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Answered: Your Nashville summer bucket list

We asked our readers to help us craft the ultimate Nashville summer bucket list. Here are some activities to check off to make this summer the best one yet.

Editor Skylar stands along a fence next to a horse.

Giddy up — we’ve got a whole summer calendar to fill.

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We’re not quite halfway through summer, Nashville. If you’ve been putting off your ultimate Nashville warm weather bucket list, we’re here to help you get started and finish off strong with these curated suggestions.

Seek a thrill

Saddle up | Check out our experience horseback riding at Natchez Trace Stables, ~1 hour south of Nashville, before you go kick the dust up.

Take your shot at archery | Learn the basics of the sport before aiming at targets with various bows and trying out the 3D archery course at Southall Farm and Inn.

Ride the river | Team up with friends in tube pods or paddle separately taking in views of the Harpeth River with Sunshine’s Adventures.

Foodies at the Fork | From a wine tasting to a full-blown multi-course meal, try out one of these unique experiences, which take place in the water at Leiper’s Creek.

A player slides into a base while the Nashville Sounds throw the ball to another.

Grab a seat in the stands or purchase the infamous $10 ticket.

Photo via Nashville Sounds

Check off a classic

Take me out to the ball game | Pro tip: Cheer on the Nashville Sounds at First Horizon Park on a theme or giveaway night.

Cozy up at the cinema | Take your pick of outdoor movies under the stars with our guide on where to watch.

Revel in our roots | Full Moon Pickin’ Parties, an over 25-year tradition, offer live bluegrass in the park + local food trucks and brews.

Do go chasing waterfalls | After your hike, take a dip in one of these Middle Tennessee waterfalls to cool off, and even make a weekend of it by staying overnight in state parks.

People dressed in tomato costumes stand in a huddle in the street.

Who knows who you’ll run into at these traditions — we spy Booster the Rooster.

Photo via Tomato Art Fest

Avoid FOMO

Tomat(g)o | Tomato Art Fest takes over Five Points for its 20th anniversary with contests, a parade, entertainment, and more Aug. 11-12.

Step right up | From classic fair games and rides to food vendors and competitions, the Wilson County - Tennessee State Fair is a whole day affair.

Summer Shakespeare | This year’s production, “Much Ado About Nothing,” begins Aug. 31 at The Yard at ONEC1TY.

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