Starting on Labor Day weekend, the busy event season in Nashville begins. Some weekends this month have so many things scheduled that it can be hard to choose what to attend. Use this list of September events to make the your family fun plans for the whole month. Need even more inspiration? Check our Calendar throughout the month as we add new events and bookmark our 2017 Fall Guide for the most comprehensive guide for family fun this season.

  1. See a free family movie every weekend in September at NCG in Gallatin.
  2. Enjoy a story and a craft every Saturday morning at Kidsville at The Parthenon.
  3. Cruise In at The Streets of Indian Lake every Friday night until Halloween.
  4. Watch the Wishing Chair's production of Anansi the Spider every Friday and Saturday in September at the Nashville Public Library.
  5. See the Mystic Mermaids perform at the Aquarium Restaurant on September 10, 15, 24 & 29.
  6. Catch our Preds in preseason games September 19, 28 & 30.
  7. Find some treasures at the 39th Annual Tennessee Craft Fair September 22-24.
  8. See Beauty and the Beast in Hermitage on September 22.
  9. Celebrate Oktoberfest at a family friendly festival at Rivergate Mall on September 22 & 23.
  10. Take a selfie with a scarecrow at Cheekwood Harvest. Opening day is September 23.
  11. Hear our favorite performer, Mr Steve, and many others at the Heritage Music Festival at the Nashville Zoo on September 23.
  12. Bring the teens to a book festival just for them at Barnes and Noble in Murfreesboro on September 23.
  13. Attend the grand opening of the Makerspace at The Discovery Center on September 23.
  14. Make your own Balloon rocket at the Maker Family Workshop on September 23.
  15. Enjoy Art & Nature Event Day at Owl's Hill on September 23.
  16. See Sleeping Beauty brought to life by the Nashville Ballet on September 23 & 24.
  17. Watch sorghum run through a horse turned mill at the 24th Annual Music and Molasses Festival on September 23 & 24.
  18. Take Grandma and Grandpa to Lucky Ladd Farms for FREE on September 24.
  19. Put on your dancin' shoes and see the 5 Points Swing Band in concert for free on September 24.
  20. Explore police cars, fire trucks and more at Touch a Truck at Rivergate Mall on September 26.
  21. Have a Taste of Hendersonville on September 28.
  22. See Peppa Pig Live at The Ryman on September 28.
  23. See history come alive at Heritage Days at The Sam Davis Home on September 28 & 29.
  24. Have some s'mores at a Family Campfire in Smyrna on September 29.
  25. Or in Murfreesboro on September 29!
  26. Be amazed by magician and illusionists, Mike Super, at The Franklin Theatre on September 29.
  27. Buy fresh fruit and vegetables while the kids play on inflatables at the Family Health and Fitness Days on September 30.
  28. Volunteer at Bledsoe Creek State Park on National Public Lands Day on September 30.
  29. Take a train ride at Depot Days in Smyrna on September 30.
  30. Get tickets in advance for the Train Robbery Excursion Train on September 30.
  31. Hike Machine Falls with your teen on September 30.
  32. Try your hand at Punkin Chunkin at the Thompson's Station Dog and Pony Show Festival on September 30.
  33. Gaze at the night sky during the Fall Star Party at Warner Park Nature Center on September 30,
  34. Go on a hay ride at Bowie Park during Fall Fun Day on September 30.
  35. Are you brave enough to attend the Monsters & Merriment Halloween and Horror Art Show at The Fontanel on September 30?
  36. Celebrate the season at Fall Fest at The Hermitage September 30 – October 1.
  37. Watch artists at work during Nashville's Chalk Fest on September 30 and October 1.

