13 Spring Events in Nashville

Music City's calendar this spring is full of celebrations you must attend.

February 10-March 10
Orchids at Cheekwood

The display in the Cheekwood Mansion Loggia showcases a series of stylized columns erupting in elaborate headdresses exploding with orchids, lending form and structure to the space, while a lush ground layer becomes an interpretation of a tropical forest floor.

March 13-17
SEC Men's Basketball

The SEC Men's Basketball Championship sees some of the country's best teams compete on the floor of downtown Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Take advantage of the SEC Party in the Park, which features food, drinks, interactives, live entertainment, and much more.

March 16-April 14
Tennessee Tulip Festival

Lucky Ladd Farm has planted close to 100 different varieties of tulips and nearly 700,000 bulbs so that you can experience a beautiful kaleidoscope of picture-perfect tulips throughout the season. Spend as much time as you like tiptoeing through the largest you-pick tulip farm in the Southeastern United States.

March 10-17
Music City Irish Fest

The Music City Irish Fest is celebrating more than 200 years of traditions that began when Irishmen John Donelson and James Robertson founded Nashville. In 1819, Irish immigrants constructed a stone bridge across the Cumberland River, which is still a significant landmark.  Starting on Sunday, March 10th, and continuing through St. Patrick’s Day, get your green on and celebrate at venues all across the city with something for everyone. The best in Irish music, food & drink, and more are celebrated in Music City.

March 31
Easter in Nashville

Celebrate Easter in Music City with your loved ones and create unforgettable memories. Discover a variety of exciting egg-hunting activities for the kids that will keep them entertained for hours. Satisfy your cravings with scrumptious brunch specials that are perfect for the whole family to indulge in. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this Easter holiday a truly special one in Music City!

April 2-6
Tin Pan South

Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriter festival. Hundreds of songwriters and acts perform shows in different Music City venues over the course of 5 days. Dedicated to songs and those who write them, Tin Pan South is an annual event in Music City where fans get a unique, up-close-and-personal experience with the music they love. The music is spread out across the city, with showcases each night at various venues.

April 12-21
Nashville Comedy Festival

Experience Nashville with a laugh. The Nashville Comedy Festival, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the world, takes place in Music City. Tom Segura, Jeff Dunham, Lewis Black, and more are set to perform this year.

April 13
East Nashville Beer Festival

The Annual East Nashville Beer Festival, presented by M.L. Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, is back! Come to East Park to enjoy over 150 unique beers from 50 local and regional breweries, live music, vendors, food trucks, and good vibes! A portion of the proceeds supports the Oasis Center Bike Workshop.

April 13
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

In 2009, Nashville aimed to plant 1,000 cherry trees within ten years, and we did it! Each spring, we celebrate those cherry trees and the friendship between Japan and America with the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. It starts with a Cherry Blossom Walk, followed by festivities at Public Square Park that include demonstrations and exhibits of Japanese culture, children's activities, and live entertainment.

April 20
Earth Day Festival

Families and friends walk through Centennial Park each year for Earth Day. Music City's FREE festival features live music and family-friendly booths hosted by community groups, environmental organizations, and government agencies.

April 20
Record Store Day

Record Store Day will be even bigger & better than the last. All across the country, independently owned record stores offer special releases, promotional products made exclusively for this day, concerts, and other special events to honor the unique culture of a local indie record store. What better place to celebrate the occasion than Music City? Nashville's record stores like Grimey's New & Preloved Music or Third Man Records will indeed offer a heck of a time for this glorious occasion.

April 20
Rites of Spring

Each year, Vanderbilt University showcases a weekend full of live music from a wide range of genres during Rites of Spring. This event is not limited to students; everyone is welcome to join the fun.

April 20
Supercross Championship

The upcoming Monster Energy Supercross Championship in Nashville is a fantastic opportunity to witness world-class riders compete in the Nissan Stadium on April 20, 2024. The event promises to deliver an electrifying atmosphere, with thousands of enthusiastic fans rooting for their favorite riders as they engage in high-speed races and gravity-defying stunts on the dirt track. Attendees can expect to be fully immersed in the FanFest, which includes a video game rig, pump track, toy play tables, exhibitions, and more.