With mild temperatures expected this weekend, it is a great time to head outside and enjoy these springtime events in the Nashville area.
1. Green Tie returns to the Nashville Zoo
The Tennessee Environmental Council hosts this annual event with live bluegrass music, food, drinks and a silent auction to benfit council programs. 6-9 p.m. $95. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. For more information, click here.
2. Attend the 7th annual Sevier Park Fest in 12 South
Sevier Park Fest kicks off Friday night with live music by Gin Blossoms and Frances Cone. The festival continues Saturday along 12th Avenue with local vendors, food, art and music. 6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.). $30 (Fri.), free (Sat.). Sevier Park, 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville. www.sevierparkfest.com
3. Try something new at a food truck festival
Eat the Street-Franklin Food Truck Festival returns with more than 30 food trucks to choose from, including Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheeserie, Southern Spoon, Mojo Cookie Dough and more. Proceeds will benefit the 21st District Recovery Court. 5-10 p.m. Free (admission). Bicentennial Park, 400 5th Ave. N., Franklin. www.facebook.com/EatTheStreetFest
4. Kick off the start of strawberry season
The Nashville Farmer’s Market hosts the Strawberry Jubilee with live music, cooking demonstrations and a strawberry cake contest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). Nashville Farmer’s Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org
5. Relive classic children’s books at Cheekwood
Cheekwood Estate and Gardens hosts Storybook Houses, an exhibit dedicated to children’s literature. Kids can explore five playhouse inspired by classic books, including “Oh, The Places You’ll Play” and “Charlotte’s Barn.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $13-$20 per person. Cheekwod Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 615-356-8000. www.cheekwood.org