Where to Celebrate: The Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day in Nashville

The 8 days of May 4-12 have a LOT of fun things packed into them, and, of course, Nashville loves any excuse for fun! Personally, the Kentucky Derby is one of my favorite days of the year (my family is from Kentucky, so it’s in my blood), but I also love a good marg, and my mom…so let’s celebrate!

*Events will be added as they’re announced. We know more is coming!

May 4: The Kentucky Derby

Union Station: Woodford Reserve Derby Party with Nashville Lifestyles Downtown

Gertie’s Whiskey Bar: Derby party in the Gulch

Von Elrods: Talk Derby to Me in Germantown

Pinewood Social: Derby Party Downtown

Monday Night Brewing: $7 mint juleps all day!

City Tap: Derby Watch party Downtown

The Chef & I: Derby Chef’s tasting dinner (also on the 3rd) in Mdtown

Liquor Lab: Derby Cocktail experience (also on the 3rd) Downtown

Long Hollow Gardens: Running of the Sheep and Derby Party in Gallatin

Grindstone Cowboy: 2 year anniversary and Derby party in Eagleville (pair with a visit to Lucky Ladd Farms before!)

Humble Baron: Derby Watch Party in Shelbyville

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

2nd – Williamson Family Farm: Cinco de Mayo cocktail class in Murfreesboro

4th – Half Batch Brewing: Cuatro de Mayo Party in Hendersonville

4th – The Listening Room: patio party with free drink samples and live music!

4th-5th – Fox & Locke: Cinco celebration with Southbound tequila in Franklin

All Weekend – Plaza Mariachi: Cinco de Mayo

Proof: Cinco Party with Un Momento and a Latin DJ in the Gulch

The W: Mexican themed brunch with bottomless Micheladas in the Gulch

Liquor Lab: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail experience Downtown

Pinewood Social: Single de Mayo Pool Party Downtown

Chopper: Party with Maiz food truck in East

The Chef & I: Tequila tasting dinner in Midtown

Monday Night Brewing: Cinco De Mayo Celebration with Secret Bodega in Germantown

Bloomsbury Farms: U-Pick Strawberries and Pie Town Tacos in Smyrna

10 – OneCity: Margarita Festival (not specifically Cinco themed…but we’ll drink margs any time!)

May 12: Mother’s Day

(Events are listed in date order, as most do not fall on Mother’s Day itself)

Many dates available – Thistle Farms: Mother’s Day Tea Party in West Nash

7 – Tempered Nashville: Charcuterie workshop with wine & chocolate in Germantown

10-12 – Fizz Facial Bar: Tea for 2 Facial in West Nash

11 – Golden Slipper: Mini photo sessions in Germantown

11 – The Golden Slipper: Pressed floral candle workshop in Germantown

11 – Vintage Vine 100: Mother’s Day party with Franklin Links permanent jewelry in Franklin

11-12 – Long Hollow Gardens: Spring Picnic and Mother’s Day brunch in Gallatin

12 – SewNash: Mother’s Day embroidered dog bandana workshop with Furever Friends in Berry Hill

12 – Frist Art Museum: Mother’s Day tea tasting Downtown

12 – Nelson’s Greenbrier: Mother’s Day Brunch in Marathon Village

12 – Union Station: Mother’s Day brunch with live music Downtown

12 – City Winery: Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with Rebecca Sayre Downtown

12 – The Cookery: Special menu (reservations required)

12 – Diskin: Mother’s Day Paint & Sip in WeHo

12 – Providence Wine & Spirits: Literary Flour pop-up in Mt. Juliet

12 – Pinewood Social: Mother’s Day Brunch + Flower Pop-up Downtown

12 – City Tap: Mother’s Day Brunch ft: $3 mimosas for moms Downtown

12 – JW Marriott Lawn: Mother’s Day Yoga and Brunch with Movement Lounge Downtown

12 – The Chef & I: Mother’s Day brunch tasting in Midtown

12 – june: Traditional Japanese breakfast for Mother’s Day (only 27 tickets available!)

12 – Sunda: Mother’s Day brunch buffet in the Gulch

Which event are you most excited about? Have you seen any I missed? Leave a comment below with your tips!


P.S. Did you know I send out a weekly events guide newsletter? It includes all the Xennial-approved events for the upcoming week (typically 40-50 events!), as well as any future events that have been announced so you can plan ahead. You can sign up here and have it sent directly to your inbox every Monday morning!

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