Believe it or not, November is already here! The month of getting in the holiday spirit, Thanksgiving celebrations, and full bellies is going to be a great one. The CMA Awards is back, as are other local favorites such as Franklin's Wine Down Mainstreet and Murfreesboro's BoroDash. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!
It's time for downtown Franklin to come alive with Wine Down Main Street! This event is a unique wine tasting event that's known locally as one of the best nights out of the year. With more than 2,000 average attendees, the streets are closed for traffic while guests get to enjoy wines, beers, and spirits from local shops. Guests will also get to snack on food samplings provided by area restaurants and experience the sounds of local musicians along the way.
El Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is easily one of the most important celebrations in Mexico and Latin America! Known for their colorful decorations, energetic music, and elaborate displays, the celebrations demonstrate the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for ancestors. Cheekwood is bringing these traditions to Nashville with this event that includes traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine! Guests will also learn about the culture while exploring gorgeous altar displays and shopping in the marketplace.
The Nashville Food Project has partnered with five local breweries and five local restaurants for this debut event! Each brewery will be sharing a special, small-batch beer inspired by The Nashville Food Project, which might include herbs or peppers from their gardens or tastes made from "saved" fruits or vegetables. Each beer will also be accompanied by a paired bite created by a local restaurant! Guests will also get to enjoy live music and games.
Benefiting the YMCA "After Breast Cancer" program and partnered with Dillard's Department Store, this event will bring out your inner fashionista! Guests will get to enjoy an evening of fashion and fun with live entertainment by Cherish Lee, all while seeing the best of today's fashions.
The Nashville Scene promotes underground art and strives to connect the voice and vision of independent artists with their readers through this awesome event! Guests will have the opportunity to discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, meet the artists, and even make something themselves. There will be surprises at every booth including unique home goods, clothing, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, plush toys, DIY kits, screen-printing, original art, locally produced food, and much more. Don't miss out!
Join wine producers from across the state in showcasing the best wine Tennessee has to offer! SipTN is made up of only Tennessee wineries, so you can sip, savor, and purchase bottles of your favorite wines. There will also be live music, artisan crafts, and gourmet food. From the freshest produce and plants to the best wine and food, you are in for a true farm to bottle experience!
Shop, play, learn, and adopt as you check out awesome exhibitors with the latest and greatest in pet products and services for your furry friends! There will be amazing discounts, low-cost vaccinations, free nail trims, live obedience demos, and other incredible displays of canine athletics. If your pet is quite the little athlete themselves, they can participate too, no matter their age or ability!
November 13th: CMA Awards Bridgestone Arena | Nashville
The CMA Awards are back with Carrie Underwood to host, along with special guest hosts, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton! Enjoy a night of your favorite acts including Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Two collaborations have also been revealed that includes Dolly Parton, For King & Country, and Zach Williams, as well as P!NK and Chris Stapleton!
A Very Maury Christmas is returning for its 5th annual market! This year, guests will be introduced to some new vendors, as well as several of your favorites! The holiday market has truly turned into a community favorite and will feature over 30 quality vendors. There is a $5 entry fee that will be accepted at the door which benefits aMuse’um A Children’s Museum.
November 28th: BoroDash Dean Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium (MTSU) | Murfreesboro
Try kicking off your Thanksgiving festivities with the BoroDash! This 4-mile run/walk fundraiser has turned into a local favorite and staple of the season. With all the proceeds benefiting local charities, it's hard not to support a good event for a great cause. Gather your friends and family and get out there!