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 2018, here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for FREE spring events in Nashville in chronological order.
Edgehill Rocks is Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day event is an annual outdoor music, art, and food celebration in Edgehill Village that takes place every April. It’s FREE to attend!
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2018 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Public Square Park. The 2.5-mile Cherry Blossom Walk starts at 9:45 a.m. This festival is held every spring and is a free, family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville.
Earth Day Festival
The Nashville Earth Day Festival is Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 21, 2018. 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
The 4th annual Nash Spring Bash, presented by Project 615, is Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Public Square Park. The event features Nashville’s hottest food trucks, 40+ local vendors, and live music. The event is FREE and family-friendly.
Sevier Park Fest
The 6th annual Sevier Park Fest is Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Sevier Park and the entire 12 South neighborhood. This festival is FREE and open to the public and features 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 11 and Saturday, May 12, 2018. This free weekly concert series takes place during the months of May and June 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 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. from May through October at Cumberland Park. Get ready for the season kickoff on Sunday, May 13, 2018. This is a FREE, family-friendly series.
Movies in the Park
Nashville Scene’s annual Movies in the Park event series kicks off on May 31, 2018. Enjoy a movie at Elmington Park four summer nights in May and June. This FREE event starts at 5 p.m. and includes food trucks, vendors, and games. The movies begin at sundown.
Thunder on the Cumberland
Thunder on the Cumberland, the annual Formula 1 Powerboat race and festival on the Cumberland River, is the perfect way to end spring and start summer. The free, weekend festival is June 16-17, 2018, at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. Attendees can enjoy boat racing, food trucks, family-friendly fun, cold beer, and more.
What To Expect
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