Cheekwood Harvest, Vanderbilt vs. LSU: 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Sept. 20-21


From a football game at Vanderbilt to pumpkin houses at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, here are five things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville.

Learn about car seat safety tips, Sept. 20

Stop by Metro Nashville Police Department’s Midtown Hill Precinct to learn about car seat safety. Certified technicians will discuss proper car seat selection and demonstrate correct installation, according to the department. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. MNPD Midtown Hill Precinct, 1441 12th Ave. S., Nashville. 615-880-1411.

Check out the opening weekend for Cheekwood Harvest, Sept. 21

This weekend kicks off Cheekwood Harvest, a five-week event highlighting fall-related activities for children and adults. The seasonal event, which runs through Oct. 27, features a beer garden, more than 5,000 mums planted throughout the gardens, two pumpkin houses and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $13-$20. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 615-356-8000.

Attend a storybook-themed parade at Centennial Park, Sept. 21

In conjunction with Tennessee’s first Early Literacy Month, Centennial Park Conservancy, Nashville Public Library and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are hosting a storybook parade to kick off the annual Kidsville Family Festival. The organizations encourage children and parents to dress up as characters from their favorite books and walk through areas of Centennial Park. 10 a.m. Free (admission). Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 615-862-6810.

Catch a football game when Vanderbilt hosts LSU, Sept. 21

Two SEC football teams will face off Saturday when the Vanderbilt Commodores host the LSU Tigers. Here is a list of road closures to keep in mind when traveling to the stadium. 11 a.m. $112-$132. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. 615-322-4653.

Go to a Leonard Cohen tribute show at Tennessee Brew Works, Sept. 21

More than 10 Nashville musicians will honor singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen with a tribute show on what would have been the artist’s 85th birthday. Cohen, who died in November 2016, is known for songs such as “Suzanne,” Hallelujah,” and others. The event is a part of Tennessee Brew Works’ Songs on Tap concert series. 8:30 p.m. $20. Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Ave., Nashville. 615-436-0050.

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