Crafty Bastards
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Crafty Bastards

  • 1201 laurel street nashville, tn (map)
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Crafty Bastards is a juried exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 14 years ago in Washington, D.C., presented by the Nashville Scene’s sister publication, the Washington City Paper.
Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. We are thrilled to host Crafty Bastards for the third year in The Gulch neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2018 from 10 AM - 4 PM at 1201 Laurel St. This is a FREE community event, made possible by our sponsors!

 
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Nashville Oktoberfest
Oct
11
to Oct 14

Nashville Oktoberfest

  • 998 5th Avenue North Nashville, TN, 37219 United States (map)
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Oktoberfest has something for EVERYONE! Delicious German foods from dozens of restaurants & vendors, world-class beer from local breweries, tons of events, Arts & Crafts vendors, stages of live German music, the Dachshund Derby, an enormous parade through downtown, and the 2nd largest 5K Race & Run in Tennessee – plus so much more!

 
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Markets for Makers
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Markets for Makers

Markets for Makers is heading to Nashville this fall! Celebrating not only the Music City's finest but the best of the best in the region!  Once you arrive at the Track One venue, you will be able to enjoy a bar, local food trucks, discover tons of makers and emerging brands, take photos at our many unique photo walls, enjoy kids play areas, music and more!

 
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Pilgrimage Fest
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Pilgrimage Fest

  • The Park at Harlinsdale Farm (map)
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A diverse, renowned lineup of Rock & Roll, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Indie, Gospel, Pop & Blues. Pilgrimage music programming has grown in its first 3 years to 6 stages, 60+ musicians in a city many call home. It serves great value and advantage to Pilgrimage that so many talented musicians and industry folks live in such close proximity. Pilgrimage always has surprises on stage that include guest appearances, acoustic performances, and unique pairings. Pilgrimage freely mixes genres and musical styles to create an intentionally diverse music experience throughout the day so you can see all of your favorites and discover new ones. Headliners this year include Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Lionel Ritchie, Amos Lee and more!

Makers Village is our marketplace featuring southern makers, local artisans, and craftsman in keeping with the larger Pilgrimage vision of creating a one of a kind experience in an authentic, handcrafted way to create the exceptional customer experience.

 
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Highlands Fest
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Highlands Fest

  • 900 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY, 40204 United States (map)
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We're gearing up for Highlands Festival 2018!  Saturday, September 8, check out the hottest art, craft and music fest of the year beginning at 1pm!  All your favorite local vendors will be there, along with live performances by some of the hottest local musicians!  Bring the kids for an assortment of activities in the new and improved Fun Zone, where there’s something for the whole family: great food, a DJ spinning tunes from the Red Bull Fire Truck, and a covered beer garden sponsored by Goose Island!  All of the Highlands Fest activities will take place along the 900 Block of Baxter Ave in the Highlands, from Highland to Broadway.  The music starts at 4:00, but the party goes all day! 

 
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Tomato Art Fest
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Tomato Art Fest

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.

 
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CMA Fest Fan Fair X
Jun
7
to Jun 10

CMA Fest Fan Fair X

Fan Fair X, located inside Music City Center, is where you can truly live the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience. Visit the CMA Close Up Stage and more live music in addition to artist meet-and-greet booths, a marketplace and so much more! Children 8 years and younger are admitted free.

 
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Markets for Makers
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Markets for Makers

Markets for Makers is heading to Nashville this summer! Celebrating not only the Music City's finest but the best of the best in the region!  Once you arrive at the Track One venue, you will be able to enjoy a bar, local food trucks, discover tons of makers and emerging brands, take photos at our many unique photo walls, enjoy kids play areas, music and more! 

 
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Sevier Park Fest
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Sevier Park Fest

Unique local vendors, food, art, fashion, pet adoptions and great music on 4 stages. Other highlights include the Halcyon Bike Shop + Redkite Max Gander Memorial Criterium Races, Edley's Bar-B-Que Hot Wing Eating Contest, Nashville Longest Burrito with Las Palmas Mexican Restaurante, the Publix Kids Area & more. 

