Nashville is a beautiful, historic town located in the heart of Tennessee. Not only is it a cultural center for country music lovers and a favorite for history buffs, but it is also loaded with free activities to help you keep your traveling budget on track. Here are just a few of the many options that Music City has to offer, without costing you a dime.

Live at the Green Music Festival

Held at the Public Square Park during August and September, this series of concerts feature local musicians and national artists on Thursday evenings. Take advantage of these free concerts for a family night while in Music City.

The Parthenon

In the middle of Centennial Park sits a replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Built in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial Expo, you can walk around and take photos of this historic building—without ever having to get on a plane! Inside the Parthenon is the Nashville Art Museum, which does have a fee, if you’d like to check that out.

Nashville Symphony

Every summer the Nashville Symphony offers a free concert series in multiple Nashville locations. You can take your date to a symphony under the stars for a musical, romantic evening. Check out what is planned for this year by going to and see their Free Community Concerts section. And catch a symphony under the night sky.

Country Music Awards’ Music Festival

If you’re in Nashville in June, no Music City trip would be complete without visiting the CMA Music Festival. There are many stages set up throughout Nashville which feature country music artists. Take advantage of all the free activities offered in the daytime, offered free!

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Stroll through the 19 acres of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park while you discover Tennessee state history: pay your respects at the memorial for World War II veterans, and check out the 200-foot map of Tennessee carved from granite or the Rivers of Tennessee Fountains. Don’t forget to walk along the Pathway of History, and see the 95-Bell Carillon. If you stroll down the Walkway of Counties, you’ll see 11 planters which showcase a variety of plant species native to different regions of Tennessee

These are just a few ways to see the sights in Music City, hear some fantastic music, and learn about Nashville history. The best part is, all these events and attractions are family-friendly, fun, and free!