Discover Some of Nashville’s Most Exciting Spring Events and Experiences
If you’re looking for a spring destination with plenty of unique things to do, then Nashville needs to be at the top of your list. Music City is a phenomenal place to visit in the spring, as there are a ton of exciting events and special Nashville hot spots for you to experience.
Below are some of our favorite Nashville spring events and experiences you have to check out during your visit.
1) East Nashville Beer Festival
For over a decade, the East Nashville Beer Festival has brought great times and tons of excellent craft beers to Music City. This year over 40 breweries will be serving up their refreshing craft brews to thirsty event patrons. Buy your ticket today to get a tasting glass and unlimited tastings at the East Nashville Beer Festival on April 15th.
2) Twelve Thirty Club
Inspired by the prohibition era and supper clubs of the 19th century, the Twelve Thirty Club is much more than a classy bar and eatery. This downtown club offers three unique levels with a honky tonk, supper club, and rooftop terrace bar all wrapped into one extravagant building. Each level of the Twelve Thirty Club is lavishly designed and offers a unique dining, bar, and live music experience. Spots here fill up fast, so be sure to make a reservation.
3) Nashville Comedy Festival
Between April 15 – 23, Nashville will host some of the world’s finest and funniest comedians at the Nashville Comedy Festival. It’ll be nonstop laughs all over town at this 8-day festival. Check out the festival lineup, and then book tickets to see your favorite comedy acts.
4) Bad Axe Throwing Nashville
It’s a bar where you can compete at axe-throwing with your friends. Need we say more? This is a favorite Nashville experience, particularly for bachelor and bachelorette parties. In addition to it’s 19-axe-throwing lanes, Bad Axe Throwing has a beautiful panoramic view of the downtown Nashville skyline. It’s also the only axe-throwing venue with curated custom cocktails and a full bar.
5) Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
A unique event in Nashville, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture as well as the friendship between the US and Japan. The festival began in 2009 when the city of Nashville decided to plan 1,000 cherry trees within 10 years. Stop by Public Square Park on April 15th to experience exhibits of Japanese culture, live music performances, and other Cherry Blossom Festival events.
6) Diskin Cider
A lively craft cider bar with fun and quirky vibes, this place will have you reevaluating this fermented apple treat. Diskin Cider is Nashville’s only craft cidery, and they concoct some truly ravishing refreshments. Stop by in the afternoon or evening on a warm spring day, or reserve a spot at one of their drag show brunches. Just watch your tongue pronouncing the name after having a cider or two.
7) Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
This weekend fair is a wonderful free event to check out in mid-April. The Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair hosts over 100 curated artisan vendors to showcase and sell incredible homemade goods such as custom decor, clothes, pet products, and more! All that plus you can enjoy fair activities, craft cocktails, and delicious food-truck meals with family and friends.
8) Soul of Music City Trolley Tour
Hosted by Old Town Trolley Tours Nashville, this specialty tour takes place after hours and adds some extra musical spice to the standard tour. On the Soul of Music City Tour, you’ll get a detailed history of Nashville’s rhythm & blues scene, hear stories and original songs from your tour guides, and see plenty of Nashville’s most spectacular attractions in unique night-light fashion.
9) Tin Pan South
Last but not least, we have Tin Pan South, the world’s largest gathering of singers and songwriters. This 5-day festival takes place in late April and early March, and it include over 98 live music shows from more than 400 performers across 10 Nashville venues. In addition to hearing fantastic live performances, visitors will hear captivating stories on how the songwriters were inspired to create their music.
To discover even more fun things to do in Nashville during spring, then head over to our Nashville Activities, Dining and Events pages. If you’re planning a spring bachelorette party, then be sure to read our Nashville Bachelorette Party blog post too.
Once you’re ready to kick your spring trip to Nashville into gear, head over to our catalog of luxury Nashville vacation rentals to book your stay today!