The weather is finally cooling down and outdoor events are picking up. If you’re looking for a fun date night or family outing that will let you enjoy the crisp fall temperatures, we’ve got you covered. Make plans to head outside and have a little fun at these noteworthy fall events.
Cheekwood’s celebration of all things fall is back! Cheekwood Harvest kicks off on Sept. 18, with programming and activities for the whole family. Stop by for a chance to admire the changing leaves, explore the Pumpkin House and Village, and tour the scarecrow exhibit in the Turner Seasons Garden. Cheekwood Harvest runs through Halloween and includes a variety of special events, including the Japanese Moon Viewing (Sept. 19), Fall for Cheekwood (Oct. 10), Pooch Parade (Oct. 23) and El Día de los Muertos (Oct. 30-31). Visit cheekwood.org for more info.
Enjoy live music in one of the city’s most magical settings at Musicians Corner. The weekly concert series takes place in Centennial Park every Thursday and Friday night, from 5 to 9 p.m., featuring an impressive lineup of local and national talent. Upcoming highlights include Alanna Royale on Sept. 16, three days of Americanafest shows on Sept. 23-25, and Louis York and Paul McDonald on Sept. 30. For more information, visit musicianscornernashville.com.
This outdoor movie series pairs classic films and a beautiful setting for a night under the stars. The event, for guests 21 and older, takes place at the amphitheater at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Films, which include The Sandlot, Hocus Pocus and Bridesmaids, run on select Wednesday and Thursday nights. Each program includes appearances by a featured craft brewery, as well as wine selections and a host of food trucks for guests to enjoy. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nightlight615.com.
Boo at the Zoo
If you’re looking for some family-friendly Halloween fun, the Nashville Zoo’s popular Boo at the Zoo is back for three weeks in October. The evening event — which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15-17, 19-24 and 26-30 — includes trick-or-treating stations, animal shows and plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes are strongly encouraged, but nothing scary. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit nashvillezoo.org.