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 -Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Portland May 5-9, International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville May 16, Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Dayton May 4-9 and Bloomin BBQ & Bluegrass Festival in Sevierville May 15-16.

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: 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

Music is everywhere in Tennessee, but it’s especially apparent during the spring and summer months. With the warmer weather come festivals and outdoor concerts happening almost every weekend. Here are just a few big festivals you’ll want to keep on your radar for the next couple months.

It's Music Festival Season in Tennessee
May 5 - 9 Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival Portland, TN Festival learn more May 5 Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience Knoxville, TN Jason Bonham, born (July 15, 1966), British drummer and son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham. A lot of talented children have probably been asked by a parent to entertain family and friends, maybe in the living room, maybe sing a little, play an instrument. No big deal and a good way to get used to performing for others. But when Jason Bonham was a small child and got called in to entertain, the family friends he played his drums for could be anyone from Jimmy Page to some of the guys from the group Bad Company. That's what happens when your father is drummer John Bonham, one of the original members of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin. learn more May 5 - Aug 25 Jazz on the Square Knoxville, TN Free live jazz from the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra from the stage at Market Square on Tuesday nights. learn more May 5 - 9 Jay O'Callahan as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center Jonesborough, TN Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world filled with compelling characters. learn more May 6 Chattanooga Lookouts vs Jacksonville Suns Chattanooga, TN The Chattanooga Lookouts are a Double-A A affiliate team for the Minnesota Twins. learn more