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Starting  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 2018 Fall Guide when it come out this Friday for the most comprehensive guide for family fun this season. Events in Red are FREE!

  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. Take the tiny theater lovers to NCT for The Snuggery’s production of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star through September 9.
  4. Make a portable field goal game at Home Depot free kids workshops on September 1.
  5. Celebrate the hummingbird at the Wilderness Station on September 1.
  6. Get half price food and drinks if you wear your PJ’s to Brentwood Skate Center on September 1.
  7. Spend a Day Out with Thomas at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum on September 1, 2, 8 & 9.
  8. Celebrate Autumn at Watermelon Moon Farm on September 1 & 2.
  9. Learn about the maker movement at Super Science Saturday at Adventure Science Center on September 1.
  10. Go out to the ball game with the Nashville Sounds on September 1,2 & 3.
  11. Watch some fireworks from the pool at Nashville Shores on September 2.
  12. Make Survival Bracelets at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on September 2.
  13. Apparate at the Bellevue Library for a Harry Potter Back to School Celebration on September 2.
  14. Splash through the last days of summer at the Labor Day Pool Party at Boro Beach on September 3.
  15. Have some Labor Day fun at SOAC on September 3.
  16. Decorate cupcakes and canvas with American Girl on September 3.
  17. Watch JoAnn’s Puppet Pow wow at Bowie Park On September 4.
  18. See A Wrinkle in Time at the Lebanon Public Library on September 4.
  19. Introduce the kids to The Neverending Story at The Capitol Theatre on September 4.
  20. Celebrate All Things Unicorn at the Linebaugh Library on September 5.
  21. See an antique tractor pull at the 31st Annual Pioneer Days in Eagleville on September 7 & 8.
  22. Say Opa! at the Nashville Greek Festival September 7-9.
  23. Have a corndog (or 2!) at The Tennessee State Fair September 7-16.
  24. Got a kid that’s crazy for Fortnite? The Microsoft Store at The Mall at Green Hills is having Fortnite Friday all month long!
  25. Visit The Hermitage for the  Middle Tennessee Celtic Festival on September 7.
  26. Plan a date night for 2 while the kids have fun at Parent’s Night Out at The Discovery Center on September 7.
  27. See Sherlock Gnomes in Smyrna on September 7.
  28. Watch a movie for free every Friday night in September at The Streets of Indian Lake.
  29. Bring your blankets and chairs to Charlie Daniels Park for a Movie in the Park on September 7.
  30. Catch a free movie every Friday in September at The Fountains at Gateway in Murfreesboro.
  31. Celebrate the honey bee at Nature Fest on September 8.
  32. Watch a caber toss at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games on September 8 at The Hermitage.
  33. Unleash your inner Indiana Jones at Archaeology Day at Bells Bend Park on September 8.
  34. Cheer on your favorite crew at the 12th Annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival on September 8.
  35. Have some s’mores at a Family Campfire in Smyrna on September 8.
  36. Sing along with Eric and his mountain dulcimer at the Green Hills Library on September 8.
  37. Head to Hendersonville for the Tennessee Honey Festival on September 8.
  38. Have Breakfast with Belle at Barnes & Noble in Murfreesboro on September 8.
  39. Take a ride on the kiddie train at the Salty Dog Festival in Goodlettsville on September 8.
  40. Find some unique items at the White Oaks Craft Fair on September 8 & 9.
  41. Take your pooch to the Doggy Paddle Pool Party in Gallatin on September 8.
  42. Don’t miss the Old Timer’s Festival in LaVergne on September 8.
  43. The Kidsville Family Festival returns to Centennial Park on September 8.
  44. Sign up in advance for the Our Generation Adopt a toy pup event at your local Target store on September 8.
  45. Kids can audition to be in the Nashville Nutcracker on September 9.
  46. Make letterpress art at Hatch Show Print on September 9.
  47. Bounce and play at Family Fun Day in Murfreesboro on September 9.
  48. See the Mystic Mermaids perform at the Aquarium Restaurant on September 9, 13, & 27.
  49. Celebrate Grandparent’s Day at the SOAC on September 9.
  50. Hear the Nashville Symphony under the stars at Ascend Amphitheater on September 9.
