On the 55-acre estate of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, over 150,000 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. Chihuly at Cheekwood will also come to the beloved attraction during the spring. Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor whose exhibit features large-scale installations in the gardens of the estate as well as pedestal works presented in the art galleries. Part of Awesome April.
In 2009, Nashville made it a goal to plant 1,000 cherry trees within 10 years and we did it! Each year, during the spring, we celebrate those cherry trees and the friendship between Japan and America with the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. It kicks off 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. Part of Awesome April.
Musicians Corner and Acoustic Friday Nights takes place each Friday and Saturday, May-June 22. 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.
The Nashville Rosé Festival is being held in East Nashville's East Park for the second year in a row. The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition is now in its 25th year of supporting men and women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Local partners have teamed up to offer over 70 specialty rosé wines, frosé, pink cocktails, festival-exclusive beers, and more. Support the fight against breast cancer with food, rosé, shops, and live music for all to enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.