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Free Events

Saturday, October 20

Safe Harbor Training Center, Cottontown

A kids’ costume contest, pumpkin painting, inflatables, pony rides, buggy rides, equine demonstrations, kiss-the-cow booth, petting farm and more.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Lantern Lane Farm

Inflatables, games, live music, face painting, hayrides, arts and crafts, pumpkins, therapy animals and more.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville

Bring a pumpkin to carve (tools available) while musicians provide string music. Prize for best-carved pumpkin.

RSVP Categories: Ages: All ages

Bledsoe Creek State Park

Halloween fun with a kid-friendly spook trail followed by candy collecting.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Sunday, October 21

Frist Art Museum, Nashville

Performances and activities inspired by the exhibit Paris 1900: City of Entertainment and the International Exposition.

Categories: Art Ages: All ages

Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

Costumed kids can visit the outbuildlings to collect candy and play games.  A costume contest takes place at 2 p.m. A Teal Pumpkin Project event.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Tuesday, October 23

Happening thru:

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Homeschool students can explore physics and the scientific method when science and music mix with time-tested classics like Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

RSVP Categories: Music Ages: 9 - 12 Years

Wednesday, October 24

Life Church

Inflatables, carnival games, candy, face painting, balloon art, live entertainment, food and more. From 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., it’s for special needs children and their families only, then open to everyone from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Thursday, October 25

Beaman Park Nature Center

Learn how to identify tree species of late fall as they transition into bare silhouettes of winter.

RSVP Categories: Ages: Adults, Teens

Friday, October 26

Our Savior Lutheran Academy

Cookie decorating, face painting, inflatables, candy and more.

Categories: Ages: All ages

Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro

This party for those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities includes a costume contest, a DJ, food and more.

Categories: Ages: Adults, Teens

Bells Bend Outdoor Center

Hear the call of the wild exploring for the animals of the night.

RSVP Categories: Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 27

The Martin Professioanl Development Center

Celebrate microbes through fun experiments, crafts and games that teach kids about bacteria, fungi, viruses, antibiotics, antivirals, vaccines, microbiomes, superbugs, hygiene and more.

Categories: Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Teens