16. Iroquois Steeplechase

The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track. This year’s race will mark 75 years for the Iroquois Steeplechase and more than seven decades of Music City’s annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality, and Southern fashions. It all takes place this Saturday, May 14, at Percy Warner Park.CloseupHorsesRacing

Those who attend the event enjoy areas for families, well-appointed tents and individually organized tailgates where the emphasis is on race day pickings, larger-than-life hats, Honey Jack Juleps, and crowd-pleasing recipes. More importantly, guests support a cause at the heart of the event. Since being designated as the official charity in 1981, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $10 million from Iroquois Steeplechase proceeds.

See all the details at: visitmusiccity.com/steeplechase.

16. Iroquois Steeplechase

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