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Fall is finally here! Let the season of fall festivals, bonfires, tailgating, and cooler weather begin! Nashville Oktoberfest is back, as are other local favorites such as Franklin’s Pumpkinfest and Nashville Zoo’s Ghouls at Grassmere. New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

October 6: Nashville Cultural Festival
Centennial Park | Nashville In a city where one in six residents is foreign-born, the Nashville Cultural Festival is a celebration and reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live! This festival is free and features a variety of dance and musical performances, authentic and exotic food vendors, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a…
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As we close in on the end of summer, it looks likes we’re ending the season with a bang! Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is back, as are other local favorites such as the 31st Annual Greek Festival and the Middle TN Highland Games & Celtic Festival! New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

September 7-8: Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage | Nashville

The Highland Games and Celtic Festival is getting ready for the fourth annual gathering! There will be plenty of music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors. This year they will also be kicking off the festival with an evening

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As we head into the end of summer, we’re gearing up for a busy month! Live on the Green is back as in other local favorites such as the Williamson County Fair and the Tomato Art Fest! New festivals are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

August 3-11: Williamson County Fair
Ag Expo Park | Franklin

Enjoy the last days of summer at the Williamson County Fair! From traditional food and attractions to entertainment and competitions, this family-friendly event is beloved by all! This year, they’ve added a number of new attractions including dinosaur exhibits, the Matterhorn ride, and more!

August 9, 16, 23, and 30th- September 1: Live on the Green
Public Square Park | Nashville

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A note on tickets for these events: although Let Freedom Sing, Live on the Green, and Musician’s corner are free events, the other festivals require tickets or passes, which can sell out almost immediately. Follow the FAQ links for each festival to learn more and plan your festival experiences.

AMERICANAFEST

Nashville | September 11 – 16 | Festival wristbands: $75

Hailed as “The coolest music scene today” by The New York Times, AMERICANAFEST is a 6-day full immersion experience. With 500 events taking place at over 60 of Nashville’s hottest venues, this festival promises to be well worth the remarkably modest price.

AMERICANAFEST is the music festival for true music lovers. Although it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you’re there

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May is here! As the weather gets warmer, more and more events are popping up all over Middle Tennessee! From charities to food to music, we are filling up our weekends with these amazing events and we hope you’ll join us! As always, we are looking forward to eating lots of great food, listening to music, and enjoying the strong community that you feel all over Middle Tennessee.

May 2: The Big Payback

Online | Everywhere!

Ok, so we’ve talked about The Big Payback a lot but we just can’t help it! We’re so excited that it’s finally time! Head over to their website on the 2nd to support your favorite Middle Tennessee non-profit in all that they do!

May 4-5: Sevier Park Fest

Sevier Park | Nashville

Kick off May with this great free

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We are so excited for the Big Payback! It’s coming up on May 2nd so we want to make sure everyone is as prepared and excited as we are! There are hundreds of wonderful non-profits participating in this event. We hope you do your research and choose causes to support. Donation links will be added to each organizations page the day of the Big Payback for you to be able to participate! If you are looking for some ideas, we would love to share organizations that are near and dear to the Parks’ Family!

1. Nashville Humane Association

The Humane Society is a well-known, well-respected, and established non-profit in our area that does wonderful work protecting and saving our furry friends! Their Community Foundation profile gives amazing amounts of

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We should probably rename April to “Festival Month” because there is so much going on! There is something to do every weekend all across Middle Tennessee! From Mule Day to Nashville’s Comedy Festival, you certainly won’t be bored!

April 2-8: Mule Day

Downtown Columbia | Columbia

If you aren’t from Middle Tennessee you may not know it, but Mule Day is a favorite with all the locals! Over 100,000 visitors head to Columbia to see the parade, mule shows, and enjoy southern food! This has been a local tradition for the last 170 years and has awarded Columbia the title, “Mule Capital,” of the world. You really just have to see it in person!

April 7: East Nashville Beer Festival

700 Woodland Street | Nashville

The 8th Annual East Nashville Beer

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The month of love is here! It’s still chilly outside so stay warm and make the most of this month by enjoying live music, plays, attending amazing conventions, and supporting local charities! Middle Tennessee has so much going on this month. Now you won’t miss a thing!

February 2-3: The 2018 Southern Invitational Truck and Tractor Pull

Tennessee Miller Coliseum | Murfreesboro

For a truly southern experience, come out to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum for an exciting competition! Southern Motorsports Promotions is bringing “new life and excitement to tractor and truck pulling in the south.” This fan favorite event is a great way to spend your weekend!

February 2-4: Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

Music City Center | Nashville

The Antiques &

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November is a great time to enjoy time with your family and friends, eat a great meal or two (or more!), and gear up for the holiday season. There’s a lot going on this November to keep you busy, but many events have the wonderful opportunity of also letting you give back to your community. Take some time this month to reflect on what you’re grateful for and give back when you can! 

November 3-4: Gallatin Ghost Walk
Gallatin City Hall | Gallatin

Storytellers in period dress tell chilling tales of Sumner County’s history and folklore. This tradition has been apart of Gallatin’s community calendar since 2005 and is a family-friendly event. This will be a great event for those who didn’t get enough ghost stories at Halloween.

November 4: Wine

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trickortreating

Trick-or-treating is all about family fun, halloween decorations, costumes and of course…..CANDY! Going door-to-door screaming “TRICK-OR-TREAT”, collecting candy, and showing off your best costume is a halloween tradition. And Nashville has landed in Zillow’s Top 20 Best Places to Trick-or-Treat. Middle Tennessee has some of the best streets to take your children to, complete with out of this world decorations, spooky haunted houses, spider webs, zombie graveyards and so much more. Here are some of the best neighborhoods to go trick-or-treating this halloween:

  • River Plantation in Bellevue
  • The Richland Neighborhood off West End
  • Fatherland Street in East Nashville
  • Belmont Boulevard in Nashville
  • Essex Street in Hillsboro/West End
  • Westhaven
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