Upcoming Outdoor Events in Nashville Tennessee

Nashville Events being held Outdoors

One of the great things about living in Nashville is the weather. Our city fathers have seen fit to help us take full advantage of our temperate climate by holding outdoor concerts darn near every weekend of the spring,summer and fall. We have the downtown areas roped off so music stages, food vendors and pedestrians rule the road. Walk all over downtown Nashville and see stage after stage of great musicians. There is something special about holding an event outdoors, the sun, the breeze, and fresh air. Most outdoor events are Pet friendly but check with the events website to be sure. Any music events in Centennial Park will let you bring your favorite fuzzy friends. Riverfront Park events no way... Have a blast enjoying the Best Outdoor Events in Nashville.

Please follow the links to the websites to make sure dates and times are accurate and determiner if tickets need to be purchased prior to heading out.. Also some events weather can be a factor,

large crowd of people at Centennial Park in Nashville Tennessee

Outdoor Events

We are so lucky to have so many outdoor spaces for events, from downtown Riverfront to Centennial Park there are always events happening here. The hardest part is to decide between the events. Enjoy!

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Upcoming Outdoor Events

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Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 9:00am
10/21/2018 - 9:00am

Having fun while learning. It is the key ingredient!

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)
09/23/2018 (All day)

Open 9-5PM for Scenic Canoe Rides

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Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 7:00pm
09/21/2018 - 7:00pm

September 21st through November 10th at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours!

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)
09/23/2018 (All day)

Wednesday - Sunday || Sept 19 - Oct 28, 2018

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 12:00pm
09/28/2018 - 12:00pm

TASTE OF TENNESSEE Select dates (See Website), March 9- November 11, 2018, Mid-day cruises on the General Jackson Showboat will present a musical TASTE OF TENNESSEE.

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Dates: 
09/28/2018 - 6:00pm
09/29/2018 - 6:00pm

Limited Space - Friday & Saturday Nights - Age Restrictions!

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)
09/23/2018 (All day)

Arrington Vineyards hosts Music in the Vines every year from April through October every Saturday and Sunday. To view the entire schedule please visit our Event Calendar.

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Dates: 
10/12/2018 - 5:00pm
10/13/2018 - 5:00pm

Grab your favorite costume and join us on one of our 11 nights of delightfully frightful fun.

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Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 11:15am
09/30/2018 - 11:15am

Available on Sunday Midday Cruises only! Join us on the General Jackson for Sunday in the South! Each Sunday, this rousing show takes us on a musical journey through a typical southern Sunday.

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 (All day)
10/06/2018 (All day)

Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Our streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats.

 
Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 9:00am
10/27/2018 - 9:00am

Cruise in to Gateway Classic Cars every last Saturday of the month for Cars & Coffee: Presented by Grundy Insurance!
So far we have had some amazing turnouts, but we want to continue to grow!

 
Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 11:00am
09/30/2018 - 11:00am

This family-friendly special event includes the rides you love at Holiday World, lots of fun seasonal activities, plus a huge new walk through adventure in 2018.

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 10:00am
09/29/2018 - 10:00am

The Nolensville Farmer's Market is open every Saturday May until October from 8am-12pm at the Historic Nolensville School-7248 Nolensville Rd.

 
Dates: 
10/13/2018 (All day)
10/14/2018 (All day)

Weekends Oct 13-28, 2018
Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides in Mt Juliet!
Open weekends beginning October 13 through October 28 - no reservations needed.
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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Dates: 
12/27/2018 - 9:45am
12/28/2018 - 9:45am

December 27, 28 & 29, 2018
NEW: January 4 & 5, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost $10/hiker

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Dates: 
09/26/2018 - 3:30pm
10/03/2018 - 3:30pm

May - October | Wednesdays Afternoons 3:30 PM - 6 PM
Farmers Market in East Nashville supporting local producers and local businesses in Shelby Park. Support your local economy. We accept SNAP!

 
Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 4:00pm
09/28/2018 - 4:00pm

Fridays just got more fly with the new Fresh AF Fridays at Butchertown Hall! From 4:00-8:00 every Friday night, hit up our patio for rad music, grilled oysters, $3 Aperol spritz, boozy sno-cones and bro-cones, and cold canned beer.

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)
10/27/2018 (All day)

The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market is held on the 4th weekend of each month, except the month of December, when the Flea Market is held on the 3rd weekend just in time for your Christmas shopping.

