PredsFest, Gulch Night Market: 7 events to check out in Southwest Nashville in September and October


Fall is in full swing, which means hockey season, outdoor fairs and many more events to add to your calendar.

Stock up on books at fall sale in Green Hills

Sept. 24-29
The book sale at Nashville Public Library’s Green Hills branch features a selection of gently used hardcover and softcover books as well as children’s books, DVDs, CDs and more. Items sold Sept. 28 will be 50% off, according to the library. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Tue.-Thu.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.), 2-4 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 615-862-5863.

Celebrate all things Nashville Predators at annual festival

Sept. 29
To kick off the 2019-20 hockey season, the Nashville Predators are hosting the second annual PredsFest with live music, player appearances, an equipment sale and other activities. The Nashville Predators hosts their first regular season game Thursday, Oct. 3, against the Minnesota Wild. 2-6 p.m. Free. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. 615-770-2000.

Shop local at monthly Gulch Night Market

Oct. 3
This monthly, free and pet-friendly event highlights local retailers and restaurants and features a mix of local artisans, live music and food trucks. 5-9 p.m. Free (admission). The Gulch, 11th Avenue and Laurel Street, Nashville.

Support literacy programs at annual relay event

Oct. 5
In addition to a team relay walk and 300-meter dash, Lace Up for Literacy features children’s activities, vendors and live entertainment. The third annual event benefits Learning Matters Inc., a Green Hills-based nonprofit offering remediation and academic mentoring to K-12 students. 10 a.m.-noon. $20 (adult), $10 (youth). Vanderbilt University Field House, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville. 615-739-0547.

Stroll through Centennial Park at fall arts fair

Oct. 11-13
The 41st Tennessee Craft Fair features art made from clay, glass, metal, wood and other materials. The biannual event, which also includes live demonstrations from artisans, hosts more than 200 artists each year, according to event organizers. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.) Free (admission). Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 615-736-7600.

Be in the audience at 50th annual Dove Awards

The 50th annual Dove Awards, presented by the Gospel Music Association, is an annual event honoring Christian music artists. This year’s ceremony features performances by Trace Adkins, Lauren Daigle, Rascal Flatts and more than 15 other artists. 6:30 p.m. $39-$200. Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, 4021 Granny White Pike, Nashville.

Go to annual art event at University School of Nashville

Oct. 24-26
Now in its 23rd year, Artclectic is a three-day event showcasing the works of 60 jury-selected artists. The selections for sale range from paintings and photography to sculpture, glass, jewelry and more. 6-9:30 p.m. (Thu.), 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.). Free-$250. University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville. 615-277-7460.

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