Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been cancelled or postponed. Luckily, some events have already been rescheduled for a later date! Here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for events to look forward to after quarantine in chronological order.
Events to Look Forward to After Quarantine
Record Store Day
Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent record stores across the world every year in April. Due to COVID-19, Record Store Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 20, 2020. To celebrate, many locations host free concerts and offer discounts on vinyl.
Vintage Market Days: Wish
Vintage Market Days presents Wish from Thursday to Saturday, July 2-4, 2020, at The Fairgrounds Nashville. The spring market features a wide range of vendors and goods, including vintage, vintage-inspired, architectural salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry, clothing, and more. Food trucks will be on site with food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets range from $5-$15. Children 12 and under get in FREE. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
The Nashville Repertory Theatre presents Mary Poppins at TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theater from July 2-11, 2020. The popular musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film is perfect for the whole family!
Nashville Cocktail Festival
The Nashville Cocktail Festival is a city-wide celebration of craft cocktails and bartenders taking place Tuesday through Saturday, July 7-11, 2020, at various locations. The festival has two main events in addition to numerous intimate opportunities throughout the week. Ticket prices depend on the event and can be purchased online.
Franklin Main Street Festival
The annual Main Street Festival, one of the largest events in the Southeast, is Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2020, from 10:00am to 6:00pm in Historic Downtown Franklin. Attendees can expect a weekend full of music, arts, crafts, rides, food, and children’s activities. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Chihuly at Cheekwood
The Chihuly at Cheekwood exhibit is open Saturday, July 18, 2020, through Sunday, January 10, 2021. The exhibition will open at the same time of the reopening of the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail. Guests can expect large-scale installations in the gardens, pedestal work in the galleries, and a monumental sculpture in the Frist Learning Center Great Hall. Guests may view the exhibit during day from 9:00am to 4:30pm and during the night, Thursday through Sunday, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
The Bloody Mary Festival
The Bloody Mary Festival has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Track One. The event will feature some of the best Bloody Marys in town along with bites and beverages from local eateries, live music, and vendors. Participating companies include Whiskey Kitchen, Saint Anejo, Tavern, Loveless Cafe, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Walker Feed Co, Seaside Grown, TC Craft Tequila, and Blue Note Bourbon.
Music City Brewer’s Festival
Music City Brewer’s Festival, one of the longest-running beer festivals in Nashville, is Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Walk of Fame Park. VIP tickets grant access an hour early from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Enjoy brew tastings from over 40 local, regional, national, and imported breweries. There will also be vendors, food, and live music. This event is 21 and over only.
Tomato Art Fest
The 17th annual Tomato Art Fest returns to the Five Points area of East Nashville on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2020. Last year attendance hit over 60,000, making it one of Nashville’s most popular free festivals. Throughout the two-day event, there are tomato-themed activities, contests, vendors, drinks, live music, art, and all-around good times.
Nashville Fashion Week
Nashville Fashion Week, an annual city-wide celebration of fashion and retail, takes place from Tuesday to Saturday, August 4-8, 2020. Events range from pre-events to industry panels to runway shows to a final gala. This year Tanya Taylor and Timo Weiland will headline the opening night.
Nashville Wine & Food Festival
The annual Nashville Wine and Food Festival is Saturday, August 8, 2020, from noon to 4:00pm at Omni Nashville Hotel. This popular event features over 50 wineries, 20 local restaurants, a beer garden with over 10 breweries, and an artisan market featuring local vendors. Guests can enjoy browsing the food and wine vendors, meeting chefs and sommeliers, and attending seminars while tasting samples of some of the city’s best food and beverages.
Thousands of music fans, festival-goers, and even white-collar Roovians are already daydreaming about their weekend on the Manchester farm. Bonnaroo will take place from Thursday to Sunday, September 24-27, 2020. Attendees can expect four days and nights packed with music, comedy, art, food, camping, activities, and good times.
Pilgrimage Festival 2020
Pilgrimage Festival, the popular two-day music and cultural festival in Franklin, is Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, 2020, at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Last year’s lineup included Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart, +LIVE+, Better Than Ezra, and many more.
Nashville Oktoberfest 2020
The annual Nashville Oktoberfest is from Thursday to Sunday, October 8-11, 2020, in Germantown. Up to 300,000 people are expected to attend this free, family-friendly festival in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Attendees will enjoy four days of food, live music, vendors, beer, and entertainment. Activities will include the Oktoberfest Parade, Germantown 5k Bier Run, Bratwurst Eating Contest, Pup Parade, Dachshund Derby, Kids Zone, and more!