Considering the sheer level of events and activities that Nashville has to offer in the summer months, you might think that there won’t be much going on in Nashville during the winter months, but make no mistake — Nashville has a multitude of things to do in February.
Luckily, we’ve compiled over 25 of the best events and activities available to you this February and compiled them in this comprehensive list, starting with our top 5 picks.
Our Top 5 Picks
1. Catch the Predators game against the Arizona Coyotes on February 10th. February is prime time for hockey! Come see Nashville’s team, The Predators play against the Arizona Coyotes.
2. Tour the Nashville Parthenon. While it’ll be a little chilly to be hanging out in Centennial Park, the Nashville Parthenon is perfect for an afternoon of architectural appreciation and viewing breathtaking sculptures and paintings on the inside of the building.
3. Get Tickets to Three Dog Night at the Ryman Auditorium on February 3rd. Catch classic rock band, Three Dog Night and all of their beloved hits such as Mama Told Me Not To Come and Joy to The World at the historic Ryman Auditorium this February.
4. Warm up at Pure Sweat Sauna Studio. What better way to warm up your bones this February than to spend a day in the sauna? Pure Sweat Sauna Studio also offers a variety of other treatments such as float therapy and cold plunging and contrast therapy.
5. See Disturbed on February 17th at Bridgestone Arena. Get tickets to see one of the 1990s most infamous heavy metal bands at the city’s largest music venue during their Take Back Your Life Tour.
Other Great Activities to Do in February in Nashville
6. Get tickets to see Clint Black from February 16th to 17th at The Ryman Auditorium
Clint Black is a legendary country music singer who rose to stardom during the 1980s with popular hits such as “When My Ship Rolls In” and “Nothing But the Taillights.”
His album Killin’ Time, released in 1990, secured him as a platinum artist and won him a Grammy Award as the year’s Best Male Country Performance. This February, Clint Black is returning to the Ryman stage to perform this legendary album in full.
7. Solve a life-size puzzle at The Escape Game
If you find yourself searching for indoor activities that are actually worth seeking out, look no further than The Escape Game, the Nashville area’s largest selection of escape rooms.
The Escape Game has over ten 1-hour escape rooms, in various locations in the greater Nashville area, all with their own unique theme including a space theme, jailbreak theme, art heist theme, and many more. It’s the perfect winter activity for individuals, groups, or families.
8. See Patti LaBelle from February 8th to 10th at the Nashville Symphony
The Godmother of Soul is gracing us with a lively performance this February at the Nashville Symphony.
For over fifty years, Patti LaBelle has entertained the world with instantly recognized classics such as “Lady Marmalade.” This year she will be touring with her original lineup to promote their first album in over 30 years, Back to Now. If you’ve been waiting for a chance to see this disco queen live, now is the time!
9. See a movie at The Belcourt Theatre
Going out to see a movie might not be your first choice of activity while on vacation, but there are few movie theaters that compare with The Belcourt Theatre’s unique viewing experience and selection of films, which typically fall outside of the mainstream.
Additionally, The Belcourt Theatre also hosts a number of cultural events, workshops, and lectures, so you can attend a relevant and stimulating event or show before hitting the honkytonks downtown.
10. Attend the Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on February 17th
You don’t need to travel all the way to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras! There’s a massive collection of bars, nightclubs, and honkytonks right here in Nashville participating in a Mardi Gras bar crawl.
You can participate in this exciting event by buying tickets online and registering the day of at Kung Fu Saloon where you’ll be given complimentary beads, masks, color-changing beer glasses, and a wristband entitling you to free entry and a multitude of food and drink discounts at participating locations.
11. Go bowling at Pinewood Social
Bowling is a great way to warm up the joints on a cold February day, but a fully functional bowling alley made from repurposed wood isn’t the only amusement you’ll find at Pinewood Social — you’ll also find a cafe offering a variety of warm drinks, a full bar serving up delicious house cocktails, and a delicious assortment of food offered in their dining area.
With so many things to do and experience, Pinewood Social is the perfect space to spend an hour or two, or an entire day!
12. Get Tickets to Dancing With the Stars Live at The Grand Ole Opry
If you’re a fan of Dancing With the Stars and you plan on being in the Nashville area on February 15th, 2024, then you’re in luck!
Dancing With the Stars will be coming to the Grand Ole Opry stage with a wide selection of celebrity dancers and contestants including Brandon Armstrong, Rylee Arnold, Alan Bersten, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Britt Stewart, and host, Julianne Hough. Get tickets soon because these shows have historically sold out very quickly.
13. Go for a winter walk at Shelby Park
While the weather will be brisk in February here in Nashville, it will likely still be bearable. There are many great places for travelers looking to appreciate the Nashville area’s beautiful scenic areas in winter, however, if you’re trying to stay close to town, check out Shelby Park a gigantic 300-acre park system in East Nashville, close to downtown.
You can find several miles of trails that provide the perfect opportunity for birding, wildlife spotting, and light exercise!
14. See Tina on February 17th at the Nashville Performing Arts Center
Sadly we saw the passing of the endlessly talented Tina Turner this year. While we can no longer see the legendary twelve-time Grammy Award-winning singer known as the Queen of Rock perform her iconic vocals and energetic dance routines live on stage, the next best option is to see her life story come to life at the Nashville Performing Arts Center this February!
Tina will be played by Naomi Rogers in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical which is written by Pulitzer winner, Phillida Lloyd. Get tickets today and experience this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
15. Find some winter reading at Parnassus Books
Is there any winter activity more classic than curling up with a good book? If you’re among the more introverted travelers in Nashville, Parnassus Books holds the ticket to your book-reading adventure!