Sevier Park Fest is a benefit for the Friends of Sevier Park and celebrates the neighboring communities of 12South and Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors to promote local talent and businesses. 

 
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Nash Spring Bash
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Nash Spring Bash

Project 615's 4th annual Nash Spring Bash is a food truck & local vendor meet-up celebrating all things Nashville. It's a FREE and family-friendly event that is open to the public where you can enjoy music, your favorite food trucks and over 40 local business vendors.

 
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Franklin Main Street Festival
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Franklin Main Street Festival

The free spring celebration is returning to downtown Franklin on April 28 and 29. One of the of the largest events in the Southeast, the festival is expected to draw a crowd of thousands for a fun-filled weekend of music, arts and crafts, food and children’s activities.

 
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Dickens of a Christmas
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Dickens of a Christmas

The 33rd annual free street festival will recreate the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as the backdrop. Some 200 musicians, dancers and characters will fill the streets, including several from Charles Dickens’s stories. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim Cratchit with his parents from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.

As more attention is turned toward downtown Franklin in both the local and national press, we encourage festival goers to dress in Victorian costume and to add to the ambiance as they stroll the streets.

This year’s event will reprise a crowd favorite from last year: it WILL snow at Dickens of a Christmas! Come decked out in holiday style to capture that perfect family picture.

 
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Made South Franklin
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Made South Franklin

MADE SOUTH events celebrate the best makers, food, drink, music and art in the South!

MADE SOUTH Holiday Market Friday Night VIP Party
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5p-9p

-Early shopping with 130+ of the finest makers & artisans in the South
-Two drink tickets for Eli Mason cocktails featuring Cathead Vodka and Rabbit Hole Distilling
-Food tastings from local and regional chefs
-Southern distiller tastings
-Guaranteed MADE SOUTH reusable tote bag
-Live music from MamaDear
-VIP wristband for free admission to Saturday's event
-21+ event
-Rain or shine
-Free parking


MADE SOUTH Holiday Market
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9a-5p

-Shop 130+ of the finest makers & artisans in the South
-Food tastings from local and regional chefs
-Southern Knife Fight chef competition presented by Springer Mountain Farms
-Southern distiller tastings for 21+ guests
-Live music
-Free parking
-Family friendly
-Rain or shine
-Children 12 years of age or younger admitted free with paying adult
-First 2,000 guests on Saturday receive a complimentary MADE SOUTH reusable tote bag

 
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Crafty Bastards
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Bastards

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is a juried exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 14 years ago in Washington, D.C., presented by the Nashville Scene’s sister publication, the Washington City Paper. The Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with the handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. We are thrilled to again host Crafty Bastards in The Gulch neighborhood on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10 AM - 4 PM. This is a FREE community event!

 
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Nashville Oktoberfest
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Nashville Oktoberfest

Celebrate the traditions of the Munich Oktoberfest in the heart of Music City! Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest festival & has been an annual tradition since 1980. Spanning 10 city blocks, over a quarter of a million people will attend the 38th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest. But it’s not just a German beer festival!

Oktoberfest has something for EVERYONE: delicious German & specialty food from dozens of restaurants & vendors, world-class beer from local & German breweries, tons of kids & family events, over 125 Arts & Crafts vendors, 3 stages of live German music, Wiener Dog races, an enormous parade through downtown, and the 2nd largest 5K Race & Run in Tennessee – plus so much more!

In 2017, join 300,000 German fans and festivalgoers in Nashville for the greatest Oktoberfest that America has ever seen!

 
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Highlands Fest
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Highlands Fest

We're gearing up for Highlands Festival 2017!  Saturday, September 9, check out the hottest art, craft and music fest of the year beginning at 1pm!  All your favorite local vendors will be there, along with live performances by some of the hottest local musicians!  Bring the kids for an assortment of activities in the new and improved Fun Zone, where there’s something for the whole family: great food, a DJ spinning tunes from the Red Bull Fire Truck, and a covered beer garden sponsored by Goose Island!  All of the Highlands Fest activities will take place along the 900 Block of Baxter Ave in the Highlands, from Highland to Broadway.  The music starts at 4:00, but the party goes all day! 

