While the temperature may not be dropping like we all hope, Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes and fall has “FINALLY” arrived! As always, there is no shortage of great events in Nashville to attend this season. Check out this small sampling of not-to-miss events taking place this fall in Nashville!
Get ready for a new virtual experience with Musicians Corner’s Sundown Series! Musicians Corner’s free fall programming will take place online in an effort to keep the Nashville community safe in light of COVID-19. This virtual series will take place on their Facebook and YouTube channels each Thursday at 8pm in September and October
September 3 – October 29
Goblins & Giggles offers a wide array of family-friendly activations from spooky animal encounters and a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin to trick-or-treating and cruising along our indoor river aboard one of the resort’s flatboat rides.
September 11 – October 31
Music City Bandwidth presented by Jack Daniel’s will host 30 concerts September 14-October 31 at 15 independent Nashville music venues, providing gigs for 120 Nashville-based musicians of diverse genres. Watch the shows and support local music!
September 14 – October 31
CHEEKWOOD ESTATE & GARDENS
It’s all things Autumn during Cheekwood Harvest where more than 5,000 chrysanthemums cover the grounds and Chihuly will adorn the trails.
September 19 – November 1
LUCKY LADD FARMS
Lucky Ladd Farms is Tennessee’s largest petting farm and has more than 75 exciting activities for families to enjoy Autumn including a corn maze, wagon & pony rides, farm animals & exotic wildlife, a bounce pad, educational exhibits and more.
September 19 – November 1
FIDDLE DEE FARMS
Fiddle Dee Farms offers up a plethora of fall activities including Shuckle’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, the Hey, Hey Hayride, jumping pillow and a pedal cart course.
September 26 – November 7
October is Arts & Humanities month and to celebrate we host a month-long celebration that includes an Artober take-over on NowPlayingNashville.com. Explore hundreds of art, music, theater, history, film, and more events taking place in Nashville & Middle Tennessee in October.
September 28 – October 31
The International Black Film Festival is an energetic, non stop 3 1/2 days filled with world premiere, studio and independent films, a prestigious film competition where filmmakers from around the globe experience workshops and panels with top industry executives, entertainment, and so much more.
September 30 – October 4
The virtual festival will feature more than 200 films and include Creators Conference panels, Q&As and other exclusive content that will bring the magic of the Nashville Film Festival to attendees from the comfort and safety of their homes. As part of the new format, “virtual social” opportunities will connect audience members directly with filmmakers and other film fans to discuss their favorite movies
October 1 – 7
This 3-day festival is a celebration of written word welcoming more than 200 authors each year for panel discussions and book signings.
October 1 – 11
Artists display their one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork at this unique craft fair that takes place twice each year. This year’s fair will be all online including online programming. Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show is Tennessee Craft Week’s Honorary Chair.
October 9 – 11
Oktoberfest is offering you the chance to join in with their virtual festival experience. So hoist those steins at home and keep the spirit of the Bavarian celebration alive!
Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a festival which screens new films, both features and documentaries that reflect upon and shed light upon contemporary Jewish life and experience in the US, Europe and Israel in an effort to create greater understanding of the life of the Jewish people.
October 13 – November 5
Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins dress to impress and enjoy carnival games, carousel rides, hayrides, and trick-or-treating at this annual favorite Zoo event.
October 15 – 31
The world’s largest all-songwriter festival will be held online featuring hit-makers from all genres of music.
Several rounds of performances will premiere simultaneously every evening to provide a festival-feel, with each night highlighting a different region. Appearing throughout the week will be songwriters behind hits recorded by: 5 Seconds of Summer, Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, Lizzo, Usher, Uncle Kracker, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion, Jordan Davis, Austin Jenckes, Survivor, Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich, and many more!
October 20 – 24
The 2020 CMT Music Awards will celebrate music’s biggest stars and bring Nashville’s one-of-a-kind energy to music fans across the globe with epic outdoor performances in and around Music City. The special event will be broadcast on Wednesday, October 21 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on CMT, with a six-network simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.