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Happenings in Nashville

Upcoming Events in Nashville

Be sure to call ahead and confirm dates, times, location, and admission fees--things may change without notification. For music events, please see BlueShoe's Guide to Music

2014 marks the 73rd running of the Iroquois Steeplechase. When Iroquois, the namesake of the Nashville race, became the first American-bred winner of the English Derby in 1881, Wall Street closed temporarily for a celebration. Photo of the Running of the Hounds by Jon Erickson/BlueShoe Nashville. All rights reserved.

Spring 2014

May 10, 2014: Iroquois Steeplechase. Held on the second Saturday of May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is one of the premiere spring races in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators. Read about the background of this annual event that is celebrating its 72nd year. Tickets and tailgating options can be purchased online. Held in Percy Warner Park.

  • Gates Open at 8:00 a.m.
  • First race at 1:00 p.m.
  • Last race ends at approx. 4:30 p.m. with the featured race, the Iroquois.

Read about what's new and happening at the 73rd Running of the Iroquois.

IroquoisPhoto by BlueShoe Nashville. All rights reserved.

May 16, 2014: Percy Warner Full Moon Pickin' Party

May 16 - 31, 2014: Anna in the Tropics

Presented by Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater
4610 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
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June 5 - 8, 2014: CMA Music Festival
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Times, ticket prices, and even performance dates and locations may change. Please confirm scheduling before heading to an event. Need more options? Check out Free Things to Do in Nashville and Music in the City and live Theatre listings.

On-Going Events

Every fourth Saturday:: Nashville Flea Market at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds., 621 Mainstream Drive. 862-5016.

The Grand Ole Opry
Every Friday and Saturday evening year-round. 615-889-3060 for more information. 2802 Opryland Drive Nashville,TN 37214. Held on the Ryman Auditiorium during the winter.

For more musical events in Nashville, see BlueShoe's Music Guide.

IMAX theatre at Opry Mills. Seven-story wall-to-wall screen and high-fidelity digital sound. Movie line: 615-514-3456.

NashTrash Tours by the Jugg Sisters: a musical-comedy tour of Nashville Wednesdays through Saturdays on board the Big Pink Bus, departing from the Farmer's Market. For more information and times, call 800-342-2132.

Day Trips from Nashville

Southeast from Nashville:

nashville day tripsCasting for a tempting daytrip from Nashville? Chattanooga has a wonderful aquarium. On the way you may want to take in the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg. It's 75 miles southeast (see directions), with tours offered every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, New Year's Eve day and New Year's Day.

Northeast from Nashville:

mammoth cave, kentuckyMammoth Cave National Park, according to the Park literature, "preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest cave system, with more than 365 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a 'grand, gloomy and peculiar place,' but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name: Mammoth." The National Park is approximately 90 miles (145 km) north of Nashville. There are a number of guided tours you can take of the cave, including the daunting Wild Cave Tour. Here is a description of the physical challenges of the Wild Cave : "Free-climbing cave walls; lengthy crawls through areas as tight as 9 inches high; walking in a crouched position; hand and knee crawls over jagged rocks and dirt; crawling through wet areas; twisting into and out of tight crawlway openings." Sounds like fun, doesn't it? If you want a tour that is a bit less strenuous, try the Frozen Niagra Tour (suited for slow walkers and those with small children).




More resources to help you in your hunt for great FREE stuff to do in Nashville, Tennessee.

concertsNashville Farmers Market (monthly market festivals)
wildflowersGuide to Tennessee Wildflowers
Guide to Nashville Parks


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