Events & Activities in Nashville

Up to 53% Off Kids' History Day Camp

Nashville

$180 $85

Kids explore local tall tales, the Civil War, the War of 1812, hand sewing, or a millennium of Tennessee history

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Holistic health remains the focus during fitness classes, which include high-intensity interval training and yoga

84% Off Personal Training at Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$119 $19

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Technology can suggest the right pace, weight, and exercises for you at each session

Up to 61% Off at Bikram Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Studios heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit help to flush toxins out of organs; bodies undergo 26 poses that can strengthen muscles

Up to 71% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Nashville

$100 $39

Veteran instructor customizes half-hour lessons to students' skill levels and desired playing styles; guitars available upon request

45% Off Personal Training

Centerville

$85 $47

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Music City Rollin' Jamboree Tour – Up to 49% Off

Nashville

$65 $39

Tourists BYOB and sing along to country tunes as comedians steer a fun bus tour of downtown and Music Row's biggest sights

Up to 74% Off Prenatal Yoga Classes

Nashville

$145 $45

Instructors take students through a series of poses and breathing exercises designed to reduce the pains and anxieties of pregnancy

70% Off Boot Camp

Nashville

$100 $30

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45% Off

Nashville

$300 $165

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

60% Off In-Home Cooking Class

Nashville

$125 $60

Chefs arrive at homes with all necessary ingredients to teach everything from baking bread to creating classic French or Modern Thai dishes

Up to 70% Off Month of Martial Arts Classes

Nashville

$100 $39

Instructors teach Martial Arts styles for kids and adults including Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kun Do, and Goju Shorei weapon systems

50% Off

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

$300 $150

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Up to 66% Off Skeet-Shooting Lesson for One or Two

Nashville

$161 $79

Hall-of-fame inductee teaches students skeet-shooting fundamentals and safe technique during one-hour lessons

Up to 75% Off Fly-Fishing Lesson

Green Hills

$280 $70

Instructor with 30 years of angling experience teaches pupils to fly fish with provided gear during one- or two-hour lesson

Up to 67% Off Hot Yoga Classes at Yoga Harmony

Nashville

$75 $25

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Community-based hot yoga studio welcomes all ages and skill levels into Nashville's only infrafred-heated studio

Up to 62% Off Comedy Bus Tour

Dick's Last Resort

$70 $31

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A standup comedian injects her signature sense of humor into bus tours of Nashville

Up to 71% Off Boot Camp Classes at libFIT

Nashville

$99 $29

Improve endurance, strength, and muscle tone with engaging group training classes

Up to 79% Off Music Lessons

Nashville

$160 $49

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

Up to 59% Off Cake-Decorating Class at Sweet Wise

Opryland

$80 $35

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Instructors show students how to decorate cakes using included buttercream or fondant

Up to 72% Off Personal Training at Body Sculpting

Nashville

$340 $99

Personalized one-on-one workouts with fitness trainer who has more than 20 years of experience

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 84% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Glencliff

$250 $45

A local organization offers children's ballet, hip-hop, or tumbling classes taught in a positive, intimate, and inclusive classroom setting

Up to 64% Off at Team Edge and Fitness

Karisma Fitness

$112.50 $40

Combining drills and exercises designed to increase heart rate and tone bodies, instructors help students torch calories and build muscle

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Nashville

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Nashville's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes

Nashville

$100 $29

Classes range from hot yoga and stroller fitness Mommy & Me classes to sports-performance training, barre fusion, and boot camp classes

Up to 72% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Hillsboro West End

$240 $79

Certified personal trainer who specializes in weight loss, strength training, general fitness, and more helps clients achieve their goals

Up to 69% Off at U.S. Ju-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts Center

West Nashville

$125 $39

Students choose to master specific multiple martial arts disciplines, or sample a variety of MMA, jiu-jitsu, and karate classes

Up to 72% Off Music Lessons

Glencliff

$25 $10

Classes teach kids piano skills, melody structure, and vocal techniques using musical games and exercises

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes

1207-A Villa Place

$65 $25

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Yogis provide a stretch for every body in 12 kinds of yoga class, including athletic Vinyasa, meditative yin, and yoga for expecting mothers

Up to 85% Off Boot Camp at Cargo Fitness

Multiple Locations

$400 $59

Group boot-camp classes entreat exercisers to burn fat, build muscle, and boost confidence

Up to 93% Off Sewing Class

Brentwood

$300 $39

Handmade-clothing boutique hosts four-hour alterations classes; students may bring one item of their own clothing

