Tennessee Festivals 2023, 2024

Nashville MLK Day 2023

Nashville MLK Day

January, 2023

Multiple Locations in Nashville, Nashville, TN, Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Shakespeare Festival Winter Shakespeare 2023

Nashville Shakespeare Festival Winter Shakespeare

January, 2023

Bill & Carole Troutt Theater, 2100 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN, Nashville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt University Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series 2023

Vanderbilt University Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series

January, 2023

Vanderbilt University, 2201 West End Ave Nashville, TN, Nashville, Tennessee

Wave Transform Festival 2023

Wave Transform Festival

January, 2023

Bijou Theater, Knoxville, Tennessee

Chocolatefest Knoxville 2023

Chocolatefest Knoxville

January, 2023

Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee

Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show 2023

Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show

January, 2023

Woodland Hills Event Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis Birthday Celebration 2023

Elvis Birthday Celebration

January, 2023

Elvis Presley’s Graceland & Other Locations in Memphis, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis, TN, Memphis, Tennessee

Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival 2023

Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival

January, 2023

Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tiptonville, Tennessee

Music City Motorcycle Show 2023

Music City Motorcycle Show

January, 2023

Williamson Ag Expo , Franklin, Tennessee

WTSA Sugar Arts Show and Competition 2023

WTSA Sugar Arts Show and Competition

January, 2023

Oak Court Mall, Memphis, Tennessee

Bead and Jewelry Expo 2023

Bead and Jewelry Expo

January, 2023

Agri?Center International - Memphis, TN 38120, Memphis, Tennessee

Winter Shakespeare 2023

Winter Shakespeare

January, 2023

Bill & Carole Troutt Theater, Nashville, Tennessee

International Blues Challenge 2023

International Blues Challenge

January, 2023

Multiple Locations in the Beale Street Historic District, Memphis, TN, Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee Sandhill Crane Viewing Festival 2023

Tennessee Sandhill Crane Viewing Festival

January, 2023

Hiwassee Refuge, Birchwood, Tennessee

Let Freedom Sing! 2023

Let Freedom Sing!

January, 2023

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Pl Nashville, TN, Nashville, Tennessee

Intergalactic Bead Show 2023

Intergalactic Bead Show

January, 2023

Woodland Hills Grand Ballroom , Memphis, Tennessee

Knoxville RV Show 2023

Knoxville RV Show

January, 2023

Sevierville Convention Center , Sevierville, Tennessee

The Great American Gun & Knife Show 2023

The Great American Gun & Knife Show

January, 2023

Wilson County Fairgrounds , Lebanon, Tennessee

Playback Memphis 2023

Playback Memphis

February, 2023

Memphis, Tennessee

Gig City Film Festival 2023

Gig City Film Festival

February, 2023

Heritage House E. Brainerd, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Nashville Chili Festival 2023

Nashville Chili Festival

February, 2023

The Basement East, 917 Woodland St Nashville, TN, Nashville, Tennessee

Georgia History Festival 2023

Georgia History Festival

February, 2023

Savannah, Savannah, Tennessee

Savannah Black Heritage Festival 2023

Savannah Black Heritage Festival

February, 2023

Varies, Savannah, Tennessee

The Chattanooga RV Show 2023

The Chattanooga RV Show

February, 2023

Chattanooga Convention Center , Chattanooga, Tennessee

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show 2023

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

February, 2023

Tennessee State Fairgrounds - Nashville, TN 37203, Nashville, Tennessee

About Festivals in Tennessee

Tennessee is known for music. Blues, bop, country, folk, soul – the roots of American music were born here, and Nashville in particular is synonymous with tunes and tones. The Volunteer State has many events and festivals throughout the year to celebrate and glorify this heritage, with plenty to please locals and travelers from far and wide.

The CMA Music Festival is probably the best and biggest country festival in the world. For four days, hundreds of twanging honky-tonk musicians descend upon the iconic Nashville to serenade the crowds over many different stages. The worst part of attending is deciding what to miss! The festival also includes dozens of hours of meet and greet sessions to promote interaction between visitors and the musicians that they love - if you want to meet one of your favourite country stars, there aren’t many better places to do it. The festival offers the top talents each year, and 2016’s musicians included Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., Jason Aldean and Kelsea Ballerini. If they’re a big name, they’re here. The festival also includes other events and attractions to keep you busy while your resting your ears, such as karaoke, local food producers and competitions.

Chattanooga Riverbend Festival is another musical bonanza, with nine days of diverse music and over 650,000 attendees each year. The six stages play host to artists from many genres, including rock, country, urban, bluegrass, pop and more. Previous artists here have included the likes of The Beach Boys, Foreigner, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top and LL Cool J. It’s another testament to the huge musical heritage of the state, and no matter what you like, there’ll be plenty here to get you off your seat.

Nashville Film Festival is dedicated to stars of the celluloid, and is one of the most notable film festivals in the USA. Since 1969, the event has been delivering some of the best upcoming artists, and now has an annual program of hundreds of films from dozens of countries. The event also features industry panels, parties and showcases. It’s a great festival if you’re interested in unique, independent and foreign cinema.

Other festivals throughout the state include Oktoberfests, Pow Wows, heritage, storytelling, county fairs, fish, fiddles, air shows and arts. Whatever you like, whatever you fancy, tuneful Tennessee has it in bundles.