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Blooming Festival Brings Fun for the Whole Family

Nashville’s Blooming Festival is among the Twin Counties’ most anticipated events this year. The Blooming Festival is every year during Mother’s Day Weekend. It promises great music, food, local crafts, and fun entertainment for the whole family.

The fun begins in downtown Nashville on Wednesday, May 10 with more festivities throughout the weekend. Many of the activities are available for free, with some activities like the carnival rides and vendors requiring payment.

Carnival rides will be available Wednesday through Saturday, May 10-13. On Wednesday and Thursday purchase a $25 wristband for unlimited rides 5:30-10 p.m.


The Kick-Off Party will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Nash Arts Center featuring Mac Arnold & Plate Full o’ Blues. This is a free concert, and it will feature Mac Arnold playing his unique gas can guitar alongside his talented band.


The festivities continue Friday night with food vendors opening at 6 p.m. and live music on the stage in downtown Nashville featuring Soul Psychedelique from 7-11 p.m.


Saturday is packed with events, craft and food vendors, a parade, live music, and more. If you plan to attend the parade, make sure to arrive early for a good spot!

  • 9 a.m. Vendors open and Tar River Children’s Chorus

  • 9:50 Mother of the Year

  • 10 a.m. - Shades of Harmony

  • 11:30 a.m. The parade featuring the Sudan Dunn Clowns

  • 12:30 p.m. East Coast Rhythm & Blues

  • 1-4 Free Train Rides near Nash Arts Center

  • 3 p.m. Embers w/ Craig Woolard

  • 5 p.m. - Meredith Davis Johnson

  • 6 p.m. - Chandler James

  • 8 p.m. - Tyler Farr


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