Look Ahead to April



Coming up in April, Parks will be featuring the theme for the month: In Bloom! Below are some fun events and activities in the area to look forward to.


Downtown Franklin Art Walk– The first Friday of every month, Downtown Franklin hosts the Franklin Art Scene. It is a free event for all and there are free trolley rides where patrons can ride and stop wherever from 6-9pm. Art will be displayed at dozens of sites even including a variety of spots that appear on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Franklin. Stop by to see what kind of creativity local artists have to showcase. Find out more here.


Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival– On Saturday April 9th, The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at the Nashville Public Square. This festival is hosted by the Japan-America Society of Tennessee and the Mayor’s Office, Metro Nashville. It is a celebration of spring and the friendship of Japan and the United States by showcasing Cherry Blossom trees. This event will be held from 10am-5pm and will have authentic Japanese food, cultural children activities, local art and a Ginza Japanese market. Find out more here.


Nashville Film Festival– One of the longest running film festivals in the country, the 47th Nashville Film Festival will be held April 14th-23rd. Over 280 films will be showcased from 55 countries around the world and range from experimental shorts, animations and documentaries. There have been major celebrity appearances over the years like Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Rob Thomas and Brad Paisley. All of the films can be viewed at Green Hills Cinema and tickets can be purchased here.


Cheekwood in Bloom– Already in full swing, from now until April 24th, the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens host Cheekwood in Bloom. A six-week event that that represents springtime with 100,000 tulips that erupt with color. There is no better way to get used to warmer weather and longer days in Tennessee than to experience this event. Every Saturday there is children’s story time in the garden, art activities and live music. Stop by to see what attracts many people each year and find out what everyone is talking about. You can learn more here.


Cannonsburgh Pioneer Days– Join the fun in Rutherford County for the 40th annual Pioneer Days. This event will be in Cannonsburgh Village on April 16th from 10am-4pm. Admission is free and fun will be provided for all! So many activities range from hand-made soap demonstrations, blacksmith demonstrations, live music and an antique car show. Even more fun to be had with hayrides, cloggers, petting zoo, square dance classes and over 40 local crafters and artists. See more here.
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