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!

All Sports and Recreation in Nashville

Upcoming Outdoor Events

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Get ready to experience our exciting courses in a cool and alternative way! Our evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more!

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Open every day, year round, EXCEPT Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

DinoTrek begins at a hidden entrance near the Zoo's Historic Grassmere Home and Farm and winds along a forest path where guests discover life-like prehistoric beasts that move, growl, hiss, roar, and even spit.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Racing Saturdays from March - November

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Join us for free live jazz and bluegrass bands every Saturday and Sunday – starting in April and continuing through November.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Wednesday - Saturday

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Join us as we celebrate 5 years of the Goodlettsville Farmer's Market this 2022 season!

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Friday, May 27, 2022

MUSICIANS CORNER OVERVIEW

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Jazz on the Cumberland 2022

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

May 7 - 30, 2022 | Saturday - Sunday & Memorial Day

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Family Water Fun!

Wave Country Schedule
Open Tuesday-Sunday: May 28, 2022-August 7, 2022
Open: Saturday and Sunday only: August 13, 2022-September 4, 2022

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Kick off your Memorial Weekend with SUNSHINE'S ADVENTURES scenic float trip down the Harpeth River in Nashville, TN followed by a LIVE concert experience featuring BROTHER JOE w/ special guest Anastasia Elliot & Timothy James.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

TennGreen Land Conservancy’s Hike-a-Thon is an event unlike any other in the Southeast!

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Michael W. Smith and Friends Clay Shoot to benefit Rocketown is scheduled for June 2, 2022 at the Nashville Gun Club. Team registrations are being accepted now.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022


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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Get your hard hats on and gear up for some big-time fun with some oversized toys! A special construction site will be ready for exploration. Kids can climb on excavators, a bulldozer and lots of other farm and construction equipment.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

June 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pro Late Model 50, Modifieds of Mayhem Tour 50, Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Truck 50

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

CMA Fest June 9-12, 2022

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Each year, we remember loved ones who have died with a live butterfly release, symbolizing our lasting love and the renewal of spring.

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Crawl on down to Lucky Ladd's - Tennessee’s largest petting farm and fun park for some summertime family fun at the annual Watermelon Festival and enjoy a FREE slice of refreshing watermelon.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Celebrate Independence Day 2022 with Gramps Morgan, Cassadee Pope, Levi Hummon, and more during the FREE Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th event in Downtown Nashville.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Monday, July 4, 2022 3:00 PM

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Friday, July 8, 2022

July 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

July 9, 2022
Superstar Racing Experience, Pro Late Model (150)

The Masters of the Pros 150 Pro Late Model event is a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour & Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway combined points race

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Friday, July 15, 2022

JULY 15 & 16TH, 2022
Join us on the Historic Watertown, TN Square for a GREAT night of jazz – free to the public!

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Camp Mansker provides a fun-filled opportunity exploring Tennessee history thru games, activities, crafts, and music.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

JULY 23, 2022

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Kids join us for fun in the sun as we celebrate “Back to School” with a “Splash Bash.” Kids can cool off on the inflatable water slides, splash pad and bubble blast pool and enjoy water balloon toss, outdoor games and more!

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Friday, July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022 | 6:30- 10:30 PM

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Back to School Family Night
Pro Late Model (100), Outlaws, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

August 18 - September 18, 2022
The tradition of “Shakespeare in the Park” will return to the Yard at oneC1TY this summer.

Outdoors in The Yard
8 City Blvd, Nashville 37209

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

Live on the Green in back! Labor Day Weekend 2021.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

September 10th - 11th, 2022
Live Celtic Bands • Athletic Events • Bagpipe Competition • Scottish Artisans and Food • Scotch Tastings • Kids Activities and so much more!

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Chukkers for Charity returns on Saturday, Sept. 10 for the 26th annual polo match held at Riverview Farm in Franklin, Tenn. benefiting Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Chukkers for Charity returns on Saturday, Sept. 10 for the 26th annual polo match held at Riverview Farm in Franklin, Tenn. benefiting Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

September 17, 2022
The annual La Vergne Old Timers’ Festival is an amazing blend of mixing old traditions with new ones. There are also new crafts for sale from local and regional vendors.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Cumberland River Compact's annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival is BACK! Let the races commence on September 17th for the 14th year of this beloved river tradition.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

September 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pro Late Models (50,50), Super Trucks, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Celebrating our 13th year in 2022, the National Banana Pudding Festival celebrates the ultimate Southern Treat: Banana Pudding.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

The Cumberland River Compact's annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival is BACK! Let the races commence on October 1st for the 14th year of this beloved river tradition.

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

October 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Truck Championship
Pro Late Models (100), Super Trucks, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros

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Friday, October 14, 2022

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, annually welcoming approximately 200 authors and 25,000 visitors each October.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

October 28, 29, 30, 2022
October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Championship Friday – Quarter Mile Special
Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that returns on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

JUNE 10TH - 11TH 2023

The Great Tennessee Air Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2023. Gates open from 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The show will take place at Smyrna Airport in Smyrna, TN.

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UPCOMING EVENTS in NASHVILLE - Select a Category

We are so excited to have so many great events in Nashville but sometimes you want to narrow down the options. Select any category below to see upcoming events based on a specific interest.