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.
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 forget about FanFare! It's a free event offering four days of interactive games and displays, live entertainment, and interviews with this year's SEC Legends. The celebration is open to fans of all ages.
Get your green on and join the FREE Music City Irish Fest at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on St. Patrick's Day. The best in Irish music, food & drink, and more are celebrated at this annual event in Music City.
Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriter festival. Hundreds of songwriters and acts perform shows in 9 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.
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.
Celebrate the independent record store and classic vinyl with Record Store Day. 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 even Ernest Tubb Record Shop are sure to offer a heck of a time for this glorious occasion. Part of Awesome April.
Get ready for Nashville Wine & Food Festival celebrating wines paired with Music City's own local chefs & cuisine along with some great live music at Omni Nashville Hotel. The festival will feature winemakers from around the country. All guests will have the opportunity to talk with the creators of both wine and food, learn from them, and enjoy the delights of the pairings. Part of Awesome April.
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.
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.