Halloween is just around the corner! That means it’s time for our annual round-up of the best places to celebrate Halloween and trick-or-treat in Nashville, right? Whether you’re an allergy mama or hoping for some candy-free fun, get your costumes ready (or borrowed) and head out for a ghoulishly good time!
October 14th-30th. 5-9pm nightly. Advanced Tickets required for this event.
Come dressed in your favorite costumes for Boo at the Zoo. There are tons of festivities available featuring magical lit scenes and photo ops; enchanting giant hay creatures and Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin; a Monster Mash dance area and Scary-Go-Round carousel; special animal shows nightly at 5:45, 6:45 & 7:45 pm; 10 trick-or-treat stations + a souvenir bag for kids ages 2-12; purchase & paint a pumpkin with your family at our pumpkin patch. Tickets include games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.
Know before you go:
- Most animals will be in bed when the event starts. You can see flamingos, tigers and bears until 8:00 pm.
- Kids can expect to visit 10 treat stations, collecting 2 pieces of candy at each. We strongly recommend bringing your own trick or treat container as only a limited supply of bags will be available for children while supplies last. Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.
- Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or canceled.
- With the reduced capacity, we expect Thursday-Sunday to sell out fast. Mondays-Wednesdays will likely be the least crowded nights.
- Food and drink available for purchase, but you may bring outside food and drink.
- The event is geared for children ages 2 to 12 years old, but after dark, some areas may be scary for young children. We are not hosting the “Haunted Farm” this year, so there are no intentionally scary areas of the event.
- Boo at the Zoo is intended to be family-friendly, so excessively scary costumes are prohibited. The Zoo reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing a costume or attire that is considered inappropriate or could detract from the experience of other guests.
Have a great family time at Gaylord Opryland’s Goblins & Giggles event. This is a ticketed event. Running now through October 30th. Features and activities include:
- Trick or Treat Expedition: It’s all treats and no tricks along the Trick-or-Treat Expedition trail. Youngsters will enjoy spooky decorations as they venture through the resort’s gardens for sweet treats to add to their confection collection.
- Haunted Trails Carriage Rides: Experience delightful frights on this approximately 12-minute horse-drawn carriage ride down a haunted trail.
- Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt: Everyone’s favorite square pumpkin, Spookley, takes center stage in a game of Halloween hide and seek — inviting super sleuths to solve puzzles that reveal his eight secret hiding spots around the resort. Solve all the puzzles and win a special prize!
- Riverboat rides & more
Sunday, October 16th, 3 PM – 4 PM, Vol State, Gallatin
October 20th, 4:30-7p, Dan Mills Elementary School
You don’t want to miss this SPOOKtacular event. They will have a photo booth (Elle Jackson Photography) and a DJ (DJ Tone Zone) to help get the party started. No need to sign up to just attend, all families welcome!
October 22nd, 12-2P, The Avenue, Murfreesboro
October 22nd, 11A-3P, Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet
Free admission, costume contest, hayrides, petting zoo, inflatables, vendors and LOTS of candy!
October 22nd, 1-3P, Moss Wright Park, Goodlettsville
October 22nd, 2-4P, Veterans Memorial Park, La Vergne
Area businesses and various city departments will set up booths along the walking trail to hand candy to all children in attendance.
Trick-Or-Treat on Greek Row (MTSU)
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 5-7PM, Greek Row, Rutherford Blvd. MTSU, Murfreesboro
Looking for a safe and fun trick or treat event in Murfreesboro? Come out to MTSU’s Greek Row on Tuesday, October 25th from 5-7pm! Open to children 12 and under. Parking available in the Rutherford Lot across from Greek Row.
Thursday October 27, 2022 6:00pm-8:00 pm, Drakes Creek Park, Free Admission
Join Hendersonville Parks for a night of trick-or-treating at Drakes Creek Park. Booths will be set up around fields 2/3/4/5 and will provide candy, games, and prizes, and inflatables!
Thursday, October 27th, 6- 8PM, Shelby Park Community Center, Nashville
A Safe and Spooktacular celebration with Community Partners Music, activities and lots of candy. Kids please come “Dress to impress “ and ready to show off your costume for a chance to win a gift card. (*Best Costume, Most Creative, and Scariest Costume prizes). This Event is FREE!!! Tell a friend and bring a neighbor.
Saturday, October 29th, 6-8P, Downtown Westmoreland
This is a free community event / safe trick-or-treating! Follow their Facebook page for up-to-date information!
Saturday, October 29th, 2-5PM, Charlotte Park, Nashville
Moms of Charlotte Park invite you to their first official Halloween party!! There will be a Trunk or Treat, Family costume contest, bales of hay playground, Photo opp area, music, yard games, on site pumpkin carving contest and pumpkin painting for the littles!
Free family-friendly fun for everyone! Come, wear your costume* and make memories with us! FREE: Food • Candy • Live Music • Prizes • Games. *Non-scary costumes only, please.
Sunday, October 30th, 4–6 PM, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Nashville
Costumes, candy, and fun are to be found at this beloved community event! Wear your favorite (kid-friendly) costume, and get ready to have a blast!
Monday, October 31, 10A-4P, Springfield City Hall
Be a part of the annual tradition of trick-or-treating in downtown Springfield around the square. Look for the “Trick or Treat Here” signs in participating businesses.
Monday, October 31 10:00A- 2:00P, Gallatin Square
Preschool age children are encourage to enjoy trick or treating at the merchants in Historic Downtown Gallatin.
Monday, October 31st from 6:00pm-8:00pm, 6105 Morrow Road, Nashville
West Park is excited to bring you their 3rd Annual West Park After Dark (Trick or Treat) event. Come out and feel the Halloween Spirit.
Monday, October 31st, 3PM, Murfreesboro Downtown Square
Bring your children to walk around the public square and trick or treat with locally owned small businesses.
Monday, October 31st, 5-7PM, Stones River Town Centre, Murfreesboro
Check below for our list of neighborhoods known for excellent trick-or-treating. Feel free to add others in the comments!
- Fatherland Street (East Nashville)
- Stratton (East Nashville)
- Greenfield (East Nashville)
- Eastland Street (East Nashville)
- Willoughby Station (Mount Juliet)
- Hampton Hall (Hermitage)
- The Reserve at Stone Hall (Donelson/Hermitage)
- Old Hickory Village (Old Hickory)
- The Ballentrae subdivision (Hendersonville)
- Moss-Wright Park (Goodlettsville)
- Belmont Boulevard and Oakland Avenue (Belmont)
- Sevier Park area (12 South)
- Barton Ave and Essex Ave (Hillsboro/West End)
- Richland/Whitland/Central Avenues (off West End near West End Synagogue)
- River Plantation (Bellevue)
- Meta Drive (Brentwood off McMurray Dr)
- Foxboro Estates (Brentwood)
- West Main Street (Franklin)
- Westhaven (Franklin)
- East Main Street (Murfreesboro)
- Berkshire (Murfreesboro)
- Evergreen Farms (Murfreesboro)
- Potts Crossing/Vineyards (Smyrna)
- Woodmont (Smyrna)