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Events in Nashville this November

Events in Nashville this November

The holidays are just around the corner! Before life gets too hectic with all the holiday activities, be sure to take some time to enjoy some of these events in Nashville this November.

From the Hike for the Homeless to the Christmas Craft Fair, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this month in Nashville.

Events in Nashville this November

Hike for the Homeless

When: November 10, 2018

Where: Edwin Warner Park

Picnic shelters 9&11

Nashville, TN

Grab Your Gear and Come Hike for the Homeless! Safe Haven Family Shelter is gearing up for our 14th Annual Hike for the Homeless, a Nashville favorite for its heavy dose of outdoor time, friends, family, food and fun. Help us meet our $120,000 fundraising goal and make this thei best Hike ever!

The event includes hiking on two paved trails, food, live music and children's activities. The event is pet and stroller friendly!

Christmas Craft Fair

When: November 3, 2018

Where: McGavock High School

3150 McGavock Pk

Nashville, TN

Come and browse through quality goods, handmade or hand assembled crafts while supporting the McGavock High School Orchestra.

Sip TN Wine Festival

When: November 10, 2018

Where: Nashville Farmers’ Market

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd

Nashville, TN

Join 20+ wine producers from across the state, showcasing the best wine Tennessee has to offer. SipTN is made up entirely of Tennessee Wineries, come sip, savor, and purchase bottles of your favorite wines. Featuring Live Music, Artisan Crafts, Gourmet Food and fantastic Local Wine.

From the freshest produce and plants to the best wine and food, you are in for a truly Farm to Bottle experience. The festival is planned to be a day of fun with families in mind, so come and stroll around, shop with artisans and vendors, enjoy delicious food and sip wine and hard cider all from local sources. Proceeds from the event stay local, benefitting the Nashville Friends of the Farmers' Market and the TN Farm Winegrowers Alliance.

Making Merry Street Festival

When: November 10, 2018

Where: Bransford Avenue

Near Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN

Join the street vendors, local businesses, family and friends, as we enjoy great food, live performances, a pup parade and MORE all day on Bransford Avenue from 9:30am til 4pm!!! Early birds and runners/walkers will be at City Hall for A Very Merry 5K which kicks off at 7:30am. There's still time to register for that -- check out the details!!

We'll have surprises throughout the day including our signature Parade at 12:30am where pups may strut their stuff down Bransford Avenue.

Stranger Con – Salute to Stranger Things

When: November 10-11, 2018

Where: Sheraton Music City Hotel

777 McGavock Pike

Nashville, TB

Stranger Things captured everyone's attention when it debuted in 2016 with amazing performances, intriguing mystery and its Steven Spielberg/Stephen King vibe. Drawing on '80's culture, horror, and the all too familiar experiences of being a nerdy kid, the show managed to be fresh and exciting while feeling familiar and relatable. There's no way we at Creation will ever look at Christmas lights the same way again. 

We couldn't be more excited to bring you Stranger Con in Nashville, a convention that celebrates a show we love so much, and the people who make it what it is. We will bring you the stars of Stranger Things, off the screen and in person for two days full of excitement, music and fun! Meet your favorite actors from Stranger Things and interact with them in ways you never thought possible. Don't worry, we didn't invite the Shadow Monster.

This convention is different from any you've ever been to before. We guarantee you a seat to see all the stars, so there's no camping out or hoping to just catch a glimpse. Your only concern is having the time of your life alongside them!

Vintage Market Days of Nashville

When: November 30 – December 2, 2018

Where: The Fairgrounds Nashville

625 Smith Avenue

Nashville, TN

We're listening to what you have to say and making some great changes for the upcoming Holiday event! We're making our event better by expanding, widening aisles, using a different combination of buildings, adding additional food trucks....and these are just a few of the changes that we've made! Overall, we're working hard to make this event extremely customer friendly and by far, our BEST YET!

So grab your friends and family, and come do your Holiday shopping! Don't miss "The Spirit of Christmas", November 30 - December 2, 2018 at The Fairgrounds Nashville!

