As Nashville blossoms into an internationally-recognized city, the events get better and more plentiful each spring. Luckily, a lot of these options are free to attend. To help you sift through the awesome free options in 2017, here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for FREE spring events in Nashville in chronological order.
Edgehill Rocks is an outdoor music, art, and food celebration on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The event will take place throughout Edgehill Village on Villa Place. This is a one-day music, food, and art festival. Best of all, it’s FREE to attend!
Crafty Nashville is hosting a fall arts and crafts fair on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Track One. There will be about 100 artisans and crafters, food trucks, live music, and more. The event is FREE to attend and family-friendly.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2016 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Public Square Park. This festival is now in its ninth year and is a free, family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville.
Earth Day Festival
The Nashville Earth Day Festival is on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Centennial Park. The festival will be filled with environmentally-friendly vendors, educational booths, workshops and speakers. There will also be live entertainment, a beer garden, and a green market. This festival is FREE and family-friendly.
Record Store Day
Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent record stores across the world every year in April. This year’s Record Store Day is Saturday, April 22, 2017. Nashville has some major participants, including popular record shops like Grimey’s and The Groove. To celebrate, many locations host free concerts and offer discounts on vinyl.
Nash Spring Bash
Nash Spring Bash presented by Project 615 is on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 11:00am until 5:00pm at the Centennial Park bandshell. The event will feature your favorite food trucks, 50+ local vendors, and live music. The event is FREE to attend!
Sevier Park Fest
The 5th annual Sevier Park Fest is on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10:00am to 6:00pm in Sevier Park and the entire 12 South neighborhood. This festival FREE and open to the public and will feature live music, art, fashion, food, a bike race, a hot wing eating contest, kids area, and more.
The spring season of Musicians Corner kicks off on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, 2017. This free weekly concert series takes place during the months of May, June, August, and September at Centennial Park. Expect great live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and “Kidsville” fun.
Jazz on the Cumberland
The Jazz on the Cumberland summer concert series is held once a month on Sundays from 5:30pm to 8:00pm from May through October at Cumberland Park. Join them for the season kickoff on Sunday, May 14, 2017! This is a FREE, family-friendly series.
Capitol District Street Fair
The Capitol District Street Fair is Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Morgan Park in Germantown. It’s a FREE event uniting the Germantown, Salemtown, Buena Vista and Hope Gardens communities. There will be live music, food trucks, artisans, and activities.
Movies in the Park
Nashville Scene’s annual Movies in the Park event series kicks off on June 1, 2017. Enjoy a movie at Elmington Park the first four Thursdays in June. This FREE event starts at 5pm and includes food trucks, vendors, and games. The movies begin at dark.
What To Expect
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