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Nashville Annual July Event Guide

An Annual Event Guide to July Events in Nashville


A list of Annual July 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 July.

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Nashville Event Calendar - July

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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.

Independence Day at Riverfront Park

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For nearly 20 years Nashville has celebrated Independence Day along the banks of the Cumberland River.The Nashville Fourth of July celebration at Riverfront Park is an annual Nashville Tradition.

Middle Tennessee 4th of July Area Celebrations

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While Downtown Nashville has a great fireworks display there are tons more annual July 4th Celebrations and happenings in and around the Middle Tennessee Area.

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!"

Bluegrass at the Ryman

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Every summer the importance of Bluegrass Music and Genre is highlighted in the Bluegrass at the Ryman series. Series usually runs each week for about 6 weeks in the months of June and July.

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.

Buchanan Log House Lecture Series

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The Buchanan Log House host monthly lectures on the 3rd Sunday of each month. These historical lectures feature a different speaker each month and highlight the people and times that define the local Donelson-Hermitage area. Free and open the public.

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.

Chet Atkins Appreciation Society

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Founded in 1950's by one of Chet's fans, Jim Ferron, the CAAS has grown into one of the largest guitar-related fan clubs in the world. Since 1985, their 4 day convention is held each year in Nashville, Tennessee, the second week of July.


CyberSphere at the Renaissance Center offers very impressive year-round brilliant laser light and planetarium shows with an infinite array of colors, scans the dome with incredible speed, creating some of the most unusual and colorful imagery in the world. Cost is normally under $10.

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