When we found out about the Nashville Dog Day Festival at Centennial Park, we figured it would be a perfect fit for our “Maxing Out Nashville” series. Centrally located near Vanderbilt and Hillsboro-West End, Centennial Park has always been a great place to enjoy the outdoors with your family or dog. The Music City Mutt Strutt kicked off the festivities, where proceeds from the event go towards the Nashville Humane Association.
With almost 70 vendors, food and live music, there was plenty to keep us entertained for a while. Of course, Max was a big fan of the vendors due to all the free doggie treats they were handing out. The good news is, they had an agility course set up, so we got to run him through it a couple of times and burn off all those extra calories! I think he may have set a course record on the slalom portion. Channel 4 News was also holding contests that included Best Trick and Waglliest Tail, but Max had no interest in these, as food was not part of the contest.
The weather was great all day, so when we got done with the festival, we decided to go to the front side of the park where they have more live music every Saturday until October 26th as part of the Musician’s Corner series. After watching Max eat for the better part of the day, we decided it was our turn, so we made our way over to the food trucks and scooped up some Jeni’s Ice Cream.
It seems like there is always something fun and entertaining going on at Centennial Park every weekend, and this day definitely lived up to those expectations.