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 6-April 11
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 safe and fun family events that will bring a smile to everyone's face this spring. Take the fun indoors with Cheekwood's Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage Exhibition highlighting the strength of the points of view of the female artist, seeing where those voices resonate, and their impact on the canon of art history.

March 10-14
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. It is a single-elimination tournament that involves all league schools.

April 4
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 10
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 24
Earth Day Festival

Families and friends walk through Centennial Park each year for Earth Day. Music City's safe and socially distant FREE festival features live music, plus family-friendly booths hosted by community groups, environmental organizations, and government agencies.

May 7-9
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 invites people to view the craftsmanship of many exhibitors.

May 9
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 a safe meal at a Nashville restaurant, delicious to-go brunch options, or give her the gift of Music City. After all, she deserves it!

May 15
Tour de Nash

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.

May 28-30
Goodguys 14th Nashville Nationals
Goodguy's Car Show

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association returns to Music City for two full days of Southern-style hot rodding at the 15th Nashville Nationals Giant Car Show at Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville.

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.

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.

June 10-13
CMA Fest
CMA Awards at Bridgestone

Country music fans from all over the world come to Nashville to experience CMA Festival - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more. Multiple stages throughout Downtown Nashville will host FREE live music during the festival.

Spring 2022
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.