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 bestĀ family-friendly Halloween events and activities.

Goblins and Giggles

September 10, 2022 – October 31, 2022

Goblins and GigglesĀ will take placeĀ dailyĀ fromĀ Saturday, September 10, 2022, through Monday, October 31, 2022, atĀ Gaylord Opryland Resort. This festive fall event will feature live entertainment, seasonal activities, family-friendly options, and activations. The cost for each activity will vary.

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TailGate Brewery Movie Series

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022

TheĀ TailGate Brewery Movie Night SeriesĀ will take placeĀ everyĀ Thursday in October, atĀ TailGate Brewery HeadquartersĀ in West Nashville. The showing of each filmĀ will begin atĀ 7:30pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and all ages are welcomeā€”dogs too!


  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 ā€“Ā Hocus Pocus
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 ā€“Ā The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 ā€“Ā Halloweentown
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 ā€“Ā Hocus PocusĀ (second showing)


Boo at the Zoo

October 14-30, 2022

Boo at the Zoo at theĀ Nashville ZooĀ will take place nightlyĀ Friday through Sunday, October 14-30, 2022, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. These nights feature trick-or-treating, animal shows, pick and paint pumpkins, a carousel, and more. Tickets are $21 on Fridays through Sundays and $18 on Mondays through Thursdays. Children under age 2 are FREE.

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Halloween Glow in the Park

October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2022

Halloween Glow in the ParkĀ is taking place onĀ multiple dates during OctoberĀ atĀ The Adventure Park at Nashville. Get ready for climbing and zip lining through the trees with Halloween-themed music, lights, and decorations. This is a family-friendly event for ages 7 and up. Costumes are welcome as long as they meet park policies. Time slots start at 6:00pm each night, and climbing ends at 10:00pm. The cost is $42 per person.

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Twisted Tennessee: Two Sides to Every Tale

October 21, 2022

Twisted Tennessee: Two Sides to Every Tale is on Friday, October 21, 2022, 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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Halloween Bash at The Mall at Green Hills

October 22, 2022

The Halloween Bash at The Mall at Green Hills is Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 10:30am to noon. Guests can expect a spooky fun time featuring games, crafts, snacks, music, and more. Admission is free and open to all ages.

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Dr. FREAKuencyā€™s Major Monster Bash

October 22, 2022

Dr. FREAKuencyā€™s Major Monster Bash, with the Nashville Symphony, will take place onĀ Saturday, October 22, 2022, at theĀ Schermerhorn Symphony CenterĀ in Downtown Nashville. This kid-friendly performance will begin atĀ 11:00amĀ and include compositions from Bach, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, and more. The show is highly interactive, fun, and festive! Ticket prices vary from $16-$40.

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Halloween Pooch Party

October 22-23, 2022

TheĀ Halloween Pooch PartyĀ isĀ Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2022,Ā fromĀ 9:00am to 5:00pm,Ā atĀ Cheekwood.Ā Costumed pups and their owners are invited to party around the gardens. This two-day event will feature food trucks, dog vendors, live music, and more. Admission to this event is included in a general admission ticket to Cheekwood.

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Wick-or-Treat Halloween Festival

October 29, 2022

The Wick-or-Treat Halloween Festival is Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Paddywax Candle Bar in Berry Hill. Guests can expect a day filled with great food, drinks, shopping, and tons of Halloween fun. Admission is free and open to all ages.

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Pumpkins on the Patio

October 29, 2022

Pumpkins on the Patio is an all-ages Halloween party taking place on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at noon at Diskin Cider. All supplies will be provided to paint, but make sure to bring your own pumpkin. Guests can expect fall goodies, treats, games, dog costume contests, seasonal ciders, and more. This event is free admission and open to all agesā€”dogs too!

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October 29, 2022

The annualĀ PumpkinfestĀ is onĀ Saturday, October 29, 2022, fromĀ 10:00am to 6:00pmĀ inĀ Downtown Franklin.Ā This street festival attracts over 70,000 attendees and features 150+ arts and crafts vendors, 30+ food and drink vendors, costume contests, childrenā€™s activities, and live entertainment. Admission is free.



October 29, 2022

Trunk-N-Treat is Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Tee Line Nashville. This fun, free, and family-friendly event is a perfect way to celebrate Halloween. Guests can reserve a spot and sign up to decorate their car and pass out candy. Kids’ meals during this event will be half off.

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El DiĢa de los MuertosĀ 

October 29-30, 2022

El DĆ­a de los MuertosĀ isĀ Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 2022, from 9:00am to 5:00pmĀ atĀ Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. This event brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville featuring traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine. Admission to this event is included in a general admission ticket for Cheekwood and free for members.


A Night of Spells | Indoor Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022

A Night of Spells, an indoor trunk or treat event, isĀ Halloween Night, Monday, October 31, 2022, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm atĀ East Park Community Center. The Halloween event is geared toward the community and will include vendors, a dance party, a selfie booth, and spooky surprises. Admission is free and open to all ages.


The Fall Festival at Big Machine Distillery

November 5-6, 2022

TheĀ Fall Festival at Big Machine Distillery in Berry HillĀ is fromĀ Saturday to Sunday, November 5-6, 2022, fromĀ 11:00am to 4:00pm. This family-friendly event will feature a petting zoo, live music, food, drink specials, photo opportunities, and more. Tickets are $10 and all ages are welcome. This event is rain or shine.


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