Sunday, February 10th marks the start of the Chinese New Year! The Chinese Arts Alliance is hosting an eight-course banquet in honor of the event; for more information, click here. Or to celebrate on a smaller scale, visit this website for some fun ideas to celebrate at home.
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be held Saturday, March 23rd. The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of spring and friendship between Japan and America occasioned by the blossoming cherry trees, which are part of a ten-year mission to plant 1,000 cherry trees throughout Nashville. It will include a cherry blossom walk, an arts and crafts tent with demonstrations and exhibits of Japanese culture, a Ginza Marketplace with Japanese products for sale, and the opportunity to taste Japanese foods from local restaurants. Visit here for more information.
April 18th-20th marks the Rivers & Spires Festival in Clarksville, TN. Rivers & Spires is an award-winning, free festival with live music, interactive entertainment, activities for kids, and great food held in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. In addition to local art, food, and activities, the festival hosts a "Festival of Nations" showcasing the diverse cultures of the Clarksville community in an array of costumes, dance, food, and visual arts. Festival of Nations is a whole world of culture, cuisine, and entertainment in one area. Among the diverse regions represented are cultural experiences from Japan, Panama, China, India, Africa, the Phillipines, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and many more. Visit here for more information.
The TACA Tennessee Crafts Fair is May 3rd-5th at Nashville's Centennial Park. Celebrate, preserve, and support Tennessee's rich craft heritage on the lawn of Nashville's famed Parthenon. In addition to the array of high-quality crafts, visitors can enjoy food from area vendors, family-friendly activities in the Publix Kids' Tent, and demonstrations from artisans aimed to educate as they create pieces in front of your eyes. Visit here for more information.
The World Music and Food Festival will run from July 19th-21st, 2013, at Centennial Park, Nashville, TN. It will host various live artists, cultural dancers, comedians, and vendors. It will be a festival of celebration and culture! Visit here for more information.