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Annual Festivals & Events

  • January
    Hendersonville

    Frostbite 5K/10K & Family Fun Run

    Held annually in the winter, the Frostbite 5k & 10k is part of the YMCA’s race series in Middle Tennessee!
  • January
    Gallatin

    Miss Gallatin Scholarship Pageant

    The Miss Gallatin Scholarship Pageant allows a Tennessean the chance to move on to the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant!
  • January
    Gallatin

    Sumner County Bridal Show

    The Sumner County Bridal Show is a one-stop show to plan the perfect wedding in Sumner County, Tennessee!
  • March
    Gallatin

    Shamrock Run 5K & 10K

    Dress up in your favorite Irish attire to run or walk in the annual Shamrock Run 5k & 10k held in downtown Gallatin!
  • March
    Castalian Springs

    County Sumner Irish Festival

    Celebrate the Irish with live music, food, games, and more at the family-friendly County Sumner Irish Festival!
  • April

    Sumner County Historic Sites Kickoff

    Celebrate the seasonal opening of Sumner County’s historic sites and museums with the Historic Sites Kickoff!
  • April
    Goodlettsville

    Heritage Day

    See it, touch it, and feel it is the theme of Historic Mansker’s Station’s Heritage Day where history comes to life!
  • April
    Gallatin

    Square Fest & Classic Car Show

    Square Fest is a free festival that combines a classic car show and an open air street festival filled with vendors and live music!
  • May
    Portland

    Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival

    The Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival honors the strawberry with fun activities, a free festival, and a free concert and fireworks show!
  • May
    Hendersonville

    Summer Songwriter Night Series – May

    Enjoy live music in the outdoors from local singers/songwriters on the grounds of Historic Rock Castle!
  • May
    Hendersonville

    The Memorial Day Classic 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile Run

    The Memorial Day Classic 15k, 5k, and 1 Mile Fun Run is a great race to kick off the summer season while honoring those who gave their lives in service.
  • June
    Hendersonville

    Hendersonville Main Street Porch Fest

    The Hendersonville Main Street Porch Fest is a free live music festival with food and shopping vendors!
  • June
    Hendersonville

    Cast for a Cure Fishing Tournament & Party

    The TJ Martell Foundation’s Cast for a Cure Big Bass Fishing Tournament presented by Chris Young and the Th3 Legends raises charitable money while having a good time!
  • June
    Gallatin

    Bold Enough Rodeo Challenge

    Round up friends for a night at the Bold Enough Rodeo Challenge complete with a full circuit of rodeo fun!
  • June
    Portland

    Music on Main – June

    A free public concert is held outdoors on Main Street in downtown Portland along with food trucks, vendors, and more!
  • June
    Gallatin

    3rd Thursdays on Main – June

    A free public concert is held outdoors in downtown Gallatin's Historic Square along with vendors and more!
  • June
    Hendersonville

    Summer Songwriters Night Series – June

    Enjoy live music in the outdoors from local singers/songwriters on the grounds of Historic Rock Castle!
  • July
    Hendersonville

    Freedom Festival

    Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival jump starts the patriotic celebrations of the 4th of July a day early with music, rides, and free admission!
  • July
    Goodlettsville

    Independence Day Celebration

    The popular Fireman’s Foam and games at Goodlettsville’s Independence Day Celebration is a fun way to celebrate the USA!
  • July
    Gallatin

    3rd Thursdays on Main – July

    A free public concert is held outdoors in downtown Gallatin's Historic Square along with vendors and more!
  • July
    Hendersonville

    Summer Songwriters Night Series – July

    Enjoy live music in the outdoors from local singers/songwriters on the grounds of Historic Rock Castle!
  • August
    Gallatin

    Fire on the Water Music Festival

    Fire on the Water Music Festival is an all-day outdoor music festival situated on beautiful Old Hickory Lake!
  • August
    Hendersonville

    Summer Songwriters Night Series – August

    Enjoy live music in the outdoors from local singers/songwriters on the grounds of Historic Rock Castle!
  • August
    White House

