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!

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Upcoming Outdoor Events

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Having fun while learning. It is the key ingredient!

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

L27 has partnered with Flourish Meditation to offer $15 classes every Sunday from 6-6:30 pm. Tickets for the class include a 25% discount to Decker & Dryer. The class will be held at The Westin in Nashville.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Times: April-September/8:00pm October-March/7:00pm

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

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

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

For the past 28 years, in January, The Bluebird Cafe and a host of songwriters, have helped raise funds for Alive Hospice.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

THE MUSICIANS ARE PERFORMING LIVE ON STAGE AGAIN!

We are excited to continue our live music program at the brewery taproom.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

With 55 acres of breathing room, Cheekwood serves as a refuge to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit in one of the greenest spaces in Nashville.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Beginning in May, join us on Thursday nights for live music and programming combining art and nature! Grab a drink from one of our bar stations and stroll through the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Family Fun 7 Days a Week

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Cruise into Gateway Classic Cars with your collectible car or daily driver to share with the car community. All makes and models are welcomed! Indulge in coffee and donuts, while supplies last.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Every Monday and Thursday night, the Clarksville Cornslingers and Miggyboards Cornhole Crew host an American Cornhole League CASH Prize Blind Draw Tournament! Chef Bonez will be serving up Top Shelf West Coast Style Tacos, and MORE until closing!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Each Team will throw 20 times (10 each Player) to compete against an opposite Team. The Team that wins will advance in the A Bracket, while the losing Team can still fight through the B Bracket! This will be a Best 2 out of 3 Tournament!

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

May 1 – September 5, 2021

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Every Monday and Thursday night, The Clarksville Cornslingers and Miggboards Cornhole Crew host an American Cornhole League CASH Prize Blind Draw Tournament!

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, The Flip'N Axe and Sip'N Paint, TN, teams up for an Art and Axes event!
Come and start your day off with some Canvas Painting with a Free Beverage of your choice, and an hour of Axe Throwing!

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

June - July

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Racing Saturdays from March - November

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Green flag racing in Nashville at the Speedway. Mark your calendars and get the kids ear plugs because this is one LOUD and FUN event!
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Drop by between 10 a.m.-noon
Age level: All ages
Registration not required
Check out binoculars and a bird bingo to learn about the birds of Warner Park.
Leaders: BIRD team

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

5;30pm-8:00pm

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

May 1 – September 5, 2021

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

JULY 24, 2021

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

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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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Zeppelin is excited to host DJ’s on the rooftop every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 PM! Grab a bite to eat or sip on a tasty cocktail from the bar while enjoying views of the city and music from DJ Alanna Royale.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Live music by RESURRECTION - A JOURNEY TRIBUTE
The Battle of Franklin Trust is having the annual Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly, summer tradition providing outdoor concerts on the east lawn of Carnton.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Age level: All ages
Registration opens July 13 - Email wpnc@nashville.gov to register

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Time slots open between 5-7 p.m.
Age level: All ages
Registration opens July 15 - Email wpnc@nashville.gov to regsiter

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Friday, July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021 | 6:30- 10:30 PM

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

The 20th Annual Music City Brewer’s Fest is the Original Beer Fest in Nashville! Join us on July 31st, 2021 from 5PM-9PM!

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Drop by between 10 a.m.-noon
Age level: All ages
Registration not required
Visit the outdoor iSpy table to learn about the insects of Warner Park.
Leader: Kim Bailey

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Zeppelin is excited to host DJ’s on the rooftop every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 PM! Grab a bite to eat or sip on a tasty cocktail from the bar while enjoying views of the city and music from DJ Basketball Jones.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Make this summer the Greatest. Summer. Ever! with Jovē, new alkaline bottled water clinically shown to provide deep hydration for skin and cellular health through its Advanced Cellular Hydration Technology™.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26 | 5 – 9 PM

We’re going to the dogs! Pack up the whole family and join us for dog-friendly nights in the garden Thursday evenings in August as a part of our Thursday Night Out series.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

The Williamson County Fair returns August 6-14, 2021!

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

The 33-year tradition of “Shakespeare in the Park” will return to the Yard at oneC1TY this summer. The Festival will open August 12 and run for 5 weeks in Nashville and 1 week in Franklin, and include two productions by two great playwrights.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Age level: All ages
Registration opens July 29 - Email wpnc@nashville.gov to register

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
August 14, 2021 – August 15, 2021 Cheekwood is excited to debut its inaugural African American Cultural Family Celebration, featuring a weekend of activities, highlighting both the visual and performing arts.
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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Drop by between 10 a.m.-noon
Age level: All ages
Registration not required
Learn about the fall wildflowers blooming in Warner Park right now.
Leaders: Melissa Donahue and Will Chamberlain

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Few things in life have the power to bring people together like food and sport. Fútbar will be an entertainment venue that incorporates a unique dining and sports bar experience with street soccer.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Age level: All ages
Registration opens August 12 - Email wpnc@nashville.gov to register

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Drop by between 10 a.m.-noon
Registration not required
Explore the bird garden, observe the feeders and watch for hummingbirds.
Leaders: Heather Gallagher and the BIRD team

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Musicians Corner hosts events on Thursdays and Fridays in September.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

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

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

September 4, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
A unique camping experience as you sleep under the stars just a short distance away from the snoozing animals.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September 7 - 11, 2021

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

33rd annual festival will be Sept. 9-11 2021

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

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

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021 – October 31, 2021

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sepember 18, 2021
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 25, 2021

Saturday & Sunday September 25-26, 2021

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

September 25 - 26, 2021
Great fun and educational for the entire family. Native American Food, Arts and Crafts. Competition Pow Wow, Music and Dancing. Intertribal Dancing. Tickets are cash only at the gate.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

September 25 & 26, 2021 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, October 2, 2021

Celebrating their 12th year in 2021, the National Banana Pudding Festival celebrates the ultimate Southern Treat: Banana Pudding.

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sat, October 2, 2021 7 AM
Purity Dairy Presents a Running/Walking Event that is Fun for the Entire Family...The 21st Annual Moosic City DairyPure Dash!

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday, October 9th 2021

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

The 2021 GOODfest and Fall Market will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm outdoors at Moss-Wright Park. The public is invited to this FREE event located at 745 Caldwell Drive.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Visitors of all ages are invited to step back in time and take a night tour through the grounds of the Bowen Plantation Home and Historic Mansker's Station.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

October 30, 2021

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

October 30, 2021 – October 31, 2021

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Nov 4 – Nov 13, 2021

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Saturday, December 11 - Sunday, December 12, 2021

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

March 24-28, 2020 Produced by NSAI, the world's largest all-songwriter festival features both seasoned pros and fresh faces performing their past, present and future hits each night in some of Music City’s best listening rooms.

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

November 20, 2021 – January 09, 2022

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Friday, May 13, 2022

May 13-14, 2022
"Berry Sweet Traditions" - celebrating 76 years of the Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Portland, TN!

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

May 14-21, 2022

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