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.
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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
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Mar 5 - Apr 4 3rd Annual Jonesborough Open Juried Art Show Jonesborough, TN Juried Art Show learn more Mar 5 - 28 GOAT COMBING DAYS: The Cashmere Harvest at Mountain Hollow Farm Tazewell, TN As sweater season comes to an end we will be harvesting cashmere from our goats and would love for you to join us! We supply the goats and tools for the ultimate goat combing experience! Come to the farm any Thursday or Saturday in March (10am-2pm). Get up-close and personal with a goat and see why we make such a fuss about cashmere! All ages welcome. learn more Mar 6 - 7 21st Annual Cousin Jake Memorial Bluegrass Festival (featuring the John Studdard Gospel Concert) Etowah, TN Two-Day Concert Event! Featuring local and national bluegrass artists! learn more Mar 6 Houndmouth Knoxville, TN That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana. learn more Mar 6 50 Shades! The Musical Parody Memphis, TN "Critics' Pick! Exuberant and very entertaining! 50 Shades! delivers the goods!" - The New York Times. Don’t restrain yourself! Submit to 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY today. This sexy and hilarious send up to Fifty Shades of Grey, the greatest novel EVER, has audiences rolling on the floor and dancing in the aisles! Now it’s your turn to experience the show that has sold-out audiences across the country begging for more! 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY will rock your world! Take your friends, take your co-workers, and, as Time Out Los Angeles says, “TAKE YOUR INNER GODDESS TO THIS SMASH HIT!” learn more