  51. Drop off the kids at SOAC for a Parent’s Night Out on September 10.
  52. Let it Go at Disney On Ice at Bridgestone Arena September 13-16.
  53. Experience Tuck Everlasting at Nashville Children’s Theatre September 13 – October 7.
  54. Get creative at the Kid’s Art Workshop at the Hermitage Library on September 14.
  55. See a movie with the family for free in Goodlettsville on September 14.
  56. Wear white to get $2 off at the Glow Skate Party in Rivergate on September 14.
  57. See the ‘practically perfect’ Mary Poppins at Springhouse Theatre September 14-30.
  58. Kids Can Sew! at the Bellevue Library on September 14 & 28.
  59. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Day with free admission to The Discovery Center on September 15.
  60. School age kids can play Nerf War Games in Mt Juliet on September 15.
  61. See an antique car show and more at Gladefest on September 15.
  62. Experience a unique event in Murfreesboro on September 15 – a Cardboard Boat Regatta!
  63. Have some garden fun at Riverbend Nurseries Kids Club on September 15.
  64. Register in advance for the Family Bird Hike at Warner Park on September 15.
  65. Attend the Greenway Art Festival on September 15.
  66. Touch a Truck in Thompson’s Station on September 15.
  67. Sign the kids up in advance for Junior Chef Class at Williams Sonoma on September 15.
  68. Bring the whole family to Jazz on the Cumberland on September 16.
  69. Hear some live music at Pickin in the Park on September 15.
  70. Riders in the Sky perform a free concert at the Main Nashville Library on September 18.
  71. Visit Traveller’s Rest for the Historic Trade and Folk Art event on September 18 & 19.
  72. Live music, food and fun at 3rd Thursdays on Main in Gallatin on September 20.
  73. Experience the classic To Kill a Mockingbird at the Capitol Theatre on September 20.
  74. Take the kids 12 & up on a Kayak Float on September 21.
  75. Sign up the kids (age 10 & up) for Basic Coding in Smyrna on September 21.
  76. See Tangled at the Richland Park Library on September 21.
  77. Listen to Rockvale Blue at Cannonsburgh Village on September 21.
  78. Visit Stones River National Battlefield for living history demonstrations on September 22.
  79. Watch artists at work during Nashville’s Chalk Fest on September 22 & 23.
  80. Take a selfie with a scarecrow at Cheekwood Harvest. Opening day is September 23.
  81. Have Breakfast with Clifford the Big Red Dog at The Discovery Center on September 22.
  82. Dig It : A Hands on History event is at Belle Meade Plantation on September 22. (Sign up in advance!)
  83. Bring Fido to the Puppy Plunge in Murfreesboro on September 22.
  84. Dancing, food, competitions and more are scheduled for the Mt Juliet Pow Wow on September 22 & 23.
  85. Hear the Williamson County Community Band in concert on September 22.
  86. A Movie in the Park is scheduled in Brentwood on September 22.
  87. Celebrate World Rhino Day at the Nashville Zoo on September 23.
  88. Attend the Hispanic Heritage Festival at Rivergate Mall on September 23.
  89. The whole family can get admission to the Frist Art Museum for the price of one adult ticket on September 24.
  90. Explore police cars, fire trucks and more at Touch a Truck at Rivergate Mall on September 25.
  91. See history come alive at Heritage Days at The Sam Davis Home on September 27 & 28.
  92. Join Ms. Lou Anne in her Puppet Playhouse at the Richland Park Library on September 27.
  93. Hear The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Washington Irving at The Hermitage on September 27.
  94. Get ready for Smashville at PredsFest at Bridgestone Arena on September 28.
  95. Music, food, games, horses and more set for the Thompson’s Station Dog and Pony Show Festival on September 29.
  96. Take a train ride at Depot Days in Smyrna on September 29.
  97. Head to The Fontanel for Harvest Fest and/or Monsters & Merriment on September 29.
  98. Have some pirate fun with the Nashville Symphony on September 29.
  99. Don’t miss the Train Robbery Excursion Train at TCRY on September 29.
  100. Enjoy snacks, fire trucks, crafts, police cars and bounce houses at EMS Night Lites on September 29.
  101. Play in the Fun Zone at the Good Neighbor Day Festival on September 29.

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

About Rachel Kline

Rachel Kline
Rachel 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!)

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