April 2017 Events in Tennessee

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Dogwood Arts Festival – April 1-30, Knoxville
A month-long celebration of art, culture and natural beauty within the region. CONTACT: (865) 637-4561, dogwoodarts.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration – April 4, Memphis
Attend a special program to commemorate the late civil rights leader at the National Civil Rights Museum. CONTACT: (901) 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org

Pigeon Forge Rod Run – April 6-8, Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge welcomes automotive enthusiasts for one of the area’s largest automotive events. CONTACT: (865) 687-3976, rodrun-pigeonforge.com

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival – April 7-9, Knoxville
This annual festival highlights Knoxville’s musical soundtrack, showcasing popular national acts alongside some of the finest musicians in Tennessee. CONTACT: rhythmnbloomsfest.com

The Bunny Run Jackson Rod & Custom Show – April 7-8, Jackson
A car show that features approximately 450 vehicles that are 30 years old and older in conjunction with a swap meet and vendors. CONTACT: (731) 571-7750, jacksonrodandcustomcarclub.com

Adventures in Agriculture – April 8, Murfreesboro
Held at the Lane Agri-Park, farmers will be there to share their knowledge of animals, crops, homegrown foods, handmade products, and more. Don’t miss this family fun day for all ages. Admission is free and open to the public. We will be taking canned food donations for the Rutherford County Food bank at registration. CONTACT: (615) 893-1213

Mid-TN Perennial Plant Society Sale – April 8, Nashville
This year’s sale has more plants than ever. Find over 450 varieties of plants for gardens big and small, plus expert advice on choosing and growing in Middle Tennessee. All profits from the sale support horticulture education and scholarships. CONTACT: (312) 259-6350, ppsmt.org

Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival – April 8, Nashville
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse at Nashville Public Square, beginning at 9 a.m. with the Cherry Blossom Walk. Admission is free. CONTACT: (615) 663-6060, nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org

Upper Cumberland Wine Festival, Grand Opening 1940’s: A Decade of Change, Genealogy Festival
– April 8, Granville
Pioneer Village & Wine Growers conduct unique wine festival, plus the grand opening of the 2017 theme, 1940’s: A Decade of Change, Freedom Bell World War II Musical, maneuvers re-enactment, genealogy Festival. CONTACT: (931) 653-4151, granvilletn.com

50th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage – April 8-9, Wartburg
Botanists, park rangers and photography teachers lead hikes in one of Tennessee’s best wildflower viewing sites, Frozen Head State Park. CONTACT: (423) 346-3318, tnstateparks.com/parks/about/frozen-head

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage – April 11-15, Gatlinburg
The 67th annual event has more than has more than 110 different programs, hiking tours, demonstrations and lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the great outdoors. CONTACT: springwildflowerpilgrimage.org

Slawburger Festival – April 15, Fayetteville
A street festival centered on the town’s famous Slawburger with an eating contest, live music, street food, shopping, vendors and kid’s zone. CONTACT: (931) 433-7006, slawburgerfestival.com

Blue Ridge State Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 15, Maynardville
The event features 12,000 treat-filled eggs and many prizes that are split into four hunts for different ages at Big Ridge State Park. CONTACT: (800) 471-5305, tnstateparks.com/parks/about/big-ridge

Shelby Forest Spring Fest – April 15, Millington
A fun-filled day of music, kids’ activities, and arts and crafts at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. CONTACT: shelbyforestspringfest.com

Rivers & Spires Festival – April 20-22, Clarksville
A free festival with more than 100 entertainers, a kids area, car shows, food, jazz and more. CONTACT: (931) 647-2331, riversandspires.com

Africa in April – April 20-22, Memphis
An annual cultural celebration that highlights a different country in Africa every year, featuring arts and crafts, authentic cuisine and live music. CONTACT: (901) 947-2133, africainapril.org

High on the Hog – April 21-22, Winchester
Don’t miss this barbecue festival put on by the Franklin County Kiwanis Club. CONTACT: (931) 308-8010, highonthehogfestival.com

Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival – April 21-22, Reliance
This festival is held at the Polk County 4-H Camp (Camp McCroy) on the fourth Saturday in April. The festival brings hundreds to the camp each year to enjoy the traditional meal of ramps fried in eggs, streaked meat, fried potatoes, white beans and cornbread, while bluegrass music is played. All proceeds are used for the operation and the upkeep of Camp McCroy. CONTACT: (423) 338-4503, ramptrampfestival.com

Civil War Days – April 21-23, Union City
Bring the Civil War to life with re-enactors demonstrating life during the Civil War with authentic period clothing and weapons on the Great Lawn at Discovery Park of America. CONTACT: (731) 885-5455, discoveryparkofamerica.com

Southern Hot Wing Festival – April 22, Memphis
A cooking contest with more than 50 teams and tasting opportunities, plus music and entertainment for the whole family. CONTACT: southernhotwingfestival.com

World’s Biggest Fish Fry – April 23, Paris
Thousands of visitors can enjoy more than six tons of catfish, plus a rodeo, parade and catfish races. CONTACT: (731) 642-3431, worldsbiggestfishfry.com

Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival – April 28-29, Cross Plains (pictured)
The lively festival features nationally known headliners and local bands in a venue with a stage built on the side of an old tobacco barn. CONTACT: kilgorestation.com

National Cornbread Festival – April 29-30, South Pittsburg
Head to this delicious annual event for a National Cornbread Cook-Off, art and shows. CONTACT: nationalcornbread.com

Trenton Teapot Festival – April 30 – May 6, Trenton
The 37th anniversary will celebrate the rare collection of Porcelain-Veilleuses teapots. CONTACT: (731) 855-2013, teapotcollection.com/teapot/home

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