Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.
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 – “Gathering 5” – Browse the work of contemporary local, regional and national artists working in a variety of media from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center. Admission is free. For more information, call 731-425-8397 or visit www.jacksonartscouncil.tn.org.
Millington – Holiday Inn Express & Suites is now the host hotel of Memphis International Raceway. The hotel offers a relaxing stay for the family with an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, free high-speed internet and complimentary hot breakfast to all their guests. For more information, visit www.racemir.com.
Nashville – “Country Sunshine: Remembering Dottie West” – A panel discussion with Steve Wariner, Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely, songwriter Red Lane and West’s daughter Shelly West will share memories of the talented Dottie West at 1:30 p.m. in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater. For more information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
April 4 – 7
Columbia – Mule Day – Enjoy log pulling competitions, parades and the Mini Mania Show featuring miniature mules at the annual celebration that now attracts over 200,000 people. For more information, visit www.muleday.com.
Cannon County – Stones River Relay – Run, bike and paddle at the relay beginning at 9:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the arts center then shuttled to the top of Short Mountain to the starting point. The first participant to complete all three legs of the course will be awarded a trophy designed by William Kooeinga. For more information, visit www.stonesriverrelay.com.
Selmer – Arts in McNairy’s Annual Photography Contest Kickoff Symposium – Enjoy photography from local photographers from noon to 3 p.m. at the McNairy County Visitor’s and Cultural Center. For more information, visit www.artsinmcnairy.com.
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 at the Metal Museum. Saturday includes a ticketed wild game dinner with a silent and live auction of fine metalwork. For more information, visit www.metalmuseum.org.
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.
Chattanooga – Spark: A Right Brain Celebration – This arts extravaganza showcases all facets of creative culture including literature, history, visual and performing arts, culinary arts and more until April 21. For more information, visit www.sparkartschattanooga.com.
April 12 – 13
Hohenwald – Glitz and Glam Show – Enjoy the jewelry and accessories show featuring jewelry, purses, hats, belts and more at the Lewis County Middle School gymnasium. For more information, visit www.hohenwaldlewischamber.com.
April 12 – 14
Shelbyville – Tennessee Miniature Horse Celebration – Delight in these miniature creatures during the open hackney horse show at the Celebration Grounds, Calsonic Arena. For more information, visit www.tmhv.net/events.html.
Memphis – Center Stage Play Time: “Beauty and the Beast” – Children will enjoy this stage adaption of the classic tale as old as time at 11:30 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. For more information, visit www.cmom.com.
Winchester – High on the Hog Festival – A barbecue cook off, family carnival, free concerts and a 5K run/walk are included in this 26th annual celebration until April 20 in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. For more information, visit www.highonthehogfestival.com.
Memphis – Rock-n-Romp – Enjoy a backyard party with local bands and musicians from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Opening Day at the Mud Island River Park and the Mississippi River. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.mudisland.com.
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