Up to 54% Off Lessons at Matt Pruitt Guitar

Cotten Music

$100 $49

Berklee College of Music alum Matt Pruitt shares his guitar secrets during 30-minute, one-on-one lessons

60% Off Studio Recording Package with Music Video

Nashville

$1,250 $499

Sound technicians record, master, mix, and edit songs, videotaping the studio session to create unique music videos

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp at Real World Athlete

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

$394 $69

Expert trainers lead students of all fitness levels through intense cardio and strength training drills on impact-absorbing floors

Up to 89% Off Pilates at Python Fitness Center

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

$280 $39

Certified instructor leads students through core-strengthening exercise routines

Up to 45% Off One-Man Comedy

Tennessee Performing Arts Center - James K. Polk Theater

$54.60 $30

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Up to 53% Off Downtown Home Tour

Downtown Nashville

$10 $5

Self-guided tour of Nashville’s chic, uniquely designed living spaces includes stops at private residences, homes for sale, and model units

Michael Yo – Up to 59% Off Standup 

Zanies Nashville

$48.50 $20

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Winsome "Chelsea Lately" comedian presents an evening of unpredictable, bawdy humor showcasing new "SNL" cast member Brooks Wheelan

56% Off Saint Patty’s Pub Crawl

Music Row

$22.75 $10

Celebrate Saint Patty’s Day with one included drink while exploring different bars; portion of proceeds go to a local charity

Up to 51% Off Double-Decker Bus Tours

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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A double-decker bus from England gives guests 360-degree views of Nashville or Chattanooga thanks to its open top

Up to 85% Off Kickboxing

Brentwood

$100 $19

Master instructor who trained in Korea leads groups through high-energy kickboxing classes that whittle waists and sculpt muscles

93% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Brentwood

$370 $25

Seasoned martial artist teaches the grappling skills of Brazilian jiu-jitsu to children ages 4 and up

Up to 69% Off Personal or Group Training

Brentwood

$195 $69

Certified trainers customize workouts during one-hour sessions, instruct patrons in proper form, and bolster motivation

Up to 81% Off Martial Arts Membership with Uniform

Brentwood

$200 $39

Black belt academy instills all ages and aptitudes with the principles, self-defense skills, and discipline of tae kwon do

Up to 54% Off at David Deaton Karate Studios

Multiple Locations

$39.95 $20

Children learn martial-arts skills and improve their focus, discipline, and self-confidence in introductory karate classes

Up to 73% Off at Fahrenheit Yoga Studio

Brentwood

$145 $39

Enrobed in far-infrared heat, yogis of all levels practice bends and balances designed to build strength, flexibility, and focus

69% Off ElliptiGo Rental for Two or Four

Brentwood

$260 $80

Two-wheeled outdoor fitness machine eases joint impact and simulates sense of running via elliptical motion

50% Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Music City Raceway

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

Music City Raceway

$199 $99

Driver & friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the cost & hassle of owning one

Up to 59% Off Weekday Round at Oak Hills Golf Course

Greenbrier

$96 $39

18-hole, par 72 course highlighted by long lake that enters play on six separate occasions

50% Off

Mansker Heights

$125 $63

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Up to 66% Off Strength-and-Conditioning Classes 

Goodlettsville

$100 $39

Kettlebells, battling ropes, and other old-school workout equipment enable intense, effective workouts

Up to 59% Off Cake-Decorating Class

Hendersonville

$80 $35

Students create ornate designs on cakes with the help of resident sugar artists

Up to 75% Off Women's Boot Camp

Niki G’s Mt. Juliet @ Universal Gymnastics

$140 $35

Trainers encourage accountability while leading participants through ever-changing workouts that can be modified based on ability level

Up to 51% Off Guided Trail Ride for 2 or 4

Mount Juliet

$50 $25

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Guided trail rides amble through forest and fields to uncover natural wonders at a pace that caters to riders’ experience levels

Up to 75% Off Pottery Painting at Fired Up

Providence Marketplace

$30 $9

Choose from hundreds of unfinished pottery pieces and use paints, stencils, and other tools to create personal masterpieces

Up to 54% Off Children's Introductory Karate Classes

Mount Juliet

$39.95 $20

Introductory karate classes for ages four and up help children become more fit, focused and self-disciplined under award-winning instructors

Up to 61% Off Boot Camp

Mount Juliet

$99 $39

Boot camp instructors push groups through an array of circuit and interval training exercisers

65% Off Month of Classes at O'Riley Karate Centers

Multiple Locations

$129 $45

Internationally certified and licensed martial-arts instructor teaches karate to students of all ages and abilities

