It’s a time to celebrate our Tennessee rites of spring – one-of-a-kind festivals, incredible food, live music and of course, our abundant natural beauty. Treat yourself. Come relax and recharge. You’ll cherish the memories made during a Tennessee spring.

Festival Fun

It's festival time in Tennessee. From smokin’ barbecue and biscuits to the world’s largest fish fry, wildflowers to delicate teapots, and film to global cultures - come join the fun. Here are some of our festivals to visit over the next few weeks - Smoke on the River: Backyard BBQ Cookoff and Arts Festival in Clifton May 23, Memphis Italian Festival May 28-30, Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City June 5-7, Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge June 12-13, and the RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival in Bell Buckle June 20.

Move to the Beat

You’ll find music on almost every corner. From our festivals to the daily shows in our intimate or iconic venues, celebrate spring dancing to the beat. Coming up in Tennessee: Memphis in May AutoZone Sunset Symphony May 23, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester June 11-14, CMA Music Festival in Nashville June 11-14 and Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga June 5-13.

Outdoor Adventure

Warmer weather is just around the corner. It's time to explore Tennessee's beautiful outdoors. Hiking the mystical Smokies, rushing down the Ocoee rapids or fishing on Reelfoot Lake - what will you plan for your visit?

Spring Trip Tales

Music is everywhere in Tennessee, but it’s especially apparent during the spring and summer months. With the warmer weather come festivals and outdoor concerts happening almost every weekend. Here are just a few big festivals you’ll want to keep on your radar for the next couple months.

It's Music Festival Season in Tennessee
May 24 Chattanooga Beast Feast® BBQ Festival at the Chattanooga Market Chattanooga, TN Beast Feast™ is a professional bar-b-que cook-off among the region’s best. Folks can enjoy a selection of various types of bar-b-que and vote on their favorite. Held at First Tennessee Pavilion. learn more May 24 Family Fun Day Bristol, TN Family Fun Day learn more May 26 - 30 2015 Tennessee State HOG (Harley Owners Group) Rally Cookeville, TN Enjoy some of the best motorcycle riding in the U.S. right in the heart of the Upper Cumberland at the southeast's #1 Harley-Davidson event! learn more May 26 Jackson Generals Baseball Jackson, TN Catch the Jackson Generals, Seattle Mariner's AA Affiliate in their 6,000 seat Minor League Baseball stadium located in Jackson, Tennessee. Opened in 1998, it has been the friendly confines of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx and now the Jackson Generals. Be sure to visit the Ballpark on Saturday Home Games for Fireworks! The stadium is located east of downtown Jackson and is visible from Interstate 40. In addition to hosting Southern League baseball games, The Ballpark at Jackson was awarded the 2010-2014 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship as well as the 1999 and 2011 Southern League All-Star Games. High school and college baseball games are also played there in the spring before the Jackson Generals season begins. For more information visit www.jacksongeralsbaseball.com or call 731.988.5299 - learn more May 26 - 30 Andy Offutt Irwin as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center Jonesborough, TN With a manic, Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, heart-filled stories, and arguably the greatest whistle in the world, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. learn more