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,

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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

E.g., 11/16/2018
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Dates: 
11/18/2018 - 9:00am
12/16/2018 - 9:00am

Having fun while learning. It is the key ingredient!

 
Dates: 
11/17/2018 (All day)
11/18/2018 (All day)

November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019

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11/16/2018 - 4:00pm
11/17/2018 - 4:00pm

Get in the spirit of the season as you discover more than 3 million dazzling Christmas lights around every bend of our resort! Don’t miss the magic of the new lights and festive décor Santa’s Elves have added for 2018.

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Dates: 
11/16/2018 - 5:00pm
11/17/2018 - 5:00pm

Nov 16 - Dec 31 | Open nightly at 5pm The Dancing Lights of Christmas returns to Wilson County and the James E.

 
Dates: 
11/16/2018 - 5:00pm
11/17/2018 - 5:00pm

November 9, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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Dates: 
11/17/2018 - 11:15am
11/18/2018 - 11:15am

November 16 - December 25 | See Website for Excluded Dates

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 (All day)
11/24/2018 (All day)

Bells are ringing and spirits are bright! Enjoy an all new holiday lights tour like none other with Grand Avenue this season. Twinkling lights, steaming cider and holiday memories await!

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 - 5:00pm
11/24/2018 - 5:00pm

November 23, 2018 – December 30, 2018 | 5:00pm - 10:00 pm Delight in the joy of the holidays during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood!

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Dates: 
11/23/2018 - 5:00pm
11/24/2018 - 5:00pm

Delight in the joy of the holiday season during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville’s favorite tradition returns with ONE MILLION LIGHTS illuminating our gardens for the prettiest winter stroll of the season.

 
Dates: 
11/16/2018 - 6:15pm
11/17/2018 - 6:15pm

Select Dates from November 15 - December 25, 2018 This holiday season, experience the elegance and sophistication of a Music City Christmas aboard the General Jackson Showboat!

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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: 
11/24/2018 - 9:00am
12/29/2018 - 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: 
11/24/2018 (All day)
12/01/2018 (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: 
11/24/2018 (All day)
12/15/2018 (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: 
12/08/2018 - 10:00am

December 8-9, 2018 Music City Winterfest returns to Centennial Park for the Annual Holiday event.

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Dates: 
11/30/2018 (All day)

Christmas On Main Street

 
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: 
11/30/2018 - 6:00pm

The downtown Franklin Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square is a fun way for the entire family to kick-off the holiday season.

 
Dates: 
01/26/2019 - 3:00pm

Join a herd of runners at Zoo Run Run! This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public.

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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: 
12/21/2018 - 6:00pm

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

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Dates: 
01/10/2019 - 2:00pm

The 33rd annual Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show® will be taking place a week earlier this year at the Music City Center in the heart of downtown on Thursday, January 10 (2pm – 9pm); Friday, January 11 (12pm – 9pm); Saturday, January 12

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 10:00am

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

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Dates: 
04/13/2019 - 9:30am

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse at Nashville Public Square. Admission is free. The festival will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 11:00am

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00am

Neighborhood:
--Mt Juliet East of Nashville
Business Location:
Mt Juliet Christmas Parade
Mt Juliet Road
37122 Mt Juliet , TN

 
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: 
12/14/2018 - 6:00pm
Friday, December 14, 6pm Where: Eastern Flank Event Facility, 1368 Eastern Flank Circle
 
Dates: 
12/03/2018 - 7:00pm

Always the first Monday in December enjoy the Columbia Main Street Christmas Parade.

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 3:30pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 4PM The City of Goodlettsville invites you to kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Parade (This year's theme is:Candy Cane Lane) the Parade on Main Street will begin at 4:00pm.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 2:00pm

Join us for the 34rd Annual Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 p.m.

 
Dates: 
12/02/2018 - 2:00pm

44th Annual Smyrna Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 11:00am

The Fairview Christmas Parade is a valued community tradition full of Christmas cheer & fun floats. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us at this year's Fairview Christmas Parade

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 4:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2018's Festival of Lights Parade Starting at Westwood Elementary.

 
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: 
12/02/2018 - 2:00pm

Sunday, December 2, 2018 2 PM
This year’s theme is “RUN RUN RUDOLPH”
Grand Marshal: Governor, Mike Huckabee

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 (All day)

DECEMBER 8 - 9, 2018

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Dates: 
11/18/2018 - 5:00pm

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 (All day)

Franklin’s Main Street and its beautiful Victorian architecture will be decked out for the holiday season.

 
Dates: 
12/01/2018 - 3:00pm

Portland Christmas Parade Saturday Dec 1st, 2018.

 
Dates: 
12/08/2018 - 12:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at noon Gallatin Christmas Parade A Tennessee Christmas" is a must see event each year. The parade route travels through Downtown Gallatin. For more information call the Chamber of Commerce (615) 452-4000.

 
Dates: 
04/13/2019 (All day)

Saturday, April 13, 2019

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