Street Food Thursday. Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.


Nashville Steam Open House

Celebrate the Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway No 576 in Centennial Park, just west of the Parthenon, 27th Ave. North, at the train. Enjoy locomotive tours, vintage automobiles, food trucks, silent auction, kid’s activities and more. 4-9 p.m. Information:

OCT. 13-15

Southern Festival of Books

Presented by Humanities Tennessee, this is the 29th annual Southern Festival of Books. The festival celebrates the written word with three days of activities, readings, panel discussions, vendors and more. Free and open to the public. War Memorial Plaza, 301 6th Avenue North. Friday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information:


Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk of Fame Park, 121 4th Ave. South, Nashville. Registration 7 a.m.; Ceremony 8 a.m. and walk 8:30 a.m. Early bird check in available Oct. 11-13; noon-5 p.m. at Alzheimer’s Association, 478 Craighead St., Suite 200. Information and registration:

Kidsville Family Festival

Live music, Inflatable ball games, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunt, obstacle course, family yoga, food truck, child-focused vendors and much more. Fun for entire family. Centennial Park, corner of West End Ave. and 27th Ave. north. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information:

B-17 Flying Fortress Salute To Veterans Tour

Smyrna Airport will host the Madras Maiden, a historic aircraft from World War ll. The aircraft will be open to the public and available for flights and ground tours. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Flight fee: $450 for non-Liberty Foundation members, $410 for foundation members. Information:, or 918 340-0243.

Nashville Whiskey Festival

Whiskey producers will lead seminars and pour from their finest bottles of scotch, whiskey, bourbon and rye. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Omni Nashville Hotel Grand Ballroom, 250 5th Avenue South. Fee: $100 general admission, $150 for VIP.


This interactive fundraiser for Leadership Donelson-Hermitage, brings together artists and art enthusiasts for an evening focused on creating art. Mix and mingle with artists including Phil Ponder, Randy Purcell, and Larry and Tracey Rogers. The Clay Lady’s Campus, 1416 Lebanon Pike. 4:30 p.m., preview party; 5:30-9 p.m. main event. Fee: $25. Information:

OCT. 14-15

Vet Fest

A Celebration of Military Service featuring musical entertainment, games and activities for all ages, vendors, food trucks, tours of the historic park and many resources from area Veterans service providers. Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Fort Negley, 1100 Fort Negley Blvd. Hosted by Operation Stand Down Tennessee and VETLINX. Information:


If These Logs Could Talk – Irish Ghost Stories

Historic Wynnewood, guest speaker, Brian Allison, will share ghost stories that may have been told by Irish settlers in the area. Mr. Allison is the author of Murder and Mayhem in Nashville and local historic consultant. The program fee is included in regular cost of admission to Wynnewood. Fee: $5. 2 p.m. The house is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring lawn chair for program. Historic Wynnewood, 210 Old Highway 25, Castalian Springs.

Jazz on the Cumberland

The Jazz on the Cumberland summer concert series is held once a month on Sundays from 5:30-8 p.m. through October at Cumberland Park. 592 South 1st Street, a free, family-friendly series. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy some of the best local, regional, and national jazz artists. There will be food trucks and concessions available at each concert, and $5 parking in Lot R of the LP Field. This is an alcohol-free event.


Gallatin Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon

Speaker: Mayor Paige Brown, City of Gallatin will present State of the City Address. First Methodist Church. Reservations required. Fee: $18 by Oct. 13, $20 after deadline. $25 for non-members. Information: 452-4200



John Green will discuss his new book, “Turtles All the Way Down.” War Memorial Auditorium 301 6th Avenue North, Nashville. Fee: $28. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Other opportunities include:

-- Wed. Oct. 18: Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor discuss their new book, “It Devours.” Main Library, 6:15 p.m. Free.

-- Mon. Nov. 6: Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis discuss, “The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid.” Main Library, 6:15 p.m.

-- Sat. Nov. 11: Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her new book, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.” Montgomery Bell Academy, 10 a.m. Free. Tickets available Oct. 2. Note: There will be no signing line at this event.

-- Tues. Nov. 14: Special Edition with Dan Rather. Rather will discuss his new book, “What Unites Us.” 6:15 p.m., War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Ave. North. Fee: $31.50, includes copy of the book.



Chamber North Meet-Up

Join North Nashville business and community leaders after work to mingle and talk about news relevant to the North Nashville region. No registration is required. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will not be provided, but we encourage attendees to support Market House vendors. Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 4:30-6 p.m. Information:


Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

Network with Chamber members in your area over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville. 8-9:15 a.m. Free event but registration is required. Information:


Real Estate Investors Network

Williamson County Lunch. Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, Realtors and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market and how they can help each other prosper. 11:30 a.m., First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin. Information, registration: Additional opportunity:

-- Tuesday, Oct. 24: Self-Directed IRA Class. Mike Todd will teach you how to buy real estate through IRAs. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Ste 200, Nashville.

Street Food Thursday

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.


Night Market

Night market at Nashville Farmers Market features shopping with local makers, activities for families, live music, seasonal adult beverages and food options from restaurants and food trucks. 5-8 p.m.


Free Day of Music at Schermerhorn

Over 20 Performances of classical, country, rock and jazz on four stages. Fun for the entire family. Doors open 10:30 a.m. Music 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Kids Zone in East Lobby featuring our Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts and more. Information:

Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival

This annual event features an extensive list of breweries, with wines, food vendors and live entertainment. The non-profit festival raises funds for local organizations in the hermitage and Donelson communities. Two Rivers Mansion, 3130 McGavock Pike. Fee: $35 for on-line prior to event, $45 onsite. $15 for designated driver. Noon- 5 p.m. Information: