This post covers the top things to do in February in Nashville (updated for 2023), including nighttime activities, free things to do, and family-friendly options.
Be sure to read our master post on things to do in Nashville for even more ideas.
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN FEBRUARY
This top 10 list has concerts, events, attractions, and festivals to check out during February. Don't forget to check out our popular Nashville posts:
- Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
- Tourist Attraction Discount Passes
- Country Music Hall of Fame Discounts
- Madame Tussauds Nashville
- Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Discounts
1. See a Concert
If you’re looking for a concert, Music City is the place to find it. There are some incredible venues for music in this city, some of which we've listed below.
Click through to see what concerts are happening at each this February:
- Mitchell Tenpenny | February 3rd, 4th
- Nelly/Ashanti/Ja Rule/Fat Joe | February 4th
- Suki Waterhouse | February 4th
- Night Ranger | February 5th
- Andrea Bocelli | February 9th
- Gladys Knight | February 14th
- Death Cab for Cutie | February 14th
- Ashley McBryde | February 15th, 16th
- Billy Strings | February 24th, 25th
Of course, in Nashville, you can find concerts happening every night of the week! Check out all the Nashville events here, or see what other nightlife you can find on our full post.
2. Go to a Sporting Event
Nashville is a competitive city that loves its sports! Check out the teams playing in Nashville this February:
Take a look at all the events happening in February here. For more family-friendly activities, check out our full post.
3. Dine Nashville
A great way to get to know the cuisine of Nashville is Dine Nashville, a month long food celebration.
Restaurant Week is part of the experience. Over 60 local restaurants participate, showcasing a 3-course tasting menu for a set price.
This is a great way to support locally-owned restaurants and makes for a great date night or treat the whole family.
Restaurant Week takes place February 20th - 26th, 2023. To learn more and plan your feasting, check out their website here.
4. Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville
The Antiques & Garden Show Nashville returns in 2023 with the theme of Home is the Tapestry of your Life.
Along with some incredible speakers, there will be over 150 exhibitors, experts on homes and garden, and an antique show.
This year's keynote speaker is none other than Martha Stewart. There will also be plenty of other speakers on hand to talk about a variety of different subjects related to gardening and home design.
The event takes place from February 3th-5th, 2023. Early Bird tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
5. Take a Walking Tour of Nashville
If you manage to visit during a warm, sunny day, consider taking a pay-what-you-want walking tour of Nashville. In addition to this option, there are also free self-guided tours you can take.
Alternatively, if you're looking to learn more about specialty subjects, there are also tours covering the musical side of Nashville. You may also want to see what this city is like after dark on a night tour!
If you get hungry and you want tips on where or what to eat, a Nashville food tour will provide both samples of the most popular dishes and information about the best restaurants in the city.
6. See A Comedy Show
Well known comedian Kathleen Madigan will be appearing in Nashville at Ryman Auditorium on February 18th, 2023.
If you're in need of a good laugh, consider getting tickets for this stand-up comedy show before they sell out. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Royal Comedy tour is also going to be in town with a show on February 18th and Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased here.
You may also find some well known comedians passing through the doors of Zanies. This club has been around for over 30 years and it a great place to catch a stand-up routine.
7. Visit the Tennessee State Capitol
Visiting the Tennessee State Capitol is a warm (and educational way) to spend a February day. It's also free!
Built in 1859, it's one of the oldest state capitol buildings in the country.
You can go on a free guided tour of the historic State Capitol and the grounds surrounding the building, one offered by the staff of the Tennessee State Museum.
Tours take place Monday-Friday on the hour from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (skipping 12:00 pm).
For more free things to do in Nashville in January, check out our free section above.
8. Celebrate Mardi Gras
You don't need to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. On February 18th, 2023 there will be a Mardi Gras Bar Crawl in Nashville!
Get your green, purple and gold on - and grab your (21 or over) friends. Beads, masks, and discounts on food and drink at bars are on offer.
Tickets can be purchased here.
9. Go to a Museum
Indoor activities are preferred on a chilly February day!
There are a lot of great museums in Nashville which are usually open during the day, and in some cases also at night.
Just some of them are:
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Glen Campbell Museum
- Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
- Johnny Cash Museum
- George Jones Museum
- Patsy Cline Museum
- Madame Tussauds
- Belmont Mansion
- Cheeckwood Estate and Gardens
- The Parthenon
- Tennesee State Museum
- Lane Motor Museum
- Frist Art Museum
10. Save Money with a Nashville Tourist Attraction Discount Pass
With all the exciting things there are to do in Music City, we suggest getting a tourist city pass for Nashville. All-inclusive passes are available, and others can include up to 55% discounts on retail prices for select attraction admission, gift shops, and restaurants.
Featured on Various Passes:
- Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
- Musician’s Hall of Fame
- Madame Tussauds
- Hop-On-Hop-Off Tours
- Hard Rock Cafe
See our full tourist attraction discount pass comparison here.
If you know which pass will best suit your purposes, you can purchase one here:
Day Pass - Nashville Sighting | Flex Pass - Nashville Sightseeing | Nashville Explorer Pass