Upcoming Pet Friendly Events in Nashville Tennessee

Pet Friendly Events in Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Nashville is a dog friendly city. We search the city for those events that are considered Pet Friendly and share them here. Most outdoor events are Pet Friendly however you should always check the event website to be sure your pets are welcome. Also be sure to bring water, snacks and bags to clean up after your pet.

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,

Pet Family having fun in Centennial Park in downtown Nashville Tennessee

Pet Friendly Nashville Events

We love that Nashville is becoming more and more pet friendly. We are animal lovers and taking our dog to an outdoor concert or 5k run / walk is a blast. Nashville also has a number of restaurants with outdoor patios that allow dogs, and a number of dog parks where you can take your dog for great socialization.

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Upcoming Pet Friendly Events

E.g., 08/18/2017
E.g., 08/18/2017
Dates: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The 8th Annual Italian Lights Festival will be held on The Bicentennial Mall State Park in Nashville, TN (location)
8/18 Friday 2pm-10pm
8/19 Saturday 10am-10pm
8/20 Sunday 10am–10pm
8/21 Monday 10am–6pm

Dates: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 to Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Starting Friday July 21 we are hosting Local Food Trucks at Cool Springs Wines & Spirits along with our In Store Liquor Wine & Beer/CraftBeer Tastings. 21 & Over always welcomed for the store tastings. Need a bite or two with your Wine & Spirits purchases?

Dates: Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Musicians Corner, a program of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, supports emerging artists, and provides inclusive arts enrichment and educational programming for adults and youth.

Dates: Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Enjoy a Free Live Jazz Concert in downtown Nashville in the Cumberland Park.

Dates: Thu, Aug 24, 2017

The annual concert series Live on the Green in back! Each week on Thursday evenings at 6 PM, on the final week the performances will be Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.This series brings local and national artists to the stage in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courth

Dates: Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Nashville’s Metro Water Services, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC), and the Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA) are teaming up together for the 4th Annual chip-timed 5k Urban Runoff run in Nashville.

Dates: Sat, Aug 26, 2017


Dates: Sat, Sep 09, 2017

SATURDAY - September 9, 2017
Sumner County YMCA (Outdoor Pool)
102 Bluegrass Commons Boulevard
Hendersonville, TN 37075 (map)

Dates: Sat, Sep 09, 2017

A celtic culture and heritage festival featuring athletics, music, dance, food, fun and merchandise in the tradition of the highland gatherings in Scotland and the celtic nations beyond.

Dates: Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Goodlettsville’s Salty Dog Festival is a free event for the whole family. Come and enjoy Local Artists, Antique Vendors, Dog Costume Contest, Kid’s Zone, Food Trucks, Antique Car Show, Music, Fire Dept. Activity Zone, Petting Zoo and much more!

Dates: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 to Sun, Sep 24, 2017

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

Mundy Memorial Park
300 Mundy Memorial Drive
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Dates: Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Paddle, Run & Bike for Nashville’s most popular paddle destination, the Harpeth River State Park. Canoe as a team or go solo in a Kayak. Need a boat? No problem, we can take care of that. Have a boat? Bring it and save some money. This event benefits the Friends of Harpeth River State Park.

Dates: Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Come be a part of the Fall Classic 5K! Proceeds go to educate impoverished girls at our school Bright Hope in Kenya. This cross country style race will take you through scenic Harlinsdale Farm, a 198-acre far listed omn the National Register of Historic Places.

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that will return in it’s 34th year on October 28, 2017! With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, and offers tons of festive fun for families!

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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.