Nashville Spring and Easter Family Fun Guide
Welcome Spring! After our crazy winter, the weather is finally warming up and it’s a perfect time to get out and enjoy all the family fun Nashville has to offer! Get some ideas in our Ultimate Spring Fun list and be sure to use the discounts we found in our Spring Break Deals list. Plan some adventures for Spring Break with a visit to a museum or park you have never been to. Attend a Vintage Baseball game or cheer on the Sounds. Save a Saturday for one of the many festivals in April.
Easter is April 12th this year, so the Easter Bunny starts arriving in early March. There are LOTS of area egg hunts and opportunities to celebrate the season!
My fingers are crossed that this rainy winter is almost behind us because I’m ready for some Ultimate Nashville Spring Fun! Grab your calendar and use this list to plan some family fun throughout the months of March and April.
Plan some family fun this Spring that won’t cost you a dime. Check our list of free spring events and activities throughout the months of March, April and May as we add events all season long!
Looking for some unique and FREE entertainment this spring and summer? Make plans to attend a game of Vintage Baseball.
The Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball plays games in different locations in Middle Tennessee from April through August. Many of these games are played at historical homes in our area.
Get tickets now for some spring theatre! There’s never a bad season to enjoy a live show. Middle Tennessee is home to so many talented theatre groups. Make some plans for a family friendly outing or an adults only date night this spring.
March Events and Activities
March is the ‘unplannable’ month. You could wear shorts and flip flops on Monday and snow boots on Friday. By the time April rolls around, Nashville will be buzzing with activity. Festivals, concerts and other fun events will crowd our calendars. But March is quieter. It’s the month where we start dreaming of Spring no matter how mild our winter has been.
Welcome Spring in Nashville and Middle Tennessee at some March Festivals.March is a hard time to plan outdoor activities in our area. So the number of festivals scheduled in March is a bit lower than you will find for the rest of the Spring and Summer months. But if you wake up on a weekend morning in March and the sun is shining, check this list for a place to celebrate!
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year but celebrations are not only happening on March 17th but also on the weekends before and after. You will have plenty of opportunities to wear green and catch the luck of the Irish!
Spring Break Fun in Nashville
Spring Break in Tennessee is unpredictable at best. The month of March in our area is as likely to bring ice storms and extreme cold as it is to provide sunny Spring days. Here’s two lists of ideas for family fun no matter what Mother Nature has in store for us.
Looking for new things to do for Spring Break? There are some great free and cheap Spring kids’ classes and workshops happening at some local stores. From crafts to cooking to computer coding, there is something for everyone! Spaces in these tend to go fast and some you can register in advance so be sure to reserve your spot if you want to join in the fun.
Get out and have some fun for Spring Break! Here are some great deals and discounts for fun around Nashville. Keep coming back – we will add more as we find deals.
April Events and Activities
Whether winter has been mild or harsh, my family is always ready for Spring! There’s plenty of family fun in April as the festival season gets started (it won’t end until November!) and outdoor activities fill our calendar. Pack your umbrella when you head out because our unpredictable weather generally continues until May.
It’s finally time for some April Spring festivals. A festival is a great way to spend a weekend. They are usually free to attend and the venues are almost always an awesome outdoor location. Some of them may be a bit off the beaten path but don’t let that stop you from exploring Middle Tennessee in search of fun!
Easter Activities in Middle Tennessee
The season of Lent is upon us. If your family eats the traditional fish on Fridays then mark your calendar and attend a local fish fry! Click on the venue name for a link with more information for each fish fry.
Start a new holiday tradition! Make plans to attend an Easter Bunny Breakfast this season. Many of these events include egg hunts or other activities so check your chosen venue and bring your basket if necessary.
Easter Egg hunts are a fun way to celebrate the season. Many of these events offer festival activities in addition to the hunts. The best part about Easter Egg Hunt events is that most of them are completely FREE and I’m sure there are several hunts near you.
Looking for a place to have Easter Bunny Photos made with your child this season? Use our list below! Check back throughout the season because new photo opportunities are added right up until Easter.
In addition to Egg Hunts, there are also LOTS of Easter Festivals and Events happening in March and April.
May Events and Activities
May is just a month full of anticipation. School is almost out and, if your kids are like mine, they are buzzing with spring fever. Here’s a few ideas for some fun this month as we get started on one awesome summer!
Celebrate Star Wars Day in Nashville.
By May, our weather has generally settled into a fairly predictable pattern. This makes it a great month for some spring festivals! Attend some of your family favorites or travel off the beaten path and experience a new event.
Places to Play and Things to do Outside
Nashville and Middle Tennessee is beautiful to explore in the spring. Find a new playground or park to explore. Take a walk and enjoy the wild flowers, or spend some time at one of the many area lakes.
Ready to go fishing? Residents of Middle Tennessee have so many options for places to fish. The Cumberland River, Percy Priest Lake, Old Hickory Lake and Stones River are the major bodies of water in our area but there are lots of smaller creeks and ponds perfect to drop your line.
Spring is a great time to find a new playground to explore! Here is a HUGE list of options in Davidson County. You might even discover a new to you playground just around the corner.
Find even more playground options in surrounding counties. There are fun play structures to climb and explore in Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties.
Percy Priest and Old Hickory Lakes are by far the largest bodies of water near Nashville, but they are not your only options for fishing, boating and exploring this spring.
Take a walk and enjoy the spring flowers on one of the many Greenways in Middle Tennessee.