September 23 is the first official day of Fall, and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether you’re looking forward to weekends at football games or sipping cider by the fireplace, Fall has something for everyone. When you live in the great Music City, there are plenty of fun seasonal activities to do when you want to get out of the house and enjoy the (hopefully) crisp weather! Mark your calendars and buy your tickets now, because these are some of the most popular events in town.
Enjoy the Fall Colors at Cheekwood
Cheekwood is beautiful year-round, and in the Fall its beauty centers on the 5,000+ chrysanthemums that grace the Robertson Ellis Color Garden. In addition to this stunning display of autumnal color, visitors to Cheekwood can enjoy the changing of the leaves, cute scarecrows, two pumpkin houses perfect for Fall photo ops, a beer garden, live music and more.
Cheekwood harvest runs September 21 – October 27.
Catch an Indie Film at the Nashville Film Festival
The Nashville Film Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Fall. Running from October 3-12, visitors can enjoy over 250 films sharing stories from filmmakers around the world.
Catch a Titans or Commodores Game
For the football fans, Nashville’s NFL and SEC teams – the Tennessee Titans and the Vanderbilt University Commodores – play off and on in the city. Enjoy the team spirit and camaraderie that the Fall sport is known for, and cheer on your local favorite.
Get a Taste of Germany at Nashville Oktoberfest
This free and family-friendly festival in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood features beer, food, music, and some pretty unique activities like the Dachshund Derby. Join in on the 40th anniversary of Music City’s German-themed fun October 10-13.
Attend Pumpkinfest in Historic Franklin
Another free festival that takes you down to beautiful Williamson County, Downtown Franklin’s Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 26. With artisan vendors, food and drink, and family-friendly activities, and more.