Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.
Pigeon Forge – Titanic Celebrates the Irish – All month-long, enjoy music, dancing, Gaelic humor and tall tales that honor the Irish heritage at the Titanic Pigeon Forge. For more information, visit www.titanicpigeonforge.com.
Nashville – “Dottie West: Country Sunshine” – Follow West’s journey from her humble beginnings to her award-winning career to her death in 1991 with her famous ensembles, photos and West’s red-and-white gingham dress on display until May 2 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For more information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
Memphis – “Weavers of the Earth: Native American Baskets” – See the largest collection of Native American baskets ever seen in Memphis until May 12 at the Pink Palace Family of Museums. The exhibit is composed of 166 baskets and 40 framed Edward Curtis 19th century photogravures. For more information, visit www.memphismuseums.org.
Nashville – “Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You” – The biographical exhibit pays tribute to Patsy Cline through costumes, vintage photographs and more until June 10 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For more information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
Hendersonville – The Twittybirds II – Join Michael and Tre Twitty, son and grandson of Conway Twitty, and their band will perform Friday and Saturday evenings in March at the 11th Frame Bar & Grill at the Holder Center. For more information, call 615-824-5685.
Lookout Mountain – Shamrock City ’13 – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green fudge, a green waterfall and green peppermint lattes and frappuccinos from Starbucks. For more information, visit www.seerockcity.com/shamrockcity.
Chattanooga – Spring Break Fun – Special activities await kids ages six and up like up-close encounters with cool sea creatures until April 15 at the Tennessee Aquarium. Activities are included with Aquarium admission. For more information, visit www.tnaqua.org/SpringBreak.
Rugby – Laurel Dale Cemetery Lantern Tour on Stage – Don’t miss the stage adaption of the “Laurel Dale Cemetery Lantern Tour” where historic characters come alive to tell stories at 4 p.m. in the Rebecca Johnson Theatre. For more information, visit www.historicrugby.org.
Crossville – “Steel Magnolias” – Enjoy this funny, touching drama until March 29 at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Tickets begin at $24. For more information, visit www.ccplayhouse.com.
Memphis – Hello Stuffee! – Children can learn about the anatomy and meet Stuffee, a seven-foot-tall rag doll who teaches about the digestive system at 3 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. For more information, visit www.cmom.com.
Nashville – Exploring the Food of the Ancient Americas – Learn about the culinary creations made hundreds of years ago with a five-course Latin American feast from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. For more information, visit www.fristcenter.org.
March 21 - 23
Memphis – Spring Artisan Market – Browse local fine craft artists who specialize in wood, glass, metals, fibers and clay 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chickasaw Oaks Village. For more information, visit www.memphiscrafts.org.
Nashville – “Stoker” – See the Nashville premiere of “Stoker,” at the Belcourt Theatre. The film was shot in Nashville and stars Nicole Kidman. Film locations included Cheekwood, Hillsboro High School Murfreesboro and Sewanee. For more information, visit www.belcourt.org.
McNairy – “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” – Enjoy this Mark Twain classic until March 24 at The Latta Theater of McNairy. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.artsinmcnairy.com.
Memphis – Spring Fling Eggs-travaganza – Games, prized egg hunts, crafts, face painting and an Easter Bunny meet-and-greet are featured from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. For more information, call 901-458-2678 or visit www.cmom.com.
Nashville – “Nashville Cats: Salute to Paul Franklin” – Pedal steel guitarist Paul Franklin will be interviewed and perform at 1:30 p.m. in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For more information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
March 23 – 24
Franklin – 7th Tennessee Cavalry – See 40 men of The Seventh Tennessee Cavalry Co. D perform historic demonstrations at the Carnton Plantation. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.battleoffranklintrust.org.
Sparta – Mid State Gun and Knife Show – Browse thousands of gun and knife displays Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the White County Agricultural Complex. For more information, visit www.sparta-chamber.net.
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