SB NOTE: These suggestions are all made with social distancing and safety precautions in mind, and each event is subject to change depending on COVID in each location. Please look at websites and social media for updates, and check the most up-to-date CDC guidelines for the latest safety recommendations.

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We may have to wait until March 20 for the official arrival of the new season, but we believe spring has already sprung. The month ahead promises all the things we love most about the season: the (hopeful) departure of winter temperatures, St. Patrick’s Day, and time spent outdoors to enjoy the budding greenery. Take full advantage of these Nashville events happening in March!

Cheekwood in Bloom, a Nashville March event

Celebrate the start of spring with these March events! Image: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

23 Nashville Events & Happenings: March 2021

Through March 31, 2021: Soup Sunday: Homestyle

For over 25 years, Our Kids Soup Sunday has been a Nashville tradition. This year, the beloved event takes on a new format — Soup Sunday: Homestyle. Through March 31, buy a Soup Passport to receive a free soup when you purchase a menu item from participating restaurants. Passports are $30, and restaurants include 615Chutney, Amerigo Italian Restaurant, The Café at Thistle Farms, E3 Chophouse and more. ourkidscenter.com

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March 2, 2021: Educational Seminar: Neyers Winery

Looking to become a wine connoisseur? Head to Cool Springs Wines & Spirits on March 2 at 6 p.m. for an educational seminar with Neyers Winery. The event includes tastings of four critically acclaimed wines, and registration is $30 per person. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, food is not available at the event, but guests are encouraged to bring their own. eventbrite.com

March 2, 4, 6, 23, 25 & 30, 2021: Nashville Predators Home Games

Hockey season is here! With multiple games taking place throughout March, you can head to Bridgestone Arena to cheer on the Nashville Predators. Single-game tickets are currently available starting at $41 per person. Unable to attend the game in-person? You can still tune into Fox Sports Tennessee to catch a game. Weekday games start at 7 p.m., and weekend games begin at 1 p.m. nhl.com

March 3, 2021 – August 1, 2021: N2020: Community Reflections

Beginning March 3, Frist Art Museum hosts an online exhibition titled N2020: Community Reflections. The exhibit features works from Nashville artists that are inspired by events from 2020. With help from guest curator Woke3, the museum has collaborated with photographers, videographers and dancers to showcase the aftermath of the March 3, 2020, tornado, COVID-19, racial injustice and more. fristartmuseum.org

March 4, 2021: Lovefest Light Round Two

Celebrate the release of Jackalope Brewing Company’s Lovebird Strawberry Raspberry Wheat Beer on March 4 at Lovefest Light. Beginning at 2 p.m. at the Ranch taproom, the event offers curbside, to-go and delivery options as well as limited indoor and outdoor seating. In addition, enjoy delicious food from The Grilled Cheeserie. facebook.com

March 5 – 7, 2021: Attitude: Part I

The Nashville Ballet presents a series of fan-favorite performances in Attitude: Part I and Part II. The virtual, mixed repertoire performances include works from Christopher Stewart’s Under the Lights and Superstitions by Jennifer Archibald. Attitude: Part I can be viewed March 5 through 7, and tickets are $20. tpac.org

March 6, 2021 – April 11, 2021: Cheekwood in Bloom

One of the best places to celebrate the start of spring is Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. From March 6 through April 11, the garden hosts its annual Cheekwood in Bloom event, which features over 150,000 blooming flowers, family activities, adult workshops and more springtime fun. With three-foot bands of colorful tulips, the event welcomes guests to experience the imagery of Holland without leaving Nashville. Admission starts at $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (65+), $16 for students, and $13 for youth (3-17). Children under 2 and Cheekwood members receive free admission. cheekwood.org

March 10 – 14, 2021: SEC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament

Watch the best teams compete in the SEC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The event takes place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, but games can be viewed on SEC Network and ESPN. Games begin on March 10, and the competing teams are yet to be announced. visitmusiccity.com

March 11 & 25, 2021: Secret Sounds

Enjoy music and wine at Bookable’s Secret Sounds events. The first shows of 2021 take place on March 11 and 25 and include performances by Hannah Bethel, Dylan Hartigan and Nick Howard. Shows take place at White Avenue Studio, and space is limited. Both events begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are $59.99. thisisbookable.com

March 11, 2021 – April 11, 2021: Perennial Plant Society Plant Sale

The Perennial Plant Society’s annual plant sale has gone virtual this year. Beginning March 11, peruse the online store, where you can find photos of each plant as well as growing advice. Orders can be picked up April 9-11 at the Ellington Agricultural Center. Appointment-only shopping is also available on April 10 and 11. ppsmtn.org

March 12, 2021: GasLamp Antiques’ 17th Anniversary Virtual Open House

GasLamp Antiques and GasLamp Too host a virtual open house on March 12 to celebrate 17 years in business. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. via Instagram Live as the stores showcase current merchandise, anniversary specials and a few surprises. The annual celebration has moved to a virtual format to support social distancing and safe shopping. Attendees can virtually shop unique antiques, mid-century finds, estate jewelry and more. To purchase an item, participants can message or call the store. gaslampantiques.com

