13 Spring Events in Nashville

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

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 27
Nashville Wine and Food Festival

Get ready for the Nashville Wine and Food Festival, which celebrates wines paired with winemakers worldwide! The festival will feature seminars where guests can talk with the creators of both wine and food, learn from them, and enjoy the delights of the pairings.

April 27-28
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. This unique event is jampacked with authentic Nashville music at every turn. Prepare to be immersed in music culture from the expo to the finish line when you join the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Nashville. Experience a legendary tour of Music City filled with iconic landmarks such as Broadway, Music Row, The Gulch, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and more.

May 3-5
Tennessee Craft Fair

Tennessee Craft is best known for its accessible, juried craft fairs. The annual crafts fair in May at Centennial Park has served as a market for fine crafts and a conduit for demonstration programs, hands-on opportunities, and the chance to meet and talk with professional craft artists. The three-day crafts festival invites people to view the craftsmanship of many exhibitors.

May 11
Water Lantern Festival

Come together for the Water Lantern Festival at the Parthenon in Centennial Park. Friends, families, and neighbors can create their own lanterns and watch them as they float away. Enjoy music, food trucks, designing your lantern, and more.

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 12
Mother's Day

Instead of simply buying a card or flowers for Mother's Day this year, why not make it truly special by celebrating the most important woman in your life in Nashville? You can take her out to a nice meal at one of Nashville's many restaurants, or opt for a delicious to-go brunch. You could also give her the gift of Music City by treating her to a day of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. She deserves the very best!

May 17-19
Goodguys Nashville Nationals

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association returns to Music City for two full days of Southern-style hot rodding at the 18th Nashville Nationals Giant Car Show at Nashville Superspeedway.

May 17-June 15, 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 18
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.

May 18, June 8, July 20, & August 24
Cornelia Fort Pickin' Party

Check out East Nashville’s Cornelia Fort Airpark for great local music, craft beer, family activities, food vendors, and more. The Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party helps preserve one of the city’s most unique landmarks, the Cornelia Fort Airpark.

May 25-27
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 6-9
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.