Tennessee Tourism Round Up For March 11-April 2

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.


Memphis – Enjoy the classic The Wizard of Oz playing through the month of March on the 2D screen at Pink Palace Family of Museums.

March 11-13

Dickson – The Dickson Farm, Home and Garden Show gives an in-depth look into agri-tourism and outdoor recreation beginning 1-6 p.m. CT March 11 at the Dickson County Fairgrounds. 

March 11-April 8

Chattanooga – Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to Chattanooga’s largest screen with show times at 7 p.m. ET at Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.

March 12

Memphis – Stax Records and Ardent Studios producer Terry Manning is honored during the program Terry Manning: Evidence of Life on Earth during Two Millennia 6-8 p.m. CT at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Nashville – Pi Day is celebrated with activities like building a pi chain, bubble creations, exploring The Raspberry Pi (a credit card-sized computer), and more 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT at Adventure Science Center.

March 15-20

Memphis – The Book of Mormon, considered one of the funniest musicals of all time, returns to The Orpheum Theatre.

March 17

Chattanooga – Attend “Pulcinella,” a performance of works by Stravinsky and Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un gentilhombre,” 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tivoli Theatre.

March 17-19

Lewisburg – Have a laugh with the musical comedy The Addams Family playing at the Marshall County Community Theatre.

Nashville – Enjoy the harmonized voices of The Irish Tenors with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

March 18

Jackson – The King Beez perform music influenced by B.B. King and Beale Street 7:30 p.m. CT at The Ned.

Murfreesboro – Celebrate Women’s History Month with a presentation by local author Shirley Farris at the Oaklands Mansion.

March 19

Brownsville – Trials, Triumphs and Lessons: Phenomenal Women Speak is the theme of the Women’s History Month program 2 p.m. CT at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.

Chapel Hill – Conquer fun fitness challenges while completing Spring Hike-Spring Fit 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT at Henry Horton State Park.

Jackson – Ballet Arts presents Alice in Wonderland, the two-act classic and contemporary ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s books 7 p.m. CT Saturday and 2 p.m. CT Sunday at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Jackson – Celebrate the Jackson railroad hero, Casey Jones’ 153rd Birthday with cake, tours, and more 9 a.m. to noon CT at Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum.

Memphis – Have stacks of pancakes, enjoy crafts, face painting, a VIP Easter Egg Hunt and more at the Yummy Bunny Breakfast 9:30-11:30 a.m. CT at the Children’s Museum of Memphis.

Memphis – The Cosmic Trunk Show features handmade jewelry, sculpture, housewares, and more with live music, food and a cash bar with cosmos 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on the Metal Museum Grounds.

Jonesborough – The annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Hunt for the Golden Egg includes a petting zoo, Princess Tea, cotton candy, face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny 1-3 p.m. ET in downtown Jonesborough.

New Johnsonville – Work alongside park management to tackle a resource management project 9-11 a.m. CT and enjoy a ranger-led hike to celebrate spring at Johnsonville State Historic Park.

Parker’s Crossroads – The Parkers Crossroads Lectureship Series begins with Charles Cox, M.D. who speaks of the significance of the railroads during the Civil War and his book, “Monument to Healing: Two Soldiers and the Good Death, 1862, 1914” 10 a.m. CT in the Activities Building at Parkers Crossroads.

Spring City – John Lathim and Michelle Young perform a blend of Scottish, Irish and mountain music 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Valley Theatre.

March 22

Huntingdon – The Bethel University singers, soloists and chamber orchestra present Handel’s Messiah for a special Easter production 7 p.m. CT at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center.

March 24

Bolivar – An art reception for artist Mary McAuslin and her watercolor artwork takes places, featuring music by Mt. Thelonious 5-8 p.m. CT at On The Square Gallery and Gifts. 

March 25-26

Linden – The annual Blooming Arts Festival features hundreds of local artists and crafters on Main Street of Downtown Linden.

March 25-April 2

Clarksville – The Magnificent Ambersons, a story about a family’s declining fortunes in the midst of the automobile age, has its world premiere 8 p.m. CT at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

March 26

Nashville – A star-packed spring line-up includes Loretta Lynn, Cole Swindell, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Oak Ridge Boys, Rascal Flatts, Charles Kelley, Brothers Osborne and more at the Grand Ole Opry.

Nashville – Eggstravaganzoo features egg hunts at the Bunny Café, games, Easter Bunny and more beginning 8:30 a.m. CT at the Nashville Zoo.

March 28

Jonesborough – Celebrate Women’s History Month with stories of The Strong Women of Jonesborough at the International Storytelling Center.

Knoxville – Drew Holcomb performs as part of the Bijou Jubilee! 2016 7 p.m. ET on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre.

Memphis – View the movie Three Tough Guys starring Isaac Hayes, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson and Lino Ventura at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Nashville – More than 30,000 eggs are hidden throughout the gardens for the 24th annual Spring Art Hop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

Union City – The Dino Egg Hunt features grand prizes, and the Easter Bunny and Dinosaur 2 p.m. CT on Discovery Park of America’s Great Lawn.

March 28-April 3

Columbia – Mule Day is celebrated with arts and crafts, wagon train, competitions and, of course, mules in downtown Columbia.

March 31-April 2

Knoxville – The Tomato Head hosts a Tap Takeover during the Big Ears Festival featuring Tennessee’s Calfkiller Brewing Company 11 a.m. ET at The Tomato Head Market Square location.

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