Upcoming Kid Friendly Events in Nashville Tennessee

Kid and Family Calendar for Nashville Tennessee

Nashville Tennessee is packed full of fun Family Activities including our Sports and Recreation Guide and Kid and Family Attractions for the entire family. On a rainy day you can start with the Adventure Science Center with the Sudekum Planetarium and Nashville Children's Theatre. On the beautiful sunny days check out the farm adventures at Lucky Ladd Farms. Below are events taking place on specific days that are geared towards Kids and Family:

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,

little girl playing at Lucky Ladd Farms

Playing at Lucky Ladd Farms

Once only open for kids and family in the fall, now you can visit Lucky Ladd Farms right outside of Nashville during the summer too. Families love Lucky Ladd Farms 60-acre farm park for its inventive attractions that appeal to all ages, acres of playgrounds, exciting hands-on animal encounters, pony rides, nature trails, educational exhibits and more to fill your day with good old fashioned fun.

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E.g., 10/18/2017
E.g., 10/18/2017
Dates: Ongoing

Nature Unleashed: Earthquakes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Volcanic eruptions. Tsunamis From June 24 — Oct. 29, 2017.

Dates: Ongoing

Haunted Hayride
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 18 - 21• Dark to 9 p.m.
Old Scream Road: Murfreesboro’s scariest hayride ever! $5 per person

Dates: Ongoing

Great on a rainy day or any day for the entire family. Always have new and exciting science adventures for young minds. Adventure Science Center should be at the top of every families To Do List!

Dates: Ongoing

Each year is a new challenge as Lucky Ladd Farms design a brand new corn maze for you to explore. This is a family favorite that will have you coming back each week for the special time you enjoy with your kids outdoors.

Dates: Ongoing

Nashville movie theaters are open everyday, if it is too hot or rainy to be outside think about taking in a movie.

Dates: Ongoing

Sept 20-30, Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Oct 1-29, Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Dates: Ongoing

October 12 - 22, 2017

Dates: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience is a family-friendly, immersive Halloween stroll along a trail illuminated by more than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’ lanterns.

Dates: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

October 20, 2017
El Día de los Muertos: Traditions and Celebrations Across Latin America

Dates: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting September 29th through October 29th, 2017

Dates: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

Dates: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a FREE event with lots of surprises!

Dates: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Centennial Craft Fest returns on Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM - 5 PM. Join us as we welcome the fall season and celebrate the craftsmanship of local food, drinks, musicians, and vendors.

Dates: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Stop in Parnassus Bookstore for stories, giggles, and songs every Saturday morning!

Dates: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

October 21, 2017 | 11:00 am
Bring your favorite four-legged friend to Cheekwood for our second annual Pooch Parade! Costumed canines and their owners are invited to parade around the gardens for a fun morning stroll.

Dates: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Each Saturday at 11 AM join us for Storytime.

Dates: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Bring your kids to KIDSVILLE at the Parthenon is a FREE program every Saturday morning that combines storytelling, educational activities, arts & crafts, musicians and special guests & more! Kidsville is FREE for families of children ages 12 and younger.

Dates: Sat, Oct 21, 2017

October 21, 2017 Begins at 5:30pm
6th Annual "Chills and Thrills" in the Campground at Cedars of Lebanon State Park 2017.

Dates: Tue, Oct 24, 2017

September 05, 2017 – October 31, 2017 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Dates: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 to Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Book by Robert Kauzlaric
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
Based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Halloween In the Park is in its inaugural year in 2017, replacing the annual Pumpkin Festival event.

Halloween In the Park will take place on Saturday, October 28th, from 3-5pm at Moss-Wright Park.

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Join lunar and space science enthusiasts around the world in a second celestial viewing opportunity: International Observe the Moon Night. This annual celebration will next occur on October 28, 2017.

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

MEGAMicrobe would like to show your child, 6-14 years old, that science isn’t anything to be scared about! Join us on October 28, 2017 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Martin Professional Development Center, to learn about and celebrate microbes!

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017


Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

The woodlands of Owl's Hill will come alive once again with the Enchanted Forest! Come experience a trail adventure that’s fun and educational--not scary.

Enchanted Forest Adventure times:

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that will return in it’s 34th year on October 28, 2017! With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, and offers tons of festive fun for families!

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m.
The annual “Trail of Treats” is free and includes a hayride, games, and a hike along the trail to “trick or treat” from local organizations and businesses. The entire event is free to the public.

Dates: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Friends of Two Rivers Mansion invites you to join us for our Annual Halloween at the Mansion. Admission is Free!
Activities: Pumpkin Painting, Hay Rides, Haunted Basement, Story Telling, Food, Music and More!


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We are so excited to have so many great events in Nashville but sometimes you want to narrow down the options. Select any category below to see upcoming events based on a specific interest.