October 2019 Guide to Family Events in Nashville


We’re headed into one of the best months of the year! You probably have Fall Fests and pumpkin carvings aplenty in the coming weeks, but if you need some additional family friendly fun, we’ve got you covered! As the weather (hopefully) cools, make sure to verify all event details prior to heading out. Happy October!

Our events guide this month is sponsored by our friends at Just Between Friends of Nashville Music City who run fantastic consignment sales twice yearly. Their next one is coming up October 18th-20th at the Nashville Fairgrounds! Experience how fun it is to shop tons of deals on gently loved and new items for your family at a savings of 50-90% off retail! Find Fall/Winter clothes for children and teens, baby equipment and gear, maternity items, feeding and bathing gear, bedding, room decor, outdoor and indoor toys, sports equipment, electronics, books, games, musical instruments and toys, baby and child furniture, strollers and so much more! For more information, visit their website at http://nashvillemusiccity.jbfsale.com


The Nashville Soccer Club
The Tennessee Titans
The Nashville Preds

Adventure Science Center

October 3rd: Way Late Play Date
October 7th – 11th: Fall Break Camp
October 12th: Second Saturday – Extended Hours
October 19th: Fall Into Science Festival

Arrington Vineyards

Various Dates: Bluegrass In The Barn (Various Artists)
Various Dates: Jazz In The Pavilion (Various Artists)
October 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th: Food Truck Fridays

Bridgestone Arena

October 1st: The Black Keys
October 12th: Thomas Rhett
October 20th: The Chainsmokers
October 25th: Kacey Musgraves
October 27th: MercyMe
October 28th: Elton John


Make sure to check out one of Cheekwood’s amazing art installations being displayed throughout October!
Thursdays in October: Thursday Night Out
Through October 27th: Cheekwood Harvest
October 4th:  Exploring Art with Day of the Dead
October 5th: Fall Floral Arrangement Class
October 7th: Member Appreciation Day
October 10th – 18th: Fall One-Day Camps
October 18th & 19th: Songwriters Under the Stars
October 19th: Pick Your Own Bouquet with the Nashville Rose Society
October 26th: Halloween Pooch Parade

Country Music Hall Of Fame

The Country Music Hall Of Fame is a busy place! In addition to the events listed here, make sure to check out the dates for their exhibits, Creative Zones, and concerts!

October 2nd: Family Program: Songwriting
October 4th, 9th, 12th, 22nd, 26th: Community pop-up: Songwriting
October 4th: Family Program: Learn to Line Dance
October 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 23rd: Community pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo
October 5th: Family Program: Songwriting
October 6th, 11th: Family Program: Hatch Show Print
October 13th: Community pop-up: Paper Fan Making
October 18th: Family Program: A Century of Recording
October 19th: Family Program: Fiddle Meets Guitar
October 25th: Family Program: Songwriting Journal
October 26th: Song and Story Time: El Día de los Muertos

Festivals, Block Parties, Concerts, and Special Events 

October 3rd – 27th: GLOW: Pumpkin Wonderland
October 3rd – 12th: Nashville Film Festival
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th: Tailgate Outdoor Movie Series
October 5th: Nashville AIDS Walk
October 5th: Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
October 5th: Nashtober Fest
October 5th: Halloween at Hogwarts
October 5th: Celebrate Nashville Fest
October 5th: Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party
October 5th – 6th: Hermitage Fall Fest
October 10th: Dancin’ in the District
October 10th – 13th: Nashville Oktoberfest
October 11th – 27th: Boo at the Zoo (Various Dates)
October 11th – 13th: Tennessee Craft Fair
October 11th – 13th: Southern Festival of Books
October 11th and 12th: Breakaway Music Festival
October 12th: Food Truck Feast
October 13th: Zombie Walk
October 14th: Sing Me a Story LIVE
October 18th – 20th: Just Between Friends Consignment Sale (Fairgrounds)
October 18th: Full Moon Pickin’ Party
October 25th – 27th: Nashville Flea Market
October 26th: Downtown Franklin Pumpkin Fest
October 26th: Autism Speaks Walk
October 26th: Halloween at the Mansion
October 27th: Gather at the Farm

Frist Art Museum

October 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th: Music at the Frist
October 5th: Architecture Tour
October 14th: Family Day
October 17th: Educator SPARK Evening
October 27th: Free Family Festival Day

Grand Ole Opry

Remember to check out the lineup at this historic venue, y’all!

The Hermitage

Through November 9th: Ghost Tours
October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd: Yoga at the Hermitage
October 1st: President Monroe’s Southern Tour
October 4th: Hermitage Home School Day
October 5th and 6th: Fall Fest
October 18th & 19th: Conversations With the Classics
October 19th: Brunch with Mr. Poe
October 26th: Dog Days at the Hermitage

The Nashville Ballet

October 1st, 24th, & 30th: Inside the Ballet Community Conversations: A Streetcar Named Desire
October 11th – 13th: Peter and the Wolf

Nashville Symphony

October 3rd – 5th: Trisha Yearwood
October 5th: Halloween at Hogwarts
October 6th: Boyz II Men
October 7th: The O’Jays
October 10th & 11th: Disney in Concert: Coco
October 16th: Concierto En Plaza Mariachi Con Sinfónica de Nashville (Free Event)
October 18th: Ahmad Jamal
October 19th: Fall Concert at the Renaissance Center
October 20th: Variations for Strings
October 22nd: Musicians Hall of Fame Concert and Induction
October 25th – 27th: Brahms’ Violin Concerto
October 30th: Halloween Movie Night
October 31st – November 2nd: Don Williams 

The Nashville Zoo

Various Dates: Boo at the Zoo
October 19th: Special Animal Enrichment for Halloween
October 19th: Toss the Tusk

Ryman Auditorium

October 1st & 2nd: John Pardi
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st: Opry Country Classics
October 4th: Heather Land
October 6th: Sara Bareilles (Opry House)
October 7th: Catfish and the Bottlemen
October 8th: Toto
October 9th: Josh Turner
October 10th: Bethel Music Victory Tour
October 11th and 12th: Home Free
October 15th & 16th: Maggie Rogers
October 20th: Wilco (Opry House)
October 21st: Sleater-Kinney
October 27th: Trey Anastasio
October 28th: The Music of Randy Travis
October 29th & 30th: Ray LaMontagne


October 10th – 13th: Peter and The Wolf
October 12th: Lore LIVE
October 15th – 20th: Once on This Island
October 15th: The Kingdom Choir
October 17th – November 3rd: Pipeline


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When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!



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