Family-Friendly Halloween Events & Activities

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If you’re looking for Halloween fun for the entire family, this is the guide for you! There are a lot of 18+ and 21+ Halloween events to attend in Nashville, but below we’ve highlighted the best family-friendly Halloween events and activities.


TailGate Brewery Movie Series

October 14, 21, 28, 2021 

The TailGate Brewery Movie Series will take place every Thursday from October 14-28, 2021, at TailGate Brewery Headquarters in West Nashville. Movies will begin showing at 7:00pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and all ages are welcome.

Dates & Movies

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 – Hocus Pocus
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 – Hocus Pocus

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Boo at the Zoo

October 15-17,19-24, 26-30, 2021

Boo at the Zoo at the Nashville Zoo begins on Friday, October 15, 2021, and takes place on 14 select dates through Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The nights feature carnival games, bounce houses, a corn pit, a hayride, trick-or-treating, animal shows, science shows, and more. Tickets are $20 on Fridays through Sundays and $18 on Tuesdays through Thursdays. Children under age 2 are FREE.

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Twisted Tennessee: Two Sides to Every Tale

October 22, 2021

Twisted Tennessee: Two Sides to Every Tale is on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Historic Travellers Rest. The event will take you through a journey of Tennessee history with impersonators telling twisted tales from the past. Tickets are $10-$18.

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Ryman Haunted History Tours

October, 25, 2021

The Ryman Haunted History Tours will take place on Monday, October 25, 2021, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. These 45-minute tours will take guests under the stage to hear the truth behind some of the Ryman’s most infamous stories. Tickets are $40 and include admission, refreshments, and a commemorative photo. Costumes are encouraged.

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Ghost Tours at The Hermitage

October 28-31, 2021

Ghost Tours at The Hermitage will take place from Thursday to Sunday, October 28-31, 2021, with two tours each night at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Guests can expect a haunted tour of the mansion, grounds, and cemetery. Tickets are $35 for Hermitage members and $40 for non-members. These tours are not recommended for guests under the age of 12.

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Pumpkinfest

October 30, 2021

The annual Pumpkinfest is on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 10:00am to 6:00pm in downtown Franklin. The street festival attracts over 65,000 attendees and features costume contests, children’s activities, food and drink vendors, artisans, and live entertainment. Admission is free.

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El Día de los Muertos 

October 30-31, 2021

El Día de los Muertos at Cheekwood is Saturday to Sunday, October 30-31, 2021, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The festival respects the Day of the Dead celebration for Mexican and Latin American cultures with decorations, music, and displays. There will also be a marketplace and kids activities.

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The Fall Festival at Big Machine Distillery

October 30-31, 2021

The Fall Festival at Big Machine Distillery is Saturday to Sunday, October 30-31, 2021, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. This family-friendly event will feature a petting zoo, live music, food, drink specials, photo opportunities, and more. The petting zoo will include animals such as a camel, kangaroo, Scottish Highlander, alpacas, goats, and ducks. Tickets are $5 and all ages are welcome.

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Fall Into Fifth + Broadway Festival

October 31, 2021

The Fall Into Fifth + Broadway Festival is Sunday October 31, 2021, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This family-friendly event will feature a Titans watch party, pumpkin decorating, pop-up bars, delicious food, games, and so much more. All kids in costume will receive a free scoop of ice cream from Jeni’s. There will also be trick or treating between select shops! This event is free to attend and all ages are welcome.


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