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 23 Granville Heritage Day Granville, TN 17th Granville Heritage Day - May 23rd One of Tennessee's Largest & Best Festivals learn more May 23 Small-Town Saturday Night - Music & Hotel Linden, TN Enjoy an old-fashioned American small-town Saturday night at this hip, historic hotel. Enjoy fresh, homemade food, including a seafood buffet, Prime Rib, or the best burger around. Stroll outside for "Music on Main Street" - a live music, festival-type atmosphere. learn more May 23 - 25 Full Throttle Event Huntsville, TN Full Throttle Event featuring Country Superstar Trace Adkins! learn more May 23 John Tomlin & Company at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show Enjoy The Best in Tennessee's Southern Cooking Served in Sutton General Store's Dining Room! learn more May 23 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CAMPSITE DECORATION CONTEST AT EDGAR EVINS STATE PARK Silver Point, TN Reserve a campsite in advance so you can show your patriotic colors for this Memorial Day Weekend campsite decoration contest, judged both in daylight and dark. learn more