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2023 Spring Events at Gaylord Opryland

Resort launches annual spring event next month with new kids show, scavenger hunt, cruises and more.

When the calendar flips to March, springtime blooms at Gaylord Opryland Resort with its annual Once Upon A Spring event, beginning on March 3 through May 14, 2023. An itinerary full of both weekend and weekday activities are in store for guests including a brand-new crafting clubhouse and interactive show for kids, spring-themed boat rides, an Easter Bunny meet and greet and more. 

In addition to the seasonal celebration, guests can also enjoy the resort’s garden atriums, dining options and SoundWaves — an upscale aquatic experience including multiple water slides, a rapid river, a lazy river, adult only pools, and multi-level play structures. 

Here’s a look at events and activities in the springtime spotlight:

Spring-A-Long Scavenger Hunt

Guests can embark on a springtime scavenger hunt as they search for clues throughout the resort’s atriums full of spring flowers and seasonal colors. Complete the hunt, solve the puzzle, and take home a springtime surprise.

Delta Boat EGG-stra Fun Cruise

Hop aboard a riverboat ride in the resort’s Delta Atrium for a unique Easter Egg Hunt. Guests can search for oversized eggs while they cruise down the Delta River and enjoy views of the exotic plants.

Delta Riverboat Ride

This traditional riverboat ride travels down the Delta Atrium’s scenic river winding through the 4.5-acre indoor garden. Tour guides share facts about the Delta atrium’s plants & fish and answer questions about the resort’s many activities.

Adventure Kids Clubhouse

Kids will love the all-new Adventure Kids Clubhouse where they can participate in exciting activities like decorating their very own flowerpot.

Adventure Kids: Sprout into Spring

Young explorers are invited to join Bella the Blue Tick Hound, Brody the Black Bear, and everyone’s favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie, during a new interactive show, where they will learn, imagine, and discover the wonders of spring.

Easter Bunny Meet and Greet

The Easter Bunny is hopping over to Gaylord Opryland. Guests won’t want to miss this fun meet-and- greet while capturing the moment with photo packages by DEI.

Bedtime Bunny Tales

Families can put on their pajamas and enjoy a fun tale in the comfort of their own room.

Animal Encounters

Enjoy up-close encounters during a special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures and their unique personalities.

Delta Atrium & Fountain Show

Inside the Delta Atrium, this mesmerizing water show features choreographed water, music, and lights.

Wildlife Rescue – An Augmented Reality Experience

In this virtual experience, the resort is transformed into a safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals.

Spring Horticulture Trek

Perfect for those with a green thumb, this self-guided tour is a great way to learn about the extraordinary flora while strolling through the resort.

Additional Spring Offerings:

Time to Blossom Spa Treatments

Guests can indulge in relaxing seasonal treatments at Relâche Spa for the ultimate springtime rejuvenation.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Families can celebrate mom with an upscale and delicious brunch at Old Hickory Steakhouse.

Gaylord Links

The Scottish style links course offers challenges for golfers for any skill. Carved from the banks of the of the meandering Cumberland River and bordered by limestone bluffs and wetlands, Gaylord Springs Golf links test players. Junior golfers ages 15 and under can play one free round for each paid adult.


Open year-round, the upscale aquatic attraction offers an 84- degree indoor oasis of 110,000 square-feet that allows guests to soak in the sun during any season. Surf on Nashville’s only FlowRider, take a plunge off a suspensful waterslide, zip through the currents of a rapid river and more. Additionally, the water attraction features an arcade with virtual reality games, a rock climbing wall, game tables and more. More information is available at SoundWavesGO.com.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.