Tennessee Tourism Round Up For March 4-28

Friday, March 4, 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.


Bristol, TN/VA – View the new exhibit Made in TN: Manufacturing Milestones on display through Aug.

14 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Castalian Springs – Wynnewood Historic Site is open for the 2016 season with tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Wednesdays to Sundays through November.

Knoxville – See the Maya’s intricate calendar systems in the exhibit Maya: Lords of Time on display through May 22 at the McClung Museum.

Memphis – The new AutoZone Dome Sharpe Planetarium is now open and showing Firefall, Astronaut, Seasonal Stargazing, and One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Nashville – Enjoy a guided tour of the Botanical Garden & Arboretum, the Cheekwood mansion, and the Steve Tobin: Southern Roots exhibition beginning 11:30 a.m. CT Saturdays and Sundays at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

March 4

Franklin – The March Franklin Art Scene looks to “Light Up The Night” for its 5th anniversary with glowsticks and a social media photo contest with the hashtags #ArtSceneGlow and #FranklinArtScene 6-9 p.m. CT in downtown Franklin.

Knoxville – First Friday Celebration showcases new exhibitions and regional artists 5-9 p.m. ET at the Emporium Center.

March 4-6

Jackson – Enjoy America’s favorite pastime at the All-Suites Play Ball Spring Classic Baseball Tournament at the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex.

Memphis – The Vietnam Traveling Tribute “The Wall” is open for viewing at the Mid-South Military History & Civil War Show at the Agri-Center Show Place Arena.

Memphis – Use code BOGO when you buy online tickets for Cinderella, playing April 16-17 at the Orpheum Theatre.

March 5

Chattanooga – A night of music is in store with Seth Carico: Chattanooga’s Own, as he performs Broadway and opera favorites 7:30 p.m. ET in the Tivoli Theatre.

Huntingdon – Enjoy a Day of Percussion with a percussion FUNdamentals session, percussion ensemble performances, and more beginning 9 a.m. CT at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center.

Spring City – Emi Sunshine, one of country music’s leading young artists, performs 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Valley Theatre.

March 5-6

Blountville – Dunlop Day includes two full days of action with the practice day on Saturday and the official Racing Dunlop Day on Sunday at Muddy Creek Raceway.

March 6

Memphis – The closing reception and gallery talk with Douglas Harling and his exhibition Residence of the Heart takes place 2:30-5 p.m. CT at the Metal Museum.

March 10

Memphis – Franki Valli, the original Jersey boy, performs some of his countless hit singles 7:30 p.m. CT at The Orpheum Theatre.

March 10-11

Jackson – The Importance of Being Ernest is a famous comedy by Oscar Wilde and is performed by The Jackson Teen Theatre at The Ned. Tickets are $7.

March 11

Huntingdon – Tony Brent returns with impressions, guitar parodies, and characters 7 p.m. CT at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center.

Nashville – The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

March 11-April 17

Chattanooga – The Chattanoogan Hotel is providing complimentary tickets to Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Theater when families book two or more nights over Spring Break.

March 12

Jackson – The Jackson Symphony presents Piano Men: The Music of Elton & Billy 7:30 p.m. CT at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Oak Ridge – An American salute is performed by the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra with accompaniment by Sound Company: Children’s Choir of Oak Ridge who will perform songs by Copland and music from West Side Story

Pulaski – Enjoy a Hayride & Easter Egg Hunt 1-4 p.m. CT at Milky Way Farm.

March 12-13, 19-20

Union City – Meander to the Red Barn and learn the ways of a farmer in the AgSimulator at Discovery Park of America. The attraction is free with park admission.

March 12, 19

Cornersville – Examine how families honored the dead during A House in Mourning 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at the Lairdland Farm House.

March 16-18, 21-28

Nashville – Think, Make, Create builds on the fun of the Tinkering Garage exhibit with maker movement, tools, and project-based learning experiences as part of the Creativity Garden, a nationwide project of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, at Adventure Science Center.

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