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Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend: September 15-17

The Music City Food + Wine Festival, Tennessee State Fair, and Dog Day Festival all this weekend in Nashville, TN.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean & Supplied

Clear and Sweet — Friday, September 15. 8 p.m. $50
Opt for an immersive experience at Oz Nashville’s multi-disciplinary performance, Clear and Sweet. The show created by Seattle-based studio zoe | juniper combines the intense choreography of Zoe Scofield and visual design of Juniper Shuey. Surrounding performers on all sides, the audience becomes part of the show, joining in on a capella harmonies. (6172 Cockrill Bend Cir, Nashville, TN 37209) ozartsnashville.org


Music City Food + Wine Festival — September 15-17. Times vary. $165-525
What started out as an intimate food and music gathering put on by Kings of Leon in 2013 has grown into a weekend-long lovefest for the local food community. Music City Food + Wine Festival returns to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park bringing with it a new schedule and an expanded list of dining and music events. (600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243) musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com


Tennessee State Fair — through September 17. Times vary. $6-8
Don’t miss out on the last of this ten day extravaganza boasting barn tours, red velvet funnel cakes, ice cream eating contests, and the Nashville Fairgrounds full of rides. (500 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN 37203) tnstatefair.org


Dog Day Festival — Saturday, September 16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5
Bring your canine and human companions to this furry fest at Centennial Park. Nashville Humane Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year begins with a Mutt Strutt 5K on the Parthenon Lawn and dog demos, contests, and four-legged fun to follow. (2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37232) nashvillehumane.org


Music City Balloon Festival — Sunday, September 16. 4-8 p.m. GA $12, VIP $50; $10 parking
Take your family to the 3rd annual hot air balloon festival, held this year at Nissan Stadium. Bouncy houses, artisans, and a kid zone are just the pre-show. At dusk the field of balloons inflate to fill downtown with a beautiful evening glow. (1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213) musiccityballoonfestival.com

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