Up to 59% Off Painting Classes

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

$80 $39

Visual artist supplies a 16"x20" canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and an apron to all students before demonstrating a featured painting

Up to 56% Off at Game Galaxy Arcade

Antioch

$20 $10

Challenge pals to matches of pinball and classic arcade video games, including Galaga, Donkey Kong, and Street Fighter

Up to 60% Off at Art Quick Golf Academy

Family Golf Center

$80 $39

Former PGA Tour golfer Art Quick draws from many years of experience to help players develop consistent, successful swings

Up to 56% Off Laser Tag at Laser Chase

Franklin

$24 $12

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Marksmen snipe lasers at opponents in 4,000-square-foot jungle-themed arena littered with pillars, plants, and red laser beams

Up to 57% Off Archery Lesson at The Archery Den

Franklin

$50 $25

Olympic-level trainer teaches students proper technique in safe archery studio space

25% Off Visit to Three Civil War Sites

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

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Visitors learn about the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin at three historical sites, including a museum with antiques and fine art

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Franklin

$195 $29

Brazilian jujitsu teaches effective ground-based techniques; muay thai kickboxing teaches students to use all four limbs for defense

Up to 59% Off Personal or Couple's Training

Franklin

$120 $59

Certified personal trainer Chris Hulsey guides individuals and couples through workouts tailored to their fitness goals

Up to 78% Off Fitness Sessions at Temple Fitness

Franklin

$200 $45

Part of the FEM Method, a structured program for the females, classes focus on balance and flexibility, strength, endurance, and more

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Franklin

$99 $54

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Up to 80% Online or In-Person Fitness Training

Franklin

$97.50 $39

Personal trainers tailor sessions to client-specific goals via daily emails or during group workout sessions

Lotz House Museum – 50% Off Visit

Franklin

$30 $15

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Relive the tribulations of the Lotz family in late November 1864, when they weathered the bloody battle of Franklin

55% Off Photography Classes

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$49 $22

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Up to 73% Off Classes at Practice, Inc.

Franklin

$135 $39

Classes use body weight to push muscle groups to exhaustion, maximizing fat-burning metabolism and building muscle

Up to 75% Off Kids' and Teen Karate Classes

Battlewood Shopping Center in the Grassland Area

$99 $29

Tykes and teens learn discipline, awareness and fitness during beginner through advanced karate classes that stress manners and respect

50% Off

Franklin

$50 $25

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Up to 56% Off a Glass-Blowing Workshop

Franklin

$125 $59

Students create a personalized keepsake during a workshop focusing on basic glass-blowing skills

Up to 72% Off Preschool or Gymnastics Classes

Franklin

$62.50 $25

Kids build self-confidence, motor skills, and self-coordination while staying active during preschool and gymnastics classes

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A log cabin sits huddled in the woods as breezes sway rolling grasses and flowerbeds across the 1,120 acres that surround it. A Federal-style mansion stands tall against the sky, its columns flanking a towering front door and presidential balcony. Carrying on a 200-year tradition, The Hermitage tells the story of the presidential family, its plantation's slave population, and the atmosphere of the time through 32 historic buildings and more than a dozen archaeological sites.

The mansion and visitor center boast 3,000 original objects and 800,000 archaeological artifacts on display, as well as 1,200 printed items, 3,000 photographs, and 800 manuscripts bearing the president's original handwriting and cappuccino stains. The mansion's Greek-revival woodwork and mantels frame original wallpaper, and glass cases hold Andrew Jackson's authentic glasses, slippers, top hats, swords, and canes. Inside the visitor center, the Jacksons' actual private carriage guards a hallway leading to collections of artifacts from the plantation's slave families and communities. Most items in the collections were purchased directly from the Jackson family, though many artifacts were uncovered in the late 1800s by the historic Ladies' Hermitage Association when they broke ground for a new Olympic-sized swimming pool.

On the outdoor grounds, trained guides usher visitors to the first Hermitage, a log cabin where the Jackson family lived while the mansion was being built, and Alfred's Cabin, the preserved 1840s quarters of the former groundskeeper. In the garden, winding trails take visitors past period plants and the Grecian-style tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The rest of The Hermitage's grounds contain a network of winding walking trails, as well as grassy areas and cabins where museum staffers host events, weddings, and birthday parties. Across the grounds, interpreters in authentic period dress direct visitors to the sites of historic events and often train grade-school students to do the same through the center's special school programs.

