Nashville, Tennessee is a city known for its music, but it also has a thriving literary scene. Every year, book lovers from all over the country flock to the city to attend the Southern Book Festival, a renowned event that celebrates the best authors in the country. The festival is free and takes place in October, but there are plenty of other unique book events throughout the year that are worth checking out. The annual literary festival is held in person at War Memorial Plaza and at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library.
If you're looking for something to do with kids, you can take them to Fannie Mae Dees Park, popularly known as the Dragon Park due to its impressive mosaic dragon sculpture. For a more rustic experience, head to the outskirts of the city for the event held in a rural environment with its own castle. The Civil Rights Collection has an exhibition of photographs that document the city's struggles to desegregate, and there is a collection of books by past and present Nashville writers. The Let Freedom Sing event is one of Nashville's most beloved traditions and attracts thousands of locals and visitors alike.
If you're planning a trip to Nashville, make sure to check out some of these unique book events. Start by finding the perfect place to stay during the Southern Festival of Books and then explore all that Nashville has to offer. The action is fast and fast-paced and incredibly fun, making it an unmissable event for anyone visiting the City of Music in May.