Spring has finally arrived and I can’t think of a better place to live and work than Nashville come springtime! As warmer weather arrives there is much to do and see. Sure, spring cleaning and sprucing up around the house and yard is probably on the top of your “to do” list, but enjoying the arrival of the outdoor living season with family and friends can still take center stage! With this in mind, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has put together a list of ideas to get you out of the house and enjoying everything our fine city, and the season, has to offer –
- Ideas for getting out and about in Nashville this spring:
Enjoy a night, or day, out on the town – Music City celebrates the month of April with Awesome April, a musical tribute to the city which promises a major event each weekend. Some of the festivities include the East Nashville Beer Festival that takes place in East Park, and the Rites of Spring Music Festival held at Vanderbilt University.
Take in a movie — Nothing is more fun than a night at the movies. With a little ingenuity and a few bed sheets, you can transform a spot in your backyard into an outdoor movie theatre. Many places also rent out all the equipment needed to host an outdoor screening, these include screens, and projectors but you can also use a LCD or PLP projector. All you need to add to make the evening Oscar-worthy are comfy quilts as seating, and lots of yummy popcorn. You can add even more ambiance and make snack trips back into the home easier by using outdoor lighting too.
If the great outdoors isn’t your cup of tea as a way of enjoying a night at the movies, The Nashville Film Festival is taking place in Music City April 17-26. This annual event offers eight days filled with film screenings, industry panels, music showcases, parties receptions, and workshops. The event is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country, and is celebrating its 45th year!
“Take me out to the ballgame” – - Spring is one of the best times to enjoy the great all-American pastime. Getting out of the house and enjoying some hands-on action on the baseball field, or on the court, is a great way to relish in quality time with your family and Mother Nature. Whether you enjoy getting in the game, or prefer watching as a spectator, baseball, soccer and basketball are fun from any angle. From being a sideline cheerleader for your child’s Saturday morning little league game, to attending the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four taking place in Music City on April 8th — game on!
Stop and smell the roses — With today’s busy lifestyle, sometimes the greatest enjoyment comes from just taking time to relax and spend time in your own backyard. One of the greatest gifts of all is springtime, it is a time of renewal and beauty and a season that has a new story to tell with each passing day. Why not bask in the magic of your changing landscape as buds change from blooms into new leaves, or spend an afternoon planting flowers to enhance your already evolving spring landscape? A hike through the woods, a local park or even planning a trip to Cheekwood’s Botanical Gardens is a great way to witness the sights and sounds of springtime in Nashville first-hand.
No matter what your pleasure, Nashville has everything to offer and more. You can make your home and landscape more enchanting and functional with the addition of outdoor lighting too. Our designs will make your home delightful to come home to, and even more delightful for the nights you choose to spend at home~
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