Tennessee Tourism: Valentine's Day Weekend Ideas

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

Ongoing

Clinton – Get half-off regular museum admission rate as part of Winter Wednesdays every Wednesday through March 1 at Museum of Appalachia.

Cordova – Bounce Town, 6,000 square feet of large inflatables, is open at America’s Incredible Pizza Company.

Feb. 10

Cookeville - The brew crew from Knox Brew Tours comes to Red Silo Brewing Co. on Day 18 of The Tennessee Beer Run, a journey of 1,400 miles, 76 breweries, 21 days, and one mini-bus. The crew will also be conducting a Facebook Live tour 4 p.m. CT at Sparta’s Calfkiller Brewing Co.

Nashville – Don’t miss the opening ceremony of “Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea” which includes the beginning of a Sand Mandala Painting featuring the Mystical Arts of Tibet 1:30 p.m. CT at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

?Feb. 10-11

Pigeon Forge – Smokies Strong: A Bluegrass Celebration is a concert to provide scholarship funds to children of families affected by November’s wildfires featuring Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Dave Adkins Band and many others 5 p.m. ET at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

Rugby – Treat your sweetheart to the Be My Valentine Special, a three-course meal 5 p.m. ET at the Harrow Road Cafe.

White Pine – See the Indoor Motocross Championship with practice happening 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday and noon Saturday with main events occurring 6:30 p.m. ET at the Smoky Mountain Expo Arena.

Feb. 10-11, 17-18, 24-26

Smyrna – Little Women comes to life on stage, telling the stories of four sisters as their lives are chronicled while their father is away serving as a minister to troops, at the Springhouse Theatre.

?Feb. 10-12

Memphis –The Illusionists – Live from Broadway is the world’s best-selling magic show and is performed 8 p.m. CT Feb. 10; 2 p.m. CT and 8 p.m. CT Feb. 11; and 1 p.m. CT and 6:30 p.m. CT Feb. 12 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Upper Cumberland - Savor chocolate paired with Tennessee wines at all eight of the region’s wineries for the Chocolate Lovers’ Wine Trail event, presented by the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. CT Sunday. Tickets are $30 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass. 

Feb. 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

Murfreesboro – 9 to 5: The Musical, written by Dolly Parton, comes to the stage at the Center for the Arts.

Feb. 10-19

Memphis – Hand to God is a fast-paced comedy featuring a foul-mouthed sock puppet that shows deepest, darkest desires can fit like a glove currently playing at Playhouse on the Square.

Feb. 11

Cookeville – Join four-time “Fittest Man on Earth” Rich Froning for the Grand Opening of CrossFit Mayhem. Celebrate the new location and expansion of this state-of-the-art fitness/sports destination with workout areas, a wellness center, education space, and a retail shop. Go to crossfitmayhem.com for tickets.

Covington – The Chocolate Tour 2017 features more than 20 merchants who offer shopping and delicious treats. Those who visit all participating stores can enter their tour map into the giveaway for a Mega Chocolate & Gift Basket Prize 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT in historic downtown Covington.

Halls – Chocolate Bliss is an opportunity for visitors to taste their way through a multitude of gourmet chocolate treats 2-4 p.m. CT at the Halls First United Methodist.

Jackson – Easy to Love is a performance by the Jackson Symphony of love songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Andrew Lloyd Webber 7:30 p.m. CT at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Maryville – Enjoy the Harp Ensemble Valentine’s Concert directed by William Lovelace that features multiple, full-size harps and multiple harpists from East Tennessee 2 p.m. ET in the Reading Rotunda of the Blount County Public Library.

Memphis – Staxtacular 2017 is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Stax Music Academy that features live music by the Stax Music Academy, food, cocktails and a silent mobile-bid auction 7 p.m. CT at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Murfreesboro – Take a walk through the 1950s and 1960s fashion and cars during the Honk Rattle and Roll Antique Car Display 1-4 p.m. CT at Oaklands Mansion during the Wedding Dresses Through the Decades exhibit.

Nashville – Music City Roots Big Band Special takes audiences back to the romantic musical era in American history, the 1940s, 8 p.m. CT at War Memorial Auditorium.

