13 Spring Events in Nashville

Music City's calendar is full of celebrations. Just take a look below at the events you must attend this spring in Nashville.

April 23-28
Nashville Cocktail Festival

Nashville's cocktail culture will be celebrated with events like Apples to Apples: A Southern Cider Brunch, The Art Deco Party: A Glamorous Sip Through The 20's & 30's, and Polynesian Style Pop: A Tiki Extravaganza. It's the perfect event for those who love the art of mixology.

APRIL 25-27

The 2019 NFL Draft comes to Music City, April 25-27! Make the right pick and plan your trip to Nashville for all the action. Downtown is going to be busy with fans from all over the country ready to see who their team chooses.

April 27-28
St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

More than 30,000 runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and spectators will attempt the annual Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon through the streets of Music City lined with 28 stages as live bands perform the soundtrack of the day.

April 29
Nash Spring Bash

Public Square Park will play host to Nash Spring Bash presented by Project 615. There will be food, music, and some great shopping as local vendors display their goods to the masses in this wonderful spring festival in Music City.

April 29

Join a party curated by one of Nashville's coolest radio stations inside one of Music City's most unique neighborhoods. This year's lineup for Lightning 100's Marathon Village Block Party includes The Delta Saints, Waker, Okey Dokey, and other fantastic artists.

May 3-4
Sevier Park Fest

Each year, there's a celebration in 12South's Sevier Park to bring together neighbors, promote local talent and business, and to raise money to enhance and support Sevier Park. Friday night, May 3, features a ticketed concert from the Gin Blossoms. On Saturday, May 4, Sevier Park and 12th Avenue South will be free and open to the public for a day of live music, art, family fun, a Criterium Race, local restaurants and food trucks, and vendors offering everything from clothing and jewelry to pet grooming and beef jerky.

May 3-5
Tennessee Craft Fair

Tennessee Craft is best known for its free, juried craft fairs. The May annual crafts fair in Centennial Park has served not only as a market for fine crafts, but as a conduit for demonstration programs, hands-on opportunities, and the chance to meet and talk with professional craft artists. The three-day crafts festival attracts more than 45,000 people to view the craftsmanship of more than 200 exhibitors.

May 3-5
Goodguys 14th Nashville Nationals

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association returns to Music City for two full days of Southern-style hot rodding at the 14th Nashville Nationals Giant Car Show the weekend of May 3-5 at Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville.

May 8-18
Ingram New Works Festival

Witness great new plays during the Ingram New Works Project. Each year, the Nashville Repertory Theatre offers staged readings of new plays by Ingram Lab Playwrights. This year will feature five powerful, band new plays developed by Lindsay Joelle, Dean Poynor, Sarah Ruhl, Rita Sachdeva, R. Eric Thomas, and more!

May 10
Exploring Homebrew

Explore the wonderful art of making beer at home during Exploring Homebrew happening at American Legion Post 82. Locals from all over will be bringing in their creations to try. Everyone is welcome to taste and vote on their favorites. Top winners receive a trophy and bragging rights. The proceeds will benefit Explore! Community School in East Nashville.

May 10-June 22
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner takes place each Saturday, May 10-June 22, 12-6pm. There is also Acoustic Friday Nights May 9-June 21, 5-9pm. All events are free and open to the public at Centennial Park's South West lawn. Musicians Corner and Acoustic Friday Nights offer a great chance to enjoy local live music in a beautiful outdoor setting, with Kidsville, Dogville, MC Pub, food trucks, vendors, and local artisans.

May 11
Iroquois Steeplechase

Held on the second Saturday of every May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring race meet in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring. Multiple races are held throughout the day and the event typically attracts more than 25,000 spectators, most decked out in their finest spring wardrobe, including the biggest and best hats in the South.

May 11
Tour de Nash

It's time for Nashville's largest urban bike ride! The Tour de Nash provides bicyclists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to check out Music City's gorgeous greenways. Each person has the option of joining the 8, 25, or 45 mile routes that offer a great ride & beautiful view.