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Nashville Festival Fun 2016

It seems everywhere you turn in Nashville these days, everything is in bloom. Families are over the winter and eager to get outside together, and the festivals come alive during spring time in Nashville, TN. It’s fantastic, and we love it! Our first warm weekends have arrived, and we are ready for outdoor fun! Get your calendars out because I’m here to keep you in the know for all of the Nashville festival fun this spring, summer, and fall of 2016!

Nashville Festival Fun 2016 Nashville Moms BlogWhether you love food, artisan crafts, music, dancing — you name it—there’s a Nashville festival (or three) out there for you to explore and enjoy! They’re all over the greater Nashville area, and we’re gearing up — now you can too.

Check out many Nashville festivals included below (listed by date) as there is much fun to be had nearly every weekend this spring and summer!

The 2016 Nashville Film Festival
Green Hills Regal Cinema
Thursday, 4/14/16 through Saturday, 4/23/16
Cost: See website for details. There are several options available!
NaFF amplifies our collective and individual awareness by bringing the world to Nashville to celebrate innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film.


The 2016 Nashville Film Festival

Green Hills Regal Cinema
April 14-23
Cost: See website for details. There are several options available!
NaFF amplifies our collective and individual awareness by bringing the world to Nashville to celebrate innovation, music and the many voices of the human spirit through the art of film.


Southern Women’s Show

Music City Center
April 14-17
Cost: $12 at the door (adults); see web site for discounts available


Rites of Spring

Vanderbilt Alumni Lawn
April 15-16
Cost: Weekend pass, $50; Single day, $40


Nashville Earth Day Festival 2016

April 23
Centennial Park
Cost: FREE


Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival 2016

April 28-30
Multiple Locations in Nashville
Cost: Ticket prices vary; see website


Ingram New Works Festival

May 4-14
Nashville Repertory Theatre
Cost: $35


Sevier Park Fest

May 6-7
Sevier Park
Cost: $25


Spring Tennessee Craft Fair 2016 (aka TACA)

May 6-8
Centennial Park
Cost: FREE


Nashville Junior Chamber Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil 2016

May 7
Cumberland Park
Cost: $49.95 (General Admission)


Nashville Boogie

May 12-15
Opryland Resort
Cost: Weekend, $100 ($135 at door); Day passes available


Historic Rural Life Festival 2016

May 12-13
Tennessee Agricultural Museum
Cost: $2 per person


Goodguys Nashville Nationals 2016

May 13-15
Nissan Stadium
Cost: $17 ($20 at the door) for adults; $6 for ages 7-12; ages 6 & under are FREE
Goodguys is the world’s largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide. Goodguys events feature thousands of candy colored hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars, and regal classics.


Iroquois Steeplechase 2016

May 14
Percy Warner Park
Cost: $20 (General Admission)


Capitol District Street Fair 2016

May 21
Morgan Park
Cost: more info coming soon


Bellevue Community Picnic 2016

May 21
Bellevue’s Red Caboose Park
Cost: FREE


Nashville Wine & Food Festival

May 21
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Cost: Varied options; see web site


Music City Jazz Festival

June 2-4
The Fontanel Mansion
Cost: Varied options; see web site


Brew at the Zoo Nashville

June 3
Nashville Zoo
Cost: $65 ($55 Early Bird)


CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 9
LP Field
Cost: Prices vary; see web site


Taste of Music City

June 18
Public Square Park
Cost: $59 ($69 day of event)


Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

June 18
Bicentennial State Capitol Mall Park Amphitheater
Cost: $15


Music City Hot Chicken Festival

July 4
East Park
Cost: FREE


Uncorked! Nashville’s First Box Wine Festival

July 26
Cumberland Park
Cost: $35


Music City Brewer’s Festival

August 6
Walk of Fame Park
Cost: Varied Prices; see web site


Tomato Art Fest 2016

Aug 12-13
Historic East Nashville’s Five Points around Woodland and 11th Streets
Cost: FREE


Music City BBQ Festival

August 26
Tennessee State Fairgrounds


Live on the Green

August 2016
Public Square Park
More Info coming June 23, 2016


World Music and Food International Festival

August, 2016
Centannial Park


Shakespeare in the Park

Performances in August & September 2016
Centennial Park Bandshell
Cost: Suggested donation of $10


Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival

September 10, 2016
Cumberland Park


Tennessee State Fair

September 11, 2016
State Fairgrounds


Americana Music Festival and Conference

September, 2016
Various Venues


Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

September, 2016
Centennial Park


Wine on the River

September, 2016
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge


Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

September, 2016
Neuhoff Building


Made In Nashville

September, 2016
Centennial Park Event Shelter


Nashville African Street Festival

September, 2016
Hadley Park


Nashville Greek Festival

September, 2016
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church


Nashville’s Italian Lights Festival

September, 2016
Saint Pius X


Nashville Whiskey Festival

September, 2016
Country Music Hall of Fame


Know and love any Nashville festival (or others nearby) that we’re missing?
Let us know in the comments!

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2 Responses to Nashville Festival Fun 2016

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    Rachel April 21, 2016 at 8:10 am #

    Don’t forget Celebrate Nashville! It’s always the first Saturday in October at Centennial Park. It celebrates the diverse cultures in Nashville. It usually attracts around 40K people and has about 60 food trucks with food, music (several stages), dancing and booths from around the world.

    • Meg Wicks
      Meg Wicks April 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      Thanks, Rachel! We’ll get that added!

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