Nashville Things to Do – Week of October 30-November 5, 2023

Nobody in Nashville has an excuse for staying home all the time. Look at all these things to do this week!

Nashville Things to Do – Week of October 30-November 5, 2023

🎃 It’s Halloween week! And there are still so many spooky, frightening, and fun things to do on Halloween Day (Night!) 🦇

And then we get to wind down after an exciting holiday with even more exciting things to do! FOMO is real!

But don’t worry, as usual, I’ve picked the best of the best for you – including Wheel of Fortune LIVE in Nashville! 🎡 Plus parades! 🎉 Dance parties! 🏞️ Distillery tours! 🥃 Arts & Crafts! 🎨 Coffee Festival! ☕

… well, you get the idea. Check out these 9 must-do activities in Music City this week! 🎭

Be sure and tag @indieinsidernashville while you’re out having fun. 🧛

Oh, almost forgot – don’t miss the bonus fun at the bottom of the page!


1. Nashville Design Week

Nashville Things to Do - Week of October 30-November 5 2023 Nashville Design WeekNASHVILLE DESIGN WEEK is a week-long, city- wide series of events showcasing emerging design talent, making space for creative and critical conversations about our industry, and opening studio doors to the public in order to broaden and strengthen Nashville’s design community.

A RESOURCE FOR ALL THINGS DESIGN! We showcase our city’s design talent, unite the broader design community through collaboration, and provide resources that make design more accessible to the public. Nashville Design Week is a platform for bold collaborations and creative conversations that promote idea sharing, engage the public, and strengthen our city’s design culture.

Check event website for schedule of events!

Where: Venue locations throughout Nashville

When: Monday, October 30 through Friday, November 3.

Event website: https://nashvilledesignweek.org/


2. 12 South Halloween Parade

Nashville Things to Do - Week of October 30-November 5 2023 12 South Halloween ParadeDon your costumes, and join the fun! The 12 South Neighborhood Association and the Moms of 12 South are hosting the 3rd annual 12 South Halloween Parade.

To participate in the parade, gather up at the starting point on Sherbourne Avenue.

To watch and enjoy the parade, choose your spot on any of the other streets listed below.

Where: 12 South Neighborhood, Nashville. Parade starts on Sherbourne Avenue, and travels on Halcyon, 9th, Montrose, and 10th.

When: Tuesday, October 31, beginning at 6:30 pm

Event website: https://12south.org/12-south-halloween-parade/


3. Haunting in ROOM 237 at Hidden Bar

Nashville Things to Do - Week of October 30-November 5 2023 Haunting - a Hidden Bar Experience ROOM 237Hidden but never Overlooked, the storage closet doors will open early this year to a haunting in Room 237. Places are like people: some shine and some don’t – and this haunted experience will have you seeing double. With spirited cocktails and marvelous bites, we invite you to celebrate the eerie, indulge in the unearthly, and revile in late-night conjurings that can only be found at The Overlook, Room 237.

Come play with us forever… and ever… and ever…

Enter through the Makeready L&L entrance on Church Street, and head down the stairs to enter Hidden Bar.

Where: Hidden Bar, Nashville

When: Through Tuesday, October 31 from 5 pm until 12 am.

Event website: https://www.noelle-nashville.com/experiences/hidden-bar/


4. Monster Mash Halloween Dance Party

Greetings boos and ghouls! Time to wipe off that resting witch face and join up on Tuesday, October 31st as Mother’s Ruin & Angel’s Envy Present Monster Mash: A Halloween Dance Party!

With a DJ set by Spice J, Photobooth by Nashville Photobooth Co. and brand new cocktails from Mother’s Ruin and Angel’s Envy, this will be one haunt you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you Upstairs at The Apartment for what is sure to be a graveyard smash!

Costumes strongly encouraged!

Where: Mother’s Ruin, 1239 6th Avenue North, Nashville

When: From Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 pm until Wednesday, November 1, 1:00 pm.

Event website: https://hunthalloween.com/event/monster-mash-a-halloween-dance-party-eid6hfra1aptmn or https://mothersruinnashville.com/


5. Wheel of Fortune LIVE!

Nashville Things to Do - Week of October 30-November 5 2023 Wheel of Fortune LIVE!Wheel of Fortune LIVE! brings America’s Game to Nashville! One of the greatest game shows of all time has been adapted into a stage show to give more fans access and more chances to win at “Wheel of Fortune LIVE!”

Guests are randomly selected to go on stage and feel like they stepped into the game show itself. The live stage show is the only way you can have the chance to spin a full-sized replica of the iconic Wheel. At Wheel of Fortune LIVE!, contestants are selected from the audience to go on stage for the chance to call consonants, buy vowels, and maybe even solve puzzles to win fantastic prizes, including trips to destinations like Paris and Hawaii or up to $10,000 in cash.

Everyone gets in on the fun and a chance to win at Wheel of Fortune LIVE! because there are audience games too!

Where: Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center), 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville

When: Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 pm

Event website: https://www.tpac.org/event/2023-11-01-to-2023-11-01-wheel-of-fortune-live/


6. Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery Tour

A quick stop from downtown Nashville to Marathon Village takes you back in time as you step foot inside Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. Digging into the past didn’t turn up skeletons and scandals for brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson; more like sour mash and stills. After discovering their triple great grandfather was one of the most successful whiskey distillers in pre-prohibition America, the brothers vowed to revive the since-forgotten family business.

If you’re into stories about sunken ships and lost gold, a woman running a distillery before women could vote and the rebirth of a business after 100 years, you’ll be sucked into the guided tour and tasting experiences offered at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.

