Mark your calendars and get ready as the fun this summer continues! Check out events in Nashville this August 2021 from sports, rock ‘n roll, music festivals, food fests, and more!
May – September
First Horizon Park
Enjoy the thrill of baseball with the Nashville Sounds, AAA Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Peanuts, home runs, Cracker Jacks, and a game almost every single day. Come enjoy a game in Music City!
Williamson County Fair
Williamson County Agricultural EXPO Park
The 2021 Williamson County Fair will be held August 6th through 14th at the Williamson County Agricultural EXPO Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, Tennessee 37064. The fair features competitive events, educational exhibits, livestock competitions, shows and attractions, and special events!
Eat the Street Food Truck Festival
Eat the Street, Franklin’s first food truck-themed fundraiser will take place on Friday, August 6 from 5 – 10 p.m. at Franklin Bicentennial Park, located at Hillsboro Rd. and 3rd Ave. North. Join them for good food and fun for a great cause!
Hilton Nashville Airport
Are you a rock fan or a music podcaster? ROCKNPOD is a unique annual event bringing together rock fans, artists, podcasters, and vendors for events that celebrate the past, promote the present, and look to the future. Rock is NOT dead and ROCKNPOD is an annual reminder of that!
Babe Fest 2021
The third annual Babe Fest, a celebration of women in business, is Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, 2021, at Diskin Cider. The weekend-long event will feature the release of their summer seasonal strawberry-lime rosé cider, Babe Magnet, along with a 90s dance party on Friday and a maker’s market on Saturday. Babe Fest is free for all ages.
Nashville Pipes and Drums
Frist Art Museum Turner Courtyard
Listen to the sounds of Scotland and learn more about its rich cultural heritage during this day of performances in the Turner Courtyard. Inspired by the exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, Nashville Pipes and Drums will present fifteen-minute performances at the top of each hour, accompanied by Highland dancers. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a performance before or after seeing Designing the New in our galleries.
Music City Grand Prix
Join us in Nashville this Summer as the Music City Racing Trifecta continues. The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will take place on August 6-8. The Grand Prix is more than a race and will include a three-day festival of food and music.
Game Terminal Beer Launch Party with Sparkle City Disco
The Game Terminal
The Game Terminal Beer Launch Party with Sparkle City Disco is Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 7:00pm to 1:00am at The Game Terminal. This event will feature the launch of Game Terminal’s beer called Game TerminALE which is in collaboration with Half Batch Brewing. Guests can expect disco hits from the 70s and 80s from Sparkle City Disco DJ, oversized mirrored balls, lights, and lasers. Tickets are $5.
Music City Drum Show
Expo 7 Building
Don’t miss a beat! Join the Music City Drum Show at The Fairgrounds Nashville Expo 2 Building. The event is focused on drum displays, sales, networking, and clinics; with over 25,000 sq ft of drums, cymbals, hardware, sticks, and all kinds of drum accessories. All are welcome to come!
Adventure Science Center
Bring the whole family to soak up the last bit of summer with exciting Live Science demonstrations, backyard activities, and sports-inspired games! Some of your favorite Nashville teams & mascots may even make an appearance throughout the day.
Movie in the Park
Bring a chair or pack a blanket for an evening movie! This free movie will begin at sunset (*approximately 8pm). Bring your friends and family for a Friday movie night! Concessions items will be available for purchase.
Tomato Art Fest
The Tomato Art Fest Commemorative Pin helps support the annual festival and parade in historic five points. This year’s pin was inspired by Tomato Bass (Base), the official artwork of the 2021 Tomato Art Festival, created by Jason Brueck of Raven and Whale Gallery in East Nashville’s Five Points.
First Horizon Park
Blended is the social experience you’ve been craving! Featuring live performances by some of today’s most notable acts, a 100-foot wine tent, culinary stage, wellness lounge, the Maxim VIP Village, and more. $2 from each Blended Festival ticket purchased will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Fútbar Summer Fest
The Fairgrounds Nashville
This event will feature a full-day soccer tournament, food trucks, an alcohol tent, and a variety of local vendors. Adults can participate in the co-ed soccer tournament on a team made up of 4-10 players. There will be two guaranteed 25-minute games and prizes for the winners. The registration fee per team is $100. The rest of the event is free and open to all ages!
Titans Battle of the Bands
Fifth + Broadway Rooftop Showcase Stage
Five up-and-coming bands of all genres will compete for a Gibson Guitar Equipment prize pack and the opportunity to perform at halftime during the Titans vs. Dolphins game on Sunday, January 2, 2022! Tickets are $25 per person.
Great Americana BBQ Festival
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
Visitors will enjoy some of the most finger-licking good barbecue around, prepared by professional pit masters and iron chefs from across the country. On August 27th and 28th, the air in Franklin, Tennessee will be filled with the sweet aroma of hickory smoke and simmering sauce at Harlinsdale Farm.