April is here! Let the month of April Fool’s Day, Easter, and the wettest time of the year, begin! The Nashville Predator’s Wine Festival & Tasting is back, as are other local favorites such as Franklin’s Main Street Festival and the Downtown Gallatin Square Fest & Classic Car Show. New events are also popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!
April 5: Nashville Predators’ Wine Festival & Tasting
Bridgestone Arena | Nashville
Join the Nashville Predators Foundation over the ice for its 14th annual wine tasting event! With the purchase of a ticket, guests will receive a $30 gift card to Deacon’s New South and access to more than 225 higher-end wines, beer, spirit tastings, food samplings from 25 local restaurants, and an extensive silent auction.
April 13: Helicopter Egg Drop
Charlie Daniels Park | Mt. Juliet
Connect Church invites you to join them for their fourth annual Easter Helicopter Egg Drop! Presented by TDS Telecom, this is an incredible community event filled with activities for the entire family. This year the festivities will be bigger and better than ever. Guests will have the chance to enjoy inflatables, food trucks, photo stations with the Easter Bunny, and live music. There will also be a concert by Dove award-winning artist, Aaron Shust!
April 13: Nashville Bunny and Brew
Lucky Ladd Farms | Eagleville
Looking for an out of the box experience with your friends or date night? Bring out your inner child and get hopping to Lucky Ladd Farms for this adult egg hunt! Over $3,500 in cash and prizes will be given away, such as a smart tv, Fitbit Versa watches, Bose Bluetooth speakers, Jbuds wireless earbuds, gift baskets, gift certificates, farm swag, candy, fun trinkets, cash, and more!
April 13-14: Dogs and Dogwoods
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | Nashville
Grab your four-legged friends, because Cheekwood is going to the dogs! Guests will have the chance to treat their furry friends to an adventurous day in the beautiful gardens and enjoy themselves with the Beer Garden, live music, and more. Due to popular demand, we suggest making a ticket reservation so you don’t miss out on the fun!
April 23-28: Nashville Cocktail Festival
Various Locations | Nashville
The Nashville Cocktail Festival is Tennessee’s premier celebration of the craft of the cocktail! This event will highlight award-winning authors, boutique spirits, small batch mixers, and the trendsetting bartenders who put it all together. Here is your chance to experience the best that Music City has to offer!
April 26: Spectacle Extraordinaire
War Memorial Auditorium | Nashville
Presented by Party like Gatsby, Spectacle Extraordinaire gives you the chance to dress in your finest attire and feel the vibrant pulse of the Golden Twenties! Become part of Jay Gatsby’s inner circle, dance the night away, and create everlasting memories in this world aimed to amaze, amuse, and entertain you. Expect world-class performers, a stunning live-band, and Gatsby’s brilliant resident DJ!
April 27: Arts in April
Discovery Center | Murfreesboro
Parents and children will have the opportunity to experience different cultures presented by local and regional talent! Through the forms of music, dance, and art, guests will get unique insights into the lives of people from around the world. Arts in April will also be celebrating their Spring Artist in Residence Program and allow you to meet their current artist, Abby Reish! This event is free and open to the public.
April 27: Downtown Gallatin Square Fest & Classic Car Show
Historic Downtown Square | Gallatin
It’s almost time for Downtown Gallatin’s annual spring event! Over the years, Square Fest has grown in size to over 170 vendors and in excess of 20,000 visitors. Rain or shine, this event will happen no matter what. Although Square Fest is primarily an arts and crafts festival, there will also be a large variety of food, several non-profits, two stages of entertainment, and a large children’s area!
April 27: Food Truck Festival
County Clerk Parking Area | Columbia
aMuse’um Children’s Museum has recruited some of the best food trucks in our region for this annual festival! A ticket will get you into the event where you can enjoy live music, cold beer, and a sampling from several popular food trucks. The Food Truck Festival is the museum’s largest fundraiser and helps aMuse’um provide a safe, educational, and fun place for children to go all year. Live music will be performed by The Gabe Allen Band!
April 27-28: Main Street Festival
Franklin’s Main Street | Franklin
Join the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County for their 36th Annual Main Street Festival! One of the largest events in the Southeast, the festival is expected to draw a crowd of around 100,000 for a fun-filled weekend of music, arts, crafts, food, and children’s activities. This festival is dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s historic, architectural, and geographic resources.