles Park located immediately off Interstate 40 seats 6,000 fans for a full night of family fun at the ballpark. For more information call (731) 988-5299.
- West Tennessee Regional Arts Center houses art objects, paintings, and sculptures in the Benjamin Caldwell collection, the Strawberry Festival History Museum, and exhibitions by regional artists. For information call (731) 784-1842.
- World's Largest Rare Porcelain Teapot Collection More than 500 rare "night light" porcelain teapots from around the world. For more information call (731) 855-2013.
- Fishing, sailing, water skiing, and hunting may be enjoyed at nearby Reelfoot Lake, Kentucky Lake, and Beech Lake, all within an hour of Milan.
- Gibson County Fair Come and enjoy the exhibits, rides and food that have made the fair a memorable occasion for family and friends for over 154 years.