13 Spring Events in Nashville

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

Spring 2023
Cheekwood in Bloom

On the 55-acre estate of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, over 250,000 bulbs are blooming this spring. Cheekwood celebrates the occasion with Cheekwood in Bloom offering fun family events that will bring a smile to everyone's face this spring.

Spring 2023
Spring it On
Gaylord Opryland Cascades Atrium

Get ready to Spring It On with a family-friendly escape to Gaylord Opryland with Once Upon A Spring events and activities, including an all-new interactive live show – Paint Me A Fairytale, Spring-inspired scavenger hunts, art activities, cookie decorating, live entertainment, and more.

March 2-6, 2023
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. Don't miss the SEC FanFare featuring food, drinks, interactives, live entertainment, and much more.

March 28-April 1, 2023
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 that 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.

Saturday & Sunday, April-October
Music in the Vines

Live jazz and bluegrass bands play every weekend during Music in the Vines at the beautiful Arrington Vineyards. Do a wine tasting and have a picnic with great music and gorgeous scenery.

April 2023
Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil

Cumberland Park will be rockin' with over 1,000 Nashvillians for the Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil, complete with New Orleans-style food, 4,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, and cold beer.

April 9, 2023
Easter in Nashville

Spend this Easter Holiday with Music City. Find fun egg-hunting activities for the kids and delicious brunch specials for the family.

April 22-23, 2023
St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Each year, runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and spectators from all over attempt the annual Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon through the streets of Music City.

May-June, Friday & Saturdays
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner is 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, food trucks, vendors, and local artisans.

May 13, 2023
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 14, 2023
Mother's Day

Don't just get her a card or flowers this year. Make Mother's Day special by celebrating the most important woman in your life in Nashville. Enjoy a meal at a Nashville restaurant, delicious to-go brunch options, or give her the gift of Music City. Treat her to a day of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. After all, she deserves it!

May 26-29, 2023
Memorial Day Weekend

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend in Nashville honoring American heroes. Whether it be honoring history, seeing an art exhibit, spending time with family, laughing at a comedy show, catching a game, or enjoying yourself at a music event, Nashville has it all.

June 8-11, 2023
CMA Fest

Country music fans from all over the world come to Nashville to experience CMA Fest - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more. Multiple stages throughout Downtown Nashville will host FREE live music during the festival.