Between annual events such as SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Cheekwood and Main Street Brewfest, you should be thrilled for the arrival of March. We made it through February and January and it is safe to say we spent many of our afternoons warming up by the fire. This month, bid farewell to winter doldrums and enjoy these great happenings. For even more events, including concerts, trunk shows and more, check out the StyleBlueprint calendar of events. We will update the events listed below with 2016 dates as they become available.

We are hoping March will mark the end of cool weather, but if not warm up with whiskey. | Image credit: Whiskey Warmer
We are hoping March will mark the end of cool weather, but if not warm up with whiskey. | Image credit: Whiskey Warmer

Nashville Fashion Week | March 7-11, 2015

Each year, the fashion community gathers for a citywide celebration of the area’s creative talent. Local, regional and national designers will showcase their work during a handful of events, including designer showcase, parties, runway shows, panels and the Fashion Forward Gala. Nashville is on the cusp of being a fashion destination and we jump at the opportunity to celebrate this.

Ballet Ball and Ballet Ball Late Party | March 12, 2016

Celebrate the arts at this elegant, black-tie affair. With a glamorous cocktail hour, a gourmet seated dinner and an exclusive gala performance by the Nashville Ballet, this promises to be a delightful evening. The Late Party, which is held after the main ball dinner, is a chic evening of cocktails and desserts that is popular among 20- and 30-somethings. Late Party attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy the gala performance. $600/ticket

SEC Mens Basketball Tournament | March 9-13, 2016

This month, Nashvillians can enjoy five days of basketball with seven games, 14 teams and plenty of competition. Held at Bridgestone Arena, the SEC Mens Basketball Tournament will bring our favorite Southern men’s basketball teams to Music City and the winner will get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Don’t miss all the action; get your tickets today.

Three Blind Vines | March 27, 2016

Three Blind Vines is back again to welcome wine lovers for an afternoon of wine tasting, a silent auction and food from local restaurants and chefs. This wine-tasting event is a party with a purpose – benefiting The Old, Old Jail, which will soon be known as The Big House for Historic Preservation. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door.

Cheekwood in Bloom | March 26 – April 30, 2016

Each year, we look forward to the colorful transformation of Cheekwood. As the tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, violets and pansies bloom, the gardens become decorated with vibrant color. During the length of the celebration, there will be special events for folks of all ages. Human Landscapes

Big Yellow Bird Bash | March 7, 2015

Nashville Public Television’s Big Yellow Bird Bash is an annual event for a new generation of public television supporters—those who grew up on Sesame Street and other great NPT programming and care about the next generation of young viewers. It’s a chance help ensure the future of the programs we love, while gathering together for a stylish night of dancing, mixing and mingling. Yellow attire is encouraged. Tickets are $50 per person.

Tennessee Flavors | March 12, 2015

Celebrate Tennessee-sourced products and people through food and drink during this annual event. Tenneessee Flavors brings together the community in an effort to raise awareness for the Culinary Arts Program and Nashville State Community College. Tickets are $50/person and VIP Tickets, which include seating, music, special guests, premium food, wine and spirits creations are $150.

Nuit Belge at Marathon Music Works | March 14, 2015

Experience a taste of Belgium through beer and cuisine. Belgian beers can be enjoyed with small plates from some of Nashville’s favorite restaurants. This event will be limited to only 500 guests, so get your tickets today and don’t miss the chance to embrace the unique taste of Belgium. General admission and VIP tickets will be avaibale.

Music City Half Marathon and 10K | March 22, 2015

Try your luck on one of the flatter races held in Music City. Although the first and last mile take you up some of Nashville’s favorite hills, you can gain some speed in between. Starting at Public Square park, the half marathon will kick off at 7:30 a.m. and the 10k wil begin at 7:45. Be sure to stick around for food, drinks and prizes that will be given out after the race. Registation fees start at $55 and the price increases as the event approachs.

TEDxNashville | March 21, 2015

Leaders in technology, entertainment, design, science, art, education, government, public policy, health care and other areas will gather to share their inspiring ideas for social change. A series of events will be held at TPAC. The speakers haven’t been announced, but if the success of the past five years is any indication, they will be impressive and inspiring.

Main Street Brew Fest | March 14, 2015

Each year, Main Street in Franklin hosts a lively, outdoor party in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Beer lovers will gather for local, national and international brews, live entertainment, pub food and more. More than 50 craft beers will be offered as you stroll down Main Street. Tickets can be purchased for the beer tasting but the festivities are free.

St. Patrick’s Day Kegs & Eggs 5K/10K | March 14, 2015

Hundreds of Nashvillians, clad in costumes, will participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Kegs & Eggs 5K/10K runs, then will continue the celebration at the race’s after-party. Held at Party Foul, the official after-party will feature drink specials, food and music. Race registration fees starts at $30.

Whiskey Warmer | March 7, 2015

The end of winter is something we are all happy to raise a glass to. This one night, Whiskey Wonderland will include whiskey tastings, local food and live music by Guthrie Trapp. Held outdoors, this event will most liekly be chilly, but with more than 30 types of whiskey, you will quickly warm up!

Nashville Lantern Festival | March 5, 2015

In celebration of art, Chinese culture and the arrival of spring, West End Middle School will host the one-night Nashville Lantern Festival. There will be a community lantern parade, followed by games, festive food and fun. This is a free, communitywide event that the whole family will enjoy. Addmisison is free.

First Saturday Art Crawl | First Saturday January-December

From January –through December, we find ourselves looking forward to the first Saturday of each month, when we have an excuse to check out our favorite galleries around downtown. Each month, we will be stopping by The Arts CompanyRymer GalleryTinney ContemporaryHatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery, and dozens of additional galleries for their new exhibits! This event is free.

Nashville Flea Market | Third Saturday January-December

Each month, the Tennessee State Fairgrounds fills with dealers and vendors from more than 30 states to sell gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, furniture and hundreds of other items. Held the third Saturday of each month, you never know what treasures you will find at the Nashville Flea Market!