March 12 – 21, 2021: PRISM

Small groups of people are invited to OZ Arts’ warehouse for the socially distant premiere of PRISM. The experience is created and choreographed by Nashville-based artist David Flores, and all performances feature live, original music by George Miller, with Alicia Enstrom on violin and Adam Lochemes on electronics and production. Performances run from March 12 through 21, and tickets are $15. ozartsnashville.org

March 12, 2021 – May 16, 2021: Spring It On

Celebrate the beginning of spring at Gaylord Opryland Resort’s Spring It On event. Starting March 12, the resort hosts family-friendly events to welcome the new season. Programming includes interactive storytelling, scavenger hunts, cookie decorating, meet and greets with the Easter Bunny, dance parties, movie showings and more. In addition, the resort offers a Spring Into Fun Getaway Package starting at $259 that includes one-night accommodations, four flatboat cruise tickets, two scavenger hunt books, and two cookie decorating kits. Packages are on sale now, and individual tickets for select spring activities go on sale February 22. marriott.com

March 13, 2021: Women’s History Month Artisan Day

With support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Historic Travellers Rest hosts Women’s History Month Artistry Day on March 13. The program features female artisans and highlights women residents of Historic Travellers Rest. In addition, attendees can participate in activities like bonnet-making, lace-making, and weaving. The morning session begins at 9 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at noon. Tickets are $15. eventbrite.com

March 16, 2021: Sensory Gardens: Design, Plants, and Considerations Webinar

Prepare to welcome spring with a free webinar from Bates Nursery & Garden Center. On March 16 at noon, learn how to incorporate sounds, scents and textures into your landscape to create your own sensory garden. The webinar is free to attend and is led by landscape specialist Ben Trest. facebook.com

March 20, 2021: Mill Creek Brewing Co. Cornhole Classic

Show off your cornhole skills at Mill Creek Brewing Co.’s Cornhole Classic Tournament on March 20. The event includes an event gift, an open bar, a door prize ticket, lunch, and access to a premium silent auction. You can also choose to attend the event without participating in the tournament. Tickets start at $20, and proceeds benefit Operation Light Shine’s mission to fight child sex trafficking. eventbrite.com

March 20, 2021: Tennessee Tree Day

Beautify your yard and community on March 20 by participating in Tennessee Tree Day. Hosted by the Tennessee Environmental Council, the annual event works with Nashvillians to replace trees lost to development, repair degrading streams, improve water quality, and raise awareness for the value of trees and the health of our environment. Visit the website to order your tree and choose where you wish to pick it up. tectn.org

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March 20, 2021: With Love, LUIS

Join fellow brides-to-be for Nashville’s first-ever bridal stroll. With Love, LUIS is a one-of-a-kind bridal show that showcases venues of all shapes, sizes and styles. Beginning at 9 a.m. on March 20, brides can walk to 10 different venues to explore over 75 vendors and 16 panelists. Tickets for this event are $30. withloveluis.com

March 24, 2021: Meal Prep Like A Pro!

Join Nourished Routes on March 24 for its online course on meal prepping. The class includes an overview of what meal planning is, its benefits, different planning tactics, recipes and tips. The class begins at 6 p.m., and registration is $5. nourishedroutes.com

March 25, 2021: Aretha Sings: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul on Her Birthday

Celebrate Aretha Franklin’s birthday in City Winery’s Music City Wine Garden on March 25. Hosted by singer Heidi Burson, the event pays tribute to the Queen of Soul. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $20 for a table of four and $15 for a table of two to six. citywinery.com

March 25, 2021: Sunset Hike

Watch the sunset over Burgess Falls State Park on March 25 as you embark on a hike. The adventure begins in the parking lot at Burgess Falls State Natural Area trailhead just before 5:30 p.m. Hiking shoes, a water bottle and a flashlight are recommended. Registration is $10. tnstateparks.com

March 27, 2021: Nashville Wine Auction’s [email protected]

On March 27, Nashville Wine Auction hosts [email protected], a virtual auction with wine presentations from six featured vintners. Reformatted to meet COVID-19 guidelines, the event still offers exciting auctions, delicious food and wine, and opportunities to learn about new wines — all while raising money to support local cancer-fighting nonprofits. Ticket packages start at $350 and include six wines and delicious charcuterie boards. Packages can be picked up from noon to 5 p.m. on March 27 at City Winery. nashvillewineauction.com

March 27 & 28, 2021: Crafting in the Country

Rustic Lace Events and Short Mountain Distillery present Crafting in the Country on March 27 and 28. The event features handmade goods, boutiques, local produce, plants and antiques. Admission is free, and the event begins at 9 a.m. on both days. eventbrite.com

Happy March, Nashville!

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