There’s never a bad time to visit Nashville, but at UrbanNashville, we think the fall might be the best time for exploring the Music City. Fall in Nashville features cooler temperatures than summer, making it ideal for all sorts of activities. Simply throw on your favorite sweater or flannel and walk around downtown; you’re sure to find something that suits your interests.
If you’re looking for inspiration from locals, we’re here to help. Urban Nashville’s team of area experts has crafted a list of our favorite autumn activities to experience in Nashville on your next getaway.
Enjoy Nashville’s Finest Fall Festivals & Events
In the fall, Nashville comes alive with exciting events. From celebrations of music festivals to celebrations of the autumn season and everything in between, there’s an event for every interest. Here’s a list of some of the biggest upcoming fall events:
- Nashville Film Festival
- Nashville Oktoberfest
- Artober Nashville
- Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival
- Light the Nations
- Southern Festival of Books
- Tennessee Craft Fair
Experience Music in the Music City
They call Nashville the Music City for a reason; musical talent is abundant here. While Nashville is synonymous with country music, you can frequently hear rock, gospel, and other genres as well. You can find fantastic live music throughout the city on a daily basis, and in many cases, it’s free at the local honky-tonks.
Nashville’s most famous music venue is the Grand Ole Opry, which is nearing 100 years old. The Grand Ole Opry is the premier destination for country music fans; countless legends have graced the stage over the years. You can typically find a rocking concert at the Grand Ole Opry from Tuesday through Sunday.
Attend a Game
All of Nashville looks forward to the fall when the local football and hockey teams begin to play, and you can get in on the fun by attending a game. The Tennessee Titans, the city’s NFL team, play at Nissan Stadium. The open-air stadium allows attendees to enjoy the crisp fall weather while also cheering on the home team with nearly 70,000 other fans.
For hockey fanatics, checking out a Nashville Predators game is a must. The atmosphere at Bridgestone Arena is phenomenal and features quirky fan traditions like throwing catfish on the ice. Even if you aren’t a fan of the Titans or Predators, attending a game is still a blast.
Indulge in Nashville’s Signature Dish
If you’re feeling a little cool from Nashville’s fall climate, there’s an easy way to warm up: Nashville hot chicken. Today, you can find Nashville hot chicken throughout the U.S., but nowhere does it better than Nashville. Nashville hot chicken originated nearly 100 years ago in Nashville at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, but you can find it in countless restaurants around the city. Be warned; this dish can be quite spicy, so be prepared to deal with some heat.
Find a Rental & Start Planning Your Fall Trip to Nashville
Fall in Nashville is something everyone should experience at least once; there’s so much to do and see. You can find the perfect accommodations for exploring the city by browsing UrbanNashville’s collection of vacation rentals. We have a wide variety of rentals, ranging from one bedroom to four bedrooms.
Fall is an eventful time to visit Nashville. As the weather starts to cool and the summer crowds wane, a wide array of festivals bring tons of excitement to the Music City.
If you’re planning a vacation to Nashville in the fall, you need to stay up to date on all of the festivals coming to the city. UrbanNashville is here to keep you in the loop; we offer a wide range of vacation rentals in the area, and as area experts, we know all about the exciting festivals you can enjoy this fall. Continue reading for information about some of Nashville’s best upcoming fall festivals.
Live on the Green
You can’t beat a free music festival in the Music City. Live on the Green, which is free to attend, is a five-day music festival over Labor Day weekend. Head to Public Square Park for days of live performances from a stacked lineup of artists. Of course, there’s also delicious food and drink to enjoy as well. If you want to elevate your festival experience, you can purchase VIP passes that will give you a better view of the stage, access to a VIP area, and more.
Nashville Brew Fest
If you’re a craft beer aficionado, you have to make it to Nashville Brew Fest at First Horizon Park. Here, attendees enjoy live music, food trucks, and craft beer. Lots of beer. The festival has more than 150 brews from over 50 breweries. Whether you purchase a general admission or early access ticket, you will receive unlimited beer samples. Cheers to a day of sampling delicious beers!
Wine on the River
If you aren’t much of a beer drinker, how about wine? Wine enthusiasts can head to Riverfront Park for Wine on the River, a festival celebrating this fabulous nectar. Here, you can sample wine, beer, and spirits that are unique to the region, allowing you to get a little taste of Nashville. While you swirl, sniff, and sip, you can also take in live music from local bands.
Nashville Cocktail Festival
In a single month, Nashville has festivals celebrating beer, wine, and cocktails, so get ready to get your drink on. Unlike the beer and wine festivals, the Nashville Cocktail Festival is a two-day event. This festival is the perfect place to sample new drinks, mingle with like-minded people, and celebrate the art of the perfectly crafted cocktail.
Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival
The Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival is the perfect event for embracing the autumn spirit. This family-friendly event at Lucky Ladds Farm includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and fall treats like caramel apples. It’s a spectacular way to get into the spirit of the season and keep the whole family entertained.
Enjoy the Best of Nashville in a Beautiful Vacation Rental
After a busy day experiencing the best fall festivals in Nashville, return to your vacation rental from UrbanNashville and relax. At Urban Nashville, we pride ourselves on offering vacation rentals that go above and beyond your expectations to help make your getaway extra special. We would love to host your next trip to Nashville; to book with us, please check availability online or call 615-669-1293.