Upcoming Family Friendly Events in Nashville

Mark your calendar and check out the best upcoming Family-friendly fun events that rock Nashville and middle Tennessee! Discover events packed full of family fun including Music, Food, Animals, Kid Activities, Sports, Events & much more all happening this week.

There are a number of ongoing events including indoor happenings for those rainy days when the kids need a fun activities. Check out all of the upcoming Family Events and our Kid and Family Guide for the best Family resources in Middle Tennessee.

Please follow the links to the websites to make sure dates and times are accurate and determiner if tickets need to be purchased prior to heading out.. Also some events weather can be a factor,

Upcoming Family Friendly Events

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Every Saturday 11-11:45 AM
Kidsville at the Parthenon is a FREE weekly program that combines storytelling, educational activities, arts & crafts, musicians and special guests & more!

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Tour Hours:
Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Last tour begins at 3:30pm - Closed All Major Holidays

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Monday, October 3, 2022

The Monday Night Jazz series returns at their new home in North Nashville, The Local Distro, March 1. The series began in 2015 at The Loft at Ella Jeans and has been serving up hot jazz ever since.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Every Thursday | 6 - 9 PM

Join the fun at Rivergate Skate Rink every Thursday night is Family Night.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Retro Arcade '
Play all day for a flat rate.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

$2 Tuesdays
Bring the family out on Tuesday and bowl $2 games all day.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Open every day, year round, EXCEPT Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Adventure Science Center features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits focused on biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.

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Friday, October 7, 2022

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Racing Saturdays from March - November

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Join us for free live jazz and bluegrass bands every Saturday and Sunday – starting in April and continuing through November.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Join us as we celebrate 5 years of the Goodlettsville Farmer's Market this 2022 season!

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Monday, October 3, 2022

7 Day a Week

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Thursday May 5 thru October 6, 2022 from 3:00-7:00

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Get ready to experience our exciting courses in a cool and alternative way! Our evening Glow in the Park events allow you to zipline through trees lit up by glow attire, colored lights, music and more!

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Enjoy a Unique and Mysterious Evening with Nashville’s Premier Magician!

Sleight-of-Hand Mysteries + Interactive Illusions = 100% Fun!

It is intimate. Only 30 tickets available per performance!

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Jazz on the Cumberland 2022

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Monday, October 3, 2022

The Haunted Hearse Tour allows you to sit back and relax (if you can) in our 10-passenger converted Hearse and enjoy a 60-minute riding tour of some of Nashville’s most haunted buildings.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Head out for some family-friendly fun at Birdsong Social in Spring Hill.

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Friday, October 7, 2022

September 16th – November 5th, 2022 | Friday & Saturdays

Deadland Haunted Woods is more than a “Haunted House” – it’s a full fledged SCREAM PARK!

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Thursday - Sunday | Sept 17 - Nov 5, 2022

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

September 17, 2022 – October 30, 2022

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Sep 23 - Nov 6, 2022 | Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours!

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Saturday & Sundays | SEPT 24 - OCT 30, 2022

Saturdays 10am - 9pm
Sundays Noon - 8pm
FIDDLE DEE FUN !

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Oct 1 - 29, 2022 | Friday & Saturday Nights

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Oct 1 - 29, 2022 | Friday & Saturday Nights
New route, New theatrics, New barn! Experience this NEW ride with an incredible ending that will have you tapping your toes; if you SURVIVE!

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Join Shop Black City Tour to celebrate Nashville's local Black-owned businesses! Shop Black Nashville will host 50+ local Black-owned businesses at Hadley Park, including food trucks, a DJ, and vendors of all types.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Join us Sunday, October 2nd at 3pm at The Frist Art Museum for The Life and Music of trombonist Al Grey presented by Roland Barber. Doors open at 2:15pm.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

October 6th-9th, 2022

The Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest running festival and a Tennessee tradition since 1980, and has grown to be the South’s largest Fall Festival.

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Every Friday night in October, enjoy outdoor movie screenings of your favorite frightful flicks right here at the tasting room. Movies begin at 8pm on our patio on October 7, 14, and 21, concluding in a double feature on October 28 at 7 and 9 pm.

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Show your Preds Pride and join us for the 2022 Fangtastic 5K on October 8, 2022 at 7 a.m. CT! We're kicking off the 2022-23 season with a race around downtown Nashville.

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

October 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Truck Championship
Pro Late Models (100), Super Trucks, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Fall 2022: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16
Admission: $110 for one pair (Child + Adult) for the 6 week session

All sessions meet 10-11:30am.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Friday & Saturday Oct 14-15 & 21-22, 2022

Real stories told in a real place!
But the question is... are the ghosts real?
COME TO ONE OF OUR GHOST TOURS AND FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF!

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Friday, October 14, 2022

October 14-30, 2022

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Friday, October 14, 2022

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, annually welcoming approximately 200 authors and 25,000 visitors each October.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11am-3pm
FREE admission: Costume Contests, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Vendor Booths, and LOTS OF FREE CANDY!!!!

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

The GOODFest Markets are held each spring and fall and known as the GOODFest and Spring Market in late April or early May and the GOODFest and Fall Market in October or early November.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 1 - 3 PM

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The annual candy trail is a favorite event sponsored by the city and includes games and a hike through the park to “trick or treat” from local organizations and businesses.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Visitors of all ages are invited to step back in time and take a night tour through the grounds of the Bowen Plantation Home and Historic Mansker's Station.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

October 28, 29, 30, 2022
October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Championship Friday – Quarter Mile Special
Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends, Bandoleros

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Friday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

October 29 – October 30, 2022

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday, October 30, 2021

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that returns on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

This special, FREE event is inspired by the beautiful memorial traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos and is open to all people and all faiths.

We will be hosting virtual educational and altar-building sessions in October.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

For one night ONLY, Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary opens its gates for a family overnight camping experience. Bring your OWN tent, s'more fixings and camping chairs.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Nashville at last!

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Friday, November 11, 2022

November 11 at 11am, at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne Tennessee. We honor all that have served our great country. The Parks Department will be offering commemorative flags that can be purchased for $10.00.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Join us as we hike to give families a place to call home. Please visit hikeforsafehaven.org for more information and to sign up.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturdays Nov 19 - Dec 17, 2022

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Come join us at the Ribbon Cutting Event for our Nashville Giving Machines!

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Friday, December 2, 2022

December 2 - 18, 2022

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

December 10, 2022 at 8:00 PM CST

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Monday, December 12, 2022

December 12 - 15, 17-18, 20-21, 2022
One of Music City’s most treasured traditions will return with Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s beloved “Christmas at the Ryman’ residency.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
December 21 , 2022 – January 1, 2023
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Saturday, February 11, 2023

Every February, this national race series celebrates Community Options’ founding in 1989. Volunteers raise funds and awareness to support housing and employment for people with disabilities.

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Friday, March 3, 2023

March 3 – March 5, 2023

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Friday, March 24, 2023

March 24 – April 2, 2023

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

March 30 - April 2, 2023

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Friday, May 12, 2023

May 12 – 22, 2023

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

May 18 - 20, 2023
The Franklin Noon Rotary Club brings bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, and roping to middle Tennessee every May. Family & Friends come together for fun times.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

JUNE 10TH - 11TH 2023

The Great Tennessee Air Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2023. Gates open from 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The show will take place at Smyrna Airport in Smyrna, TN.

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