Seasonal Festivals

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Seasonal Festivals at Cheekwood

Cheekwood offers four seasonal festivals packed with a variety of exciting events, art, and cultural exhibitions to the Nashville community year-round. Discover something new and plan your Cheekwood visit today!

Cheekwood in Bloom

2021 Cheekwood in Bloom

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. Snowdrops, crocus, hyacinths, daffodils, magnolias, redbuds, and dogwoods are also in on the act, putting on an unforgettable show as warmer weather and longer days arrive in Nashville. With five weekends of family activities, adult workshops and programs, entertainment and plenty of natural inspiration, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the change of seasons.

  • 250,000 Blooming Bulbs
  • Cheekwood Beer Garden
  • Dogs and Dogwoods
  • Great Spring Art Hunt
  • Holi Celebration
  • Weekend Activities, including crafts, live music, tours and more

Summertime at Cheekwood

All summer long, Cheekwood offers exciting and inspiring experiences for Nashville locals and tourists alike. From scavenger hunts and treehouse climbing to Summer Camp and nighttime strolls in the garden, we invite you to discover the color, wonder and peaceful nature of Summertime at Cheekwood.

  • Thursday Night Out
  • Thirsty Third Thursday Cocktail Crawls
  • Under the Stars Concert Series
  • Dog Nights of Summer
  • African American Cultural Family Celebration

Cheekwood Harvest

Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood! We’re set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. The changing of the leaves are one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors. You’ll find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.

  • Two Pumpkin Houses
  • Mum Explosion
  • Cheekwood Beer Garden
  • Japanese Moon Viewing
  • Pooch Parade
  • El Día de los Muertos

Holiday LIGHTS

Savor the sights and sounds of the season at Cheekwood and make lasting holiday memories with fun activities for all ages. Our enchanting Holiday LIGHTS experience is Nashville’s favorite new holiday tradition, with one mile of lights glowing throughout the gardens.

  • One Mile of Lights
  • Real Reindeer
  • S’Mores Pits
  • Cash Bars with seasonal drinks and hot toddies
  • GLOW goodies in the Gift Shop

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