April 2013 Events in Tennessee

March 21, 2013

By Rachel Bertone

Wildflower Festival

Mule Day – Apr. 1-7, Columbia
An annual affair, Mule Day celebrates all things mule-oriented in a fun festival. A parade, crafts, Appalachian fare and live music are part of the appeal of this high-spirited event. CONTACT: 931-381-9557

Dogwood Arts Festival – Apr. 3-28, Knoxville
From open gardens and a student art show to a festival parade and art fairs, the Dogwood Arts Festival has something for every art lover to enjoy. CONTACT: 865-637-4561

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival – Apr. 5-7, Knoxville
Discover East Tennessee’s rich musical history at this festival with artists spanning all genres including country, blues, jazz, rock and bluegrass. CONTACT: 865-637-4561

Sardis Antique Farm & Home Show – Apr. 6, Sardis
Bring the family to this free event, which features tractors, engines, cars, trucks and everything else from farming’s past. CONTACT: 731-858-2403

Oak Barrel Half Marathon – Apr. 6, Lynchburg
Welcome spring with the fourth annual Oak Barrel Half Marathon in historic Lynchburg. Run, walk or jog the scenic 13.1 mile course. CONTACT: 931-759-4111

Spark Spring Art Festival – Apr. 11-21, Chattanooga
Come enjoy this multi-day showcase of all facets of creative culture. From nationally recognized artists to local performers, all will be represented during this annual celebration. As the anchor events, 4 Bridges Arts Festival, a 12-year staple in the arts community, will kick off the festivities with original artwork from around the country, and the Celebration of Southern Literature, which has showcased up-and-coming voices in Southern literature for 15 years, will conclude the celebration. CONTACT: sparkartschattanooga.com

Celebrity Chef Tour – Apr. 12-13, Nashville
A handful of the nation’s top chefs come together to create a fantastic multiple course dinner. Don’t miss this year’s stop at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville featuring chefs Edward Lee, Jeff Michaud, Jeremy Ashby and Jonathan Waxman. CONTACT: 720-201-1853

Lay’d Out at the Park – Apr. 12-14, Morristown
East Tennessee’s largest car and truck show in Cherokee Park features live music and more. CONTACT: 423-587-0952

4 Bridges Art Festival – Apr. 13-14, Chattanooga
Bring out your artsy side and discover new and local artists at this diverse annual Chattanooga festival. CONTACT: 423-265-4282

Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival – Apr. 17-21, Memphis
Experience African culture at this celebration featuring educational activities, fashion, arts and crafts, music and African cuisine. CONTACT: africainapril.org

Rivers & Spires Festival – Apr. 18-20, Clarksville
Bring the whole family to this three-day outdoor event, which boasts 5 stages of entertainment, free children’s activities, Jazz ‘N’ Wine, car shows, parades, shopping and more. CONTACT: 931-245-4344

Music of the Mountains – Apr. 19, Townsend
Celtic music performed at the town’s Heritage Center kicks off a weekend of musical discovery in Townsend, Gatlinburg and Cosby. Residents and visitors alike are welcome to celebrate the mountains’ musical past. CONTACT: 865-448-0044

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival 2013 – Apr. 19-20, Townsend
Enjoy classes, demonstrations and more for all levels of fiber arts enthusiasts from some of the state’s most talented vendors. CONTACT: 865-448-0044

Valley Fest – April 20-21, Dunlap
Celebrating the cultural diversity of the Sequatchie Valley through music, dance, art and food. CONTACT: 423-949-7608

Windrock Park Spring Jamboree – Apr. 20-22, Oliver Springs
Guided ATV rides, mud bog, drag races, a poker run, a kids scavenger hunt and barrel racing are just a few of the activities offered for the whole family at this exciting event. CONTACT: 865-435-1251

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage – Apr. 23-27, Gatlinburg (pictured)
Celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 150 different programs throughout the week, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations and lectures on the flowers and more. CONTACT: 800-568-4748

Ribfest, Wings & BBQ – Apr. 25, Gatlinburg
Enjoy a sampling of the area’s most delectable, finger lickin’ ribs and wings along with live entertainment at the 11th anniversary of this popular event. CONTACT: 800-568-4748

Broadway Our Way – Apr. 25-27, Crossville
See the talented kids of the Cumberland County Playhouse sing, dance and act their way through Broadway favorites, old and new. CONTACT: 931-484-5000

Rossini Festival – Apr. 27, Knoxville
Feast on delicious beer, wine and artisan food at over 170 exhibits featured at this outdoor festival. There will also be four outdoor stages with live music performances throughout the day. CONTACT: 865-524-0795

Annual National Cornbread Festival – Apr. 27-28, South Pittsburg
Honor the Southern specialty at this annual festival. Participate in a Cornbread Cook-Off, sample cornbreads and other recipes and enjoy live entertainment. CONTACT: 423-837-0022

Trenton’s Teapot Festival – Apr. 28-May 4, Trenton
This weeklong festival celebrates Trenton’s unique collection of Porcelain Villeuses teapots and kicks off with a ceremonial Lighting of the Teapots. CONTACT: 731-855-2013

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  1. Chad Morin says:

    Ghost Hunt Weekends at the Thomas House Hotel where Ghost Hunters filmed in November. Overnight ghost hunting package in an 1890′s haunted and historic inn. http://Www.ghosthuntweekends.com 1-800-604-9101

  2. Francille Whitworth says:

    April 20 from 10:00 to 2:00 Rutherford County Agriculture will have their Adventures in Agriculture at Lane AgriPark on John Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN. Melissa will you tweet this please? Thank you