Annual Events



The Nashville Parks and Recreation Deapartment offers a wide variety of annual events that relate to active and passive recreation, cultural, and special events.   These range from seasonal athletic leagues to unique events to community outreach.  Please continue to check the Town of Nashville homepage for upcoming announcements, the Parks & Recreation website, and the NASHVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS Guidebook to provide dates and additional information on annual events.


nash arts

Nash Arts is a private, nonprofit organization, which celebrates, promotes and produces artists and arts activities, provides support to other area arts organizations and encourages and generates arts education in order to enhance the quality of life in Nash County.  Our organization showcases local, regional and national artists, professional and emerging, as well as self-taught artists and craftsmen. Our goal is to reach out to all members of our community.

Popular annual events that attract visitors throughout the region include the adapted version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the Haunted by the Arts Ghost Walk, Monthly Concert Series, the Visual Arts Series, Classes and Workshops for children and adults, Dancing with the Arts, Nash County’s Got Talent, and Denim & Diamonds Gala.  For more information, please visit the Nash Arts website.


Annual Nashville Blooming Festival

Blooming Festival

The Famous Nashville Blooming Festival has been held annually in Downtown Nashville over Mother’s Day Weekend for approximately two decades.  This annual event hosted by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce attracts visitors from near and far to enjoy the “Mother of Year” award, carnival, a parade, activities for all ages, numerous vendors, and both national and local bands performing throughout the festival.  For more information, please visit the Nashville Chamber of Commerce website.


Annual Outdoor Movie Series

The Town of Nashville Parks & Recreation annually offers an outdoor movie series throughout the year at Stoney Creek Environmental Park and Glover Memorial Park & Complex.  These are held during the summer months, Halloween, and after the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Children’s Christmas Parade.  This series is in partnership with local businesses that provide sponsorships.  Please see a recent series advertisement for more information.  NashvilleParkrecMovies14


The Nashville Harold D. Cooley Library offers many services and regularly scheduled events for patrons of all all ages.  These include Monday Story Time for children, seasonal festival and crafts activities for children and adults, reading programs and many adult programs.  The mission of the Harold D. Cooley Library is to provide materials and programs for the enrichment of our community by meeting their educational, cultural, recreational, and research needs. We serve as a clearinghouse of information for our community as well as using that information and technology to bridge the digital divide.Please continue to check the Town of Nashville homepage for upcoming announcements or the Library Department webpage.


heading halloween

The Town of Nashville annually offers Halloween activities which include face painting and children’s activities at the Library’s annual Fall Festival, a haunted, trick-or-treat walking trail at Glover Memorial Park & Complex, costume contests, and an outdoor movie for all ages during the evening.  Please see the Town of Nashville website and social media for special details of this annual event.



The Monster Dash is a United Way Tar River Chapter fundraiser featuring a 5k run, a 1 mile run, and other activities the Saturday closest to Halloween.  Runners are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume!  This is a joint event offered by the Town of Nashville and Nash County.  Please view either entity’s website for additional details.



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