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Things to do in November in Nashville

Have some fun this November in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. There are some of you that are just ANNOYED by early Christmas events. You have no interest in Santa, reindeer or twinkling lights before you stuff your Thanksgiving turkey. This list is for you! Find activities scheduled all month long that have nothing to do with Christmas. And if your budget is tight, check out all the events in Red. They are Free!

(In case you are interested in Christmas events before Thanksgiving, watch our Home Page. The 2018 Holiday Guide will be published soon!)


  1. Take an old fashioned hayride in Murfreesboro on November 2.
  2. Take the teens to The Center for the Arts to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream November 2-11.
  3. Have Breakfast with over 30 Characters at Long Hollow Baptist Church on November 3.
  4. Build a model military helicopter at Home Depot Kids Workshop on November 3.
  5. Family campfire fun is scheduled in Smyrna on November 3.
  6. Pony rides, inflatables and more are scheduled for Family Day at Harlinsdale Park on November 3.
  7. Destroy some pumpkins as the season ends at Honeysuckle Hill Farm on November 3.
  8. Take the Fall Colors Hike at Shelby Bottoms on November 3.
  9. Celebrate Reading at The Nashville Zoo on November 3 & 10. (Free tickets for book donation!)
  10. Chow Down at Super Science Saturday on November 3 at Adventure Science Center.
  11. The Olde World Theatre presents “Hansel & Gretel” at The Belcourt on November 3 & 10.
  12. Stay up late and skate at Brentwood Skate Center on November 3.
  13. Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print on November 4
  14. Watch the Mystic Mermaids swim through the Aquarium Restaurant on November 4, 8 & 18.
  15. Learn about Tennessee’s Prehistoric Past at Warner Park Nature Center on November 6 (Register in advance!)
  16. Enjoy a school holiday at Election Day Skate at Brentwood Skate Center on November 6.
  17. Have a good old fashioned cry at Movie Night at The Capitol Theatre on November 6.
  18. Free admission for active & retired Military and 3 guests during Military Appreciation Week at Lane Motor Museum November 8-12.
  19. Disney’s The Little Mermaid splashes in to the Nashville Children’s Theatre for performances all month long.
  20. History comes alive at Blue & Gray Days at Carnton November 8-10.
  21. Plan a date night and let the kids play at MPact Sports on November 9.
  22. Get slimed at Double Dare Live on November 9.
  23. Dust off your Dress Robes for Harry Potter Family Fun Night in Smyrna on November 9.
  24. Enjoy a Free Family Movie in Goodlettsville on November 9.
  25. The kids can see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Parent’s Night Out at The Discovery Center on November 9.
  26. Play ALL THE GAMES at the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo November 9-11.
  27. Owl Day returns to Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary on November 10.
  28. Cake Walk with a princess at the character breakfast at Lebanon High School on November 10.
  29. Write a letter to a soldier at the CMHOF November 10-12.
  30. Namaste with American Girl on November 10.
  31. Play the L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Pets Scavenger Hunt at local target stores on November 10.
  32. Find some fossils at Fort Negley on November 10.
  33. iSpy: A Fun Guy (fungi!) in Warner Parks on November 10.
  34. Enjoy Fall as a family at Wilderness Walk in Smyrna on November 10.
  35. Honor our Veterans at a ceremony in Smyrna on November 11.
  36. Watch the Veteran’s Day Parade march through Downtown Franklin on November 12.
  37. The firetruck is visiting Brilliant Sky Toys and Books on November 15.
  38. Take the older kids on a Night Hike in Murfreesboro on November 16.
  39. Friday Night Skate returns to the Fairview Recreation Center on November 16.
  40. Grab your tiara and head to TPAC for a Broadway Princess Party on November 16.
  41. Pick and grin at the Beginning Banjo Workshop at CMHOF on November 17.
  42. Take a Night Hike at Bowie Park on November 16. (Register in advance!)
  43. iSpy: Seeds at Warner Park Nature Center on November 17.
  44. Come to Riverbend Nurseries Kids Club on November 17.
  45. Learn all about gourds at Shelby Bottoms on November 17.
  46. Parent’s Night Out is set for November 17 at the SOAC.
  47. Experience virtual reality at Wreck It Weekend at The Discovery Center on November 17.
  48. Be an amateur astronomer at the Fall Star Party at Warner Parks on November 17.
  49. Be a Turkey at Shelby Bottoms on November 21. (Register in advance!)
  50. Attend Creative Zone : Puppet Making at CMHOF on November 23 & 24.
  51. Walk off those Thanksgiving calories at the Post Holiday Hike at Bledsoe Creek State Park  or Bicentennial State Park or Cedars of Lebanon State Park on November 23.
  52. Have some Day After Thanksgiving Fun at Lane Motor Museum on November 23.
  53. Gobble, Gobble. November 23 is Turkey Day at The Discovery Center.
  54. Attend Ariel’s Shellabrations before the show at Nashville Children’s Theatre on November 23, 24 & 25.
  55. Head to Opry Mills Mall for the Polly Pocket Tiny Is Mighty Tour on November 24 & 25.

About Rachel Kline

Rachel Kline
Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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