In Atlanta, there is never a shortage of Halloween activities. From haunted houses to festivals to face painting, there is something for everyone.
October 17th – November 9th – Netherworld
Netherworld combines over-the-top special effects, intense makeup, unique monsters and incredible stunt actors for one of the most immersive haunted house experiences anywhere in the country.
October 18th – October 31st – Fear the Woods
Attractions at Fear the Woods include a haunted house, a combat experience, and a haunted trail with terror transport. Recommended for age 13+. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Oct. 31.
October 18th – November 2nd – Six Flags Halloween
Enjoy afternoon trick-or-treating & pumpkin painting (Sat. & Sun.), but beware of scary ghosts, ghouls, and zombies after dark during Fright Fest at Six Flags over Georgia in Austell. No costumes.
October 18th – November 3rd – Pumpkin Festival
The Pumpkin Festival includes family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, a pie-eating contest, and “thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns” at Stone Mountain Park. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
October 19th – Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade
Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade offers entertainment on two stages, food vendors, an artists’ market, and a costume parade from 4 to 6 p.m. on Euclid and Moreland Avenues. Free
October 19th – October 21st – Things that Go Bump
Things that Go Bump is “a collection of spine-tingling short plays, monologues, and songs to tickle your funny bone and quicken your pulse” as local actors and singers perform songs and scenes celebrating the spooky fall season at OnStage Atlanta.
October 19/20th – October 26/27th – Boo at the Zoo
Costumes are welcome during Boo at the Zoo, with treats, a DJ dance party, storybook characters, pirates, a pumpkin carver, and kid crafts at Zoo Atlanta.
October 24th – Great Pumpkin Carving Contest
Watch master carvers compete at the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and bring a flashlight to look for scarecrows and join other activities after dark in the garden. Admission cost.
October 25th – Fright Night
Fright Night is a Halloween party featuring a costume contest, dancing, new exhibit tours, and sales of beer, cocktails, and small plates at Fernbank Museum of Natural History for age 21+.
October 25th – Calloween: Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain
Calloween: Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain includes trick or treating, a family-friendly costume contest, a live band, dance performances, an all-ages dance party, movie screenings, food trucks, and a bar.
October 25th – October 31st – Halloween Bar Crawls
Your ticket includes a costume contest, food and drink specials, and admission to multiple bars.
- Oct. 25 – Midtown Halloween
- Oct. 26 – Halloween in the Highlands
- Oct. 31 – Halloween Creepy Crawl in Buckhead
October 26th – Halloween on The Roof at Ponce City Market
Besides setting the sinister scenery, expect a full lineup of libations for the loathed, and bites for unholy appetites! On the playful side, our boardwalk games will be stocked with spooky prizes and a costume contest with $1,000 in cash prizes! Tickets are $45.
October 26th – Saints & Sinners Ball
Saints & Sinners Ball features live bands, themed drink specials, and a costume contest outside Park Tavern for age 21+.
October 26th – Nightmare in Atlanta
Nightmare in Atlanta promises two top Atlanta DJs, two rooms of music, a costume contest, and an open bar at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW.
October 26th – Monster Bash
Monster Bash has Latin music (live & DJ), bars, and a costume contest at Eclipse di Luna in Dunwoody.
October 27th – Goblins in the Garden
Children can show off their costumes on the Goblin Runway, make fall-themed crafts, hear a storyteller, and ride a pony or a train at Goblins in the Garden, with scarecrows in the garden and a cash bar for adults at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
October 27th – Haints and Saints Halloween Parade
Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands in the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade that goes east on W. Ponce de Leon Avenue (from Water Street to Church Street), followed by a musical jam in Decatur Square. Free.
Which one you are more excited to go? Tell me in the comments!