The Trails at Fontanel
Three miles of wooded trails wind through a forested setting of the historic Whites Creek Valley offering a quiet, serene escape for enjoying nature. These trails are dog-friendly, with sensory points installed by MARS Petcare along the way. The trailhead begins across from the Woods at Fontanel Music Venue and extend up and over the ridge behind the Fontanel Mansion and back down by the Woods at Fontanel VIP seating area. The trails also connect to a mile of paved Metro Parks Greenway for foot and bike traffic with plans to expand even further. Hiking is free to the public, and open from sunup to sundown.
2017 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
The 2017 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is held every spring and is a free, family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville. Japanese Music & Dance, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Japanese Food Trucks & Vendors, Marketplace, Cultural Lectures!
2017 Cherry Blossom Walk
The Sakura Walk is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The walk is sponsored by Sister Cities of Nashville and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee. The 2.5 mile course begins and ends at Nashville's Public Square, the site of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, and follows the Cumberland River Greenway, looping at Sister Cities' Magdeburg Connector to Morgan Park in Germantown.
RITES OF SPRING
Nashville is known as the Athens of the South because of the large number of colleges and universities in the city. Sponsored by Vanderbilt University, the Rites of Spring is a public celebration that features live music and other activities. The event takes place the third weekend in April on the Alumni Lawn.
Nashville’s Earth Day Festival
Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free, family friendly event with live entertainment throughout the day celebrated each year in April. Nashville’s Earth Day Festival features exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating Nashvillians about protecting our environment and living green. With over 100 family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, Earth Day is a fun festival for all ages.