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What to Do in Nashville in March

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In this post, you’ll find things to see and do in Nashville in March, updated for 2023.

We include free things to do, family-friendly entertainment, and nighttime activities, and we have a post on the weather in March


Nashville has so much to do and see, from tours to concerts, but not everything is worth your time.

That’s why we’ve listed our Top 10 Things to Do in March for Nashville, Tennessee. 

Don’t forget to check out our popular Nashville posts:

1. Attend a Concert

The Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry House, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Bridgestone Arena all put on great shows and events for all different genres.

March 2023 is bringing some big names to the city. Among them are:

Find all of the March concerts here.

2. Sporting Events

March is an exciting time for sports. College basketball has March Madness playoffs, and the NHL is only a few weeks away from their own Stanley Cup Playoffs.





The Mad Dog Demolition Derby takes place in Shelbyville at Calsonic Arena March 4th and 5th.

Click here to find all the sporting events in March.

3. Enjoy The Theatre

There are a few good shows in Nashville in March

Aint Too Proud to Beg, the story of the life and times of the band the Temptations will be hosted at Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

August Wilson's Fences will be making its way to Nashville early in the month. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1987.

And The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time, based on the best selling book, is also at Andrew Jackson Hall that month.

Find all the theatrical productions in Nashville here.

4. See Some Live Stand-Up Comedy

March will see at least a few comedians make stops on their tour in Nashville.

If you're in need of a good laugh, this will be a good time to visit Music City.

Here are some of the comics performing this month:

Find all the comedy shows in Nashville here.

5. Take a Sightseeing Tour

March in Nashville is the very beginning of spring, which is the perfect time to explore the city.

We have provided a guide for walking tours in Nashville, which includes pay-what-you-like tours, self-guided tours, and paid small group tours.

If the weather is still a bit chilly for your liking, you can keep warm in a double-decker on a bus tour or the hop on hop off trolley tour.

The double-decker tour lasts one hour while a guide points out things to do, see, and interesting modern and historic landmarks. 

6. See the Trains Exhibit at the Adventure Science Center

The Adventure Science Center hosts an annual exhibit for the holidays focusing on model trains. This year, the exhibit will be closing on March 28th, 2023.

If you have any young kids who love trains, chances are they will love this limited exhibition.

When you're done with that activity, there are several other things to do with your children while you're here!

One of their more interesting attractions is the Sudekum Planetarium, a 63-foot dome theater which hosts various laser shows, concerts, and more.

Purchase tickets to the Adventure Science Center or learn more.

Needless to say, this is undoubtedly one of the best places for family activities in Music City.

Check our post covering things to do with kids in Nashville for more ideas.

7. Nashville Children’s Theatre

For the younger children with you, a great theatre experience can be found at the Nashville Children’s Theatre.

Llama, Llama, Red Pajama is running from January 19th - March 10th, 2023.

The show is based on the beloved best-selling books.

Note that the theatre also has creative drama and skills classes by age group that run from March 25th - May 6th.

You can find plenty of other family-friendly activities in Nashville in our full post about things to do with kids

8. Tour Fort Negley

Take in some history and tour Fort Negley, which was the largest inland fort during the Civil War.

The Visitors Center has interactive, educational exhibits to walk through and learn about the interaction between Tennessee and the Federal government during the Civil War. 

The Visitors Center is still operating under Winter Hours during March.

  • Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you're looking for more affordable activities, read our full post about free things to do in Nashville.

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 with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

See more of Nashville in March with a city pass that includes entry to all the attractions you want to see.

The Nashville Sightseeing Pass, Music City Total Access Pass, and the Nashville Music Attraction Pass are three great options for getting a bulk discount on the things you want to see and do.

Depending on the pass bundle you purchase, they could include free entry into Cheekwood Estate while the gardens are in bloom.

There are also passes with the always-popular Madame Tussauds, and tours of the venues big-name artists play like the Ryman Auditorium.

Discount passes can be purchased here: Nashville Explorer Pass | Day Pass - Nashville Sighting | Flex Pass - Nashville Sightseeing


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: January 13th, 2023
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