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:
- 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 usually the place to find it.
Although February is a bit of a slow month, there are still some great musicians in town.
- Anita Baker | February 14th
- Clint Black | February 16th, 17th
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band | February 24th
2. Go to a Sporting Event
Nashville is a competitive city that loves its sports! Check out the teams playing in Nashville this February:
- Vanderbilt Commodores Women's
- Vanderbilt Commodores Men's
- Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Men's
- Tennessee State Lady Tigers
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
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.
- Girl from the North Country | February 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
- TINA- The Tina Turner Musical | February 13th-18th
- Chris Distefano | February 2nd
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 discounts on food and drink at bars are on offer.
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: