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.

March 10-14, 2021
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 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.

April 22, 2021
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 30-May 2, 2021
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.

May 7-9, 2021
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 9, 2021
Mother's Day

Don't just get her a card or flowers this year. Make Mother's Day special by celebrating the most important woman in your life. Enjoy delicious to-go or delivery brunch options, or give her the gift of Music City. After all, she deserves it!

May 2021
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.

Fridays & Saturdays, May-June, 2021
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner and Acoustic Friday Nights take place each Friday and Saturday, May-June, 2021. 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.

Spring 2021
Cheekwood in Bloom

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.

Spring 2021
Music City Irish Fest

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.

Spring 2021
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. Part of Awesome April.

Spring 2021
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. Part of Awesome April.

Spring 2021
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.

Spring 2021
Nashville Wine and Food Festival

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.