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Live On The Green 2015

Presented by Lightning 100 at Public Square Park - Nashville, Nashville

August 20 - September 12, 2015

In its seventh year, Nashville’s premiere free music series Live On the Green, which takes place at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville, will kick off the 2015 season with three consecutive Thursdays - August 20, 27, Sept. 3 and wrap up with a weekend finale planned for Sept. 10 - 12.

Enjoy live music by: Passion Pit, Ben Folds, ...more


Teacher Appreciation Day

Presented by Grandaddy's Farm

September 12, 2015

Grandaddy’s Farm is almost open and we want to celebrate by showing some love to educators. September 12th all teachers can visit Grandaddy’s Farm free of charge! General public will receive...more

9th Annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival

Presented by Cumberland River Compact at Cumberland Park (East Bank Cumberland River), Nashville

September 12, 2015

Fifty teams of 22 paddlers each will race in 46-foot-long authentic, Hong Kong-style Dragon Boats. Over 1,000 paddlers are expected to participate and fans can watch all the fun from the large...more

Music in the Meadow: Leslie Satchel and Kent Blazy

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

September 12, 2015

Continuing in the tradition of the writer's round, Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary offers Leslie Satcher and Kent Blazy for our final Music in the Meadow concert this season.  In addition to...more

Made in Nashville

Presented by Epilepsy Foundation Middle and West Tennessee at Centennial Park - Event Shelter, Nashville

September 12, 2015

Made in Nashville is an annual event celebrating local artists, crafts, music, food and drink taking place on September 12 starting at 11am in Centennial Park. Last year, more than 5,500...more

Shakespeare in the Park | Henry V

Presented by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Centennial Park Bandshell, Nashville

August 13 - September 13, 2015

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents Henry V, William Shakespeare's most popular history, from Aug. 13 through Sept. 13 at Nashville's Centennial Park...more

Hands On Nashville Day (Team Green Team)

Presented by Team Green Adventures

September 19, 2015

Join the Lightning 100's Team Green HON Day Team and lend a helping hand to Nashville Schools with the 24th Annual Hands On Nashville Day! Rally your friends and family, and be...more

Sweet Corn Festival

Presented by Autumn Acres at Autumn Acres , Crossville

September 19, 2015

Join us for a day of family farm fun! Our opening day Sweet Corn Festival will be filled with activities, good food, a barn sale, an antique car show, a 5K and so much more! There will be sweet...more

Southern Word Classic Golf Scramble

Presented by Southern Word at Shelby Park, Nashville

September 19, 2015

This 4-Person Scramble and Shotgun-Start golf event supports Southern Word. All Ages and All Skill Levels Welcome. The $50 per person entry fee includes greens fee, cart, and...more

Tennessee State Fair

Presented by Tennessee State Fair

September 11 - September 20, 2015

Tennessee is experiencing a time of growth unlike any other time in the past 100 years. Residents from all over the state flock to Nashville during the ten days of the fair for fun, entertainment,...more

Fairyland

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

September 20, 2015

Fairyland, one of our most popular programs, is returning and this time, it's FREE!! Participants are invited to collect natural materials from the orchards and meadows of Owl’s Hill or purchase...more

Parthenon Architecture Tours

Presented by The Parthenon and Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

September 19 - September 20, 2015

Why is the Parthenon in Athens so revered? Is Nashville’s Parthenon really an exact replica? What happened to the building once the Greeks stopped believing in Athena? How did it become...more

Gear Workshop: Intro to Backpacking

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Cumberland Transit West, Nashville

September 23, 2015

Want to hit the trails for an overnight trip, but aren't sure what you need to get started? We've got some Beginner and Intermediate Backpacking trips coming up this fall, so to help get you...more

Full Moon Pickin' Party

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

September 25, 2015

Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2015. The September lineup will feature Grace Adele, Someday Soon,...more

4th Annual Storytelling Festival

Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Standing Stone State Park, Hilham

September 26, 2015

Join in the fun at the 4th Annual Storytelling Festival at Standing Stone State Park on Saturday, September 26 from 10 am to 3 pm. Hear storytellers weave their magic of the...more

Hendersonville Farmers Market

Presented by The Streets of Indian Lake at The Streets Of Indian Lake, Hendersonville

May 23 - September 26, 2015

Hendersonville Farmers Market is an outdoor market held on the plaza at Streets of Indian Lake Mall offering a variety of in-season locally grown produce such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs,...more

