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 - Nashville Film Festival April 16-25, Dollywood Festival of Nations in Pigeon Forge, Africa in April in Memphis April 15-19, National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg April 25-26, Main Street Festival in Franklin April 25-26, Tennessee Iris Festival in Dresden April 25 - May 2, and Nashville LEGO KidsFest April 17-19.

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:  Rivers & Spires Festival in Clarksville April 16-18, Rites of Spring at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (along with many more fun festivals) and Beale Street Music Festival May 1-3 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

"Reconstruction Tennessee" comes alive at the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Knoxville, April 30-May 1. 

2015 Signature Event in Knoxville
Apr 19 Music of the Mountains Cosby, TN Music of the Mountains, April 19, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. Smoky Mountains Visitor Center On Cosby Heritage,harps and hymns A celebration of Cocke County's musical heritage learn more Apr 19 Food City 500 Bristol, TN NASCAR Sprint Cup Series You wanted and you got it! Bristol New Spring date? It's April Baby! learn more Apr 19 Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival Memphis, TN In addition to over 18,000 pounds of crawfish, the event hosts a variety of vendors selling food, drinks, art and more! learn more Apr 19 Chattanooga Lookouts vs Birmingham Barons Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Double-A Affiliate team for the Minnesota Twins (2014). learn more Apr 19 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