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, November 5, 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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Monday, October 3, 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, October 6, 2022

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

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Jazz on the Cumberland 2022

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Friday, October 7, 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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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

September 17, 2022 – October 30, 2022

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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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Thursday, October 6, 2022

October 6th-9th, 2022

The Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest running festival and a Tennessee tradition since 1980, and has grown to be the South’s largest Fall Festival.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Friday & Saturday Oct 14-15 & 21-22, 2022

Real stories told in a real place!
But the question is... are the ghosts real?
COME TO ONE OF OUR GHOST TOURS AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF!

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Friday, October 14, 2022

October 14-30, 2022

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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 14, 2022

The spooky season is upon us, and Glow in the Park is getting a Halloween theme. Join us for your favorite Halloween music, glowing lights and a fa-BOO-lous time!

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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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Thursday, October 20, 2022

An all-day event for professional, business-minded women

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11am-3pm
FREE admission: Costume Contests, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Vendor Booths, and LOTS OF FREE CANDY!!!!

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

The GOODFest Markets are held each spring and fall and known as the GOODFest and Spring Market in late April or early May and the GOODFest and Fall Market in October or early November.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The annual candy trail is a favorite event sponsored by the city and includes games and a hike through the park to “trick or treat” from local organizations and businesses.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Oct 25-31, 2022
Zombies stay hungry.
Friends, neighbors, and children should not.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Get dressed up, grab your friends and head to 6th & Peabody for a Halloween experience like no other.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

October 29 – October 30, 2022

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

This special, FREE event is inspired by the beautiful memorial traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos and is open to all people and all faiths.

We will be hosting virtual educational and altar-building sessions in October.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Join us as we hike to give families a place to call home. Please visit hikeforsafehaven.org for more information and to sign up.

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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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Thursday, May 18, 2023

May 18 - 20, 2023
The Franklin Noon Rotary Club brings bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, and roping to middle Tennessee every May. Family & Friends come together for fun times.

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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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