National Public Lands Day - Shoreline Clean Up Volunteer Workday

Presented by Johnsonville State Historic Park at Johnsonville State Historic Park , New Johnsonville

September 26, 2015

Join us for our National Public Lands Day Shoreline Clean Up Volunteer Workday. The 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville is only a few short weeks away and we want the...more

One Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Presented by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville

September 26, 2015

We're the walk the walk type

Each year, JDRF Walk brings together more than 900,000 people to change the future for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by raising money for research....more

Sunset Cruise

Presented by Blue Heron Cruises, Inc. at Riverbluff Park, Ashland City

July 7 - September 26, 2015

Ready for a relaxing, romantic river cruise?  Bring your sweetheart and/or favorite friends and family to enjoy watching the sky and listening to mellow music.  This is the perfect...more

2015 Nashville Neighborhoods Celebration

Presented by Neighborhoods Resource Center at Cleveland Park, Nashville

September 26, 2015

The Nashville Neighborhoods Celebration, presented by Xfinity and organized by the Neighborhoods Resource Center, is a day for celebrating and promoting Nashville's neighborhoods and the...more

The Great Amazing Nashville 1 Mile / 5k Adventure Race

Presented by Great Amazing Race at Sevier Park, Nashville

September 27, 2015

The Great Amazing Race Series is a national skills competition for the whole family to experience. This exciting adventure race, modeled after the TV show, consists of two-person teams (adult...more

Blue Terra: An Outdoor Dance Experience

Presented by Blue Moves at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville

September 26 - September 27, 2015

Centered around the broad theme of Earth, Blue Moves presents five all-new choreographic works by company members, plus a piece by guest choreographer Erin Law. This event includes...more

The 2015 Delek Tournament for Hope

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Nashville

September 30 - October 1, 2015

The 2015 Delek Tournament for Hope is a week of golf, fun, and the primary fundraiser for the Delek Fund for Hope. The 2015 tournament will be held on Wednesday, September 30 – Friday, October 2...more

Support The Sports Fund in the Delek Tournament for Hope Invitational

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Nashville

October 2, 2015

The Sports Fund strives to find the most efficient ways to raise money to support our mission to provide team membership opportunities for those who might not be able to access them. Since 2013,...more

24th Annual AIDS Walk and 5K Run

Presented by Nashville CARES at Public Square Park - Nashville, Nashville

October 3, 2015

The 24th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run, presented by NPS Pharmacy, will take place at Public Square Park, located at 1 Public Square Nashville, TN 37201, rain or shine!...more

Free Hike Day

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

October 3, 2015

Come out to Owl's Hill for a free hike! Join one of our staff members or volunteers on a guided hike through Owl's Hill. This is a great opportunity for families, individuals, and small groups to...more

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival 2015

Presented by Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival at Centennial Park, Nashville

October 3, 2015

In a city where one in six residents is foreign–born, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but also a celebration and...more

Knee-High Naturalist: Sounds of Nature

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

October 6 - October 7, 2015

SSSHHH! Did you hear that sound? Was it a bird singing? A cricket chirping? A frog croaking? Children will learn how animals communicate. Registration required.


Play It Forward: The Sports Fund & Tennessee Titans Equipment Drive

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium, Nashville

October 11, 2015

Calling all Titans fans, it's time to clean out your closets and garages! The Sports Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is partnering with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October...more

Rain Garden Volunteer Day

Presented by Team Green Adventures at The Nations Neighborhood, Nashville

October 17, 2015

Rain Gardens are a natural and beautiful way to reduce and clean storm water. These shallow, depressed gardens collect and filter rain water, and the result is cleaner water, less water entering...more

Benefit Golf Scramble for Screaming Eagle Honor Flight

Presented by Blackman High School DECA Club and Screaming Eagle Honor Flight at Old Forte Golf Course, Murfreesboro

October 17, 2015

Blackman High School DECA Club is putting on a charitable golf scramble to benefit Screaming Eagle Honor Flight. Registration begins at 11:00 AM. Prizes for top 3 teams, longest drive, Closest to...more

Barktoberfest

Presented by Nashville Paw Magazine at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin

October 17, 2015

Celebrating its 7th year, Barktoberfest™ is Middle Tennessee's favorite costumed fall festival for dogs and their people!...more

Walk Like MADD

Presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving at Centennial Park, Nashville

October 18, 2015

Walk Like MADD is our signature fundraising event to help us raise both awareness and funds to...more

Orionid Meteor Shower

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Natchez Trace Parkway, Nashville

October 21, 2015

The Orionids is an smaller shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at it's peak after midnight. One of the best viewing locations around Nashville for a show like this is along the Natchez...more

Full Moon Pickin' Party Season Pass

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

May 29 - October 23, 2015

These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee's finest bluegrass and roots music under the light of a full moon. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to enjoy this...more

Full Moon Pickin' Party

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

October 23, 2015

Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2015. The October lineup will feature TBD.

