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Top Free Things to Do in Nashville, TN

It can be expensive to entertain yourself in Nashville. There are plenty of things to do, but many require money. However, not all things to do in Nashville will have you pulling out your wallet. Here are a few of the best things you can do in Nashville for free.


The Nashville Parthenon offers a great place to check out free of charge. It was built in the late 19th century as a replica of the Parthenon in Greece. The architecture is quite amazing and so is the history. There’s an art museum here, too, but it does charge a fee to go in. However, you can enjoy the Parthenon without any cost.

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

Nashville offers free shows all over the city and one of them is Shakespeare in the Park. This show is held every year in the late summer months at Centennial Park. It will usually be held in the evening and while those coming are encouraged to donate to support the show, they don’t have to. If you pay for a special package, you can also enjoy covered seating and a catered dinner. However, you can also enjoy this show free of charge.

Nashville Flea Market

Free to attend, but not free to buy the items, the Nashville Flea Market is quite a bit of fun. Even if you don’t buy a thing, you can enjoy the many oddities found here, along with the entertainment and people watching. The flea market is held every fourth weekend of the month at the fairgrounds and it’s known as one of the best in the city. If you’re looking for good deals on clothing, jeweler or anything else, you’ll likely find them here.

Several Events Throughout the Year

While not all events held in Nashville are free, there are several that are free throughout the year. The Live on the Green Music Festival is one of those events held in August and there are several others.

You don’t have to spend your entire entertainment budget to enjoy Nashville. There are several things you can do for free. Along with this list, look out for free admission to museums and other attractions on specific days of the month.

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