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The Best Things to Do in Nashville in November

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The following post provides details about the best things to do in Nashville throughout the month of November in 2021. We will include a variety of fun activities, attractions, events, and festivals.

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This list will include a variety of things to do that are either free, family-friendly or fun after dark. We will also cover major concerts, sporting events and theatrical performances you may want to attend.

1) Go to a Concert

As you may know, Nashville is one of the biggest hubs in the United States for rock and country music. That said, this city seems to attract musicians of all kinds throughout the year.



There will be no shortage of great concerts to attend during the month of November. If you’re looking for some good live music, we recommend the following shows:

You can find all the major concerts in Nashville here.

NOTE: Even if none of these concerts strike your fancy, you can always see a show at the Grand Ole Opry.

2) Attend a Sporting Event

If you're a sports fan, there is no shortage of games to attend.

When it comes to sports, Nashville can’t get enough of their football. The Titans will have two home games to attend this month, giving NFL fans two opportunities to see their favorite team in action.

Tennessee Titans



Hockey fans will have several NHL games to attend, as the Predators will have 6 different home games during the month of November.

Nashville Predators

If you’re a fan of college sports, there will be several NCAA basketball games to see and even a few NCAA football matches. Check the following team schedules to see what’s happening this month:

Vanderbilt Commodores

You can find all the sporting events in Nashville here.

3) See The Price is Right Live

The Price is Right will be going on the road in 2021, and fans in Nashville will have a chance to attend a live show on November 2nd.



This is a rather rare opportunity, because The Price is Right is almost always filmed only in Burbank, California. 

To be clear, this is a special stage show that travels around the country, so you shouldn't expect to see Drew Carey hosting. Even so, this is a fun experience for anyone who has ever wanted to attend a live taping.

Purchase tickets or learn more.

Find all the theatrical productions in Nashville here.

4) Enjoy a Night of Stand-up Comedy

Nashville attracts a lot of entertainers from around the world, so it should be too surprising that several comedians love to perform here as well.

There will be a few well-known actors performing stand-up and speaking events in this city during the month of November.



If you need a good laugh, consider attending one of the following hilarious events:

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

5) Take the Kids to L.O.L. Surprise Live

The popular children's franchise L.O.L. Surprise has been turned into a live stage show, and it's coming to Nashville on November 12th.



This show will feature several notable characters including Lady Diva, Royal Bee, Neonlicious, and Swag. If your kids are fans, this is a fantastic opportunity for them to see their favorite characters live.

Purchase tickets or learn more.

This is one of the best family-friendly activities to enjoy in November, but you can find even more fun for families on our post covering things to do with kids in Nashville.

6) Experience a Symphony/Orchestra

Fans of classical or orchestral music will have several opportunities to enjoy a live symphony throughout the month.

The Nashville Symphony will be performing over a dozen times this November, playing a mixture of classical, pop, and jazz music.



No matter which genre you enjoy, chances are there will be a great show to see in Music City!

Most of these events will be taking place after dark. For more fun nighttime activities, please read our post covering things to do at night in Nashville.

7) Go to the Nashville International Auto Show

This event was postponed in 2020, but it is currently scheduled to take place from November 20th - 22nd, 2021 at the Music City Center. 

Visitors can expect to see hundreds of the newest and most interesting cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market.



Drivers will have opportunities to test drive more than 30 different vehicles, giving you the chance to try out some of the most modern cars in the world.

Tickets are free for kids 12 and under, but official prices for everyone else have yet to be announced. For more details, check the Nashville International Auto Show website.

8) Go to the Christmas Village

This annual event will be returning to the Fairgrounds in Nashville from November 12th - 14th in 2021.

If you're looking to get some of your holiday shopping done as early as possible, this is an excellent opportunity to find unique and interesting gifts for the whole family.



There will also be opportunities to take photos with Santa, so feel free to bring your kids along for the experience. Did we mention children 9 and under get in for free?

Tickets are $10 per person. Learn more here.

9) Watch the Veteran’s Day Parade

Every year, Nashville celebrates the soldiers who have fought for our freedoms during the downtown Veteran’s Day Parade.

This event doesn’t always happen on the holiday, but it usually takes place during the weekend either before or after Veteran’s Day, and it’s always free to attend.



Visitors can expect to see several floats and military presentations, as well as veterans, either walking or riding through the parade.

The Veteran’s Day Parade typically takes place from 11 am - 1 pm on Broadway. Although you don’t have to bring anything patriotic or wear anything special, this is a great time to show respect for the men and women who have defended our country.

This is a wonderful activity that won’t cost a dime. If you’re looking for even more affordable fun, read our post covering free things to do in Nashville.

10) Save Money With a Tourist Pass

No matter what you’re planning to do in Nashville this month, chances are you’ll be able to save a few bucks on activities you’ll enjoy by using a tourist attraction discount pass.

While some passes include admission to dozens of attractions you can visit over the course of a set amount of days, others allow you to pay one flat price for a specific number of activities.



In addition to everything else, these services usually offer skip-the-line tickets for some attractions, making it easier to save time as well as money.

Here are some of the best activities included with these Nashville tourist passes:

  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
  • Grand Ole Opry Tour
  • Musician’s Hall of Fame
  • Historic RCA Studio B Tour
  • Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour
  • Ryman Auditorium Tour
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Nashville Zoo
  • And more!

Depending on which pass you choose and how you use it, you could easily save anywhere from 20% - 50% off general admission prices.

For more details about these services, please read our post covering Nashville tourist passes.


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UNCONFIRMED: Zoolumination

Beginning on November 15th, the Nashville Zoo will be holding a Chinese Festival of Lights that they call Zoolumination.

During this event, there will be over 500 custom silk lanterns throughout the 60 acres of the zoo. Several of these displays will feature some of the popular animals you can see here, as well as holiday-themed scenes and a 200-foot long dragon!

Zoolumination will be available nightly from 5 pm - 9 pm and ticket prices will be the same as general admission – which is included with at least one Nashville tourist pass.

For more family-friendly fun, check our post covering things to do with kids in Nashville.

NOTE: This event usually takes place every year, but it has yet to be officially scheduled for November 2021.


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: September 29th, 2021
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