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Nashville Annual August Event Guide

An Annual Event Guide to August Events in Nashville


A list of Annual August Events in Nashville that includes some of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville in the month of August.

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Nashville Event Calendar - August

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Nashville has a never ending supply of world class entertainment that's sure to please anyone and an absolute ton of Things to Do and See in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Browse through our Nashville Event Calendar to find out what's currently happening in and around Nashville this month.

Middle Tennessee County Fairs

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Middle Tennessee County Fairs are annual events and most all normally kick off at the beginning of August and run through Mid-September every year.

Mid-TN Back to School Guide

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Already it's back to school time in Middle Tennessee. The summer went by so fast and now it's time to get ready for the 1st day of school and we've gathered up all the info you need to know from finding your local school district to shopping tips, sale, and events to help you get back to school with ease.

Art After Hours

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Art After Hours, Nashville's first monthly citywide art crawl offers a chance for art lovers to enjoy art after work at some of Nashville's best art galleries. This fun fun event takes place on the first Thursday of each month, and "It's Free!"

Avant-Garage Sale

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The Avant-Garage Sale is the annual destination for visitors to explore the gallery archives within a boutique vintage and affordable arts market. Cool artwork, art books, furniture, props, design, and posters are always selected for every year’s event. This is a once-a-year opportunity to explore one-of-a-kind merchandise.

Bell Witch Bluegrass Festival

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Bell Witch Bluegrass Festival is always held at the old Bell School in Adams Tennessee on the 2nd weekend of August.

Brain Matters

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Brain Matters is an interactive exhibit that has in depth information about the brain, how it works and information about diseases and disorders. This exhibit consists of three stations that allow you to spend as much time as you like delving into the mystery of the human brain. Located in 100 Oaks Mall (upstairs), this free Vanderbilt exhibit is open during regular mall hours.

Centennial Park Big Band Dances

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Metro Parks’ popular Big Band Dances kick off every Saturday night from June through August at the Centennial Park Event Shelter. A variety of free dance lessons are taught at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. and live music plays from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair. Snacks and beverages available from the Centennial Café.

Courtyard Concert Series

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Every summer beginning in Mid-August and running into October, the Nashville Public Library hosts a series of free Courtyard Concerts. These concerts normally take place once a week during lunch time hours at the Nashville Public Library.

Craig Morgan Charity Ride

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The Craig Morgan Charity Ride is normally set for the first full weekend of August in Morgan’s hometown of Dickson, which is located 30 miles west of Nashville. Proceeds from the two-day event, which includes a ride and concert benefit the Craig Morgan Charity Fund.

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