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What to Do in Nashville in March

Updated: November 27, 2023

In this post, you’ll find things to see and do in Nashville in March, updated for 2024.

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

If you’re looking for a concert, Music City is usually the place to find it.

Although March is a bit of a slow month, there are still some great musicians in town.

Rock/Pop/Country Concerts

Opera/Classical Concerts

Concert Venues

Check out other March Nashville concerts here, or see what other nightlife you can find on our full post. 

2. Go to a Sporting Event

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.



Take a look at more sporting events happening in March here. For more family-friendly activities, check out our full post. 

3. Enjoy a Stage Performance

There are a few good shows in Nashville that will keep you entertained this month.



Family Friendly


Check out this list of other Nashville shows taking place in March.

4. See Cheekwood in Bloom

If you're a fan of flowers, you'll enjoy Cheeckwood Estate & Gardens.

They'll have more than "250,000 blooming bulbs" popping up in their gardens, with folks able to visit between March 11th-April 9th.

There are guided tours of the garden and of the House that last around 45 minutes to an hour.

Read more about Cheekwood in Bloom 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. Enjoy Other Events, Festivals, and Activities

There are a few other fun things to do in Nashville in March, a few of them in celebration of Easter.

Nashville Elvis Festival | March 21st-24th

Global Cheer and Dance | March 23rd

Easter Bunny Excursion Train | March 30th

Easter Egg Hunt at Deer Run Park | March 30th

7. Nashville Children’s Theatre

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

In March, the theatre will be putting on The Flopsy Bunnies: A Peter Rabbit Adventure. It runs from March 9th-June 30th

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
  • And by appointment

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

9. Go to a Museum

There are a lot of great museums in Nashville which are usually open during the day, and in some cases also at night.

Just a few of the museums 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: November 27th, 2023
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