Spring
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 in March - Shamrock City in Chattanooga, Dollywood Festival of Nations in Pigeon Forge, Blooming Arts Festival in Linden, Daffodil Day in Bell Buckle, Main Street Brew Fest in Franklin and the 53rd Annual Irish Day Celebration in Erin.

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. In March, don't miss the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival in Nashville and Sessions in the Park in Memphis. 

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

Here are 10 Tennessee spring festivals that will have you reveling in the sunshine, feeding your soul with music and your stomach with some great southern food.

Early Spring Festivals
#
#
advertisement
Feb 28 Barefoot Nellie & Company at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more Feb 28 Hamilton County Ramblers @ Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more Feb 28 Rose Glen Literary Festival Sevierville, TN Rose Glen Literary Festival learn more Feb 28 Black History Month Memorial Service Hermitage, TN During the national celebration of Black History Month, The Hermitage will host four weekly programs exploring the progress made in African-American history and honoring the lives of those who were enslaved at The Hermitage. These programs will open your eyes to the untold stories of the men and women who called the Hermitage home. All of our programs are free, but do not include admission into the Hermitage. learn more Feb 28 Songwriter Session: Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins Nashville, TN Together, Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins penned “Beachin’” (Jake Owen), “Whatever She’s Got” (David Nail), and “We Were Us” (Keith Urban). Nite also wrote “Glass” (Thompson Square); “Tip It on Back” (Dierks Bentley); and songs recorded by Eli Young Band, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, and Chris Young. Robbins, the 2014 ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year, wrote “It Goes Like This” (Thomas Rhett), “Slow Me Down” (Sara Evans), “Sure Be Cool if You Did” (Blake Shelton), and songs recorded by Eli Young Band, Miranda Lambert, and Thompson Square. Included with Museum admission. Free to Museum members. learn more