Nashville's Fall Bucket List

Harvest your experience in Music City with this Fall Bucket List.

There is a crisp chill in the air, and the leaves are changing colors, which can only mean one thing: it is time for autumn in Nashville. Between football, bonfires, and foliage, gather the family for a day out in Nashville this fall season.

Pop into a Fall Pop-up

Let the fun times be-gin when you discover Music City's temporary pop-ups decorated with unique themes where you can enjoy imaginative, spirited cocktails and wickedly tasty bites. From hotels and restaurants to dive bars and speakeasies, there are plenty of seasonally inspired pop-up bars to choose from.

Dream Nashville | Fairlane Hotel | Holston Hotel | Noelle Hotel

Cheer on Nashville Sports

We can all agree that fall is a time for sports. Nashville is home to multiple professional teams, and loyal fans travel from near and far to experience the thrill of a game. Whether you are watching from the sidelines or joining the crowd in a sports bar, you can find an action-packed place in Nashville to tune into your favorite game.

Nashville SCNashville Predators | Tennessee Titans

Get Cozy at a Coffee Shop

One of the best things about fall is cozying up in your favorite Nashville coffee shop. Whether you prefer a pumpkin spice latte, chai tea, or a jolt of espresso, there is no shortage of cafés in Nashville from which to choose your seasonal brew. With an abundance of local coffee shops AND a delicious selection of pastries and breakfast options available, you will leave ready to seize the day in Nashville.

8th & Roast | Barista Parlor | Crema CoffeeFrothy Monkey | Killebrew Coffee

S'more Fall Fun

Get cozy at a fire pit while enjoying live music and a glass of wine or roasting a couple of gooey s’mores surrounded by Nashville’s great outdoors. Each weekend during the cooler seasons, share a ghost story and make a magical memory around a campfire in Music City.

Adventure Park at Nashville Firepit Fridays | Arrington Vineyards & Winery

Shop the Season at a Farmers' Market

Every autumn, Music City flashes hues of yellow, orange, and red. The leaves change colors, mums are in full bloom, and the vegetables are ready for harvesting. Across Nashville, neighborhoods are filled with local farmers’ markets selling fresh produce, artisanal food, crafts, and more.

12 South Farmers’ Market | East Nashville Farmers’ Market | Nashville Farmers' Market | Richland Park Farmers’ Market | Wedgewood-Houston Farmers’ Market

Pick an Outdoor Activity

While the weather is crisp and the foliage is nearing its peak, this is the perfect time to check off one of Nashville’s outdoor activities. Enjoy a brisk walk around a scenic lake, set up a picnic in a park, or concert at an outdoor music venue.

Ascend Amphitheater | Centennial Park | Radnor Lake | Warner Parks

Autumn al Fresco

Nothing beats an alfresco meal shared on one of Nashville’s rooftops or patios. Each neighborhood has a unique taste and offers an authentic experience you cannot get anywhere else. Enjoy the cool fall weather and a bite to eat at the many restaurants with outdoor seating.

3 Kinds of RooftopsPatios by Neighborhood

Savor the Sips

Nashville is not just a city for music lovers; it appeals to craft beer drinkers, distillery enthusiasts, and wine connoisseurs, too. It’s not a trip to Music City until you warm up with a shot of Tennessee whiskey at a distillery or tap into a local brewery. And let’s not forget about Nashville's wineries, where you can enjoy a glass of red or white paired with a view and the sound of live music humming in the background. Make your way through Nashville’s fall bucket list, sip by sip.

6th & Peabody | Arrington Vineyards & Winery | Bearded Iris Brewing | Belle Meade Winery | City Winery Nashville | Diskin Cider | East Nashville Beer WorksJackalope Brewing Company | Jack Daniel Distillery | Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery | Tennessee Brew Works

Shop Local

It is sweater weather in Nashville, and there is so much to fall for this season. Keep warm (and stylish) with a few of your favorite things like sweaters, warm colors, boots, and beanies from a Nashville shop. Find a local treasure when exploring local shops and take a piece of Nashville home with you.

Fifth & Broadway | L&L Market PlaceThe Mall at Green Hills | The Music City Shop | Opry Mills

Thanksgiving in Nashville

Are you looking for a place to gather the whole family for the Holiday? With dine-in and carry-out options available, make your holiday stress-free with an easy dinner accompanied by side dishes and dessert from a local restaurant. Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun, and food, and with plenty of events to choose from, Nashville is the perfect place to celebrate the weekend.

Thanksgiving in Nashville