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
Mar 7 - 15 Shamrock City Lookout Mountain, TN Find the luck of the Irish at Rock City's 8th annual Irish Celebration! learn more Mar 7 Jerry Buttler & the Blu-J's 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 Mar 7 Spring Canyon Cruise Chattanooga, TN During this three-hour cruise through the famous Tennessee River Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of the South, you’ll get to experience nature's brilliant canvas of vivid colors. learn more Mar 7 - 8 Shamrock City Lookout Mountain, TN Find the luck of the Irish and get your green on at Rock City’s 8th annual Shamrock City festival. learn more Mar 7 Ledisi Memphis, TN Ledisi is coming back to Memphis this March on her new Intimate Truth Tour. The Grammy-nominated R&B singer will celebrate her soon-to-be-released EP, The Intimate Truth, featuring seven acoustic songs from her acclaimed album, The Truth. You'll hear Ledisi's recent hits, including "Like This," for which she was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance. She was also nominated as Outstanding Female Artist in the NAACP Image Awards. Both award shows will air in February 2015. learn more