Music City comes alive in the spring. That’s when the flowers and trees are blossoming, and the temperatures are warming up enough to get back outside. The cherry blossoms are especially impressive, and the music venues, art galleries, great restaurants, and parks are all buzzing. The weather is pretty comfortable with a mix of sunny and cloudy days, temperatures in the mid-60s to mid-70s, and at least 13+ hours of daylight.
If you plan on visiting Nashville this spring, consider using our Nashville limo services to get you where you need to be on time. The downtown area and Music Row can get quite busy, especially in the evenings. Nashville doesn’t have a subway system, so a reliable car service is a great option.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
The Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on April 8th. Nashville has a goal to plant 1,000 cherry trees by the year 2019. This effort is celebrated every spring, starting with a Cherry Blossom Walk, followed by a celebration of Japanese culture at Public Square Park. Nashville honors the friendship between Japan and America with the blossoming trees.
The Tennessee Craft Fair
During the first week of May, the annual Tennessee Craft Fair is held in Centennial Park. This 3-day event boasts of 45,000 visitors. There are over 200 craftsmen exhibiting, doing demonstrations, and selling their wares.
Nashville Fashion Week
Nashville Fashion Week celebrates the city’s hip and trendy retail fashion community. This is a week of runway walks, hands-on workshops, galas, and, of course, some great people watching interesting designs. This is held the first or second week in April.
This steeplechase race is held the second Saturday of May. It is a series of 7 horse races held at Percy Warner Park. Thousands of people arrive dressed in fabulous spring outfits and big, showy hats.
Plenty of Music and Dining
Spring brings in lots of talent to the music venues, including some free events. You have the grand concert halls like the Ryman Auditorium featuring Loretta Lynn this April. There is also the Honky Tonk Highway, where smaller music venues (bars) line both sides of Broadway, serving up some great local talent with no cover charge. The street is jumping from morning until well after midnight.
Nashville has some of the best restaurants in the south. Many of them have outdoor seating that opens up in the spring. Worth a visit are Chef Jonathan Waxman’s Adele’s in The Gulch area, and Acme Feed and Seed with its rooftop bar on Lower Broadway.
Nashville really is perfect for a visit in spring, whether it is for business or relaxation. It is a vibrant city with lots of music and culture to take in. Vanderbilt University is a city hub that also comes alive. When you start and end your trip to Nashville, take advantage of our excellent Nashville airport transportation. It is one of the most convenient ways to get to and from your destination.