Expired September Events

  1. Tour the USS LST 325, a fully operational WWII Landing Ship Tank September 1 – 4.
  2. Have some Friday Night Fun at Nashville Shores on September 1.
  3. Design a Loretta Lynn style costume at the Country Music Hall of Fame  September 1 – 4.
  4. See Boss Baby in Smyrna on September 1 for $1.
  5. Experience Zootopia at Zoovie Night on September 1.
  6. See Storks at Charlie Daniels Park on September 1.
  7. Celebrate the hummingbird at the Wilderness Station on September 2.
  8. Learn about tornadoes at Nature Unleashed Day at Adventure Science Center on September 2.
  9. Make a pencil box at Home Depot free kids workshops on September 2.
  10. See which story has been chosen for the Fall StoryWalk at Warner Park Nature Center on September 2.
  11. “Wax on. Wax off!” See the classic Karate Kid at The Belcourt on September 2.
  12. Register for a free hike at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary on September 2.
  13. Plan a date night for 2 while the kids have fun at Parent's Night Out at The Discovery Center on September 2.
  14. Celebrate Labor Day with a School's Out Open Skate at Brentwood Skate Center on September 4.
  15. Splash through the last days of summer at the Labor Day Pool Party at Boro Beach on September 4.
  16. Watch a Puppet Powwow at Bowie Nature Park on September 5.
  17. Learn about Tennessee State History at Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park on September 5.
  18. See Smurfs : The Lost Village at the Lebanon Public Library on September 5.
  19. The Nashville Ballet presents a special Sleeping Beauty story time at the Smyrna library on September 6.
  20. Get Crafty at the American Girl Store on September 6.
  21. Spend a Day Out with Thomas at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum on September  9 or 10.
  22. See a pageant or two at the Sumner County Fair September 4-9.
  23. Have a corndog (or 2!) at The Tennessee State Fair September 8-17.
  24. Get your cosplay ready for Wizard World Comic Con September 8-10.
  25. See an antique tractor pull at the 30th Annual Pioneer Days in Eagleville on September 8 & 9.
  26. Say Opa! at the Nashville Greek Festival September 8-10.
  27. Celebrate the honey bee at Nature Fest on September 9.
  28. Have tons of family fun at the Salty Dog Festival in Goodlettsville on September 9.
  29. Learn about ‘nature's clean up crew” at World Vulture Awareness Day on September 9.
  30. Tour Hippo Hollow Farm on September 9.
  31. Watch a caber toss at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games on September 9 at The Hermitage.
  32. Cheer on your favorite crew at the 11th Annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival on September 9.
  33. Make clay pot critters at Michaels Kids Club on September 9.
  34. Watch some Vintage Baseball at Carnton on September 9 & 10.
  35. Play a paper bag cannon in the 1812 Overture at the Nashville Symphony's Tchaikovsky Spectacular on September 10.
  36. Learn to make pasta at the Family Cooking Class on September 10.
  37. Hike with a naturalist at Bowie Nature Park on September 11.
  38. Experience a unique event in Murfreesboro on September 16 – a Cardboard Boat Regatta!
  39. Touch a Truck at the Green Hills Park Festival on September 16.
  40. Attend the Greenway Art Festival on September 16.
  41. See an antique car show and more at Gladefest on September 16.
  42. Take the kids 10 & up on a Family Kayak Float on September 16.
  43. Have some crafty fun at Riverbend Nurseries Kids Club on September 16.
  44. Hear some live music at Pickin in the Park on September 16.
  45. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day with free admission to The Discovery Center on September 16.
  46. Sign the kids up to learn to make sushi at The Curious Kitchen on September 16.
  47. Unleash your inner Indiana Jones at Archaeology Day at Bells Bend Park on September 16.
  48. It's not too early to start on some hand made Christmas gifts.  Celebrate Brushfire's birthday with FREE studio fees on September 16.
  49. Watch the glow at sunset of the Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival at Nissan Stadium on September 16.
  50. Enjoy snacks, fire trucks, crafts, police cars and bounce houses at EMS Night Lites on September 16.
  51. Bring the whole family to Jazz on the Cumberland on September 17.
  52. Take the kids to a Yoga Class at the Green Hills Library on September 17 and October 15.
  53. Attend the Hispanic Heritage Festival at Rivergate Mall on September 17.

*All events subject to change.  Some events may be weather dependent. Please check with venue before heading out.

About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)