EVENTS

Daily – Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tours

Guided tours of the Grand Ole Opry House offer visitors an up-close look at the celebrated 4,400-seat venue and country’s most famous show, including themed dressing rooms, the artists’ entrance, the Opry stage, and more. Daytime tours are available seven days a week, featuring an all new immersive video experience hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. For more information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

February 1, 2 – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Road. Come see the Zoo in a whole new light and enjoy the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival.Over 500 custom-made silk lanterns will be spread across 60 acres, creating elaborate displays with some of your favorite Zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon. 5–9 pm. nashvillezoo.org

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays – Winter Market

Nashville Farmers’ Market. 900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard. This Market features farmers, artisans and vendors selling pasture-raised meats, eggs, milk, cheese, lettuce, greens, winter produce, honey, mushrooms, baked goods, artisan foods, arts and crafts, body care products, jewelry, clothing and more. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

Saturdays & Sundays – The Marketplace

400 Davidson Street. This Marketplace offers a curated list of eclectic artisan, handmade, boutique, vintage, and craft goods and merchandise. They will also have plenty of food, treats, and hot drinks available to please your palette while you shop! themarketplacenashville.com

Tuesdays Through Sundays – TN State Museum Highlights Tours

TN State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. Our free Museum Highlights tour is a great way to see some never-before-seen artifacts and hear some of the great stories of Tennessee history. 2–2:45 pm (except for holidays). tnmuseum.org

Tuesdays Through Sundays – Orchids in the Mansion

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Orchids will be displayed throughout the historically redecorated mansion and present a series of period room interventions to explore how the Cheek family likely brought nature indoors and decorated their home. Miltoniopsis, Cymbidium, and Phalaenopsis orchids will be featured, among others. 9 am–5 pm. cheekwood.org

Tuesday Evenings – Tipsy Tour

21c Museum Hotel Nashville, 221 2nd Avenue North. Curious about contemporary art? Learn about our current exhibition, Fragile Figures: Beings and Time. Grab a discounted drink 6–7 pm from the Tipsy Tour menu, and join us in the lobby at 7 pm to explore art with a guided tour. 21cmuseumhotels.com

Feburary 1 – Chinese New Year Celebration

Corner Park, Between 21st Avenue and Blakemore Avenue. For year of the Mouse, the Chinese Arts Alliance will present “Mouse Bride,” storytelling with puppets and dance. There will be professional jugglers Playing By Air, Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck, Chinese dance, martial arts, music and songs, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chinese naming, arts and crafts for children, bamboo dance, Chinese language students’ presentations in addition to the traditional Chinese lion dance and dragon dance. The celebration will conclude with the popular Dragon Parade. Free admission. chineseartsalliance.org

February 1 – The Nashville Black Market

600 28th Avenue North. Come help support and empower black business owners and entrepreneurs. There will be local vendors, music, giveaways and a photo booth. Free admission, 12–5 pm. thenashvilleblackmarket.com

February 1, 2 – Antiques & Garden Show

Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South. More than 150 vendors will show magnificent garden spaces, fine antiques, horticultural items, informative lectures, magnificent gardens, a cocktail party or two, and some of the most renowned design, landscape and architectural speakers in the world. Celebrating its 30th glorious year, the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is longest-running, largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the country. Hours: Friday and Saturday 9 am–6 pm; Sunday 11 am–4 pm. antiquesandgardenshow.com

February 1-2 – Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo

Wilson County Expo Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon. The top boat and tackles dealers will be on hand with something for everyone! Check out the newest boats and load up on tackle with discount pricing. Stick around for hourly door prizes and enjoy a walk down memory lane viewing the antique lure display. Admission: $10 adults; 12 and younger free; $5 Military and Seniors (age 65 and older). Hours: Saturday 12 pm–6 pm, Sunday 1–3 pm. tnboatexpo.com

February 1, 13, 16, 18, 22, 25, 27, 29 – Nashville Predators

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Enjoy NHL hockey in Smashville on Feb. 1 vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights; Feb. 13 vs. New York Islanders; Feb. 16 vs. St. Louis Blues at 5 pm; Feb. 18 vs. Carolina Hurricanes; Feb. 22 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets; Feb. 25 vs. Ottawa Senators; Feb. 27 vs. Calgary Flames; Feb. 29 vs. Colorado Avalanche. All games at 7 pm unless otherwise noted. predators.nhl.com

February 1, 29 – Public Star Party

Join the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society as they set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy the view of the winter night sky! Feb. 1 at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., 6:30–8:30 pm; and Feb. 29 at Edwin Warner Park, 61 Vaughn Rd., 7–9 pm. bsasnashville.com

February 9 – Lightning 100’s Chocolate Affair

Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street. Celebrate some of the greatest things in life – food, drinks, music and chocolate! Nashville food artisans will be sampling their flagship creations, sweet to savory. Experience flavors from the best chocolatiers, candy creators, bakers and food makers all in one place! Jazz singer Rebecca Sayre will be setting the mood. Unique beer and liquor selections, the chocolate fountain will be stocked and flowing. Tickets: $40–$65. Ages 21 and over. 7:30–10:30 pm. chocolateaffairnashville.com