Events in Houston this November

Events in Houston this November

The holidays are just around the corner! Before life gets too hectic with all the holiday activities, be sure to take some time to enjoy some of these events in Houston this November. From the Astroworld Festival to the Frostival, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this November in Houston.

Events in Houston this November

Lone Star Rally

When: November 1 – 4, 2018

Where: Galveston, TX

Join thousands of motorcycles as they make their way to The Strand to showcase the hottest custom paint and coolest aftermarket accessories.

International Quilt Festival

When: November 8-11, 2018

Where: George R Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, TX 

Preview Night, Wednesday, Nov. 7

(Get a sneak peek at Quilt Festival before the show opens. All booths open and all quilts on display. Class enrollees and IQA Members get in at 5 pm. Public entry at 7 pm. The show floor closes at 10 pm).

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

When: November 8-11, 2018

Where: NRG Park

601 Preston Street

Houston, TX

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has become the signature holiday fundraising shopping event in Texas that kicks off the holiday season! It is a one-stop giant pop-up shop featuring over 280 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home décor, gifts, food, apparel, toys, accessories and more. It is the best way to shop and give back during the holidays, as proceeds from each admission and special event ticket that is purchased, plus 11% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation.

26thAnnual Turkish Festival

When: November 17th, 2018

Where: Jones Plaza

600 Louisiana

Houston, TX

26thAnnual Turkish Festival is back with more arts, crafts, food & drink and more entertainment than ever before! Experience an authentic Turkish festival even if you’re half a world away!

Via Colori Street Festival

When: November 17 – 18, 2018

Where: Hermann Square at City Hall

901 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

Via Colori features more than 200 local, national and international artists that create impressive chalk murals on the streets of downtown Houston. The only festival of its kind in Houston, also features three stages of live music, Via Bambini family zone, food and beverage vendors over the two-day event.

Via Colori raises more than $400,000 annually to fund health and educational services for children with hearing loss in Houston through The Center for Hearing and Speech and its renowned audiologists, teachers and speech-language pathologists.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

When: November 22nd, 2018

Where: Downtown Houston

Smith at Lamar Street

Join us Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., for the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Parade is located in downtown Houston and is FREE for all. For those who would like to purchase general seating, there is an opportunity to do so on this page that will post November 2018.

The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1949, when Santa arrived at Union Station and rode his sleigh to the downtown Foley’s. Since then, the Thanksgiving Day parade has gone through a few changes but today, it remains a 69-year-old holiday tradition showcasing the Houston community and entertaining parade-goers lining the streets on Thanksgiving morning. Join us again this year as we embrace the holiday spirit on Thursday, November 22, 2018 with the 69th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The 69th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade is produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Susan Christian, Director and Parade Producer.

Frostival

When: November 16, 2018

Where: 1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

The winter season kicks off on November 16, 2018 with Frostival a fun-filled night celebrating the opening of The ICE at Discovery Green!

Enjoy live music, live ICE battles with Reverend Butter, interactive ice sculptures, tunes from DJ Caps and more! 

Make a contribution to Discovery Green Conservancy, and you will receive a hand carved stein made of ice at the beer garden and Saint Arnold Brewing Company will fill it with root beer or a great locally crafted beer! A limited number will be available on the day of the event.

Iceland and Festival of Ice

When: November 17 – January 6

Where: Moody Gardens

Seven Hope Blvd

Galveston, TX

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Eight Holiday Attractions. One Venue

Ice Land · Festival of Lights · Holiday 3D Films

Rudolph 4D · Ice Skating · Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Photos with Santa

Plus Live Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More!

Astroworld Festival

When: November 17, 2018

Where: NRG Park

One NRG Park

Houston, TX 

Join Travis Scott as he fills his lifelong dream to host this exciting event in Houston.

Events in Nashville this October

Events in Nashville this October

Autumn is here in Nashville, TN and that means it’s time for some festivals. Whether you enjoy listening to music in the park or something a little more scary, there’s plenty of family friendly things to do this month in Nashville. Check out the list below for many great things to do this October in Nashville.

