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Dog Day Festival And Other Things to do in Nashville

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Welcome back! Are you ready to see what weekend plans we’ve made for you?

This week we have all the best events happening right here in Nashville. From dog festivals to Halloween-themed events, and even outdoor movies, we have something included for everyone! Just pick your favorites from our hand-curated list, and you’ll be on your way!

Keep reading for all of the info!

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Here are Your Weekend Plans!

It’s time to celebrate your best friend so grab your pup, your friends, and family and head to Centennial Park this Saturday for the Dog Day Festival, being put on by the Nashville Humane Association. There will be live music, bounce houses with a kids’ zone, food trucks, a beer garden, Team Zoom agility demonstrations, and so much more that we could on about! Everything you purchase even including the ticket is actually a donation to support homeless and at-risk shelter pets at Nashville Humane.

Event Details
πŸ—“ Oct. 16 | 10:00am–4:00pm
🎟 Starting at $8
πŸ“ Centennial ParkΒ 

It’s time for one of Nashville’s favorite family-friendly Halloween events! Beginning this Friday, Boo at the Zoo is back with Fall themed scenes, activities, trick-or-treating for the kids, special animal shows, and more of course! This will be a walk-through experience with nightly capacity limits to help with social distancing.Β 

PSA: Masks are required indoors and encouraged outdoors. Any requirements set forth by the city at the time of the event will be enforced.

Event Details
πŸ—“ Oct. 15-17, 19-24, 26-30 | 5:00pm-9:00pm
🎟 $18-$20
πŸ“ Nashville Zoo

Happy Fall, Ya'll

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Just less than 15 minutes away from Nashville is the Harvest Fest at Whitewood Hollow. This 1st annual event will include live music and pickin’ on the porch by local musicians. There will be curated picnics by Milk and Honey Food Company, Beer, Wine, Fall Drinks and Cocktails, Pumpkin Patch, Outdoor Games, and even Local Artisans and Vendors throughout the day.

Event Details
πŸ—“ Oct. 16 | 1:30pm–8:30pm
🎟 $20
πŸ“ Whitewood Hollow

Have you been to NightLight615’s 21+ Outdoor Movie Series? It’s back this season, and better than ever! This Thursday they will be playing the movie The Sandlot, so grab your friends and family tickets before it sells out. Of course, the city’s best local food trucks will be there, along with craft beer and wine too! This movie series event will be occurring every Thursday through October at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park downtown, so if you can’t go this week you have to go next week!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Oct. 14 | 7:00pm–11:00pm
🎟 $10
πŸ“ Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

It wouldn’t be Nashville without some sort of concert would it? Head to Bridgestone because the Zac Brown Band is back and better than ever! We love concerts downtown because there’s so much you can do before and after the show. Need help with ideas? Check out our Experience Downtown Like a Local blog!Β 

PSA: Anyone over 12 years old must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or show a negative test within 72 hours of the show. You can see all of the details here.

Event Details
πŸ—“ Oct. 18 | 7:00pm
🎟 Starting at $31
πŸ“ Bridgestone Arena

Walker Brothers Celebrate the Launch of a New Bottle Series

Walker Brothers are excited to announce the release of the first of a brand-new limited-edition bottle series: Rest in Peach, a small-batch alcoholic kombucha. Come celebrate this launch along with their 2-year anniversary on Thursday, November 4 from 5:00-9:00pm at Rosemary & Beauty Queen. There will be music, live screen-printing, specialty Kombucha cocktails, and more!

It’s time for you to check out Nashville’s #1 Photo Experience! Photowalk hosts a unique photography tour around iconic neighborhoods in Nashville. How does it work? A professional photographer will guide you to the best photo op spots to take high-quality,
edited photos to share. Whether you’re looking for group shots, couples, your dog, or even just yourself, Photowalk has an option for you! Click here for all the details on booking a session.Β 

It's Time to Cheer on The Preds!

πŸ—“ Oct. 14 | 7:00pm
🎟 Starting at $55
πŸ“ Bridgestone Arena

πŸ—“ Oct. 16 | 7:00pm
🎟 Starting at $39
πŸ“ Bridgestone Arena

More Things to Do this Weekend

What's New in Nash

Lola is a new Spanish restaurant, wine bar, and pretty much has it all. Bring your friends out to try it and grab a cocktail, a bite, and experience the vibe and hospitality that they offer here. Everything you order comes from authentic routes, so you can never go wrong with an order. You can even grab a Charcuterie board with Spanish Cured meats, so put this on your list next! Wondering what else is new? Check out our What’s New in Nash city guide!

πŸ“Β 4401 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN

Before You Go...

Want to know where to find even more things to do in Nashville this weekend? Check out ourΒ websiteΒ and follow usΒ @StufftoDoinNashville, and don’t forget to tag us in your pictures so we can follow your adventures!

Anna Moscovic

Anna Moscovic

Anna is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in CITY City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Nashville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinNashville on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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