Even though we may have to wait until March 20 to commemorate the official arrival of a new season, we are choosing to say that in March, spring has sprung. The month ahead promises all the things we love most about the season: the (hopeful) departure of winter temperatures, opportunities for outdoor exercise and the multitude of food, drink and music festivals. Take full advantage of these 21 action-packed events happening in March!
Through April 7, 2019: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Now through April 7, the beloved classic tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar hits the stage at Nashville Children’s Theatre! The longest running children’s puppet show in New York history comes to off-Broadway Nashville and will feature more than 70 colorful and charming puppets of your favorite characters. Tickets for children are $16 and tickets for adults are $21. Check showtimes and reserve your spots now for a performance your whole family will love! nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
February 28-March 3, 2019: The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
We’re excited about all of the green the spring brings. The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is four days of landscaping and gardening heaven. Explore stunning live gardens, attend free lectures and demonstrations, get inspired in the design gallery and shop the vast vendor marketplace. Held indoors at The Fairgrounds Nashville, the event will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get your adult 1-day general admission ticket for $12 or your four-day pass for $25 now! nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com
March 2, 2019: TEDxNashville
TEDxNashville is back and you don’t want to miss it! On March 2, head to Tennessee Performing Arts Center to hear the talks and engage in critical conversations covering 2019’s theme: ‘A World of Change, A World of Hope’. On Friday, March 1, TEDx360 will feature an evening of exploration and fun with the TEDxHeads community from 6 to 9 p.m. as you enjoy free food from local restaurants, interactive activities and an included tour of the Musicians Hall of Fame. On Saturday, March 2, TEDx talks run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get your $60 ticket now for access to all of Saturday’s talks and admission to Friday’s kickoff evening. tedxnashville.com.
March 2, 2019: Weed Wrangle Nashville
Join Hands On Nashville for the annual Weed Wrangle, an important day of education and action to protect our public parks and green spaces. Help remove harmful plant species from various sites around Nashville and learn and practice how to maintain an invasive-plant-free area. Spread the word and bring your friends to join in an important day for Nashville’s ecology! hon.org
March 2, 2019: Ballet Ball and Ballet Ball Late Party
Celebrate the arts at the Nashville Ballet’s elegant, black-tie affair and fundraiser, Ballet Ball and Ballet Ball Late Party. While attendance to the Ballet Ball is invitation only, you can reserve your spot at the Late Party for $175 and enjoy a chic evening of cocktails and desserts after the main ball dinner. Both the main ball dinner and Late Party attendees get an exclusive and unique gala performance by the Nashville Ballet before dancing the night away to the tune of a fabulous band. The events take place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and proceeds contribute to the Nashville Ballet’s legacy of enriching our community through performing arts. nashvilleballet.com.
March 3, 2019: Taste of Williamson
Nashville never shies away from a chance to celebrate the best in local food and drink! The annual Taste of Williamson, presented by Nissan, is the sampling event that features crowd-favorite dishes from the area’s best restaurants and caterers. With your $35 ticket in advance or $40 ticket at the door, you can taste all the best sips and bites, meet the chefs and enjoy live entertainment at Cool Springs Galleria. Event proceeds go to United Way of Williamson County. After the Sunday sampling, bring your ticket stub to earn 10% off participating locations in Restaurant Week, March 4-8! tasteofwilliamson.com.
March 5, 2019: Tennessee Flavors
Raise a fork to local and regional food and beverage artisans at Tennessee Flavors on March 5! Now in its 8th year, the tasting event contributes to the Nashville State Community College Foundation’s efforts in providing opportunities for students to access quality education and thereby strengthen the community. Plan to come hungry, as you will be treated to a wide selection of mouthwatering samples from dozens of local chefs and makers. Tickets range from $20 to $105. tnflavors.org
March 7, 2019: GnashVegas Casino Night & Auction, Presented by King Jewelers
Calling all Preds fans! You are invited to join fellow fans around Nashville for the Eighth Annual GnashVegas Casino Night & Action Presented by King Jewelers on March 7! Challenge your favorite players in games of blackjack, poker and craps for an entire evening of mingling with the team, coaches and broadcasters that benefits hundreds of non-profit organizations in Middle Tennessee. Enjoy delicious bites from some of your favorite local places and sips from an open bar as you bid on one-of-a-kind auction items. GnashVegas kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Over the Ice at Bridgestone Arena. Tickets start at $200 each so get yours now before they run out! nhl.com
March 7 & 22, 2019: Painting with Shenanigoats
We guarantee your Nashville bucket list has never seen anything like “Painting with Shenanigoats”. On March 7 and 22, join the Shenanigoats and unlock your inner artist while you recreate a painting of one of their famous goats, Nugget. Painting materials are provided, as is playtime with the whole gang of baby goats! Reserve your spot in class for $35 and BYOB for a joyful evening you won’t forget! shenanigoats.com
March 7-10, 2019: 2019 Southern Women’s Show in Nashville
Gather your girls for the Southern Women’s Show in Nashville, March 7 through 10! Shop from hundreds of boutiques featuring clothes, jewelry, health and beauty products, gourmet treats and more during four full days of shopping heaven at the Nashville Music City Center! Also enjoy fashion shows, chef demos and celebrity guests. Tickets for youth are $6 and tickets for adults are $11. Get a Girls Day Out admission ticket for $26 that includes one voucher for an entree and beverage. Event times differ by day, so check the schedule and reserve your spot with your girlfriends now! facebook.com
