Easter Weekend Activities in Nashville


Three things people in the South love: sweet tea, porch swings, and any opportunity to dress kids in monogrammed seersucker. You won’t have to look far for any of those things this holiday weekend! Southern drinks and cute kids in their Sunday best will abound all over town. Here are some activities you or your family may enjoy. However you prefer to celebrate or spend your weekend, we hope it’s a good one!

Spring Art Hop

March 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spring Art Hop at Cheekwood

The 26th Annual Spring Art Hop will feature 25 egg hunts with 30,000 eggs, performances by Mr. Steve, The Music Man and Bright Star Theatre, ‘Art’ivities, new garden games, food trucks and more. Spring Art Hop is a timed ticketed event, so be sure to purchase your tickets!

Cheekwood in Bloom

March 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cheekwood in Bloom

There’s no place more beautiful than Cheekwood in the spring as more than 150,000 blooms 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. Admission to Cheekwood in Bloom is included with general admission tickets or with a Cheekwood membership.

Easter Eggstravaganza Featuring the Movie “Hop”

March 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hop Movie at Franklin Theatre

AN EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA! Bring the family out for some Easter fun Saturday, March 31st beginning at 9am. Along with the movie “Hop” (PG), there will be pictures with the Easter Bunny, lucky egg prizes and a BIKE GIVEAWAY! Doors open at 9 am, movie begins at 10 am. Tickets: 615.538.2076.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Join The Hermitage for their annual Easter Egg Hunts on the beautiful lawn of Tulip Grove Mansion. Over 4,000 stuffed eggs will be hidden at each program, including special prize eggs! At both the 10:00 and 1:00 start times, kids will be divided into two hunts for ages 1-6 and 7-12. In addition to the hunts, families can have a special photo with the Easter Bunny, decorate cookies, make springtime crafts, play historic lawn games, and enjoy storytime with Usborne Books! Tickets available online and cash only at the gate. Admission is $10 participating kids and $5.00 adults. Infants are free. Event admission does not include general admission to The Hermitage. Face painting and refreshment vendors will also be available for additional purchase.

Eggstravaganza at The Goat Farm

March 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Easter at Goat Farm Noble Springs Dairy

Farm animal petting zoo, beer sampling, food and snacks… fun for everyone! Admission is $8 per person 2 years and over. Under 2 years are FREE. Enjoy a picnic lunch from Smoke’Et’Al Food Truck that will be at the farm serving food during the event. Noble Springs Dairy’s goat milk products, snacks and water will also be available for purchase during the event. Children will be divided into two groups andh ave two designated areas for the age groups to hunt in when the egg hunt starts at 1pm. One area will be for children 4 years and under and the other will be 5 years and older.

Dino Egg Hunt 2018

March 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History’s most popular event is back. Each ticket will get your child one dozen (12) plastic eggs filled with stickers, toys, temporary tattoos and maybe even a fossil! Once again they’re breaking up the tickets into time slots so the museum does not get overcrowded. Also free admission to the museum that day but several rooms will be closed off for the eggs hunts. Last year, tickets sold out so get them early!

Spring Fling at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

March 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm

Easter at Fontanel

Join in the annual Spring Fling community Easter celebration at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Staff from Johnsonville State Historic Park will be there with Civil War era games for the young and the young at heart.

Oyster Easter 2018

March 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Oyster Easter at Green Door Gourmet

Join in the fun of the 56th annual Oyster Easter March 31st from 1-5 p.m. at the fabulous Green Door Gourmet. Nestled along the Cumberland River just minutes from downtown, Green Door Gourmet is a lush setting for the wildest of the spring parties with ample outdoor space, a beautiful and spacious Grand Barn and lots of free parking.

Citywide Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Murfreesboro Citywide Easter Egg Hunt

Children of all ages will enjoy this hunt. Participants will hunt for eggs and then exchange them for prizes at the egg-change booth. Age-appropriate hunts will be offered repeatedly throughout the event, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance. In addition, there will be carnival-style games and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join The Hermitage Saturday, March 31 at 3:30pm for a very special egg hunt on the beautiful lawn of Tulip Grove Mansion. This will be the last Hunt of the day and is open to all individuals on the autism spectrum or anyone with ANY special need (developmental or physical) and their families. They will offer the same range of activities as the hunts at 10:00 and 1:00, geared toward kids with all ranges of needs. In addition to the egg hunt, families can also have a special photo with The Easter Bunny, decorate cookies, participate in craft activities and lawn games, and enjoy storytime with Usborne Books! Tickets available online and cash only at the gate. $10 participating kids and $5.00 adults. Infants are free. Event admission does not include general admission to The Hermitage. Face painting and refreshment vendors will also be available for additional purchase.

Easter in Lebanon

April 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Easter in Lebanon

The Bridge Fellowship hosts ‘Easter in Lebanon’ this year at the Wilson County Expo Center. Service times are 9:00AM & 11:00AM. They will be identical services. They will have worship, a message, and a baptism celebration. Invite your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and classmates! Register here for Baptism. Dress is casual. There will be children’s activities for Birth – 3rd Grade.

Due to high traffic volume, use I-40 and arrive at the Wilson County Expo Center via Exit 239B. This way, everyone is making a right turn into the Expo Center to keep traffic moving.

Easter Brunch at City Winery Nashville

April 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Easter Brunch at City Winery Nashville

Tickets are for 45 minute sessions, follow ticket the link for various seating times. Join City Winery Nashville for Easter Brunch Buffet in the venue to enjoy an elevated dining experience with live jazz music! The brunch buffet will be available for various seatings starting from 10:00AM – 1:00PM, and live music will echo through the venue during the entire brunch.

Each adult ticket is $42 and includes unlimited brunch buffet. Each child (12 years old and younger) ticket is $15 and includes unlimited brunch. Tickets do not include drinks or alcohol. Full bar available.

Limited seating in City Winery’s Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar and outdoor patios is available, but dependent on weather and availability.

Easter Brunch at Fontanel

April 1 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Easter Brunch at Fontanel

Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends in one of the largest log homes in the world (former home of country music superstar, Barbara Mandrell). An extraordinary, Southern-style buffet will be served during two seating times, 10:30 a.m and 1:00 p.m. Dining will take place in the Mansion’s Great Room and Atrium.

Live music from special guests Ryan Larkins and Erin Hazelrig will provide the perfect musical backdrop to this very special day.

In addition to delicious food and incredible live music, the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance to greet and take photos with children and families!

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Easter Sunday – Meet The Bunny

April 1 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet the Easter Bunny at Melting Pot Nashville

Four courses of fondue, family, and fun! Special appearance by the Easter Bunny! Open at 12:00 PM. The Easter Bunny will be there until 3:30 PM!

Looking for other things to do in the Nashville area throughout the month of April? Check here!

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My wife and I live in Donelson, where we both were raised and graduated from high school (DCA Classes of 1983 and 1984).  Our current home is on the Cumberland River, very close to my childhood home and the former homes of both my McDonald and Rice grandparents.

Our daughter and son are grown now, and our daughter, Stephanie Miller, is my real estate partner.  She lives in Lebanon with her husband and their two children.  While Stephanie and I specialize in the areas of Downtown Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, we have and do serve clients all over Middle Tennessee.

As a Nashville native, I’ve spent a lifetime watching our city evolve, and I am enthusiastic about showcasing it to others and serving their real estate needs.


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