 
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Tomato Art Fest
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Tomato Art Fest

Tomato Art Fest returns August 11th and 12th, 2017 for the 14th 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 2016, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities.  

 
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Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

St. Matthews Street Festival

On August 5th from 11am-10pm, Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue will be transformed into one of the best street festivals in Louisville! You’ll find bands, food, vendors, and activities for both adults and children.

Showcased will be area retailers, restaurants, and live entertainment. Family fun and activities include the free Kids Zone, Fun Zone and Wellness Fair. You find vendors who have something special, unique or delicious to share with everyone!

 
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Sevier Park Fest
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Sevier Park Fest

The purpose of the Sevier Park Street Fest is to bring together the Belmont/Hillsboro and 12South neighborhood communities in partnership to promote the local talent and businesses. Money raised is used to enhance and support Sevier Park’s planned renewal and any future improvements that increases the park’s community use and appeal through The Friends of Sevier Park.

 
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Dickens of a Christmas
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Dickens of a Christmas

Join us for the largest Christmas festival in Middle Tennessee! Step back in time with the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County when Dickens of a Christmas returns to Franklin’s Main Street December 10-11, 2016.

Sponsored this year by Nissan, the 32nd annual free street festival will recreate the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s Victorian architecture as the backdrop. Some 200 musicians, dancers and characters will fill the streets, including several from Charles Dickens’s stories. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim Cratchit with his parents from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children.

 
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Music City Winterfest
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Music City Winterfest

Music City Winterfest is a free day of holiday cheer, activities, and entertainment for the whole family. Shop our Holiday Market for unique gifts from Nashville craft artisans, and treat yourself at our food trucks and beer garden while enjoying live music, kids activities, horse-drawn carriage and train rides, pet portraits, snowball fights, and much more! Be on the lookout for special appearances – we hear Santa himself will be coming to town!

 
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Nashvember
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Nashvember

Nashvember is free and has an open invitation for anyone who enjoys talented musicians, delicious local fare and supporting local businesses!

Nashvember is a gathering of all types of people in and around Nashville who enjoy a good time & want to help local charities and businesses at the same time. 

 
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Crafty Bastards
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Crafty Bastards

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair  is an exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 13 years ago in Washington, D.C., presented by our sister publication, the Washington City Paper. Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014 as Crafts and Drafts, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with the handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. Following three successful iterations of Crafts and Drafts, Nashville Scene is relaunching the event in our market as Crafty Bastards, with artist submissions from a national level and relocating this outdoor event to The Gulch neighborhood on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10 AM - 4 PM. This is a FREE event!

 
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Light the Nations
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Light the Nations

Light the Nations will take place on Saturday October 22nd from 4:00 pm-10:00 pm on 51st ave in West Nashville.  The event will highlight the up and coming area featuring local businesses, art, vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment.

 
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Belknap Festival
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Belknap Festival

The Belknap Fall Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Belknap Neighborhood. The Festival is organized and staffed by neighborhood volunteers and the proceeds from the Festival go directly to fund neighborhood community projects. In previous years the Festival has supported tree planting, neighborhood beautification, neighborhood cleanup and support for community based groups.

 
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Nashville Oktoberfest
Oct
7
to Oct 9

Nashville Oktoberfest

German culture in a southern setting is the backdrop for the Nashville Oktoberfest, returning to historic Germantown Oct. 7, 8 & 9, where festival goers eat, drink and celebrate their German heritage (or lack of it). A Tennessee tradition since 1980, the Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest festival and one of the largest fall festivals in the South.

 
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Highlands Festival
Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

Highlands Festival

Highlands Fest 2016 is upon us!  Saturday, September 10, 2016, check out the hottest block party of the year beginning at 1pm!  All your favorite local art and craft vendors will be there, along with live performances by some of the hottest local musicians!  Bring the kids for an assortment of activities in the fun zone where there’s something for everyone: great food, live music and a covered beer garden sponsored by Shocktop Belgian White!  All of the Highlands Fest activities will take place along the 900 Block of Baxter Ave in the Highlands, the music starts at 4:00, but the party goes all day!

 
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