Feb. 11-12, 19, 25-26

Murfreesboro – Learn about African Americans who shaped the park landscapes before, during and after the Civil War with a ranger-led talk 2 p.m. CT at Stones River National Battlefield.

Feb. 12

Clarksville – Casablanca, considered one of the greatest Hollywood movies ever made, plays on the big screen once again as part of the Planters Bank Presents...Film Series 2 p.m. CT at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Jackson – Storybook Date Night at the Barn is a fun night of dinner and dancing 6-10 p.m. CT at The Barn at Snider Farms.

Nashville – See the exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors before it closes at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Feb. 13

Cookeville - Enjoy wine and appetizers during The Alsup Mill Sip & Shop 4-6 p.m. CT at Red Silo Brewing Co.

Knoxville – Enjoy Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances during Mighty Musical Monday noon ET at the Tennessee Theatre. Brown bag lunches can be purchased. The event is free and open to the public.

Memphis – Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies” shines a spotlight on the science of famous movies from Star Wars to Frozen 7 p.m. CT at the Orpheum Theatre.

Feb. 13-14

Nashville – Frothy Love: 3-Course Dinner takes place after 5 p.m. CT at Frothy Monkey’s three locations: 12South, downtown Nashville, and downtown Franklin. Reservations are not required.

Feb. 14

Nashville – Enjoy Valentine’s Day Jazz & Pairing Dinner featuring music by Rebecca Sayre and dinner by executive chef Garrett Pittler 6-10 p.m. CT at City Winery.

Union City – Enjoy two options for an unforgettable Valentine’s Dinner whether in an intimate setting in The Tower or “dine with the dinos” under candlelight and music in Dinosaur Hall 6 p.m. CT with dinner served at 7 p.m. CT at Discovery Park of America.

Feb. 14-15

Nashville – Valentine’s with Frankie Valli and the Nashville Symphony takes the audience back to the 1960s and 1970s with unforgettable songs like “Walk Like a Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and more 7:30 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Feb. 15

Nashville – Hear the presentation “The History of North Nashville: Building a Community; Challenging Jim Crow” by Learotha Williams, associate professor of African American and Public History at Tennessee State University, 12:15 p.m. CT on B Level of the Tennessee State Museum.

Feb. 16

Dyersburg – Celebrate Black History Month 2017 that includes a Diversity Dialogue with guest speaker Hattye May Thomas Yarbrough 11 a.m. to noon CT in the Baptist Memorial Health Care Academic Building Auditorium at Dyersburg State Community College’s Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.

Knoxville – Rufus Wainwright performs with Lucy Roche 8 p.m. ET on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre. Doors open 7 p.m. ET.

Memphis – Enjoy a Bob Ross-esque painting experience at Art After Dark with light refreshments, cash bar and entertainment 6-8 p.m. CT at Dixon Gallery and Gardens.

Nashville – Riffs on the Rails live music series continues with Volney Powlis 7-9 p.m. CT at Union Station Hotel.

Feb. 17

Memphis – Kathy Mattea, The Acoustic Living Room featuring Bill Cooley comes to the stage 7:30 p.m. CT at the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum Theatre.

Feb. 17-March 4

Clarksville – The Diary of Anne Frank brings the story of a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust to the stage 8 p.m. CT at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Feb. 18

Memphis – Celebrating the Past: Creating A Future is a free, community-inclusive, family concert in honor of Black History Month 2 p.m. CT at IRIS Orchestra and Clayborn Temple.

Feb. 18-19

Chapel Hill – Join a ranger-guided, backcountry camping trip that includes three miles of hiking each day beginning 11 a.m. CT Saturday and returning noon CT Sunday at Henry Horton State Park. Tents and sleeping pads can be provided. 

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Tennessee is the birthplace of the blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly, and rock ‘n’ roll— delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history, and family adventure, infused with music, that creates a vacation that is the “Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Tennessee’s tourism industry generates $18.4 billion in economic impact, more than $1.6 billion in state and local sales tax revenue and more than 157,400 tourism-related jobs.

Explore more at tnvacation.com and join other Tennessee travelers by following “tnvacation” on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.



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