13 Spring Events in Nashville

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

April 13-19
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, Bill Burr, Jackie Schimmel, Nate Bargatze, and more are set to perform. Part of Awesome April.

April 18
Earth Day Festival

Families and friends flock to Centennial Park each year for Earth Day. Music City's FREE festival features live music, plus there are over a hundred family-friendly booths hosted by community groups, environmental organizations, and government agencies. Part of Awesome April.

April 18
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. Part of Awesome April.

St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

More than 30,000 runners, walkers, wheelchairs, and spectators will attempt the annual Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon through the streets of Music City lined with 28 stages as live bands perform the soundtrack of the day. Part of Awesome April.

April 29
Nash Spring Bash

Public Square Park will play host to Nash Spring Bash presented by Project 615. There will be food, music, and some great shopping as local vendors display their goods to the masses in this wonderful spring festival in Music City. Part of Awesome April.

Fridays & Saturdays, May-June
Musicians Corner

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.

May 1-2
Sevier Park Fest

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.

Tennessee Craft Fair

Tennessee Craft is best known for its free, juried craft fairs. The May annual crafts fair in Centennial Park has served not only as a market for fine crafts, but as a conduit for demonstration programs, hands-on opportunities, and the chance to meet and talk with professional craft artists. The three-day crafts festival attracts more than 45,000 people to view the craftsmanship of more than 200 exhibitors.

May 7-8
Historic Rural Life Festival

Discover the rural past of Tennessee, enjoy old-time activities, see honey bees, and so much more during the Historic Rural Life Festival at Tennessee Agricultural Museum. This is a great way to show children what life was like before electricity with special hands-on activities.

May 9
Nashville Rosé Festival

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.

May 11-16
Ingram New Works Festival

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.

May 15
Exploring Homebrew

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.

May 16
Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil

Cumberland Park will be rockin' with 2,000 Nashvillians for the Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil, complete with New Orleans-style food, 4,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, and cold beer.