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.

Goblins and Giggles

September 10, 2022 – October 31, 2022

Goblins and Giggles will take place daily from Saturday, September 10, 2022, through Monday, October 31, 2022, at 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

The TailGate Brewery Movie Night Series will take place every Thursday in October, at TailGate Brewery Headquarters in West Nashville. The showing of each film will begin at 7:30pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and all ages are welcome—dogs too!

Dates and Details

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 – Hocus Pocus
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 – Halloweentown
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 – Hocus Pocus (second showing)


Boo at the Zoo

October 14-30, 2022

Boo at the Zoo at the Nashville Zoo will take place nightly 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 Park is taking place on multiple dates during October at 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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Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash

October 22, 2022

Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash, with the Nashville Symphony, will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Downtown Nashville. This kid-friendly performance will begin at 11:00am 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

The Halloween Pooch Party is Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2022, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, at Cheekwood. 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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October 29, 2022

The annual Pumpkinfest is on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00am to 6:00pm in Downtown Franklin. This street festival attracts over 70,000 attendees and features 150+ arts and crafts vendors, 30+ food and drink vendors, costume contests, children’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 Teeline 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 Día de los Muertos 

October 29-30, 2022

El Día de los Muertos is Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 2022, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at 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.


The Fall Festival at Big Machine Distillery

November 5-6, 2022

The Fall Festival at Big Machine Distillery in Berry Hill is from Saturday to Sunday, November 5-6, 2022, from 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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