Parnassus Books is an independent woman-owned bookstore located in downtown Nashville holding thousands of titles both popular and rare across many genres. Step in this February and pick out a few books off your list!
16. Get tickets to see Chris Distephano on February 2nd at the Ryman Auditorium
Chris DeStefano has been in the comedy world for nearly fifteen years. He has worked mostly as a stand-up comedian, but has also been featured on several MTV programs such as Guy Code and Guy Court, and co-hosts the podcast, Hey Babe! with Sal Vulcano.
If you’d like to hear Chris Distephano’s infamous jokes in person this February on the historic Ryman stage, get your tickets fast because he regularly sells out the venue.
17. Shoot a game of pool at Melrose Billiard Parlor
The list of good dive bars in Nashville is long, but not every bar is equipped with five pool tables, along with multiple ping pong and foosball tables, dartboards, and shuffleboards.
If you’re a fan of classic dive bar pastimes, in a warmly lit environment with good people and cold drinks, there’s really no better option than Melrose Parlor, a historic establishment for drinking and merriment for over 75 years. Grab a cold beer and a hot slice of pizza if the dreary February weather gets you down.
18. Take the Nashville Civil Rights Tour
United Street Tours is hosting a series of walking tours this February showcasing some of Nashville’s most important landmarks within the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement.
The tour will last roughly one and a half hours starting at the Nashville Visitor’s Center and making stops at The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, The National Museum of African American Music, Prince’s Hot Chicken, Slim and Huskies, the Nashville Public Library, and the historic Woolworth’s lunch counter.
These tours will be held multiple times through February on every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets, which can be purchased on the United Street Tours website, will be required.
19. Get a warm cup at Elegy Coffee
Start off your day right with a cup of hot coffee and a delicious pastry on a chilly February morning by making a stop at Elergy Coffee.
This charming, well-lit, and versatile cafe has everything you need to make the best of your morning. They offer comfy seating, and everything from classic espresso drinks to specialty drinks such as their Honey Bear, a cold brew topped off with oat milk, burnt honey, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
Their menu also features a selection of delicious pastries, but also more substantial eats such as a breakfast sandwich or burrito. They have three great locations in East Nashville, Germantown, and downtown Nashville, so no matter where you’re staying, you will likely be within a stone's throw from their delicious lineup and modern atmosphere.
20. Attend the Chinese New Year Celebration on February 10th at Centennial Park
Nashville’s Chinese New Year Celebration falls on February 10th this year and will be held in Centennial Park. A variety of performances will be in attendance including music, dancing, and a visit from a gigantic dragon puppet. This is a family-friendly event with no admission fees held from 1 pm to 3 pm, and a variety of vendors will be present.
21. Get a drink at Greenhouse Bar
Greenhouse bar is exactly what it sounds like — a bar inside of a working greenhouse. Sure a majority of the lush greenery outdoors will die off until spring, but here at Greenhouse Bar, you can stay unseasonably warm year-round surrounded by life.
Greenhouse bar specializes in house-made craft cocktails, but they also offer delicious meals including brunch, lunch, and dinner served until midnight. For those looking to experience the sweetness of spring a little earlier, Greenhouse Bar should be at the top of your list this February.
22. See Girl From the North Country from January 30th to February 4th at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Fans of Bob Dylan will be pressed to find a better musical than Girl From the North Country. This Tony Award-winning musical features twenty of Bob Dylan’s most popular hits interpreted through the art of storytelling and dance.
Girl From the North Country will be playing from January 30th to February 4th at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Come see the music of Bob Dylan come to life!
23. Visit the Nashville Public Library
There’s nothing better than reading a good book on a cold and snowy day and there is no single greater concentration of books in Nashville than at the Nashville Public Library.
But the Nashville Public Library has much more than a massive selection of books to check out, they also offer a fantastic lineup of free events perfect for both adults and kids to occupy themselves this winter including live storytelling, yoga, movies, classes, and jam sessions for musicians. Check out the event calendar here!
24. Get a soothing bowl of matzah ball soup at Noshville Delicatessen
You can’t beat Grandma’s matzah ball soup recipe on a cold winter day, but Noshville Delicatessen can — just don’t tell Grandma.
Their soup is doughy, and brothy, with a delicious portion of egg noodles, perfect to warm your body and soul. If soup isn’t your thing, you can find plenty of other Jewish deli staples including Reuben sandwiches, egg salad, pickles, black and white cookies, and so much more. Come in for breakfast or lunch Monday through Sunday.
25. Get tickets to Cody Johnson on February 2nd at Bridgestone Arena
Cody Johnson was recently called “the future of country music” by MusicRow, and the accolade couldn't be more true. At the age of 36, Cody Johnson has won several awards from both the Country Music Association as well as Country Music Television.
He’s also had a multitude of successful collaborations with country music icons such as LeAnn Rimes, Reba McIntyre, and Wynonna Judd. He will be performing this February at Nashville’s largest music venue promoting his new album, Leather.
26. See Billy Strings on February 24th at the Ryman Auditorium
It’s hard to describe the music of Billy Strings with a single genre, but one thing is for certain — Billy shreds. The incredibly talented picker blends bluegrass, country, and the styles of artists such as Bob Seger, Jerry Garcia, and Phish.
In his still-fresh ten-year career he has collaborated with Willie Nelson, Bob Weir, Widespread Panic, and Molly Tuttle. He’s also the winner of multiple awards including a Grammy and several IBMA awards, the most prestigious award a bluegrass musician can receive.
If you’re in the market for an evening of talented picking, and beautifully crafted originals and covers, get tickets to see Billy Strings at Bridgestone Arena this February.