Nashville is one of the most culturally stimulating places in America. With a long history of musical genius and fandom, plus the lush backdrop of Tennessee’s rivers and prairies, Nashville offers something for everyone. Whether you’re new in town or a long-time local, you can discover tons of fun things to do in Nashville, like learning how to salsa or taking a guided hike through Bell’s Bend Park.
With Meetup, you never have to do fun things alone. Check out the following Meetup events happening around Nashville during the month of April 2023, and have a great time with new friends!
Kick off 30 Days of Biking by riding the Cumberland River Greenway
Entering its 13th year, 30 Days of Biking is a globe-spanning celebration of the health benefits, positive environmental impact, and amazing communities that all stem from riding your bike.
On Sunday, April 2, you can join Nashville Slow Ride for a casual, no-biker-left-behind ride along 10 miles of the Cumberland River. This Meetup group of more than 1,800 members will stop mid-ride in Germantown at Red Bicycle Coffee, where you can get a small drip coffee or tea for free!
Learn how to swing and salsa all around Nashville
It’s only natural to have a dance craze in a place known all over the world as Music City. You can discover the cultural melting pot of Nashville by learning both country and latin steps.
On Friday, April 7, join Speed Dating Nashville Singles at NOVA DanceSport as they learn country swing, line dancing, and more.This Meetup group of nearly 550 members will start with a 30-minute lesson, then get social on the dance floor, and keep the party going into the night. While this isn’t strictly a speed dating event, the dance floor represents a great opportunity to interact with many members of the group all at once.
On Sunday, April 9, head to Centennial Park for an outdoor lesson in the sunshine. You can join Salsa Nashville, a Meetup group of more than 5,300 members, at the stone circle near the park’s iconic Parthenon. There, spend a fun afternoon dancing to the best mix of salsa, bachata, timba, merengue, and more! This free event will begin with an hour-long lesson before opening up the floor.
Get a free beer while making connections in tech
On Wednesday, April 12, you can score a free drink at Monday Night Preservation Co in Germantown. All you have to do is be one of the first 30 people to show up to a networking event hosted by Nashville Tech Happy Hour. This rapidly growing Meetup group of more than 850 members is for working professionals as well as those looking to break into Nashville’s booming tech industry.
Celebrate spring at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival
On Saturday, April 15, downtown’s Public Square Park will be awash with pink flowers and cheerful people. In addition to appreciating the season’s new blooms, this festival is also a full day of music, dance, and martial arts.
The event will feature a roving Japanese Candyman, a cosplay contest, a “Taste of Japan” food selection, sumo-suit wrestling, as well as Japanese merchandise including artwork and anime. You can join Building Community in Nashville, a Meetup group of more than 700 members, in celebration of Nashville’s diversity and one of spring’s most beautiful gifts. You could also head over with the Nashville Music City Enthusiasts or A Song of Ice and Potter: A Geek Meetup.
Check out the Nashville Outdoor Recreation Festival & Expo
Presented by Metro Parks Nashville and marking its 11th year running, the Outdoor Recreation Festival is a family-friendly event for people who love to explore the natural world. On Saturday, April 15, head to Bell’s Bend Park, a beautiful stretch of former farmland along the Cumberland River, with over 800 acres of rolling hills and quiet beauty.
There, you can see the latest and greatest outdoor gear, ask questions of the pros, and take a guided hike or workshop among the grasses, shoals, hills, and trees. This free event will also include food trucks, a kids zone, unique vendors, local clubs, and more. Experience it all with VolunTold in Nashville, a Meetup group of more than 600 adventurers.
Don’t see any activities that speak to you?
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Nashville is one of the most culturally stimulating places in America. With a long history of musical genius and fandom, plus the lush backdrop of Tennessee’s rivers and prairies, Nashville offers something for everyone. Whether you’re new in town or a long-time local, you can discover tons of fun
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Last modified on March 25, 2023