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October 2018 Guide to Family Events In Nashville!

It feels like YESTERDAY that we were posting our September Event Guide — and here we are! About to start 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, and their next one is coming up October 5-7 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

This is an amazing month in Nashville — both for weather and for fun family activities. (Make sure to check out the Festivals and Special Events section for October!) Now, for our monthly disclaimer: We always try to provide up to date information, but we encourage you to always double check the event details. Some events, especially outdoor events, can be subject to change! 


The Nashville Predators

The Nashville Soccer Club

The Tennessee Titans 

Arrington Vineyards

Arrington has dates all month long for their Jazz in the Courtyard and Bluegrass in the Barn concert series! There are also art sales and food trucks! Make sure to check out their website for full details. 

Ascend Amphitheater 

Tickets in October have SOLD OUT.

Adventure Science Center 

October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th: Early Explorers

October 2nd: Teacher PD: STEAM Challenge 101

October 6th: Super Science Saturday

October 13th: National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers Opens

October 13th: Second Saturday: Extended Hours

October 23rd: Teacher PD: STEAM Challenge 201

October 27th: Member Morning

October 27th: Yoga Under The Stars

October 27th: Family Fun Labs: Get Spooky!

October 30th: Teacher PD: Makey Makey Invention Literacy

October 31st: Science Spooktacular 

Bridgestone Arena 

October 2nd: Florence and The Machine

October 7th – 8th: Bruno Mars

October 16th: 21 Pilots

October 19th: Josh Groban

October 24th: Elton John

October 26th: Lynyrd Skynyrd 


September 22nd – October 21st: Cheekwood Harvest

October 5th: Beyond Ofrendas: Exploring Food, Community, and Day Of The Dead

October 6th: Bryant Fleming Day

October 6th: Family Workshop: Imagine A Garden

October 6th: Adult Workshop: Observing and Photographing the Landscape

October 7th: Fall Harvest Dinner

October 8th: Member Appreciation Day

October 12th – 13th: Songwriters Under The Stars

October 13th: Family Workshop: Create A Garden Sculpture With Natural Materials

October 13th: Adult Workshop: Photographing The Garden

October 15th – 19th: Fall One-Day Camps

October 20th: Halloween Pooch Parade

October 27th: El Diá de los Muertos  

October 30th: Goblins In The Garden

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: Community Pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo

October 5th: Family Program: Songwriting 101

October 6th: Community Pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo

October 6th: Hatch Show Print Block Party

October 7th: Community Pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo

October 7th: Family Program: Make Letterpress Art With Hatch Show Print

October 10th: Community Pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo

October 12th: Family Program: From Cutting Wax To Building Tracks

October 13th: Community Program: Musical Petting Zoo

October 13th: Family Program: Brushstrokes and Egg Yolks

October 15th: Family Program: Making Waves At Historic RCA Studio B

October 18th: Community Pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo

October 19th: Relief Printmaking with Hatch Show Print

October 20th: Explore Steel Guitar

October 27th: Community Pop-up: Musical Petting Zoo

October 27th: Family Program: Singing In Harmony For Beginners

October 27th: Cookbook Signing: Martina McBride

Festivals, Block Parties, Concerts, and Special Events 

Multiple Dates: Free Yoga at Elmington Park!

October 2nd: Fall Wreath Making Workshop at Green Door Gourmet

October 5th: Breakaway Music Fest

October 6th: Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party

October 6th: Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival 

October 6th – 7th: Fall Fest at The Hermitage

October 7th: Nashville Harvest Festival

October 7th: Fall Harvest Dinner

October 7th: Best Buddies Friendship Walk

October 11th: A Historic Evening With Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eve Schloss

October 11th-14th: Nashville Oktoberfest 

October 12th – 14th: Southern Festival Of Books

October 20th: Centennial Craft Fest

October 20th: Light the Nations

October 21st: Free Family Festival at The Frist

October 26th: Fall To Table

October 26th: Full Moon Pickin’ Party

October 26th – 28th: Nashville Flea Market

October 27th: Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin 

Frist Art Museum 

In addition to these events, check out the list of exhibits

October 2nd: Food For Thought: We Shall Overcome

October 4th: Music At The Frist

October 5th: Music At The Frist

October 12th: Music At The Frist

October 15th: Senior Mondays

October 18th: Workshop: Drop-in Drawing

October 18th: Music At The Frist

October 21st: Free Family Festival

October 25th: Educator SPARK Evening

October 26th: Frist Friday: A Night In Paris

October 26th: Young Professionals at Frist Friday

October 29th: Family Monday

October 29th: Homeschool Monday

Grand Ole Opry

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

The Nashville Ballet

October 1st & 3rd: Storytime: HONK! The Story of a Prima Swanerina

October 18th – 20th: Seven Deadly Sins

Nashville Symphony 

October 1st: National Geographic Live: On The Trail of Big Cats

October 4th – 7th: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

October 9th: New Works by Christopher Farrell

October 11th-12th: Haydn’s London Symphony 

October 19th: Jon Batiste: Solo

October 20th: Nashville Symphony Fall Concert at the Renaissance Center 

October 21st: Hanson String Theory

October 25th – 26th: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert With The Nashville Symphony

Nashville Zoo

Multiple Dates: Boo At The Zoo

Ryman Auditorium 

October 2nd: Here Come The Mummies

October 3rd: Shakey Graves

October 4th: Opry Country Classics

October 5th – 6th: John Prine

October 7th: Goo Goo Dolls

October 8th: Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

October 9th: Simple Minds

October 10th: Brett Young

October 11th: Opry Country Classics

October 12th – 13th: Jim Gaffigan

October 14th: For King And Country

October 15th: Chvrches

October 16th – 17th: Ween

October 18th: Opry Country Classics

October 19th – 21st: Ben Rector

October 22nd – 24th: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

October 25th: Opry Country Classics

October 26th – 28th: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

October 29th: Boz Scaggs

October 30th: Young The Giant


October 2nd: LookIn: A Doll’s House, Part 2

October 3rd: Café Tacvba

October 4th: Nashville House Concerts

October 4th – 6th: La Traviata

October 9th – 14th: The Play That Goes Wrong

October 18th – 20th: Seven Deadly Sins

October 19th: Kidz Bop Live: 2018

October 24th – November 4th: Phantom Of The Opera

October 29th: An Evening With Pete Souza

October 30th: An Evening With Richard Dawkins & Carolyn Porco

October 31st: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! Featuring The Brain


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