March 9, 2019: The Bloody Mary Festival
It’s time to be part of crowning the best Bloody Mary in Nashville. On March 9, The Bloody Mary Festival hits Track One to celebrate the favorite brunch-time drink with an entire afternoon of Bloody Mary tastings, food and drink specials, music and more! You can even vote for your favorite locally made Bloody Mary. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $65 and include early admission. thebloodymaryfest.com
March 13-17, 2019: SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament
It’s March and we all know that basketball is an important theme. This year, the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to Nashville! Join fans from all the south in cheering on your team at Bridgestone Arena or around Nashville at one of the best game day spots. Get your tickets to watch the match-ups in person, scout out your place of spectating (perhaps with a hot chicken sandwich and a beer) and get ready for slam dunk week in downtown Nashville. bridgestonearena.com
March 16, 2019: Nashville St. Paddy’s 7K/5K
Grab your green and get ready to chase the rainbows and leprechauns at the Nashville St. Paddy’s 5K/7K or Kids Dash on March 16! Kids 12 and under will race at 8 a.m. and the 5K and 7K will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K is $60, the 7K is $70 and the kids race for free. Bring your whole family out to the festive St. Paddy’s fun and run to benefit the Tennessee Chapter of the ALS Association. tennesseeruns.com
March 16, 2019: Wine in the Winter
There’s no way to escape the cold quite like the 4th Annual Wine in the Winter event on March 16! This sister event to Wine on the River takes place at the Hilton Downtown Nashville Ballroom from 4 to 8 p.m. and features tastings of over 130 kinds of wine, beer and spirits. Wine in the Winter is expected to sell out, so grab your ticket starting at $25 now! wineinthewinter.com.
March 20 & 21, 2019: Jude Frances In-Store Event at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry
For two days in March, head to Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry to check out the Jude Frances in-store event, featuring the line’s spring collection. Founder Jude Steele works in 18-karat yellow gold, sterling silver and precious gems, using her unique style and design aesthetic to lead the Jude Frances team in creating fresh styles for all women. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 20 and 21 you can see collection’s new and unique pieces as you chat with the Jude Frances experts. See you there! instagram.com
March 23-April 13, 2019: Shakespeare in Love, Presented by Nashville Repertory Theatre
Don’t miss your chance to see the romantic comedy-drama Shakespeare in Love at Nashville Repertory Theatre this spring! From March 23 through April 13, the performance follows young playwright William Shakespeare through a love affair with the beautiful Viola de Lesseps as he writes Romeo and Juliet. You’ll be asking yourself, ‘will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?’ Check showtimes and snag your tickets starting at $25! nashvillerep.org
March 28, 2019: 17th Annual “An Affair of the Hat”
Yes, hat season is back and there’s no way to celebrate like the 17th Annual Affair of the Hat! Stacey Rhodes Boutique invites you to check out dozens of exquisite hats for both women and men at varying prices, unveiled from designers around the world. From 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brentwood store, enjoy wine and champagne as you shop for stylish hats full of flair for the Iroquois Steeplechase, Kentucky Derby or any other occasion. A percentage of every hat sold will benefit The TJ Martell Foundation! staceyrhodesboutique.com
March 30, 2019: Whiskey Warmer
The end of winter is something we can all raise a glass to. For one night in Franklin, a Whiskey Warmer wonderland will include plenty of whiskey tastings, opportunities to chat with master distillers, delicious local eats available for purchase and live music. Even if the cool temperatures are sticking around in March, the 30 types of whiskey will warm you right up! Tickets are $34 and a portion of ticket sales benefit the Westhaven Foundation. whiskeywarmer.com
March 30, 2019: MAD Bash at Adventure Science Center
Unleash your mad scientist at the Adventure Science Center’s MAD Bash! The fundraiser includes an entire evening of exploration and hands-on experimentation as you eat, drink and dance the night away. Get your “Mechanical” ticket for $100 or “Chemical” ticket for $200 and get ready to have your night out adventuring with science! adventuresci.org
March 31, 2019: Couture Construction, benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville Women Build
Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville Women Build on March 31 for Couture Construction! From 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Dillard’s at The Mall at Green Hills, enjoy a fun-filled evening of networking, shopping, a fashion show featuring the organization’s 12 extraordinary “Groundbreakers”, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a swag bag. Your $50 ticket includes all of the fun and goes to a great cause. Every dime of ticket profits and a portion of Dillard’s proceeds from the evening will go towards Women Build. See you there! habitatnashville.org
April 2-6, 2019: Nashville Fashion Week
We’re also looking forward to April and Nashville Fashion Week 2019! In partnership with OZ Arts Nashville, this city-wide event celebrates its ninth year of showcasing our incredible fashion and retail community. Throughout four nights of runway shows, twenty local and regional designers will showcase their featured collections. The week culminates at the Fashion Forward Gala, an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and an art auction. Seven impact award recipients will be honored at the event, too. Tickets for NFW range from free to $500 for All-Access VIP Front Row + Gala admission. Reserve yours before they run out and get ready to celebrate all the creative talent in Nashville! nashvillefashionweek.com
Have a happy March!