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 Harvest

September 21 – October 27, 2019

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
  • • Scarecrows
  • • Cheekwood Beer Garden
  • • Japanese Moon Viewing
  • • Halloween Pooch Parade
  • • Weekend Activities, including crafts, live music, tours and more

Presented By  


Made possible in part by funds from the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee. 

General Cheekwood Admission Tickets

Holiday LIGHTS

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

November 23 – January 5, 2020

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. And visitors every weekend can take part in Holiday at Cheekwood festivities, including Santa visits, cookie decorating and meeting Santa’s reindeer.

  • • One Mile of Lights
  • • Real Reindeer
  • • S’Mores Pits
  • • Holiday Carolers
  • • Santa Visits
  • • Gingerbread Workshops
  • • Holiday Greenery Workshops
  • • Ceramic Ornament Decorating
  • • Dog Photos with Santa
  • • Poinsettia Tree
  • • Cash Bars with seasonal drinks and hot toddies
  • • GLOW goodies in the Gift Shop

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Holiday LIGHTS is presented by  


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Cheekwood in Bloom

Spring 2020

There’s no place more beautiful than Cheekwood in the spring as more than 150,000 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, a new Flower House, entertainment and plenty of natural inspiration, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the change of seasons.

  • • 150,000 Blooming Bulbs
  • • Cheekwood Beer Garden
  • • Dogs and Dogwoods
  • • Spring Art Hop
  • • Weekend Activities, including crafts, live music, tours and more

Summertime at Cheekwood

Summer 2020

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.

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