Fall has arrived. The air is getting crisp, leaves fall, and bring new adventures to your favorite city. This year, like always, Nashville is filled with plenty of festivals, music events, and family fun to be enjoyed throughout the season. See below for some of our favorite events coming up and have a great time out there, friends.
MUSIC CITY WALK OF FAME – OCTOBER 5
On October 5, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will be inducted to Music City Walk of Fame, a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or industry collaboration with connections to Music City. Save the date! Photo credit: Tim McGraw, Danny Clinch; Faith Hill, Russell James.
CHEEKWOOD HARVEST – SEPTEMBER 17-OCTOBER 30
Celebrate fall during Cheekwood Harvest. Enjoy viewing more than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn as hues will take center stage in the gorgeous Robertson Ellis Color Garden. Stop by to see the Scarecrows invading their Turner Seasons Garden. Or pick the perfect pumpkin from their patch! Make sure to mark your calendar for El Dia de los Muertos, their annual Day of the Dead celebration.
NASHVILLE SHORES – HALLOSCREAM – SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 31
Every weekend in October the Nashville Shores is offering Booville during the day featuring family-friendly activities, games, and more. Then, at night it will transform to offer a thrill only the brave can muster with a Trail of Terror and a Haunted Hayride.
Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Music City. It’s one of the single largest celebrations of the arts and culture in the South and includes hundreds of events in visual and performing arts, music, theatre, dance, craft, film, and more.
FALL FEST @ THE HERMITAGE – OCTOBER 1-2
Nashville comes together at Fall Fest @ The Hermitage. A community event that showcases the art of local & regional artists. A sea of tents will be placed throughout the grounds that will host a variety of specialty foods, spirits and the products of photography, basketry, ceramics, painting, jewelry, leather, and woodwork. We can’t forget about the live music. From beginning to end, live music will fill the festival so you can dance around and explore. This event is perfect for children and adults alike to have a memorable historical, cultural, and unique experience.
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS – OCTOBER 14-16
Now in its 28th year, the Southern Festival of Books is one of the first book festivals of its kind, a true celebration of the written word, which has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the country. The FREE festival takes place at War Memorial Plaza and features more than 200 of the nation’s and region’s most prominent authors who take part in readings, panel discussions, book signings, and more.
BOO AT THE ZOO – OCTOBER 14-30
Everyone comes out for the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere’s holiday celebration. This year, Boo at the Zoo is offering eight nights of fun that includes trick-or-treat stations, carousel rides, hayrides, and so much more. Whether or not you stop by for the celebration or another time the Nashville Zoo always brings a smile to families’ faces.
TENNESSEE BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 15
This is a Nashville event put on by Nashville residents in hopes to provide the perfect festival for beer aficionados! There will be plenty of craft, seasonal and micro beers for everyone to enjoy and all festivities will be located on the grounds of the Historic Two Rivers Mansion.
NHL, NFL, SEC, SPORTS!
Nothing like sitting with your family and watching a great sporting event in Music City. It’s something everyone can enjoy as you cheer, scream, paint your face, and channel your inner fandom together. Nashville has the NFL Tennessee Titans and SEC Football Vanderbilt Commodores to provide you with plenty of action. Plus, the all-star NHL Hockey Nashville Predators will take the ice and bring you a fast paced offense which will have you on the edge of your seat.