These...more

Walk Towards Hope

Presented by Christian Community Services at Edwin Warner Park, Nashville

October 24, 2015

Let's walk out of poverty and Walk Towards Hope and help low income working families to DREAM of a brighter more stable future, to INVEST in...more

Thirty Years of Conserving Hidden Southeastern Biodiversity

Presented by Cumberland River Compact at Cumberland River Compact, Nashville

October 28, 2015

The Tennessee and Cumberland River systems boast more aquatic biodiversity than just about any temperate region on earth. Thanks to this, the state of Tennessee has more species of freshwater fish...more

4th Annual Farm to Fork Dinner

Presented by Cumberland River Compact at Green Door Gourmet , Nashville

October 29, 2015

The 4th Annual Farm to Fork dinner will be held in the rustic elegance of the Grand Barn at the Green Door Gourmet! With each of the five courses prepared from locally sourced ingredients by local...more

Boo at the Zoo

Presented by Nashville Zoo at Grassmere at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Nashville

October 16 - October 30, 2015

Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for The Children’s Hospital at Centennial Boo at the Zoo. Join the Nashville Zoo for...more

Race for the Golden Helix 5K

Presented by ASBMB at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville

October 31, 2015

The ASBMB Golden Helix 5K (3.1 mile) race is an open-road race; main roads are not closed (see course map). Walkers Welcome!!! A police escort is provided, and emergency services are on-call....more

Loretta Lynn’s Haunted Halloween Trail Ride

Presented by Loretta Lynn's Ranch at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills

October 31 - November 1, 2015

Friday night Haunted Hayride and Coal Mine, Saturday night Costume Party and Dance. Enjoy the scenic fall foliage and great trails!

 To make your reservations call...more

11th Annual Hike for the Homeless

Presented by Safe Haven Family Shelter at Edwin Warner Park, Nashville

November 7, 2015

Grab Your Gear and Come Hike for the Homeless!

Safe Haven Family Shelter is gearing up for our 11th Annual Hike for the Homeless, a Nashville favorite for its heavy dose...more

Shuckle's Corn Maze Grand Opening at Fiddle Dee Farms

Presented by Shuckles Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch at Fiddle Dee Farms, Greenbrier

September 19 - November 8, 2015

For five years Shuckle's Corn Maze has twisted and turned the minds of people everywhere as they have hunted their way through a forest of corn.  While you've been searching for your way out...more

Yoga

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

September 8 - November 10, 2015

Second Tuesdays. Learn basic yoga skills in this fun and relaxing class. All levels of experience are welcome.


Leonids Meteor Shower

Presented by Team Green Adventures

November 17, 2015

The Leonids is typically one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. One of the best viewing locations around Nashville for a show like...more

Fall Foliage Cruise

Presented by Blue Heron Cruises, Inc. at Riverbluff Park, Ashland City

September 16 - November 30, 2015

Watch the beautiful transition of Fall Foliage with family & friends!  You'll hear a brief recorded narration about the local scenery and see the leaves and bluffs reflected in the...more

KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden and friends

Presented by NashvilleStandUp.com at Dino's Bar & Grill, Nashville

May 13 - December 9, 2015

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Owl Prowls

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

October 27 - December 21, 2015

Tues., Oct. 27: Hunter's Moon Owl Prowl; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; supper at 5:30
Wed., Nov. 11: New Moon Owl Prowl; 5:30 - 8 p.m.; supper at 5
Mon., Dec. 21: Winter Solstice Owl Prowl; 5:30 - 8...more

SPiFFY SQUiRREL Comedy Show

Presented by NashvilleStandUp.com at The East Room, Nashville

May 10 - December 27, 2015

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Play It Forward: The Sports Fund & Nashville Predators Equipment Drive

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

February 4, 2016

Calling all Preds fans, it's time to clean out your closets and garages! The Sports Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is partnering with the Nashville Predators on February...more

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