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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 2022.

We include a variety of fun activities, attractions, events, and festivals.

For additional ideas, check our following posts:

TOP 10

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. Tickets to all shows can be purchase here.

2. Attend a Sporting Event

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

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.

Professional Football

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

College Football

Hockey fans will have several NHL games to attend, as the Predators will have 8 different home games during the month of November.


You can find all the sporting events in Nashville here.

3. Disney Junior Live

Disney Junior Live goes on tour with Costume Palooza in 2022.

They appear in Nashville on November 13th at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Kids will get to see characters such as Mickey and Goofy, but also characters from "Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends".

Kids are invited to dress up for the show as well.

The storyline is that Mickey and his pals are throwing a costume party. The show is interactive, with singing, acrobatics, 3D special effects and more.

To purchase tickets, click here.

You can find even more fun for families on our post covering things to do with kids in Nashville .

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 comedians performing stand-up in this city during the month of November.

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

There will also be a recording of the comedy podcast The Dollap done live at the Eastside Bowl on November 3rd.

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. Attend the Paradise Festival

This new festival was created by Nashville songwriter Briston Moroney who has toured with some big names in the music business.

The festival is planned for two nights, November 3rd and 4th, 2002 and will take place at the Brooklyn Bowl.

Artists appearing at the festival are:

  • Maroney himself
  • Sunflower Bean
  • The Greeting Committee
  • Indigo de Souza
  • Michelle
  • Cece Coakley

Click here to read more about the festival. Tickets can be purchased here.

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 half a dozen times this November.

You'll find concerts celebrating Beethoven & Sibelius, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, and more.

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

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

The Nashville Interntional Auto Show, runs for three days, November 18th-20th, 2022, at 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

Nashville's annual Christmas Village event will be returning to the Fairgrounds in Nashville from November 11th - 13th, 2022.

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.


Beginning on November 18th, 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 .


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, 2022
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