Spring and summer are a fabulous time to visit Nashville. Country music fans enjoy all the music festivals and Grand Old Opry shows, but there is much more to see and do in Nashville.
You can visit Cheekwood in Bloom (March to April) where over 100,000 tulips begin to bloom, and family fun events abound. There are festivals galore including Tin Pan South, the world’s largest songwriter festival that gives fans an up close and personal experience with the music they love.
Each year during the spring we celebrate the friendship between Japan and America during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Activities include a Cherry Blossom Walk, exhibits of Japanese culture, the Ginza Marketplace with Japanese products and a taste of Japan with food from local Japanese restaurants.
April 29th Nashville hosts the St. Jude Rock “N” Roll Nashville Marathon and ½ Marathon, one of the nation’s most popular marathons with live music throughout the course.
The Nashville Film Festival in April is one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, guests come to view more than 280 films from 55 countries. Festival goers enjoy works from documentaries and narrative features to animated and experimental shorts. Workshops are also offered for those looking to enrich their knowledge beyond the screen.
For horse racing fans, the Iroquois Steeplechase is held on the second Saturday in May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park. Seven races are held throughout the day and the event typically attracts more than 25,000 spectators. Most are decked out in their finest spring wardrobe including the biggest and best hats in the South!
Nashville and surrounding area has many plantations and historic battlefields for the history lover including the Belle Meade Plantation, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the Belmont Mansion.
CMA is June 7-10, for the 47th annual gathering of country music stars and their fans in Nashville. Top performers in the industry come out for concerts, autograph sessions and picture opportunities.
Nashville has also been named one of the best 4th of July events in the country. Let Freedom Sing Music City July 4th is one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays choreographed to live music. The celebration includes a full day of family fun, free live music and fireworks.
No matter what your interests, Nashville has something to keep you busy and entertained. Make your reservations soon at Two Rivers Campground and take advantage of our full concierge service at the front desk to plan your perfect customized Nashville vacation!