Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Tennessee.
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Knoxville Horror Film Fest - Knoxville, TN - Oct 23 to Oct 25, 2020
A weekend-long, multi-venue extravaganza. It’s Knoxville, Tennessee’s longest-running film festival, and has been named among the best in the southeast. Horror film festival, short films, Halloween shorts complilation, themed afterparties.
Day of the Dead Tequila Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 29, 2021
The Pavilion East kicks off the weekend in one spirited evening, presented by Jose Cuervo. They will showcase over 30 different labels of tequila while dancing to party music from favorite DJs. Tacos will be for sale by Las Palmas, as well as full sized cocktails and Estrella beer at the cash bar. Come in costume and document your night in the photo booth! Your ticket includes 15 tequila tastings, access to all areas of the event, and lots of spooky surprises.
Boo in the Zoo – Chattanooga Zoo - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 18 to Oct 26, 2019
Annual Boo in the Zoo is a family friendly celebration filled with some of your most lovable cartoon characters, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, pony rides, games, inflatables, and much more! This non-scary Halloween event is sure to have the whole family talking for years to come.
Le Bonheur Zoo Boo - Memphis, TN - Oct 18 to Oct 31, 2019
Everyone’s favorite SPOOKtacular event is back for 7 nights of fright! Join them for the last two weekends of October for Le Bonheur Zoo Boo. This event features candy stations and hayrides, straw mazes and magic shows, plus so much more! Zoo Boo is fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages.
Monsters at the Museum - Knoxville, TN - Oct 19, 2019
A spooky Saturday to learn about the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, they’ll delve into the region’s history of supernatural beliefs and sightings! The event will also feature games and crafts for all ages, as well as a costume contest, so dress to impress! This event is free and open to the public.
Howloween - Knoxville, TN - Oct 20, 2019
The UT Gardens Knoxville is pleased to present their annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo, a fun Halloween-themed event sponsored by the UT Gardens Knoxville and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Catering to dogs and dog lovers, this event will promote the invaluable resource of the UT Gardens and the College of Veterinary Medicine as well as many other dog-related nonprofits and businesses in the Knoxville area. This fun event with a spooky twist will include a judged costume parade with prizes, an expo of educational booths, pet businesses, and rescue groups, food trucks and more.
Halloween at Sapphire - Knoxville, TN - Oct 26, 2019
Big Halloween party at Sapphire, which in 2019 is raising money for RAN (Rainforest Action Network) with a Jungle theme – come get wild!
JWF Halloween Bash - Knoxville, TN - Oct 26, 2019
The most unique haunted space downtown! The outdoor courtyard and cabins are transformed into a spooky Halloween under the stars by a bonfire as it should be! Besides the best decorations downtown, they’ll have music, gourmet finger foods, cash bar with beer, wine and liquor which will be run by Libacious and include their own hauntingly delicious creations, costume contest with great prizes, a true paranormal tour (did you know the Fort was haunted), live performance, and more! Entry is now only $20 and includes one free drink of your choice.
HalloWeekend Pub Crawl - Nashville, TN - Oct 26, 2019
Participating venues include: Winner’s Bar, Loser’s Bar, DawgHouse Saloon, The Red Door Saloon, and more to be announced.
Broadway Boo Bash - Nashville, TN - Oct 26, 2019
Costume contest at Tin Roof Broadway
Demons on Demonbreun - Nashville, TN - Oct 26, 2019
Nashville’s biggest Halloween party, Demons on Demonbreun, is back! This block party features 5 bars, 2 bands, 4 DJ’s & costume contests at every bar. Advance purchase gets you access to every bar on Demonbreun for the entire night….buy now before they sell out!
Halloweird - Nashville, TN - Oct 31, 2019
Get spooky with your pals on Halloween night at Vinyl Tap! Dress up (or don’t) and party down with live music, vinyl DJs, a light show, and punch
Freaker’s Ball - Knoxville, TN - Nov 2, 2019
5 Costume Contests with over $1,500 in cash & prizes. Locations: One One Seven, Wagon Wheel, Southbound Knoxville, Hannas Old City, Merchants of Beer
Boo at the Zoo – Knoxville, TN – Oct 12-15, 19-22 & 26-29, 2017
Knoxville Horror Film Fest – Knoxville, TN – Oct 20-22, 2017
Boo in the Zoo – Chattanooga, TN – Oct 20-22 & 27-29, 2017
Le Bonheur Zoo Boo – Memphis, TN – Oct 20-22 & 27-31, 2017
Howloween – Knoxville, TN – Oct 22, 2017
Day of the Dead Tequila Festival – Nashville, TN – Oct 27, 2017
Halloween Bar Crawl – Nashville, TN – Oct 27, 2017
Witch’s Dungeon – Memphis, TN – Oct 27, 2017
HealthScares Halloween Ball – Knoxville, TN – Oct 27, 2017
Dead Party – Nashville, TN – Oct 27, 2017
Walden Club Great Halloween Ball – Chattanooga, TN – Oct 27, 2017
Adams Family Halloween – Memphis, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Whatever Dude’s Halloween Rocktacular – Memphis, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Sapphire Scares Back – Knoxville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Freaker’s Ball – Knoxivlle, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Alice in Daisyland: Halloween – Memphis, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Sinners for Saints Ball – Memphis, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Salemtown Halloween Block Party – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Monsters at the Museum – Knoxville, TN -Oct 28, 2017
Halloween Masquerade – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Halloween on M Street: Asylum at Alcatraz – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Acme Halloween: Six Feet Under – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Demons on Demonbreun – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Sell Your Soul Halloween Party – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Temple of Terror – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Dead Disco – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Nightmare on Second Avenue – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Truth or Dare: A Halloween Party – Nashville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
Knoxville Zombie Walk – Knoxville, TN – Oct 28, 2017
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