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.

March 3-May 14
Once Upon a Spring
Gaylord Opryland Cascades Atrium

Get ready to Spring It On with a family-friendly escape to Gaylord Opryland with Once Upon A Spring events and activities. An itinerary full of both weekend and weekday activities are in store for guests including a brand-new crafting clubhouse and interactive show for kids, spring-themed boat rides, an Easter Bunny meet and greet, and much more.

March 11-April 9
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 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 13
Libations and Culinary Creations

You're invited to celebrate extraordinary wine, creative cocktails, and Southern cuisine at its finest at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery. The evening will begin with a welcome glass of sparkling wine and select hand crafted hors d’oeuvres. Rob Floyd will present his interactive cocktail theatre where he uses his storytelling and mastery of mixology to explore different cocktails to compliment the evening meal. The night will end with a four-course Chef Inspired Food and Wine Pairing where Executive Chef Stephen Kruger will introduce a variety of flavorful profiles. Each course will be paired with a selection from the exclusive wines of Belle Meade. 

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 21-23
Toast Nashville

Analog at the Hutton Hotel is hosting a unique culinary experience where you can sip, sample and savor delicious foods, wines, cocktails, and more! Come celebrate the spirit of Nashville with carefully curated dishes from Food Network and Nashville’s one and only Maneet Chauhan and special celebrity chef guests and culinary icons Christian Petroni, Kevin DesChenes, and Kevin Bludso.

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.