Nashville February 12, 2019
7 Fabulous And Free Festivals In Nashville That You Must Attend In 2019
Anyone who has been to Nashville knows that there’s no shortage of things to do here. Whether it’s walking Lower Broadway or exploring the beauty and history of Centennial Park, there’s truly something for everyone in Music City. And, if you know where to look, there’s even something for everyone who loves free festivals. These seven festivals throughout the year and around the city are the best of the best, and you need to put them on your bucket list for this year.
1. Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
This festival held right in the heart of downtown Nashville every spring is dedicated to the celebration of Spring and Japanese culture. There's all kinds of great food throughout the festival, and the main stage has lots of cultural performances that your whole family will love.
2. Franklin Main Street Festival
The Franklin Main Street Festival takes place every April along the beautiful strip of downtown Franklin. The festival always features arts & crafts vendors, live music, and of course, tons and tons of food. The 2019 festival is scheduled for the last weekend in April.
3. CMA Fest
CMA Fest has lots of access perks for ticket holders, but did you know that many of the concerts are free for whomever wants to go? Almost all of the daytime concerts are free, and some stages are free all day. Check
to be sure.
4. RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival
Most of Middle Tennessee makes the annual pilgrimage every June to the tiny town of Bell Buckle for their famous RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival. Be sure to get there for the parade where float riders hand out both as they pass the crowds.
5. Tomato Art Fest
The Tomato Art Fest is everything weird and wonderful about East Nashville. Every August, the Five Points area shuts down the streets for this art festival where everything is centered around the humble tomato. Even the people attending all dress up in tomato-themed outfits. You truly have to see it to believe it.
Appropriately located in Nashville's Germantown neighborhood just north of downtown, Oktoberfest is the city's celebration of German culture, though most folks just assume it's a celebration of beer. The entire neighborhood shuts down for the weekend, and it's the second largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country.
7. Goats, Music, and More Festival
The weirdest and most excellent festival on the list is Lewisburg's Goats, Music, and More festival. It's more than just a goat show, though. It draws in some pretty big musical acts that are definitely worth the trip to Lewisburg. The festival takes place every October.
If you’re looking to add to your 2019 bucket list, this list of
10 spots you must see this year would be a great place to start.