1. Dog Day Festival and Music City Mutt Strutt – Saturday, September 17
Love dogs? Plan to attend this year’s Dog Day Festival and Music City Mutt Strut benefiting the Nashville Humane Association. More than 500 dogs and their humans descend on Centennial Park to enjoy a variety of activities like doggie arts and crafts, pet portraits, and K9 competitions. The Dog Day Festival kicks off with the Mutt Strut where participating pooches parade around a 1-mile or 5k course. The strut starts at 10:00 a.m. Buy tickets here.
2. Music City Food And Wine Festival – September 17 and 18
This weekend-long event is the ULTIMATE soiree for foodies and is not to be missed. The country’s top wine, spirit and beer crafters join local chefs for two days of exciting panels, showcases, demonstrations, meals and more. This event will sell out, so buy your tickets now.
3. Cheekwood Harvest 2016 – September 17 through October 30
Join in Cheekwood’s six-week celebration of the changing of the seasons at Cheekwood Harvest. From pumpkin carving and scarecrow tours to live bluegrass and beer in the garden, the season-long exhibit features activities that are fun for the entire family. Visit Cheekwood’s website for more information.
4. Fall Tennessee Craft Fair – September 23 through 25
Attend Nashville’s premiere craft show on the lawn of Centennial Park September 23 through 25. Meet local artists and shop for handmade crafts. To see the lists of invited artists and to view parking information, visit their website. This event is free of charge.
5. Nashville Brew Fest – Saturday, September 24, 2016
How often do you get to drink a cold beer on the Sounds Baseball mound? Here’s your chance! The event will feature over 50 breweries, including Nashville’s best breweries, as well as food trucks, music, lawn games and more. Admission to the event includes unlimited beer.
6. Greenways for Nashville Dinner on the Bridge – Thursday, September 29
Sip cocktails and dine at a long, elegant feasting table on Nashville’s famous bridge. This annual event is one of Nashville’s most unique. All proceeds benefit Greenways for Nashville, an organization that supports Nashville’s trailways and green spaces.
7. Arrington Vineyards Music in the Vines – Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November
Enjoy live music while you sip a glass of locally-made wine in a picturesque setting. Grab a blanket, some snacks and a group of friends to experience this season-long music festival. There are few places in Middle Tennessee with more beautiful sunsets than Arrington, so make sure to give yourself ample time to experience an Arrington sunset.
8. Titans Football Game— September through January
What would fall in Nashville be without a little football? Tailgate at the Honky Tonks on Broadway before crossing the pedestrian bridge to Nissan Stadium. The Titans play at least once or twice a month at Nissan Stadium and tickets are still available. To see the Titans’ schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.