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Dates: 
10/06/2018 - 9:30am
10/13/2018 - 9:30am

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $12/hiker

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 6:00pm
10/13/2018 - 6:00pm

Our concerts are free admission with free parking. You gotta admit, that's the best deal around! The music always starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm.

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Dates: 
09/27/2018 - 3:00pm
10/04/2018 - 3:00pm

Thursday 3PM - 7 PM

 
Dates: 
10/06/2018 - 5:00pm
10/07/2018 - 5:00pm

Green flag racing in Nashville at the Speedway. Mark your calendars and get the kids ear plugs because this is one LOUD and FUN event!
Race Days:
SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH, 2018 - BIG MACHINE RECORDS DAY

 
Dates: 
09/28/2018 - 7:00pm
10/26/2018 - 7:00pm

These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee’s finest bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to enjoy this beloved Nashville tradition.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 (All day)

DECEMBER 8 - 9, 2018

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Dates: 
11/10/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $30 Family of 4; $15 Adult + Child; $10 add’l persons

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 10:00am

Good Neighbor Day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of being a good neighbor. Don't miss the 6th Annual Good Neighbor Day Festival!

 
Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 9:00am

The Wounded Warrior Project® inaugural Carry Forward fitness challenge is coming to three cities this year: San Diego, CA, on October 6; Nashville, TN, on October 13; and Jacksonville, FL, on November 10.

YOUR CHALLENGE. YOU DECIDE.

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Dates: 
11/15/2018 - 6:00pm

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost $20 / person

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)

Competition Pow Wow
Intertribal Dancing
Native American Food
Native American Arts & Crafts
Native American Music
Hoop Dancer
Dance Contest

 
Dates: 
09/30/2018 - 4:00pm

Vanderbilt Soccer vs. Georgia

 
Dates: 
12/21/2018 - 6:00pm

Friday, December 21, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost $20 / person

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Dates: 
09/30/2018 - 1:00pm
September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | $25 Do you have the cutest “fur baby” in Sumner County? Show him/her off at HolidayFest, TN’s Second Annual “Canine Cutie Pageant!
 
Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 4:00pm

Saturday October 27, 2018
Friends of Two Rivers Mansion invites you to join us for our Annual Halloween at the Mansion. Admission is Free!

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Dates: 
10/04/2018 - 7:00pm

Vanderbilt Soccer vs. Mississippi State

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00am
Cost: $8/hiker

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Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 11:00am

Saturday, October 13 from 11am-3pm
FREE admission: Costume Contests, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Vendor Booths, and LOTS OF FREE CANDY!!!!
Costume Contest
Times are approximate. Please arrive early.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 8:00am


What’s a better way to kick off your Nashville Santa Rampage weekend than with the Music City Santa Dash presented by Rhythm Running. It’s sure to be a 5K Jolly Jog!

 
Dates: 
10/12/2018 - 7:00pm

Vanderbilt Soccer vs. South Carolina

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is a two-day event in Franklin, Tennessee. Musicians play on six stages set to the backdrop of the Park at Harlinsdale.

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Dates: 
10/21/2018 - 1:00pm

Vanderbilt Soccer vs. Kentucky

 
Dates: 
10/12/2018 - 12:00pm

Nashville, TENN --- Organizers of Hoedown On The Harpeth have announced the lineup of entertainers for the 2018 installment of one of Middle Tennessee’s fastest growing events.

 
Dates: 
09/23/2018 - 10:00am

We will be hosting an event for Zoo guests on Sunday 9/22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can participate in activities that focus on the conservation of the white rhinoceros.

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Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 9:00am

The annual Nashville Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Tennessee, supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education and support programs and its bold goal to reduce the a

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 (All day)

Saturday, October 27th, from 1-3 pm at Moss-Wright Park

The event will consist of a DJ, fun games, a costume contest, storytelling, and treats from local businesses and organizations. This is a family friendly event.

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Dates: 
10/03/2018 - 10:00am

Wear your water shoes for this program as we will explore our creek looking for critters!

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Dates: 
10/06/2018 - 1:30pm

Join us on Saturday, October 6th at Harlinsdale Farm for a thrilling polo match between the cities of Franklin and Nashville! Prior to the featured match, come out to catch our Interscholastic team's second game of their season.

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)

September 22 – October 21, 2018 | TUESDAY – SUNDAY 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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Dates: 
10/06/2018 - 10:00am

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 
Dates: 
10/07/2018 - 2:00pm

Best Buddies Tennessee will hold its seventh annual Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 7 from 2-5 p.m. at Music City Walk of Fame Park.

