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Halloween 2021: How to Celebrate in Nashville

There are just a couple of weeks until Halloween! Now is the time to plan your night (and costume). Check out what’s happening in and around Nashville below.

Boo at the Zoo (Oct. 15-17, 19-24, 26-30)

Boo at the Zoo is back for the 2021 season! Kids are able to trick or treat throughout the Nashville Zoo, there will be animal shows and various fall activities. Get your tickets through the Zoo’s official website.

Halloween Bingo! (Oct. 28)

The Goodlettsville location of the Nashville Public Library is hosting Halloween Bingo on Oct. 28. This is for ages 10-16 and they’ll be starting at 3:30 PM with a few rounds of the family-friendly game. Costumes are encouraged per the Facebook event page.

Cha! Cha!’s Halloween Spook-tacular (Oct. 28)

This is another family-friendly Halloween event. This one happens the Thursday before Halloween at the Rainforest Cafe. It starts at 5 PM and includes a kid’s buffet meal for $14.99. They’ll also have games, activities, and giveaways. Cha! Cha! will also be there for meet and greets! Find out more and reserve your time here.

Industrial Halloween Bar (Oct. 29)

Celebrate Halloween early on Oct. 29 at Exit/In. The Industrial Halloween Ball event features Not Your Nails, Jake J and the Killjoys, DJ Logickal, and Phantoms of Saturn. The show starts at 8 PM and tickets are $15. They also require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Find out more information here.

Dark Masquerade (Oct. 29)

According to the Eventbrite page, Dark Masquerade is a pop Halloween show and costume party coming to Mercy Lounge! The event is “an inclusive Halloween-themed celebration of art, music, and community. This first-of-its-kind event will feature the musical talents of dark pop artists GAYLE, Notelle, Talia Stewart, and Austin Blue. Attendees will enjoy a Halloween costume contest and giveaways hosted by popular Nashville-based drag performer, Vidalia Anne Gentry. No matter who you are – or who you decide to be this Halloween – all are welcome at The Dark Masquerade!” Please note, a completed COVID-19 vaccine card or negative PCR/rapid test result is required for entry.

1980s Halloween Party with Mixtape (Oct. 29)

If the 80s are your vibe, this Halloween party is for you (if you prefer the 90s, keep scrolling). Mixtape will perform at Hop Springs Beer Park’s indoor taproom. There’s a costume contest with free tickets to future concerts for best costumes & best 80s costumes. Get your $17 ticket here.

Masque Off! An Evening at the Haunted Mansion (Oct. 29)

This 2000s themed Halloween party is 18-and-up and sounds like a ton of fun! If you want to go, you’ve got to get your ticket in advance (they do expect to sell out). Masque Off! happens at a three-story mansion in East Nashville and includes a costume contest, DJs and so much more. Check it out here.

Sip a Spooky Cocktail at Rock Bottom (Oct. 29 – Oct. 31)

Rock Bottom

From Oct. 29-31, fans of the Gastro-Brewery can celebrate Halloween with an all-new spooktacular cocktail – Blood Moon. Rock Bottom’s scary good sip is made with Bacardi Superior Rum, blood orange, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer, garnished with take-home vampire teeth and a syringe! 

My So-Called Band: The Ultimate ’90s Halloween Party! (Oct. 30)

This continues to be our favorite Halloween party every year and we are so glad it’s back! The incredible 90s band is back at it at Cannery Ballroom. All we can say is it’s a show you don’t want to miss. And there will be some epic costumes. Guaranteed. Get your ticket now. This show will sell out! Please note a COVID-19 vaccine card or negative PCR/rapid test result is required for entry.

Versace Mansion at The Westin Nashville (Oct. 30)

Mansion Halloween Party L27

The Westin Nashville’s rooftop, L27, will transform into the Versace Mansion this Halloween! It starts Oct. 22 and will feature lavish 90’s Versace gold and tons of Greek motifs. On Oct. 30, they’ll host a “Versace-inspired” Halloween event with “paparazzi-worthy supermodels, plenty of delicious debauchery, over-the-top Versace-inspired looks, and music by Lady Gaga’s producer and tour DJ, DJWS.” Tickets are available here. 

Forest Hills Baptist Church Trunk or Treat (Oct. 31)

If you’re looking for a family-friendly way to spend Halloween, look no further! The event has games, candy, food, and prizes. They request that attendees dress for the occasion. All details are on their Facebook event page.

Halloween Boos & Bites at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

“The mixologists at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel have concocted a BOOzy cocktail to help get you in the Halloween spirit. Pick your poison at our Mason Bar and sip on a Midnight Manhattan, a wicked blend of Corsair Dark Rye Whiskey, vermouth and black walnut bitters. A true taste of the season with each spooky sip. Pair our Halloween libation with delicious bites from the Mason Bar menu all week long, with live music Friday through Sunday too.”

Just looking for fall events in Nashville? We’ve got that list here. Want to submit your event? Email editor (at) nashvillenoise (dot) com.

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