Annual Festivals and Events
The Sumner County Bridal Show is a one-stop show to plan the perfect wedding in Sumner County, Tennessee!
The Miss Gallatin Scholarship Pageant allows a lucky Tennessean the chance to move on to the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant!
The County Sumner Irish Festival celebrates all things Irish (with a splash of Tennessee) with live music, games, and hikes!
Dress up in your favorite Irish attire to run or walk in the annual Shamrock Run 5k & 10k held in downtown Gallatin!
First-timers or pros are welcome at the Tennessee Yoga Festival, where classes and activities fill the day, including goat yoga!
See it, touch it, and feel it is the theme of Historic Mansker’s Station’s Heritage Day where history comes to life!
Square Fest is a free festival that combines a classic car show and an open air street festival filled with vendors and live music!
The Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival honors the strawberry with fun activities, a free festival, and a free concert and fireworks show!
The Hendersonville Main Street Porch Fest is a free live music festival with food and shopping vendors!
Round up friends for a night at the Bold Enough Rodeo Challenge complete with a full circuit of rodeo fun!
Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival jump starts the patriotic celebrations of the 4th of July a day early with music, rides, and free admission!
The popular Fireman’s Foam and games at Goodlettsville’s Independence Day Celebration is a fun way to celebrate the USA!
Fire on the Water Music Festival is an all-day outdoor music festival situated on beautiful Old Hickory Lake!
Sumner Fest on Old Hickory Lake is a free family festival with hot air balloons, live music, and more!
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!
Domestic and international runners take part in the annual Hendersonville Half Marathon!
Folk and Bluegrass music are the stars at Historic Rock Castle’s Folk ‘n Bluegrass Festival!
Taste of Hendersonville demonstrates the flavors of the city from food, shopping, fun, and more!
Frightful fun is had each October at Bloody Acres Haunted Woods, where actors do their best to scare patrons!
Main Street Festival takes over downtown Gallatin with live music, vendors, and food! Families love this free admission event!
The Days Gone By Harvest Festival demonstrates old time tractors and farm activities that delights families!
The Candlelight Cemetery Tour in the Gallatin City Cemetery highlights notable people from Gallatin’s history via re-enactors and candlelight!
Ghost and Lantern Tours of Historic Mansker’s Station feature history and eerie stories of the site as it’s lit by lantern light!
The Backyard Bluegrass Bash combines history and bluegrass for a day of free fun on the grounds of the historic Douglass-Clark House.
The Sumner County Art & Artisans Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour of galleries spanning two cities.
The Running of the Elves 5K & One Mile Fun Run encourages participants to wear their most festive holiday apparel during the walk/race!
The Portland Christmas Festival & Parade happens the first Saturday in December!
Historic Rock Castle on Old Hickory Lake decks its halls for the holidays in this free Holiday Open House!
Yulefest at Historic Mansker’s Station offers historic holiday traditions along with live music, storytellers, and more during this free event!
Historic Wynnewood welcomes all for its annual free Christmas Open House celebration set in a real Tennessee log cabin!
Historic Cragfont hosts its annual free Christmas Open House in one of the earliest brick houses in Middle Tennessee!
The Gallatin Christmas Parade is held throughout downtown the 2nd Saturday in December!
Held annually in late December, the Frostbite 5k & 10k is part of the YMCA’s race series in Middle Tennessee!