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Summer in Nashville

Summer is a pretty special time in Music City, as many of the city’s largest outdoor festivals and events happen during the summer months.

While some summer events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, there is plenty of Music City fun to have - indoors and out! But please do check ahead for event and business status updates during your visit.

Summer Trip Ideas

Start by checking out some of the events happening this Summer.

July 4th in Music City
Join the free fun
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th is the best 4th of July celebration in the country, but we're taking the event onscreen this year with a special online and television event. Tune in!

Seasons in Nashville
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The great outdoors

Your next summertime adventure is in Music City. Here, in Nashville, we have rivers to kayak, lakes to swim, and parks to explore. Plus you can dust off the cobwebs on your bike to cycle the Music City Greenways. Don't forget to check out First Horizon Park home of the Nashville Sounds and catch a game in Music City.

Honky Tonk Highway in Nashville
Free music, free nashville

Music City boasts a live music scene blasting out your favorite tunes each and every day for free. Why would we do such a crazy thing? Because music should be shared - we know that, and now you know that.

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Summertime concerts, festivals, and series
12 Summer Music Events in Nashville

Hope you have your calendar cleared because you're not going to want to miss this summer in Nashville. It's back to back festivals, weekly concert series, fireworks, GRAMMY-nominated artists, legendary acts, bucket-list concerts, and outdoor amphitheaters. Make sure you also take a look at Nashville's upcoming concert calendar.

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Bringing the kids never sounded so fun
19 Things to do with the Family this Summer

School's out for summer! Nashville is the place to be to ensure you don't waste a second of all that freedom. There's one amazing zoo, multiple water parks, museums, exhibits, and more that will make both the kids and adults happy this season.

Nashville Hot Chicken Festival
JOIN THE CELEBRATION OF THE CULINARY ARTS
12 Summer Food Events in Nashville

Nashville doesn't just enjoy food, we celebrate it. During the summer months, almost every week offers a party for the culinary arts inside Music City's eclectic neighborhoods. From beer festivals to wine celebrations there's something in Nashville for every type of foodie, wine lover, or craft beer enthusiast. Remember, at any time you can enjoy the beautiful weather and a bite to eat at the restaurants with patio seating in Music City or rooftop bars. And make sure to scoop out the spots with great cocktail and wine menus while in town. 

 

Still need more inspiration?

Check out Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2020 in The Tennessean.

Let Freedom Sing! July 4th in Music City
Nashville parties year-round
See more seasons

No matter what time of year you visit Nashville, you’ll find exciting events, thrilling concerts, and delicious food. While each season changes in weather, Music City keeps the fun going year-round. See what Nashville is doing during the other seasons.

What To Do in Music City

Browse through all the fun things Nashville has to offer. From arts & culture to shopping and sports, Nashville has something for everyone.