February 7, 10, 13, 28 – The Huckabee Show

30 Music Village Boulevard, Hendersonville. Be part of a live studio audience and enjoy news, music, entertainment and fun with former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee and his special guests! Tickets are free. For ages 16+. Seating at 6:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome! Register online or call 833-HUCKABEE for more info. huckabeetix.tv

February 8 – Wild About Bluebirds

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road. Prepare the way for this spring’s bluebirds with a brand new nest box. Hike the bluebird nestbox trail at Owl’s Hill and learn how this simple, but critical research project helped bring the Eastern bluebird from a threatened species to showing population increase. Your group will build its own bluebird nestbox in preparation of spring and learn how to find the perfect spot for you to mount it in your yard. owlshill.org

February 13-15 – The Nashville Show: Antiques, Art, and Vintage

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue. This show of over 30 years will feature furniture, folk art, primitives, industrial artifacts, linens, quilts, jewelry, pottery, china, holiday memorabilia, and unusual items galore. Decorators, antiques dealers, home decorators, collectors, and novices alike will be thrilled with the treasures they find at The Nashville Show. General Admission: $12. Hours: Friday 9 am–5 pm, Saturday 10 am–4 pm, $5 parking. tailgateantiqueshow.com

February 14 – East Nashville Night Market

400 Davidson Street. The event offers shopping with local vendors, dinner with Music City’s finest food trucks, live music, and beer with a beautiful scenic view of the Nashville skyline. A perfect local outing, Valentine’s Day date night, or low-key tourist hang! Free admission and free parking. contourgroupnashville.com

February 14-16 – Nashville Golf Show

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue. Activities will include putting contests and chipping challenges, and experts will be providing instruction, fitness programs, equipment reviews, golf history and more. The Kids Zone will feature fun activities for junior golfers. General admission, good for all days: $12; Seniors 65+ $10; Children under 12 and PGA holders free. Hours: Friday 12–6 pm, Saturday 10 am–6 pm, Sunday 10 am–4 pm, $5 parking. nashvillegolfshow.com

February 15 – 2020 Music City Yoga Festival

Rocketown, 601 4th Avenue South. This annual celebration of yoga, fitness, and wellness in the Nashville area. This event is open to all ages and yoga levels. Bring your yoga mat and come ready to connect and grow! facebook.com/ smallworldyoga.org

February 15 – Love Birds Pickin’ Party!

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson Street. Bring the people you love to the Nature Center for a fun, relaxing afternoon of playing or listening to music! If you want to show how much you love the Nature Center, bring a bag of bird seed that we will use for educational programs. No registration required. For all ages, 1–3 pm.

February 21 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with local artisans, restaurants and shops, locally raised meats, freshly baked desserts, seasonal cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and more! All are welcome for live music and family-friendly activities. Free admission, 5–9 pm. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

February 21-23 – Nashville Flea Market

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue. Indoors and outdoors! You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month. Free admission; parking $5. thefairgrounds.com

February 23 – Our Kids Soup Sunday

Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way. Soups from 50+ Nashville restaurants, a silent auction, celebrity and culinary judges, kids activities such as face painters and balloon artists, sweet treats and more! Soup Sunday benefits Our Kids, a nonprofit providing medical evaluations and crisis counseling for children and families struggling with child sexual abuse. Tickets are $25 adult, $5 per child. ourkidscenter.com

February 27 – The Power of Story: Interpreting Black History

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Boulevard. In commemoration of Black History Month, the Museum presents a free panel discussion on interpreting African American history in public spaces and museums. Panelists include Brigette Jones, director of African American studies at Belle Meade Plantation; Tamar Smithers, director of education programs at the National Museum of African American Music; and local music historian Lorenzo Washington of the Jefferson Street Sound Museum. tnmuseum.org

February 27-March 1 – Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

Expo Center, The Fairgrounds Nashville. An acre of live gardens designed by some of middle Tennessee’s top landscape and garden companies will greet you at the main entrance of Nashville’s most beloved gardening event. More than 150 vendors in 250 vendor booths will be filled with garden décor, plants, flowers, lawn equipment, farmhouse crafts, and more. The free daily lectures will offer advice and inspiration from experts on how to grow your favorite flowers, floral arranging, organic gardening techniques, and more. Animal ambassadors from Walden’s Puddle will be on hand, along with a butterfly house, farm animals from Safe Harbor Sanctuary, and a children’s tea party. Food trucks onsite. Admission: $12, Military with ID and Seniors $11, Children 12 and under $2, Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10 am–7 pm, Sunday 10 am–5 pm, $5 parking. nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com

February 28-29 – Nashville Tango Marathon

Coco’s Event Center, 5105 Alabama Avenue. Nashville is home to many musicians and now its very own tango marathon! Shake off those winter blues with and enjoy three full days of tango, snacks, and, of course, dancers from all over. Beat the winter chill with warm embraces in the heart of the City of Music! nashvilletangomarathon.com

February 29 – Nashville Mimosa Festival

Alley Taps, 162 Printers Alley. Come join us for samples, event shirts, giveaways and early entry into the event with live music and raffle tickets. Ages 21 and over. Tickets are $25-$45; 11 am–3 pm.

February 29 – Cashville Blues Festival

Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 4th Avenue North. Enjoy live music with the 7th Annual Blues Festival featuring Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Bobby Rush, Chic Rodgers, Shirley Brown, and Latimore. Doors open at 6 pm. nashvilleauditorium.com