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 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
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Apr 20 - 24 Earth Week in Gatlinburg Gatlinburg, TN Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Bring the entire family to Gatlinburg to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more! learn more Apr 20 Aer Knoxville, TN Boston duo Aer, formed by David von Mering & Carter Schultz, have created their own brand of music comprised of rap, reggae, pop & indie rock. Aer unveiled their debut album The Bright Side, in 2012, which independently earned the No. 1 spot on iTunes Albums chart and Billboard’s Top 200. Aer’s second album, self-titled, released on January 21, 2014 reached #5 on iTunes Top Albums chart with 10,150 sold in the US in the first week and charted #26 Overall on Billboard’s charts, the single “Says She Loves Me” rose to #1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation. Aer has shared the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Mac Miller, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, SOJA, Dirty Heads, Pepper and more. They’ve been on three national headline tours, on the last they played over a dozen sold out shows including one in front of 2,500 fans in their hometown of Boston, as well as two European headline tours. Aer’s music has been placed on numerous MTV shows including “Real World,” on the NFL Network, and in an Etnies advertisement featuring Ryan Sheckler. They're currently working on their follow up to their self-titled album. learn more Apr 20 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 Apr 21 - 25 65th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg, TN As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain Association’s 65th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. learn more Apr 21 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