Events in Nashville this October

Beer, Bands, and Bingo

When: October 2nd, 2018

Where: Two Bits

1520 Demonbreun Street

Nashville, TN

Join Lightning 100 for an old school game, with a new school twist! It's Beer, Bands, and Bingo at Two Bits every Tuesday. Come out and play bingo for your chance to win sweet prizes and enjoy the awesome drink specials! Whenever you arrive, pickup your bingo card at the DJ booth for you chance to win prizes after each game.  

Nashville Tree Fest

When: October 2nd, 2018

Where: Old Hickory Village

Nashville, TN

All of the 3-gallon trees have been reserved.  There will be 75 1-gallon trees available at each market (600 total) on a first come, first serve basis.  If you did not get to reserve your tree of choice, please register here to receive emails to learn about what species will be available at the markets.  Thank you!

Here Comes the Mummies

When: October 2nd, 2018

Where: Ryman Auditorium

116 5thAvenue North

Nashville, TN

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their "Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave" is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).

Since their discovery HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Suwannee Hulaween, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America.

Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.

Cheekwood Harvest

When: Now through October 21st, 2018

Where: Cheekwood Estates and Gardens

1200 Forrest Park Drive

Nashville, TN

We’re celebrating all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. With activities and experiences for kids, adults and families alike, Cheekwood is the perfect spot for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day or an afternoon date.

More than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn hues dominate our gardens as autumn colors take over Cheekwood.

Tour our collection of creative ‘crows in the Turner Seasons Garden, each created by members of the Nashville community.

It just wouldn’t be fall without picking the perfect pumpkin, and we’ve got the one for you! Come see our renowned pumpkin house, filled with over 400 gourds, then pick your favorite pumpkin from our patch and take it home for carving, painting and decorating.

4thAnnual Pumpkinfest

When: October 7th, 2018

Where: TailGate Berr Brewery

7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN

We. Literally. Can't. Even.

Grab your puffy vest and uggs, and join us for our 4th annual Pumpkin celebration!

This year's celebration featuring:

-Live music from the Tennessee Warblers

-Pumpkin painting contest

-All the pumpkin beer you can drink! Both TailGate and guest taps!

As always, our events are all ages and free to attend.

Stay tuned in on here for updates. More information to come!

4thAnnual Strawberry Jublilee

When: October 10th, 2018

Where: Nashville Farmer’s Market

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd

Nashville, TN 

Music with a Mission

When: October 11th, 2018

Where: Downtown Nashville

Nashville, TN

Held every Thursday from 11am to 1pm beginning July 12 through November 15, Music with a Mission will allow downtown tenants, employees and visitors to enjoy performances from Nashville’s top musical talent while giving back to local charities.

Boo at the Zoo

When: October 12th– 28th, 2018

Where: Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Road

Nashville, TN

Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats made with sustainable palm oil. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn.

Events in Houston this October

Events in Houston this October

It's October so it must mean it's festival time in Houston. If you're looking for events in Houston this October then be sure to take a look at all the family friendly events taking place this month. From Halloween activities to the Texas Renaissance Festival, there's something for everyone to enjoy this month in Houston

Events in Houston this October

Original Greek Festival

When: October 4th - 7th, 2018

Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

3511 Yoakum Blvd

Houston, TX

From its original location in downtown Houston (what is now Tranquility Park) to the sprawling grounds that border Yoakum Boulevard, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral has become a major force in the religious and social communities that comprise Houston today.

Part of the proceeds from the Greek Festival have helped many people through donations to various charitable organizations, such as Children’s Assessment Center, S.E.A.R.C.H., Houston Area Women’s Center, Covenant House, Texas Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC), and the Star of Hope Mission.

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion

When: October 6th and 7th, 2018

Where: 11200 Broadway Street

Pearland, TX

Enjoy treasure hunting for unique art and handmade crafts and take in the sounds of local entertainment and performances.