    Music Under the Stars – June (Rescheduled)

    Music Under the Stars is a free evening outdoor concert series held during selected months in White House!
  • August
    Gallatin

    3rd Thursdays on Main – August

    A free public concert is held outdoors in downtown Gallatin's Historic Square along with vendors and more!
  • August
    Portland

    Portland Farm to Table Dinner

    At the Portland Farm to Table Dinner, dine on delicious local fare, sip local wine, and enjoy a meal under the glow of Main Street’s lights along with live music!
  • August
    Portland

    Music on Main – August

    A free public concert is held outdoors on Main Street in downtown Portland along with food trucks, vendors, and more!
  • September
    Hendersonville

    Folk ‘n Bluegrass Festival

    Folk and Bluegrass music are the stars at Historic Rock Castle’s Folk ‘n Bluegrass Festival!
  • September
    Hendersonville

    Hendersonville Half Marathon

    Domestic and international runners take part in the annual Hendersonville Half Marathon!
  • September
    White House

    Music Under the Stars – July (Rescheduled)

    Music Under the Stars is a free evening outdoor concert series held during selected months in White House!
  • September
    Portland

    Music on Main – July (Rescheduled)

    A free public concert is held outdoors on Main Street in downtown Portland along with food trucks, vendors, and more!
  • September
    Gallatin

    3rd Thursdays on Main – September

    A free public concert is held outdoors in downtown Gallatin's Historic Square along with vendors and more!
  • September
    White House

    Music Under the Stars – May (Rescheduled)

    Music Under the Stars is a free evening outdoor concert series held during selected months in White House!
  • September
    Hendersonville

    Taste of Hendersonville

    Taste of Hendersonville demonstrates the flavors of the city from food, shopping, fun, and more!
  • October
    Gallatin

    Bloody Acres Haunted Woods

    Frightful fun is had each October at Bloody Acres Haunted Woods, where actors do their best to scare patrons!
  • October
    Gallatin

    Main Street Festival

    Main Street Festival takes over downtown Gallatin with live music, vendors, and food! Families love this free admission event!
  • October
    Portland

    Harvest Festival

    The Days Gone By Harvest Festival demonstrates old time tractors and farm activities that delights families!
  • October
    Gallatin

    Candlelight Cemetery Tour

    The Candlelight Cemetery Tour in the Gallatin City Cemetery highlights notable people from Gallatin’s history via re-enactors and candlelight!
  • October
    Goodlettsville

    Ghost and Lantern Tour

    Ghost and Lantern Tours of Historic Mansker’s Station feature a night of history and eerie stories of the site as it’s lit by lantern light!
  • October
    Hendersonville

    Sumner Fest

    Sumner Fest on Old Hickory Lake is a free family festival with hot air balloons, live music, and more!
  • November
    Gallatin

    Backyard Bluegrass Bash

    The Backyard Bluegrass Bash combines history and bluegrass for a day of free fun on the grounds of the historic Douglass-Clark House.
  • November

    Sumner County Art & Artisans Studio Tour

    The Sumner County Art & Artisans Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour of galleries spanning two cities.
  • December
    White House

    Running of the Elves 5k & One Mile Fun Run

    The Running of the Elves 5K & One Mile Fun Run encourages participants to wear their most festive holiday apparel during the walk/race!
  • December
    Hendersonville

    Rock Castle Holiday Open House

    Rock Castle State Historic Site on Old Hickory Lake decks its halls for the holidays in this free Holiday Open House!
  • December
    Portland

    Portland Christmas Festival & Parade

    The Portland Christmas Festival & Parade happens the first Saturday in December!
  • December
    Goodlettsville

    Yulefest

    Yulefest at Historic Mansker’s Station offers historic holiday traditions along with live music, storytellers, and more during this free event!
  • December
    Gallatin

    Gallatin Christmas Parade

    The Gallatin Christmas Parade is held throughout downtown the 2nd Saturday in December!