Street Food Thursday. A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Live on the Green

Live music, free event Public Square Park. Music by Local Natives, Real Estate and Minus the Bear. 5-11 p.m. Other dates include, Aug.24, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 & 2.


Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

One of the most widely watched dramas is touring its wardrobe in an exhibition showcasing 36 period costumes from Downton Abbey. Tickets are included with admission or membership, but timed entry is required. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Information:


Shakespeare in the Park

The Winter’s Tale, directed by Santiago Sosa, Aug. 10-13, Aug. 24-25 and Sept. 2-4, 7-8 and 16-17. Antony & Cleopatra, directed by David Ian Lee, Aug. 17-20, 26-27, 31 and Sept. 1, 9-10 and 14-15. Food and drink vendors available beginning at 6 p.m. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Centennial Park Bandshell. Suggested donation $10. Information:

County Fairs

Agricultural fairs are a tradition in Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee has plenty to choose from, beginning with the Williamson County Fair and culminating with the Tennessee State Fair. Middle Tennessee fairs and dates include:

Aug. 15-19: Cheatham County, 870 Fairgrounds Road, Ashland City.

Aug. 18-26: Wilson County, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon.

Aug. 21-26: Robertson County, 4635 Hwy 41 North, Springfield.

Aug. 29- Sept. 2: Maury County, 1018 Maury County Park, Columbia.

Sept. 4-9: Dickson County, 1053 Hwy 47E, Dickson.

Sept. 8-17: Tennessee State Fair, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville.


Neighborhood Health Hosts Community Open House

Food, games, prizes and photo booth; tours of the clinic, dental screenings, health education and information from Neighborhood Health, Boys and Girls Club, United Health Care, Health and Human Services of North America, and Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency; car seat education from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department. Noon-4 p.m. 217 East High Street, Suite 200, Lebanon. Information:

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. 5-9 p.m.

AUG. 18- 21

Nashville’s Italian Lights Festival

Celebration of Italian culture and cuisine with family-friendly activities. Bicentennial Mall State Park. Free and open to the public. This is a NASA certified event with solar viewing glasses provided for Eclipse Day. Solar activities hosted by NASA researches Veronica Zabala and Janet Ivey of the Janet’s Planets show on PBS. Friday: 2-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. VIP tickets available, $79 and up. Information:


Jazz on the Cumberland

The Jazz on the Cumberland summer concert series is held once a month on Sundays, 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. Additional dates: Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.


Women In Business Summit

Topic: Connecting, Collaborating and Investing into Your Community. Learn how to effectively connect with the community around you to expand your professional and personal brand. Academy Park, 120 Everbright Avenue, Franklin. 7:30-11 a.m. Keynote speaker, Joelle Phillips, President, AT&T. All attendees will have the option to attend one of the three breakout sessions. Breakout One: Connecting and collaborating with other partners and how this can expand your brand. Led by Teresa Halbrooks, Founder & President Legacy Consulting, PR & Events. Breakout Two: Collective impact as a model for cross-sector collaboration. Led by Erin Aber, Director of Collective Impact Center for Nonprofit Management. Breakout Three: Investing in the next generation. Led by Knight Stivender, CEO, Girls to the Moon and Courtenay Rogers, COO, Girls to the Moon. Fees: $55 Business Partner, $75 Guest. Information:


Live on the Green

Live music, free event Public Square Park. Music by Spoon, Portugal, The Man, The Weeks. 5-11 p.m. Other dates include Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 & 2.


Frist Fridays

Celebrate the music of one of country’s newest sweetheart with Nikki Lane at the final concert of the season. Fee: Free for members, $12 non-member, includes access to exhibitions. 6-9 p.m. rain or shine, lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Information:


Fall Children’s Open House

Global Education Center, 2195 Nolensville Pike. Get a preview of upcoming classes. Mini try outs include: capoeira, karate, hip hop, Tao, modern, ballet, pre-ballet, creative movement, contemporary, choreography, Aztec, Mexican folkloric, and Spanish language. Free and open to whole community. Information:

AUG. 31-SEPT. 2

Live on the Green

Live music, free event Public Square Park.

Aug. 31: Main Stage: John Butler Trio, Dispatch, and Iron & Wine; 615 Stage: Johnny P, Carl Broemel, Roots of a Rebellion 5-11 p.m.

Sept. 1: Main Stage: Sheryl Crow, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, SHEL; 615 Stage: The Whistles & The Bells, Ron Gallo, Goodbye June, 4-11 p.m.

Sept. 2: 615 Stage: Kids Fest with Mr. Steve, Guthrie Brown, Elliot Root, Paper Route, Cordovas, Guthrie Brown. 1-11 p.m.; Main Stage: Bahamas, Future Islands, The Lone Bellow, LP, The Record Company, The Delta Saints 2-11 p.m.