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 fun and free options in 2020, here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for free spring events in Nashville in chronological order.
TOP FREE SPRING EVENTS IN NASHVILLE
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 9:30am to 5:00pm at Public Square Park. The 2.5-mile Cherry Blossom Walk starts at 9:30am. This festival is held every spring and is a free, family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville.
Earth Day Festival
Nashville Earth Day Festival is on Saturday, April 18, 2020, 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.
The annual Pinwheel Festival is Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Sevier Park. The Pinwheel Festival is a free and family-friendly event celebrating childhood. Attendees can expect children’s performances, crafts, games, and food. There will also be activities like face painting, puppets, bounce houses, and more.
Franklin Main Street Festival
The annual Main Street Festival, one of the largest events in the Southeast, is Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday, April 26, 2020, from 11:00pm to 6:00pm in Historic Downtown Franklin. Attendees can expect a weekend full of music, arts, crafts, rides, food, and children’s activities. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Musicians Corner, an annual free concert series, takes place every weekend in May and June at Centennial Park. Attendees can expect live music, food vendors, local artisans, a kids’ area, and Musicians Corner Pub featuring beer, wine, and cocktails for purchase. September Sundown, the fall version of the series, takes places every Thursday in September. The event is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and open to the public.
CMA Music Festival
The CMA Music Festival is Thursday through Sunday, June 4-7, 2020, in Downtown Nashville, and attracts more than 80,000 locals and tourists every year. There will be free concerts and activities each day at Riverfront, behind Ascend Amphitheater, and Walk of Fame Park. The shows at Nissan Stadium and at Ascend Amphitheater each night are ticketed.
What To Expect
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