Nashville, NC: Outdoor Events, Trick-or-Treating, Movie Night & More in October 2021

Source: Town of Nashville, North Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources
Source: Town of Nashville, North Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources

The Town of Nashville, North Carolina has a calendar full of October fun at the library, the park, and around downtown. Enjoy music, a festival, an outdoor movie, hike a trail, or craft — and take part in trick-or-treating the Friday before Halloween.


Music in the Park by the Six Pack Band: Friday, October 8, 2021 @ 7-10pm

Enjoy a cool evening in the park and this free concert. Food trucks (and beer trucks) will be selling at the site.

Held in Stoney Creek Environmental Park, 455 W Washington Street, Nashville, NC.

See details and flyer on the town website.


Colorful Splendors Artist Reception: Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 2-4pm

The Nash County Arts Council will be holding a public reception with light refreshments to kick-off the new exhibit, Colorful Splendors, which will run through November 1, 2021.

The Nash County Arts Council is located at 100 E Washington Street, Nashville, NC.

For more details, visit the NashArts website at


Pumpkin Decorating Contest Kicks Off: October 1-28, 2021

Paint/decorate a pumpkin and drop it off at the Nashville Recreation Center to enter this contest.  Enter in one of three categories: ages 5-13, ages 14+, or business!

The Nashville Recreation Center is located at 108 S Boddie Street, Nashville, NC.

See guidelines to enter here.


Halloween Craft Camp for Kids:  Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 8am-1pm

On this Teacher Work Day, parents/guardians may sign up children ages 6-10 for this crafty day painting pumpkins and more.

Held at the Nashville Recreation Center, 108 S Boddie Street, Nashville, NC.

Fee is $10-$15 per child and pre-registration is required.


Halloween Spooktacular Drive Thru:  Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 6-8pm

Drive through with the kids and get them goodie/treat bags, while supplies last, provided by the town and county. Optionally, wear costumes and decorate your vehicle as you come for treats!

Held at the Nash County Agricultural Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville, NC.

See the Nash County Parks & Rec flyer here.


Fall Nature Hike:  Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 2-3:30pm

Did you know Nash Community College has a “Live Well and Learn Trail” for hiking? Join this Fall hike along the trail, enjoy time outdoors, and learn about the plants and insects that live in this Nash County space.

Register in-advance to receive gathering location details and iNaturalist app project data (optional).


Fall Festival at the Cooley Library:  Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 3:30-5:30pm

This is an outdoor festival with fun for all ages.

Held outside the HD Cooley Library, located at 114 West Church Street, Nashville, NC.

See the library’s calendar (posted here) for their scheduled October activities and story times. Contact the library directly with questions or to confirm/register for events.


Downtown Trick-or-Treating: Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 5:30-7pm

Take the kids through downtown Nashville, NC to gather treats from various shops. Dress up for the occasion! Kids may bring a bag or pumpkin to carry their goodies!


Free Outdoor Movie: Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 7-9:30pm

Watch a free outdoor movie appropriate for the season, The Addams Family. Dress for the weather, and bring lawn chairs for comfort. Parking is limited.

Held outdoors in the parking lot of the Nash County Courthouse, 234 W Washington Street, Nashville, NC.

See details here.


More Information on Nashville, NC

  • Follow the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department on Facebook.
  • Follow the library on Facebook.
  • Visit the Town of Nashville website.
  • Visit the Nash County Agricultural Center website.
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