Visit Leiper’s Fork & Franklin, TN in Spring: Key Events & Dates

Welcome to Leiper’s Fork, where the vibrant energy of springtime transforms the village into an unforgettable destination bursting with excitement! As the town awakens from winter, there are blooms galore, holiday happenings, and outdoor activities that promise an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. From iconic festivals in neighboring towns to lively outdoor concerts under the warm sun, there’s no shortage of reasons to explore Leiper’s Fork this spring. Our spring guide is here to help you maximize your spring break or spring vacation to Leiper’s Fork and Franklin, TN.

Holiday Weekends in Spring 

  • St. Patrick’s Day 
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day

Leiper’s Fork & Franklin, TN Spring Events:

  • Cheekwood in Bloom (March 9 – April 14)
    • There’s no place more beautiful than Cheekwood in the spring. As more than 250,000 blooming bulbs spill from our gardens, creating a color experience you won’t forget.
  • Line Dancing (Ongoing in Spring)
    • Held inside the Whiskey Room Live inside Kings Bowl (Franklin) each Monday night and open to all ages. Class starts at 7pm-8pm Beginners & 8pm-9pm Intermediate. Learn popular line dances and dance requests will be played. All ages welcome. Get your boot scootin boogie on!
  • St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations (March 15-17)
    • In neighboring Nashville, there are several St. Patrick’s Day events, including parades, pub crawls, and live music performances featuring Irish bands and traditional music.
  • Easter Celebrations (March 30-31)
    • Easter Brunch: Many restaurants in Franklin, TN offer special Easter brunch menus- a great opportunity to indulge!
    • Easter Egg Hunts: Several parks, community centers, and attractions in and around Franklin, TN host Easter egg hunts for children. 
    • Easter Services: Attend Easter Sunday services at one of Franklin’s many churches or religious institutions. Many churches host special services, concerts, or events to celebrate the holiday, welcoming both locals and visitors to join in the festivities.
    • Easter Events at Attractions: Many Franklin & Nashville attractions host special Easter events and activities. For example, the Nashville Zoo hosts the Eggstravaganzoo, with Easter-themed animal encounters or egg hunts. 
  • Whiskey Warmer Festival (April 6-7)
    • In Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood. Live music, good food, and exceptional spirits. This is an elevated event is designed for whiskey aficionados and newcomers. Distillers will be pouring samples of premier whiskey, bourbon, and scotch. Local food trucks, a photo booth, a cigar lounge, and more. 

  • Franklin Flea Market (April 20 – 21)
    • Held at the Williamson County AG Expo Park and features 500+ Indoor & Outdoor Vendor Booths.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon (April 27-28)
    • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series typically stops in Nashville in April. Runners from around the world participate in races ranging from the full marathon to shorter distances, with live music performances along the course. Run the race and then escape to Leiper’s Fork for some down time. 
  • Iroquois Steeplechase (May 11)
    • Held annually in May (typically Mother’s Day weekend), the Iroquois Steeplechase is one of the premier horse racing events in the Southeast. Attendees dress in their finest attire for a day of horse racing, tailgating, and socializing.
  • Memorial Day Celebrations (May 25-27)
    • Memorial Day Observances: Attend Memorial Day ceremonies and observances to honor and remember the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Franklin often hosts events at various locations, including military memorials, cemeteries, and parks.
    • Parades: Look out for Memorial Day parades in Nashville, which may feature marching bands, veterans groups, and community organizations.
    • Live Music and Entertainment: Many venues host special Memorial Day weekend events featuring both local and touring artists.

More Happenings:

If you’re not here during one of the events, no worries! There is still plenty to do during spring in Leiper’s Fork and Franklin, TN. 

Listen to Live Music: The Middle TN music scene is legendary! Whether you’re strolling down Broadway in Nashville or exploring cozy neighborhood venues in Franklin, TN the magic of live music fills the air year-round here. From the twang of country classics to the rhythm of rock ‘n’ roll, the tunes are diverse and offer something for every music lover. 

  • Dive into our live music guide and discover the hottest gigs, upcoming performances, and hidden gems waiting to be explored. 

Walk, Hike or Bike: The mild spring weather is a great season to go walking, hiking or biking and soak in the views of colorful blossoms happening all around. Some of the best views are: 

  • Natchez Trace State Park 
  • Timberland Park 
  • Owl’s Hill Sanctuary 

Catch a Tour: Spring is an excellent time to explore Nashville’s rich history through guided tours of historic sites and neighborhoods before the summer crowds kick in. Visitors can learn about the city’s role in the Civil War, its musical heritage, and architectural landmarks like the Parthenon in Centennial Park. 

  • Check out our list of favorite tours in Franklin, TN (and surrounding areas) over at our What to Do in Leiper’s Fork page. 

Graduations in Neighboring Nashville: Nashville is home to several universities and colleges and spring marks the season of graduations and related celebrations. Some of Nashville’s most acclaimed universities are:

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Fisk University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University

If you’re coming for a graduation and need a place to stay away from the hustle & bustle, be sure to check out our Leiper’s Fork Airbnb / vacation rental

Leiper’s Fork & Franklin TN’s spring season is brimming with exciting events and things to do that will create lasting memories for you and your friends and family. If you are still in the planning phases of booking your trip to Leiper’s Fork or Franklin, TN, we would love the opportunity to host you at one of our Leiper’s Fork Airbnb / vacation rental. You can view our availability and book directly right here on our website. 

PS: Leiper’s Fork fun isn’t limited to spring! Be sure to check out our What to Do Leiper’s Fork guide for year-round inspiration. 

NOTE: Dates referenced are for the year 2024. 

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