The Best Things to Do in Nashville in November

The following post provides details about the best things to do in Nashville throughout the month of November in 2019. 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 a Hit Musical

Nashville may not be known as a hotbed for theater, but in recent years this city has become one of the best places in the South to see a musical.



There will be several great shows to see during the month of November, but one of the most popular options will be Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical.

This Off-Broadway hit recreates the story of Spongebob in a live theatrical performance, complete with all of your favorite characters from Bikini Bottom.

If you’re looking for a more traditional musical, consider one of the following shows:

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) Attend the CMA Awards

Fans of country music will definitely want to see who wins at the Country Music Association Awards on November 13th – and this is one award show you can actually attend!

In addition to finding out who the winners are before everyone else, you’ll also have an opportunity to see some of the most famous musicians in the genre.



Although there’s no way of knowing for sure who will be showing up this year, you can usually expect to see artists such as Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Dolly Parton, and many others.

Purchase CMA Awards tickets or learn more.

TIP: Even if you can’t make it to this event, there will be several opportunities to visit the Grand Ole Opry!

6) Take the Kids to a Disney Junior Holiday Party

Disney Junior will be kicking off the holidays early with a fun theatrical performance in Nashville on November 13th.

This event will feature some of the most popular characters from Disney including Mickey, Minnie, the Muppet Babies, Vampirana, the Puppy Dog Pals and more.



Disney Junior’s Holiday Party will also include a special visit from none other than Santa Claus himself!

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.

7) Experience the Glow Holiday Attraction

If you’re looking for a fun and early holiday event that the entire family can enjoy, this is one show you won’t want to miss. 

Glow will feature one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, millions of holiday lights, a custom ice-skating rink, Santa’s workshop and more.



This event will begin on November 22nd at First Tennessee Park, with opening hours from 4 pm – 10 pm each night.

Purchase Glow tickets or learn more.

With plenty of fun activities you can enjoy after dark, this is undoubtedly one of the best nighttime events taking place in November.

For even more fun after the sun goes down, make sure to read our post covering things to do at night in Nashville.

8) 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.



Alternatively, you can also see the Nashville Pops perform 1,000 Voices of Christmas at Ryman Auditorium on November 17th.

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.

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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Honorable Mention: 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.


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