2018 Bayou City Art Festival

When: October 13th, 2018

Where: 901 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

Established in 1972, the Art Colony Association, Inc. ("ACA") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high quality art festivals and events to provide financial support to local nonprofit organizations. Over the past 47 years, the Art Colony Association, producer of The Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall and Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring, has raised 3.6 million dollars in support local nonprofit organizations. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and through Houston Arts Alliance.

40th Houston Italian Festival

When: October 11th - 14th, 2018

Where: University of St Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd

Houston, TX

The Houston Italian Festival will be held on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas. Visitors may park in the Moran Center Parking Garage, various surface lots and public street parking. Parking Garage and lot fees vary. 

Dia de los Muertos at Traders Village with Telemundo Houston

When: October 14th, 2018

Where: Traders Village Houston

7979 N Eldridge Road

Houston, TX

Traders Village and Telemundo Houston celebrate “Dia De Los Muertos” (Day of the Dead). Mexican traditions honor the life of a departed family member and loved ones by celebrating on this special day.

Dress up your entire Familia in Dia de los Muertos’ costumes and join us in the parade. Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes.

Build your best decorated Dia de los Muetros Altar with photos, Marigold flowers, Papel Picado, “Pan de Muerto” (Day of the Dead bread), Calaveras’s de Azucar (Sugar Skulls) and offer your loved ones their favorite foods. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will also be awarded for this contest.   There will also be Mariachi and Aztec Fire Dancers!

Bring the kids to our “Zona de los Niño’s” for fun activities, and face painting.

Texas Renaissance Festival

When: Now through November 25th, 2018

Where: 21778 FM 1774

Todd Mission, TX

The Texas Renaissance Festival is an interactive theme park that embraces different eras, including the 16th century and beyond. The 55-acre theater is filled with live entertainment, food and. The festival opens Weekends beginning September 29 - November 25, Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday.

The enchanted 55-acre village comes to life as all of Europe comes to pay homage to the King and Queen with Eight Themed Weekends. Hundreds of costumed performers are showcased in over 200 daily performances. Visitors meander along shaded cobblestone walkways visiting almost 400 shoppes overflowing with unique arts and crafts of offering delicious foods and beverages. All ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Revel in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and beauty of this authentically recreated 16th Century British village with lush landscaped grounds and vines. A perfect day ends as behold the burst of Royal Fireworks held above the Festival's lake.

Texian Market Days

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762

Richmond, TX

The Fort Bend History Association is proud to present the 35th annual Texian Market Days festival, held at the George Ranch Historical Park. Bring the whole family to discover more than 150 years of Texas history! Enjoy hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, first-person costumed interpreters, historic home tours, games, cowboys, vintage vehicles, food, craft vendors and more. Texian Market Days is our biggest living history event of the year — you don’t want to miss it!

Houston AfriFEST

When: October 27th, 2018

Where: Houston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX

The sixth annual Houston AfriFEST organized by NAMC and her partners is dawning upon us and we are excited as the Houston community comes together to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Africa.

Join us as we feature special live music and performances, food and exceptional ethnic cuisines of different African countries, cultural artwork, country displays, fashion shows, games, kids’ activities, and a lot more.

The excitement builds, as we open the doors of Africa to more than 3,000 guests from the Houston area.

8th Annual Energy Day Festival

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: Sam Houston Park

1000 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

Energy Day is Houston’s largest annual FREE family festival showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day has nearly 70 interactive demonstrations and exhibits that teach students and their families about the various forms of energy through STEM fields, along with efficiency, conservation, and other related STEM industries.

Blocktober Fest

When: The Parkway at Eldridge

2131 Camden Creek

Houston, TX

German Food Truck + German Beer, Pumpkin Patch for Kids!

CAP Howl-O-Ween Dog & Costume Contest

When: October 13th, 2018

Where: La Centerra

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd

Katy, TX

Don't miss the Doggie Howl-O-Ween event of the season! The 2018 Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk, Costume Contest and Expo benefiting Citizens for Animal Protection is coming up on Saturday, October 13th!