Where: Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, 1414 Clinton Street, Nashville

When: Every day. Sunday – Thursday from 11 am – 6 pm. Friday and Saturday 11 am – 7 pm.

Event website: https://greenbrierdistillery.com/pages/visit-us


7. Nashville Coffee Festival

Get ready for an immersive coffee experience when the inaugural Nashville Coffee Festival kicks off. Enjoy specially curated exhibitors, including Nashville’s top coffee roasters, as they share with you some of the best coffee, teas, eats, and more, in the country. Want to learn more about coffee? Just ask the master roaster at their booth. But it’s all about the coffee vibes, right? Sway along to a soundtrack provided by some of the best bands and entertainment in Nashville, while you taste endless coffee at the iconic Marathon Music Works.

Think about your ideal coffee event experience: this is it.

Where: Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St, Nashville

When: Saturday November 4 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Event website: https://www.nashvillecoffeefestival.com/


8. Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair

Nashville Things to Do – Week of October 30-November 5, 2023 Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts FairCrafty Bastards is a juried exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists. There’s also a curated selection of beer and craft cocktails!

Come ready to shop for some unique, handcrafted items while you enjoy activities, entertainment, live music, and food truck fare! The market is event is FREE to attend and welcomes kids, pets, friends and families of all ages.

And guess what? This year, they’ve cranked up the fun with TWO new experiences: the Tasting Garden on Saturday, November 4 from noon-4pm, and a Brunch Pop-Up on Sunday, November 5 from 10am-1pm.


Where: The Yard, oneC1TY, 8 City Blvd, Nashville

When: Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Event website: https://www.craftybastards.com/


9. Afternoon Tea at Blue Aster

Wind down after a busy week with an elegant afternoon tea at Blue Aster.

This lavish occasion includes luxurious loose-leaf tea by Rare Tea Co., tea sandwiches, scones, pastries, and a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne Brut. Complimentary valet parking is included.

Where: Blue Aster at Conrad Hotel, 1620 West End Avenue, Nashville

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with seatings available from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Event website: https://www.blueasternashville.com/afternoon-tea


Bonus! – These fun fall activities are still happening this week!

Nashville Things to Do – Week of October 30-November 5, 2023


Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival

Voted middle Tennessee’s “BEST – Fall Festival” in 2022, and named as the “#1 Pumpkin Patch” in the state,” by the Travel Channel, Lucky Ladd’s Pumpkin Festival is the don’t miss event of the season.

Stay-the-day… explore acres of wholesome family entertainment, get lost in their corn maze, bite into a juicy caramel apple or graze on homemade kettle corn …Ohhhh! did we mention their new pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider donuts?

Let’s all go out to Lucky Ladd Farms and create lasting memories together!

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville, TN 37060

When: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Thursdays – Sundays through October 31 – check website for details.

Event website: https://luckyladdfarms.com/nashville-tn-pumpkin-patch.html


Nashville Fall Festival

Nashville Things to Do – Week of October 30-November 5 2023 Nashville Fall FestivalNashville Fall Festival is the newest fall experience in Music City! Run on out to their 70-acre farm along the South Harpeth River!

  • Elaborate Corn Maze!
  • Pumpkin Patch!
  • Hayrides!
  • Pumpkins!
  • Playground!
  • Tractor Tire Mountain!
  • Corn “sand” box!
  • Pumpkin bowling!
  • Tire swings!
  • Kids activities!
  • Tethered hot air balloon rides on select dates!
  • Fall decorations and plants for sale (corn stalks, hay bales, fresh apples, mums, potted plants)!
  • Private bookings for groups, photo sessions, and more!
  • Flashlight Nights October 27-31, 2023 (navigate the corn maze with a flashlight!)

Where: 8687 Old Harding Pike, Nashville

When: Friday, 3:00 pm until dark / Saturday 9:00 am until dark / Sunday 12:00 until dark

Event website: https://nashvillefallfestival.com/


Music in the Vines

Music in the Vines at Arrington Vineyards is the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon. Listen to free live jazz and bluegrass bands while enjoying delicious food from Simply Living Life.

Relax with beautiful vineyard views, tasty food, and live music.

The Vineyard is open from 12 – 8 pm, and food is available from Simply Living Life all day.

Where: Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington TN

When: Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Times vary. Check event website for schedule.

Event website: https://arringtonvineyards.com/events-calendar/music-in-the-vines/


Open Mic Night – Tennessee Brew Works

Open Mic Monday at Tennessee Brew Works celebrates the talent of the singer/songwriter community here in Nashville. Gather up at Tennessee Brew Works and enjoy an evening filled with soulful melodies and original musical creations.

If you want to show off your own musical creations, the stage is open to all, and signups begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Immerse yourself in the performances while enjoying Tennessee Brew Works’ award-winning craft beers, delicious food, and cocktails.

Where: Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Avenue, Nashville

When: Every Monday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Signup at 5:30 pm.

Event website: https://www.tnbrew.com/openmic


Ghost Tours at the Hermitage

Explore the haunted side of history during the Hermitage Ghost Tours!

Embark upon a distinctly spooky voyage through time at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as you explore the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light. Guides in period clothing will lead your exploration of tragedies that befell the Jackson family, unusual experiences of Andrew Jackson and unexplained incidents at the site. Hear about the eerie aspects of the Battle of New Orleans, efforts to assassinate him, body snatchers and other strange happenings associated with Jackson and his home.

Where: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage,  4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville

When: Friday, October 27 – Tuesday, October 31. Two tours daily – 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm

Event website: https://thehermitage.com/event/ghost-tours-at-the-hermitage-5/


Nashville Things to Do – Week of October 30-November 5, 2023