Top FREE Spring Events in Nashville

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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 2023, here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for free spring events in Nashville in chronological order.

TOP FREE SPRING EVENTS IN NASHVILLE


Fridays by the River

Fridays by the River, a special pop-up beer garden series by East Nashville Beer Works, is every Friday in April and the first two Fridays in May at Shelby Park near the Riverview Pavillion. Expect beers, food trucks, yard games, live music, and more. Admission is free and open to all ages.

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Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

The annual Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Public Square Park. This festival is held every spring and is a family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville, featuring demonstrations, activities, vendors, and more. Admission is free.

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Earth Day Festival

The Nashville Earth Day Festival is Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Centennial Park. The annual festival features vendors, educational booths, workshops, live music, and more. This event is free admission, pet-friendly, and family-friendly.

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Record Store Day

Record Store Day, an international celebration of independent record stores, will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Expect celebrations at a variety of record stores in Music City including free concerts and discounts on vinyl.

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Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair

The Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair presented by the Nashville Scene is Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023, at oneC1ty. Expect over 100 curated craft vendors, food trucks, drinks, and more. Admission is free and open to all ages.

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Franklin Main Street Festival

Over 120,000 visitors will make their way to the Franklin Main Street Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023, in Historic Downtown Franklin. The weekend will be full of music, arts and crafts, food, drinks, children’s activities, and more. Admission is free and open to all ages.

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Spring Tennessee Craft Fair

The Spring Tennessee Craft Fair will take place Friday through Sunday, May 5-7, 2023, at Centennial Park. There will be over 150 craft artisan vendors, so plenty of opportunities for some amazing shopping. Expect live demonstrations, kids’ activities, and food. Admission and parking are free.

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Nashville Health & Wellness Fest

The Nashville Health & Wellness Fest is Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Fairgrounds Nashville. This family-friendly event will include over 100 vendors, wellness workshops, fitness demonstrations, and more. There is a limited supply of free early bird tickets but after that admission is $10 per person (free for seniors & children 16)

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Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner is an annual free concert series that will take place on select dates in May and June at Centennial Park. Attendees can expect live music, food vendors, local artisans, a kids’ area, and a Musicians Corner Pub featuring beer, wine, and cocktails for purchase. This event is free, family-friendly, dog-friendly, and open to the public.

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CMA Fest

CMA Fest is Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11, 2023, in Downtown Nashville, and attracts more than 80,000 locals and tourists every year. There will be free concerts and activities each day throughout Downtown. Each show at Nissan Stadium is ticketed.

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What To Expect

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