13 Spring Events in Nashville

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

February 9-May 14
Disney Animation Immersive Experience

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is an innovative celebration at Lighthouse ArtSpace that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today. Imagine stepping into the Casita with Mirabel from Encanto, being at Pride Rock as Rafiki presents Simba – surrounded by the animal kingdom as the sun rises. Imagine hopping on a train with Judy Hopps and going into Zootopia or taking a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine, and so much more... Now you can! Step into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios and celebrate the music, artistry, and animation from the creators of FrozenThe Little MermaidBig Hero 6, and many more.

Spring
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.

March 8-12
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 17-18
Music City Irish Fest

Get your green on and join the FREE Music City Irish Fest at the Grand Ole Opry House on St. Patrick's Day. The best in Irish music, food & drink, and more are celebrated at this annual event in Music City.

March 28-April 1
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 9
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 15
East Nashville Beer Festival

Nashville migrates to East Park for the East Nashville Beer Festival to try the best of Music City's craft beer community. Hydrate, grab your pretzel necklace and get ready to enjoy a great spring festival in one of Nashville's unique neighborhoods.

April 15
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

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.

April 15-23
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. This year, Nate Bargatze, Nick Swardson, David Spade, and more are set to perform.

April 21-22
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 in the fun.

April 22
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, Vinyl Tap, and Ernest Tubb Record Shop are sure to offer a heck of a time for this glorious occasion.

April 22-23
Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
Crafty Bastard

The Nashville Scene brought the FREE Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair to Nashville in November of 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer and craft cocktails. So, all crafts on deck to shop for some unique, handcrafted items along with activities, entertainment, and food truck fare.

April 22-23
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.