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Nashville kicks off the year with a rockin' party that is sure to get your year started off on the right note. Then, we head inside and beat the winter wind with killer food events and festivals that will delight all.
Valentine's Day adds food, wine, and date night events to the calendar and sets the tone for the entire month.
An event that should be on everyone's bucket list would be Tin Pan South, the world's largest songwriter festival. Before and after Tin Pan South, there are some great food events to get a taste of what Tennessee offers.
Nashville celebrates the month of April with a ton of events to ring in Spring. Each week, there is something new and fun to take part in. From Nashville Fashion Week featuring the latest in Nashville's fashion scene to a killer lineup at the annual Rites of Spring at Vanderbilt University.
By May, Nashville is playing outside, eating outside, and having a great time under the sun.
In June, we soak in the summer sun at an outdoor music festival. CMA Fest is a must for any country music fan, and you can guarantee a far-out experience at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival just down the road from Downtown Nashville.
One of the nation's largest fireworks shows is launched right here in Nashville during Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. After, our summer of fun continues with concert series, music festivals, and more.
The Tomato Art Fest is one of Nashville's most unique events which takes place in August. This annual festival brings people together to celebrate the tomato, a uniter not a divider.
Nashville welcomes fall with fantastic events that celebrate the coming season. Americana Music Festival + Conference is always music to our ears and Cheekwood Harvest is a site you won't want to miss.
Hundreds of art events fill Nashville's calendar during October. We call it Artober Nashville and it is one of our favorite times of the year when we get the chance to be moved by art on a daily basis. Plus, you can get your spook on in Nashville during Halloween and October is a great time to attend a fall festival like the Southern Festival of Books.
- Artober Nashville
- Boo at the Zoo
- Old School BBQ Festival
- Tennessee Craft Week & Fair
- Nashville Oktoberfest
- Fall Fest at The Hermitage
- Centennial Craft Fest
- Dove Awards
- Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue
- Southern Festival of Books (October 14-16, 2022)
- Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival
- Nashville International Auto Show
- Halloween in Nashville
You have to finish the year strong, right? Nashville does it big from November to December with multiple locations hosting holiday events that friends of all ages will love. Can't forget about the annual CMA Awards or one of the biggest parties of the year, the Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville.
- Nashville Design Week
- CMA Music Awards
- Thanksgiving in Music City
- Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
- Holiday Harmony
- Nashville Christmas Parade
- Cheekwood's Holiday LIGHTS!
- Deck the Hall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Porter Flea Holiday Market
- Music City Bowl
- New Year's Eve in Nashville