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:
- Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
- Tourist Attraction Discount Passes
- Country Music Hall of Fame Discounts
- Madame Tussauds Nashville
- Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Discounts
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.
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.
3. Enjoy a Stage Performance
There are a few good shows in Nashville that will keep you entertained this month.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood | March 2nd
- Ranch Hands Cowboylesque | March 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 23rd, 29th, 30th
- Backstage Nashville! Daytime Hit Songwriters Show | March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
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:
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Glen Campbell Museum
- Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
- Johnny Cash Museum
- George Jones Museum
- Patsy Cline Museum
- Madame Tussauds
- Belmont Mansion
- Cheeckwood Estate and Gardens
- The Parthenon
- Tennesee State Museum
- Lane Motor Museum
- Frist Art Museum
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.
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.