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Things to Do in Nashville in February

Updated: May 11, 2024

This post covers the top things to do in February in Nashville (updated for 2024), 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.


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: 

1. See a Concert

If you’re looking for a concert, Music City is usually the place to find it.

Although February is a bit of a slow month, there are still some great musicians in town.

Rock/Pop/Country Concerts

Opera/Classical Concerts

Concert Venues

Check out other February Nashville concerts 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:

Ice Hockey


Take a look at more sporting 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 to attend Dine Nashville, a month-long food celebration.

Restaurant Week is also 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.

To learn more and plan your feasting, check out their website here.

4. Attend a Food and Wine Weekend

Fittingly, also in February, is the annual Nashville Wine Auction.

At this event, you get to meet winemakers, attend dinners at private homes, do walk-around tastings, bid on wines at a silent auction, and eat a 5-course meal (and drink the paired wines) with featured chefs.

The event raises money to support the fight again cancer.

Activities take place February 22nd-24th, and you can find more information and purchase tickets at the Nashville Wine Auction website.

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 want tips on where or what to eat, a Nashville food tour will provide samples of the most popular dishes and information about the best restaurants in the city.

6. Enjoy a Stage Performance

February is a quiet month in Nashville, but there are still a few shows that could keep you entertained.



Family Friendly

Check out this list of Nashville's February shows.

TIP: Check out this list of the best Nashville comedy clubs if you can’t make it to one of the shows we’ve listed.

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 17th, 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 deals 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:

Music Related


10.  Save Money with a Nashville Tourist Attraction Concession 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% off on retail prices for select attraction admission, gift shops, and restaurants. 

Featured on Various Passes: 

See our full tourist attraction concession 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


About The Author

Paul Whitten

Paul Whitten is an energetic Nashville native and combat veteran with a passion for history. He's a true storyteller, dedicated to preserving the legendary tales that make his hometown so great. From intimate conversations to books and lectures, Paul seeks to bring history alive with contagious enthusiasm and captivating insight. He loves helping others learn more about Nashville, its unique culture, and the countless stories of adventure associated with it.
Updated: May 11th, 2024
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