Harvest Fest 2018 

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Where: 1207 Winding Way

Friendswood, TX

Harvest Fest 2018, will be bigger, better, and busier than any other year. We are so excited to bring to the local area: vendors, food trucks, family fun, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, choo-choo train, car & RV show, car bashing, mini bucking horse, and so much more! We have estimated crowds of over 1,200. We will have entertainment from School of Rock, PopStar Perfomers, and Bushi Ban. We will have an online Silent Auction, a Cookies and Coco Café, a craft/wine Drink Depot for adults... a Blast for ALL!!

Events in Nashville this October

Fall is here! Get out and enjoy all of these fun events in Nashville this October. From the Nashville Whiskey Festival to celebrating the Grand Ole Opry's birthday, there's something for everyone to enjoy this October in Nashville.

Events in Nashville this October

Artober

When: All month long

Where: Various Nashville Locations

Held each October, Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The celebration seeks to highlight the depth and variety of Nashville’s arts community and its many public offerings, while encouraging participation in the arts from residents and tourists alike. Visitors to the Artober Nashville page on NowPlayingNashville will find hundreds of arts and cultural events – many unique to the month of October – in every discipline, including visual and performing arts, music, festivals, family fun, crafts and film.

Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, in collaboration with the Nashville Public Library and many community partners, all of whom list their events on NowPlayingNashville.com throughout the year.

Nashville Cultural Festival

When: October 6th, 2018

Where: Centennial Park

Nashville, TN

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 reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live. This FREE Festival provides an opportunity for intercultural dialogue through a Nashville festival experience and features a variety of dance and musical performances on different stages, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a marketplace, and so much more!

Corkdorks 2018 Nashville Whiskey Festival

When: October 6th, 2018

Where: Omni Nashville Hotel

250 5th Avenue South

Nashville, TN

This is a celebration devoted to the exploration of whiskey from around the world and throughout the centuries. With distilleries from all over the world pouring from their finest barrels, it’s no wonder that spirits enthusiasts will be traveling from all over the country to attend the 2018 Corkdorks Nashville Whiskey Festival. The Festival will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel Grand Ballroom. The Omni is located in the heart of downtown Nashville and is fully integrated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The goal of this festival is to encourage participants to truly taste, learn, explore and experience all the nuances in a variety of whiskeys. Regardless of personal taste preferences, this event is catered to a community with a deep appreciation for carefully handcrafted work and passionate, talented artisans. Corkdorks Nashville Whiskey Festival gives aficionados ample opportunity to sample the world’s finest international and American-made whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches while interacting with distillers and their representatives.

93rd Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash Concert featuring Charley Pride

When: October 13th, 2018

Where:  Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN

The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana is set to celebrate its 93rd birthday with an annual Birthday Bash and a special birthday concert by Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient made his Opry debut in 1967, charted 36 No. 1 singles, sold over 70 million records, and this year marks his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. Tickets for this special birthday concert are avaiable now.

Cheekwood Harvest

When: Now through October 21st, 2018

Where: Cheekwood Estate and Garden

4206 1200 Forrest Park Drive

Nashville, TN

We’re celebrating all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. With activities and experiences for kids, adults and families alike, Cheekwood is the perfect spot for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day or an afternoon date.

Mum Explosion!
More than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn hues dominate our gardens as autumn colors take over Cheekwood.

Scarecrows!
Tour our collection of creative ‘crows in the Turner Seasons Garden, each created by members of the Nashville community.

Pumpkin House & Patch
It just wouldn’t be fall without picking the perfect pumpkin, and we’ve got the one for you! Come see our renowned pumpkin house, filled with over 400 gourds, then pick your favorite pumpkin from our patch and take it home for carving, painting and decorating.

 

 

Events in Nashville, TN this August

Events in Nashville, TN this August

There are so many great things to do this month in Nashville, it’s hard to choose just one or two. If you’re looking for family friendly events in Nashville, TN be sure to check out the list below for ideas. From Shakespeare in the Park to the Tomato Art Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Nashville.

