Upcoming Fairs and Festivals in Nashville Tennessee

Nashville Fairs and Festivals Not to be Missed!

List of upcoming festivals Not To Be Missed in Nashville! There is always something happening in Music City and we will do our best to keep you up-to-date on what is coming in the next few months. This calendar is always being updated so please check back often and tell your friends. If you know of a Fair or Festival in middle Tennessee that is not listed please let us know or post the event yourself.

Kid in Crowd enjoying a Nashville Festival

We love Fairs & Festivals!

Join Nashville while we celebrate the best local Fairs and Festivals of the season! It is a blast to watch parades and eat the specialty foods, and listen to the tunes that make our city - Music City USA!

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

First Saturday | Except July For the Love of Art plan to attend the First Saturday Art Crawl in downtown Nashville art galleries. One of the most popular monthly events.

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Adventure Science Center features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits focused on biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Thursday May 5 thru October 6, 2022 from 3:00-7:00

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Friday, August 19, 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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Thursday, August 18, 2022
August 18 - 27, 2022
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Friday, August 19, 2022

David’s Bridal has tapped current Bride-to-be, Kaitlyn Bristowe to host the “David’s Bridal First-Annual NashBlast” on Friday, August 19.

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Jazz on the Cumberland 2022

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

August 25 - August 27, 2022

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Friday, September 2, 2022

First Friday of Each Month
The first Friday of each month, the Franklin Art Scene includes dozens of sites dispersed through an area thriving with spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Franklin.

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

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

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Friday, September 9, 2022

Sept. 9-10, 2022

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Friday, September 9, 2022

The Nashville Home Show returns again this year in the heart of downtown Nashville. The expo is an incredible event designed to offer educational content and practical solutions to a wide array of home projects.

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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

Blended Festival, the country’s fastest-growing music, food, and wine event, is coming back to Nashville at Bicentennial Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2022.

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Travel the world without leaving Nashville! Join us on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 from 3pm-7pm as we travel through different regions spanning the globe.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

September 13-17, 2022

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

September 17, 2022 – October 30, 2022

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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

Come join in this family-friendly day of competition and appreciation as Middle Tennessee Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Emergency Services workers converge on Hartsville, TN.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Pick the perfect pumpkin at Tennessee's largest petting farm and fun park – Lucky Ladd Farms.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro and beyond... it’s Middle Tennessee's favorite place to get lost.

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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 24, 2022

September 24 & 25, 2022 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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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sept. 24th-25th, 2022

Experience the beauty and pageantry of a Native American Pow Wow
A celebration of life, culture, and community through dance, song, storytelling, food and crafts.

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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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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Join Shop Black City Tour to celebrate Nashville's local Black-owned businesses! Shop Black Nashville will host 50+ local Black-owned businesses at Hadley Park, including food trucks, a DJ, and vendors of all types.

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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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Saturday, October 15, 2022

This year’s Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Two Rivers Mansion in Donelson.

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Monday, December 12, 2022

December 12 - 15, 17-18, 20-21, 2022
One of Music City’s most treasured traditions will return with Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s beloved “Christmas at the Ryman’ residency.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

March 30 - April 2, 2023

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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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