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 2022, here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for free spring events in Nashville in chronological order.


Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is Saturday, April 9, 2022, 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 family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville. Admission is free.

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Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair

The annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair presented by the Nashville Scene is Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2022, at ONEC1TY. This family-friendly event features over 75 curated craft vendors, food trucks, cocktails, music, photo booths, and more. Admission is free.

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Earth Day Festival

Nashville Earth Day Festival is on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Centennial Park. The festival will feature environmentally-friendly vendors, educational booths, workshops, and speakers. Guests can expect live entertainment, yoga, and local food vendors. This festival is free admission, pet-friendly, family-friendly, and will take place rain or shine!


Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent record stores across the world every year in April and June. Record Store Day is officially on Saturday, April 23, 2022, but there will be one “RSD drop” featuring new vinyl releases on June 18, 2022. 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.

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Franklin Main Street Festival

The annual Franklin Main Street Festival, one of the largest events in the Southeast, is Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 2022, from 10:00am 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.

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Titans DraftFest

The Tennessee Titans are hosting DraftFest 2022 on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Nissan Stadium. The free, family-friendly event presented by Pinnacle will feature a day of fun activities ranging from inflatables for kids to tours of the Titans Locker Room. To attend, you must claim a free ticket in advance. 

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Nashville Health & Wellness Fest

The Nashville Health & Wellness Fest is Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Nashville Fairgrounds. This event will include over 100 vendors, wellness workshops, fitness demonstrations, free gifts, and more! Early bird tickets are free until Thursday, March 31, 2022. Tickets registered after Thursday, March 31, 2022, will cost $10 per person.


Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner, an annual free concert series, takes place every Friday and Saturday 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. This event is free, family-friendly, dog-friendly, and open to the public.

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CMA Music Festival

The CMA Music Festival is Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, 2022, 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, at Bridgestone Plaza, and Walk of Fame Park. The shows at Nissan Stadium and at Ascend Amphitheater each night are ticketed.

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What To Expect

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