Nerdy events in Nashville are, unfortunately, pretty few and far between. But for those of us who look forward to these fun events, here is a list for you to add to your calendar. And, bonus, most are family-friendly so your whole family can join in the fun.

TN Maker Fest

Oct 1, 2022 10:00a-5:00p

From fabrication, to robotics, and everything in between, this free event promises to be a fun-filled time for the whole family.

Register online; Tickets are free. Located at The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center – 2414 Highland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212, inside the Engineering and Science Building.

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Nashville ComiconSuperPets at Nashville Comicon

Complete with special guests, cosplay contests, live music, Artist Alley, Vendor Marketplace, panels, and more.

Happens in late Spring (June of 2022). Located at Nashville Fairgrounds – 401 Wingrove Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

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MTAC is Tennessee’s largest fan-run convention, focusing on Anime, Manga & relevant Popular Arts – Programming for all ages, 24 hour game rooms, a formal dance, fashion, panels, pop culture guests, and more!

Happens in Spring (April of 2022). Located at Grand Hyatt Nashville – 1000 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203.

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Nashville Game Night

Meeple Mountain hosts the largest, and one of the longest running, Game Nights in Nashville – on the 3rd Wednesday in Nashville and the 4th Thursday in Smyrna – every month. Nashville Game Night is open to gamers of all beliefs and backgrounds and the goal is to cultivate a community that can come together over a shared love of board games.

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Way Late Play Date *

Adventure Science Center’s Way Late Play Date is a reoccurring, after-hours, adult-only night, and definitely one of the most unique experiences in Nashville with a different theme each time.

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* This one is great for nerdy date nights or girls’ nights out, but littles are not allowed.

Nashville Zombie Walk

The Nashville Zombie Walk seems to be on a post-covid hiatus, but keep checking in for when they post the next event, or volunteer to help to get the Zombie Walk going again. Typically happens annually in October.

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Tennessee Renaissance FestivalNashville Renaissance Festival Jousting

Travel back to 16th Century England! Jousting, a renaissance marketplace, games of skill, food and drink, musicians, jugglers and more. Read more about the TN Ren Fest.

Happens over the weekends in May. Located at 2124 New Castle Rd. Arrington, TN 37014.

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Time to dust off your Incredibles family matching costumes to cosplay at the conventions or patch up your medieval fair maiden costume for your transport back in time, and then mark your calendar for some of these nerdy events in Nashville. There is no reason why the whole family cannot be involved and share in your love of all things nerd.