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,  National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg April 25-26, Main Street Festival in Franklin April 25-26, and Tennessee Iris Festival in Dresden April 25 - May 2.

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:  Beale Street Music Festival May 1-3 in Memphis, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester June 11-14, CMA Music Festival in Nashville June 11-14 and Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga June 5-13.

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 22 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 23 Gatlinburg Earth Day Festival Gatlinburg, TN Families are encouraged to come and celebrate in the Earth Day Festival. Enjoy music, free crafts, activities, face painting, demonstrations and more at Mynatt Park from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.! learn more Apr 23 Hometown Champions Night Cookeville, TN Hometown Champions Night is a tailgating celebration for the successes of Putnam County athletes. Nine awards will be given to deserving athletes and this year, former University of Tennessee cornerback, Inky Johnson will be speaking about his experiences and inspiring life. This is a night to celebrate what our athletes have accomplished and bring together the members of our community who support and participate in Cookeville sports. Join us for a casual evening of tailgating, dinner, awards, prizes and great company! learn more Apr 23 Art + Issues: The Gesture of Innovation Chattanooga, TN Innovation starts with a concept but ultimately requires action to make change. learn more Apr 23 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