4580 Rachels Ln
Hermitage,
TN
US

As a ballet dancer, David Gensheimer didn't need much help becoming lean, limber, and lithe. But when he found himself recovering from knee surgery, he knew he needed to find something that would keep him strong without compromising his healing process. In addition to physical therapy, he turned to Pilates and was won over by the sport's ability to strengthen core muscles and enhance flexibility. Though he was back to pirouetting in no time, David never lost the Pilates bug and went on to complete his Pilates training while serving as a company member with Ballet Austin and Nashville Ballet and dancing with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Stillpoint.

Today, when he's not busy dancing his way through guest performances around the country, David helms Simply Balanced where he helps others strengthen, rehabilitate, and challenge their bodies through Pilates and yoga classes. Students can also try Gyrotonic classes, which blend elements of gymnastics, yoga, dance, and tai chi, performed on a weight and pulley machine that engages the entire body. Beyond transforming the way visitors look, move, and feel about spandex shorts, the Simply Balanced studio also showers them with feel-good perks such as complimentary beverages, free parking, and access to a team of highly trained massage therapists.

1207 Villa Pl
Nashville,
TN
US

Despite being blessed with a mellifluous, five-octave voice and an unwavering desire to sing, Brett Manning couldn’t find a vocal coach who would give him the results he wanted, always slipping back into the same problems and frustrations. That all changed when he met a wizened old gentleman who had spent his career amassing effective exercises and training some of the country's top singers. Taking classes from his new mentor, Manning began his own experimental foray into vocal training, streamlining his newly discovered secrets and adding new tricks to enhance his lessons. Before long, he was helping Broadway casts, Grammy-winning artists, and big-label singers to improve their vocal performances and shame all other party invitees in renditions of "Happy Birthday."

At Brett Manning's studio, a hand-selected coterie of coaches—each individually trained in Manning’s method—helps to shape up aspiring crooners, bringing a wide range of experiences to lessons. Classes are available in person, over the phone, or on Skype, allowing students to hone their pipes from across the country or safely hidden in the studio's air ducts.

215 29th Ave
Nashville,
TN
US

Renowned dance coach Anthony Lewis, who’s mentored many nationally ranked clients, boasts several competition titles, as well as a fourth-place win at the World's Championships himself. His teaching experience spans the country, having overseen studios in Kentucky and California, and his staff of instructors emulates his star quality with their devotion and skill. Yet, for all of their impressive credentials, the teachers at Nashville Ballroom specialize in training adult beginners, deriving fulfillment from transforming two left feet into comfortable twirling tools.

As Nashville Ballroom’s students sashay through the studio's three-step schooling approach—composed of private lessons, group classes, and social practice—they can choose from more than 20 dance styles. Instructors stress that their setting is "not your grandma's ballroom," culling modern steps from Latin, swing, and country-western choreography. Though they do tutor such classical styles as the waltz and foxtrot, lessons typically focus on the modern techniques needed for nightclub outings and wedding receptions in the year 4012.

817 2nd Avenue South
Nashville,
TN
US

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology, Kristen Nicole Hall seemed destined for a medical career. But after 14 years of competitive cheerleading and gymnastics, she couldn't shake the desire to share empowering, rhythmic routines with others—and an aerial-dance and flirty-fitness studio provided just the right venue to share her dream.

More than 15 classes are scheduled per week at Studio Goddess, including pole- and flirty fitness workouts that help participants bolster confidence and climb up trees quickly when confronted by a prowling wolf pack. Sessions such as Pole-Lates and Shake Your Abs blend dance and muscle-toning movements, and various pole-fitness levels progress students from basic spins to upside-down high-fives. Private pole parties teach small groups to twirl around the studio's 14-foot poles while celebrating special events or simply helping to "unleash the goddess" in each woman.

1214 Wedgewood Ave
Nashville,
TN
US

Using a glass-cutting band saw, Sam Simms meticulously slices through rippling scarlets and deep cerulean panes of glass before fusing them together with molten copper. The stained-glass artist creates functional and wearable works of art in her studio, which teems with vibrant and eclectic pieces such as jewelry and hanging mosaics. Sam stocks more than 1,000 pieces of glass in her facility—as well as supplies for large and small undertakings—and offers custom commission work, stained-glass restorations, and mosaic-repair services.

Sam loves stained glass so much that she instructs others on how to create it in workshops introducing various methods. During lead-method classes, Sam teaches students the traditional way to make stained-glass pieces such as the ones commonly found on windows in churches and 1984 Plymouth Voyagers. The copper-foil-method classes teach students to wrap adhesive copper tape around precut pieces of glass and fuse them together to craft 3-D works of art.

1701 Fatherland St
Nashville,
TN
US