 
Dates: 
10/20/2018 - 11:00am

October 20, 2018 | 11:00 am
Bring your favorite four-legged friend to Cheekwood for our annual Pooch Parade! Costumed canines and their owners are invited to parade around the gardens for a fun morning stroll.

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Dates: 
10/13/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00am
Cost: $8/hiker

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 (All day)

September 22-23,2018

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 9:00am

Where to Next? Race is a brand new kind of adventure race that we're bringing to Nashville!

 
Dates: 
10/10/2018 - 10:00am

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10am – 11:30am
Cost: $10 one adult + one child / $7 each additional person

 
Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 5:00pm

October 27 Begins at 5:00pm

 
Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 10:30am

Feel your heart pound to the beat of drums, as you experience the beauty and passion of a Native American Pow Wow in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
Competition Pow Wow featuring Native American arts, crafts, food, music, and dancing.

 
Dates: 
10/17/2018 - 10:00am

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10am – 11:30am
Cost: $10 one adult + one child / $7 each additional person

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Dates: 
09/21/2018 - 5:00pm

Local Americana duo The Newlyweds are celebrating the release of Oklahoma songwriter Ben Blankenship's latest recording El Conejo @ Drifters Barbecue in East Nashville on Friday, September 21st.

 
Dates: 
10/11/2018 (All day)

October 11th – 14th, 2018

The Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest running festival and a Tennessee tradition since 1980, and has grown to be the South’s largest Fall Festival.

 
Dates: 
11/04/2018 - 2:00pm

Sunday November 4th from 2 PM - 4 PM

 
Dates: 
10/24/2018 - 10:00am

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
10am – 11:30am
Cost: $10 one adult + one child / $7 each additional person

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 6:00pm

Visitors of all ages are invited to step back in time and take a night tour through the grounds of the Bowen Plantation Home and Historic Mansker's Station.

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Dates: 
10/24/2018 - 5:30pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

 
Dates: 
11/10/2018 (All day)

November 10, 2018
Nolensville is proud to host an amazing Veteran's Day Parade each November celebrating our Men and Women of the US Military. Please join us in showing our hometown support!

 
Dates: 
10/20/2018 - 12:00pm

The 9th annual Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival will take place Oct. 20 at Two Rivers Mansion and will benefit local Donelson and Hermitage charities. Featured will be 100 different beers and 90 selections of wine, including local varieties.

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Dates: 
10/27/2018 - 10:00am

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10am - 2pm
Cost: $12/person (children 2 and under are free)

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Yulefest is a FREE family friendly event that kicks off the holiday season with musicians, storytellers, and demonstrators in the cabins of the fort and in the historic home.

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Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 8:30am

The Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade Saturday, December 1, 2018, as the parade steps off promptly at 8:30AM at the corner of North 1st Ave & Brandon Street!

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Dates: 
09/22/2018 - 10:00am

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at Lucky Ladd Farms and pick the perfect pumpkin – TN’s favorite fall family tradition!

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Dates: 
11/03/2018 (All day)

Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising event. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, the events raise funds for research, advocacy, programs and education.

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Dates: 
10/31/2018 - 10:00am

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
10am – 11:30am
Cost: $10 one adult + one child / $7 each additional person

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Dates: 
09/29/2018 - 8:00am

Join us for PurpleStride Nashville 2018 and together we will continue to rewrite the book on how to fight this deadly disease.

 
Dates: 
11/30/2018 - 6:00pm

Join Mayor for the Nashville Christmas Tree Lighting and festive holiday fun including live music and fun for the entire family. At Nashville's Public Square Park - 1 Public Sq Nashville Tennessee

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Dates: 
09/30/2018 - 12:00pm

Bring your Middle TN scouts to Lucky Ladd’s for a day of fun and to participate in this community service project. Area Scouts and their families are invited to join us, Sunday, September 30, for our Ninth Annual Scouts AG Day.

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Dates: 
09/26/2018 (All day)

August 15th & 29th, September 12th & 26th

Ages: 8-12 years old
12:00 – 1:30pm
*Must attend all classes

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Dates: 
11/07/2018 - 10:00am

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10am – 11:30am
Cost: $10 one adult + one child / $7 each additional person

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Dates: 
09/26/2018 - 7:30pm

Catch us while we’re in town celebrating Tundra’s 10th anniversary. Each event will showcase a selection of never-before-seen YETI films, visits from an array of our brand ambassadors, and exciting raffles with exclusive YETI prizes to win.

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