Events in Nashville, TN this August

l’Eté du Vin | Vintners’ Tasting

When: August 2nd, 2018

Where: Hillwood Country Club

6201 Hickory Valley Road

Nashville, TN

A seated tasting of wines from Zelma Long, Vitalie Taittinger, Shannon Staglin, Pam Starr, Marimar Torres, Lindy Novak and Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi.

Featured Wines
Champagne Taittinger: Prestige Rosé NV & Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2006
Spottswoode: Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Marimar Estate: Acero Chardonnay 2016 & Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir 2014
Staglin Family Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Crocker & Starr: Sauvignon Blanc Blend Bridesmaid 2017 & RLC Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Bonaccorsi: Sebastiano Pinot Noir 2012

Shakespeare Allowed! Henry VI, Part II

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: Nashville Public Library

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN

Join us as we read Henry VI, Part II

We meet at 11:50am. Whoever wants to read out loud can choose to sit at the table. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently. (Although we might ask you to pipe in for crowd scenes!)  The reading starts at 12:00 pm. We will take a 15 minute break in the middle of each play. During the break, anyone outside of the circle who would like a turn to read out loud may pull up a chair. Some copies of the play will be available, but please bring your own if possible.

Nashville’s First Saturday Art Crawl

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: Various galleries around Nashville

Nashville, TN

Step inside Music City's art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals. Every genre of art can be seen bringing a truly amazing artistic experience. The Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl spans across all of downtown, allowing you too see everything at 5th Avenue of the Arts5th Avenue South, and in The Historic Arcade. Feel free to browse below to see what each gallery offers, and what they might feature on the next First Saturday Art Crawl. Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston is a new addition to this celebration of arts, welcoming guests into the WeHo neighborhood for a night of art and music.

Tomato Art Fest

When: August 10thand 11th, 2018

Where: Historic East Nashville’s Five Points

Nashville, TN

Tomato Art Fest returns August 10th and 11th, 2018 for the 15th year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2017, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities. 

The essence of Tomato Art Fest can really be found in the array of wacky & hilarious contests, and the Push, Pull & Wear Parade kicking off tomato weekend, full of floats and costumes. TURBO Nashville, part of the Nashville Civic Design Center 's Reclaiming Public Space initiative, is back this year with their incredible installation of tactical urbanism dedicated to improving our community's built environment. True to our namesake, the ART gets a big part of the tomato spotlight, where Art & Invention Gallery showcases over 300 tomato-inspired pieces throughout the weekend. 

Sweet Corn Festival

When: August 18th, 2018

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms

4374 Rocky Glade Road

Eagleville, TN

Late summer brings super sweet fun for all! We'll be serving up everybody's seasonal favorite - fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob dripping with warm butter and covered in your favorite flavored seasoning for only $2.99 plus tax. Test your skills and win prizes in the Corn Eating, Corn Shucking and Sweet Corn Selfie Competitions. Fresh picked sweet corn available for purchase - great for grilling up for your next summertime party.

Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN

When: August 24th– 25th, 2018

Where: Studio 615

272 Broadmoor Drive

Nashville, TN

DEFY is focused on great work. Work made outside of the system. Work that had to defy all conventions to be made. Filmmakers that defy expectations. We are searching for artists that broke the mold, went beyond formulas, stepped outside of the frame, artists who took the traditions by the shoulders and shook out the dust. 

As a small festival, without limiting categories, we are open to anything, as long as it inspires. Defy gravity to lift us up and remind us why we love movies, love art, love the crazy people who put any chance of a normal life on the line in the service of bold, new work.

Family Day at OZ Arts

When: August 18th, 2018

Where: OZ Arts Nashville

6172 Cockrill Bend Circle

Nashville, TN

The 2018 edition of the ever-popular Family Day at OZ focuses on the stars above and the water below, helmed by Nashville-based visual artist Beth Reitmeyer in collaboration with the Adventure Science Center.

This year’s program merges science and art, including music, artist-led activities and insight throughout the OZ Arts campus. Reitmeyer, whose work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Houston, Berlin and Cincinnati, aims to bring joy through her installations. The event is held in collaboration with Adventure Science Center, extending the balance of earthly and ethereal and offering hands-on experiments.