Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.
Jonesborough – Open Juried Art Show – Digital and original artwork is being accepted to give artists an opportunity to compete and showcase their work on a national level. Entries must be submitted by April 3. For more information, visit www.jonesboroughtn.org.
Memphis – “When Weather Moves Metal: Whirligigs and Weathervanes” – See the exhibit which features kinetic, weather-driven machines at the Metal Museum James A. Wallace Building until June 9. For more information, visit www.metalmuseum.org.
Jonesborough – Bluegrass Night – Enjoy a night of open mic bluegrass music 6 – 8 p.m. every Wednesday night at The Jonesborough General Store and Eatery. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/JonesboroughGeneralStoreAndEatery.
Jackson – “Ah, It’s Spring” – Browse the sights and grandeur of spring as artists portray the season through different media from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until April 26 at The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 731-425-8397.
Nashville – Cherry Blossom Walk and Festival – Enjoy these gorgeous blooms with the Sakura Walk at 9 a.m. and a celebration of Japanese culture 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nashville’s Public Square. For more information, visit www.nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org.
Jonesborough -- Easter Eggstravaganza – The Easter Bunny, face painting, a petting zoo and food will be featured 1-4 p.m. at Storytelling Park. Hunt for Easter eggs and Golden Eggs with real gold coins and prizes for all ages. For more information, call 423-753-1010.
Franklin – “Toys, Toys, Toys!” – Learn about toys children played with during the Civil War 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Carnton Plantation. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.battleoffranklintrust.org.
March 26 – 30
Memphis – “Million Dollar Quartet” – Enjoy this electrifying true Memphis story of the twist of fate that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins together at the Orpheum Theatre. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.
Hilham – Easter Egg Hunt – Children, ages 12 and under, can hunt for over 20,000 candy-filled Easter eggs and $300 in prizes beginning at 1 p.m. at Standing Stone State Park. For more information, visit www.tn.gov/environment/parks/StandingStone.
Nashville – Eggstravaganzoo – Participate in Nashville’s largest egg hunt with 40,000 eggs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nashville Zoo. Games, bounce houses, face painting and the Bunny Café will also be incorporated. For more information, visit www.nashvillezoo.org.
Monterey – Monterey Easter Celebration – Enjoy an egg hunt and a $500 hidden egg for adults will be included as well as an Easter Bonnet Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.montereydepot.com.
Pikeville – Easter Weekend – An Easter egg hunt on Saturday and a morning sunrise Easter service at Millikan’s Overlook on Sunday morning will be featured at Fall Creek Falls State Park. For more information, visit www.tn.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls.
Nashville – Spring Art Hop – Ring in spring with egg hunts, musicians, crafts and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for kids three to 17 years old. For more information, visit www.cheekwood.org.
April 5 – 7
Hurricane Mills – 12th Annual Middle Tennessee Dirt Riders Spring Ride – Take an opportunity to enjoy a dirt bike ride at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. There are tracks for all skill levels. Pre-registration is $42 for adults and $25 children 12 years and under. For more information, visit www.MTDR.net.
Memphis – Forging on the River – See demonstrations and take part in blacksmith workshops. Saturday includes a ticketed wild game dinner with a silent and live auction of fine metalwork. For more information, visit www.metalmuseum.org.
Jonesborough – 3rd Annual Spring Tune-Up – Enjoy local food and beverages, music and the widely anticipated silent auction 6 – 10 p.m. at the Jonesborough International Storytelling Center. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.musiconthesquare.com.
Knoxville – Featured Artist Exhibit and Reception – See the works of wood-turner Janis Proffitt and painter/printmaker Gay Davis Bryant 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Art Market Gallery. For more information, visit www.artmarketgallery.net.
Brighton – Lawn & Garden Expo – Speakers, exhibits and door prizes are featured from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brighton Middle School. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.tiptoncountymastergardeners.com.
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