It’s the spookiest time of year in Nashville! The Halloween fun lasts all month long so we compiled a list of the most festive events of the season!
When: Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 4-27, various times
Where: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
What: Trick-or-treating, Howl-O-Ween Hayride, animal/science/magic shows, carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, and see some of your favorite zoo animals!
When: Oct. 26, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
What: Costume contests for dogs and owners, popsicle-eating contest, kid activities, and more!
When: Oct. 26, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: East Bank of the Cumberland River
What: Dress up and paddle down the river with Cumberland Kayak and Nashville Paddle Company! Costume contests for dogs and owners, popsicle-eating contest, kid activities, and more! Rent a kayak or participate for free if you bring your own!
When: Oct. 26, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Two Rivers Mansion
What: Storytelling, a haunted basement, pumpkin painting, hayrides, food, music and more!
When: Oct. 26, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Where: Downtown Franklin
What: Dress up and stroll the streets of downtown Franklin for the largest fall festival in middle Tennessee! Costume contests, pumpkin carvings, food vendors, kid zones, live entertainment and more!
When: Oct. 30, 7:00 pm
Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
What: Come to the Schermerhorn in costume to enjoy the 1927 silent film, Metropolis, accompanied by the scary sounds of organist, Peter Krasinski.
When: Now – Oct. 27, various times
Where: The Hermitage
What: A jack-o-lantern extravaganza! More than 5,000 pumpkin carvings including some larger than life displays!
When: Now – Nov. 9, various times
Where: Downtown Nashville
What: Explore the spooky side of Music City on a Nashville Haunted Tour! Your lantern-bearing tour guide will take you on a half mile journey around downtown Nashville and tell you haunted stories that might send chills up your spine!
When: Fridays during October
Where: Tailgate Brewery
What: Free outdoor Halloween movies starting at dark every Friday throughout October. Bring a blanket and your dog!
When: Oct. 12, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Charlie Daniels Park
What: Costume contests, hayrides, petting zoo, inflatables, food vendors and lots of free candy!